Intermediate

 ​Here you will find a list and description of all of our current Intermediate classes. Scroll down to see all the options and when you see the one you want to take follow the Book Now link to be taken to our Booking site to reserve your spot.

The following prerequisites and class policies apply to all Intermediate Classes. Please familiarize yourself with them. Please refer to each class below for a list of supplies.

Prerequisites:

  • Intermediate Sewing or Advanced Beginner plus several completed garments
  • Experience successfully completing several sewing projects. This class will not cover basic sewing machine operation such as threading a needle, switching needles, how to adjust stitch length, locking stitches, reverse stitching, pivoting corners, winding bobbins etc. Students should be capable of performing these procedures without assistance.
  • It is recommended that you wash and hang to dry all fabric prior to the first class.
  • Minimum registration for this class is 3 students. Maximum is 6 students.

Space in our classes is limited, therefore in order to reserve your seat, a 100% non-refundable deposit is required. You may register for a class in person, online, or over the phone (613-854-9091) with a credit card.

There are no refunds for classes. Please note that we reserve the right to postpone and reschedule a class because of unforeseen circumstances. ​We will make every effort to contact our students to inform them that a class has been cancelled and arrange makeup classes.

Please refer to our Class Policies for more information before scheduling a class.

Intermediate Classes - January, February, March, April


Capsule Wardrobe Series: A Simple Jacket 


A capsule wardrobe contains a few essential and flexible items: a jacket or two; a two or three skirts and pants; a dress; some simple tops, all items that can be paired together in a variety of ways, supplemented with seasonal pieces to create a personal look, make it easier to get dressed in the morning, and save closet space, time and money.

The Capsule Wardrobe Series will help you get a start on building your own capsule wardrobe.  Take one class or take them all!

The Tessuti Berlin Jacket is a collarless, long line jacket featuring patch pockets, extended dropped shoulders and full-length sleeves with a turned back cuff. Effortlessly stylish, this jacket is the ideal winter wardrobe staple and perfect for layering over dresses or any casual outfit.

Please purchase the PDF pattern here.  We will provide you with a large scale print out for class.

In this class, you will learn to read a pattern, select your correct size and how to sew overlapped seams.

Supply List:

  • proof of purchase of PDF pattern
  • 1.5m to 2.25m of boiled wool knits, ponte de roma knits, boiled felted wools, faux shearling, neoprene, or scuba fabrics, or other fabrics that do not fray when cut.
  • coordinating thread

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Capsule Wardrobe Series: A Simple Skirt

      

      


A capsule wardrobe contains a few essential and flexible items: a jacket or two; a two or three skirts and pants; a dress; some simple tops, all items that can be paired together in a variety of ways, supplemented with seasonal pieces to create a personal look, make it easier to get dressed in the morning, and save closet space, time and money.

The Capsule Wardrobe Series will help you get a start on building your own capsule wardrobe. Take one class or take them all!

The second garment in our capsule wardrobe is a skirt! The Salida skirt by True Bias is a modern take on a stylish classic.

We’ll be making two skirts that take a modern look at the classic jeans skirt:

  • ​The Salida skirt by True Bias, and 
  • The Ellis skirt by Cashmerette.

The Salida pattern is a skirt with two views. Each has a soft V-shaped yoke at the front and back, a high waist, and a front zipper fly (though we will discuss a back invisible zipper hack of the pattern). View A is a fitted, paneled skirt that hits at the top of the knee, and features a back slit for easy walking. View B is mid-calf length, with a paneled skirt that flares out at the bottom.

The Ellis Skirt is designed for stretch wovens, with two styles: an iconic denim straight skirt, and a sleek mini-skirt with topstitched pockets. In order to help our curvy customers get the fantastic fit Cashmerette is known for, it also has two pelvis fits, in "apple" and "pear" versions, as well as shaped seaming and back darts.

The pattern is included in the class fee. We will give you your pattern at the first class. 

Salida Supply List:
  • Main Fabric: 2 to 2.5 metres (depending on size and view chosen) Medium weight woven fabrics such as denim, twill, corduroy, linen and chambray.
  • Lining Fabric: 1/2 metre light weight woven fabric such as rayon bemberg, cotton voile, or other standard lining fabrics.
  • Coordinating thread, 
  • 1.5 yd of fusible interfacing (matching the weight of your fabric), 
  • standard or invisible zipper (sz 0-4 = 5 in, sz 6-10 = 6 in, sz 12-18 = 7 in), 
  • one sew-on 5/8” hook and eye closure.

Ellis Supply List​

  • Main Fabric : 1.5 to 2.25 metres (depending on size and view chosen) Mid- to heavy-weight stretch woven fabrics such as denim (10 – 12 oz), corduroy, or canvas, with at least 15% stretch across the grain.
  • Lining Fabric: 0.75 metres non-stretch cotton. 
  • Interfacing: 0.75 metres knit (stretch) or woven fusible, depending on preference for stretch in waistband.
  • Denim/jeans needle, topstitch needle, regular coordinating thread, topstitching thread
  • 7" (18cm) metal jeans zipper, 
  • 1 jeans button or hook and bar closure 
  • 8 jeans rivets (optional)

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Capsule Wardrobe Series: A Simple Top 

        

A capsule wardrobe contains a few essential and flexible items: a jacket or two; a two or three skirts and pants; a dress; some simple tops, all items that can be paired together in a variety of ways, supplemented with seasonal pieces to create a personal look, make it easier to get dressed in the morning, and save closet space, time and money.

The Capsule Wardrobe Series will help you get a start on building your own capsule wardrobe. Take one class or take them all!

We complete our capsule wardrobe outfit with a comfortable top. The Dartmouth top by Cashmerette is a cross-over jersey top that comes with two variations, a classic fixed wrap or modern ruched front. The top can be made in three sleeves lengths and is a perfect partner for the Salida skirt and the Berlin jacket!

The pattern is included in the class fee. We will give you your pattern at the first class.

Supply List:

  • Fabric: 1.75 to 2.25 metres (depending on size and view chosen) mid-weight knit fabric, such as cotton or rayon jersey, with at least 50% stretch. Also suitable for light to mid-weight sweater knits. 
  • ​Coordinating thread
  • 18 inches (45 cm) of ¼" (6mm) woven elastic (not clear elastic).

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Kielo Wrap Dress

A unique wrap dress, the Kielo makes comfort sophisticated.  Join us for this Intermediate dress making class and continue to grow your skills!  This maxi dress is great for summer lounging, dressing up for a wedding, and everything in between. 

Supplies:

  • 1.75m-3m of lightweight and drapes fabric with 20-60% stretch.  Lightweight jerseys, modal or bamboo jerseys, tissue knits, 
  • 1.25m lightweight knit interfacing
  • matching thread

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Range Backpack

​Noodlehead’s Range Backpack is a unique and fun project for men and women alike! Perfect for school, work, or commuting, this bag features a fold over or roll top with d-ring closure, a front exterior zippered pocket, adjustable straps and an interior pocket.

The 3-week class will teach you how to work from a pattern, how to assemble a multi-step project, how to install a zipper and other hardware and how to be a badass sewist!
Class prerequisites and skill level: This a project for an advanced beginner to intermediate sewist. When coming to the class, we expect you to know the basics of sewing including how to thread a machine, wind a bobbin, sew with seam allowances, turn, lock, and cut out pattern pieces accurately. Knowing how to install a zipper is a bonus but not necessary. Homework may be necessary to complete the project in a timely manner.

Take home pattern is included in class fee.​

Supplies:
  • ​0.75 meters of exterior fabric (recommended fabric: cotton, canvas, waxed canvas or denim)
  • 0.5 meters of contrast fabric (recommended fabric: cotton, canvas, waxed canvas or denim)
  • 1.5 meters of lining fabric (recommended fabric: cotton or canvas)
  • 3.5 meters fusible woven interfacing (Pellon SF101)
  • 1 meter medium to heavy weight interfacing
  • (1) 8” zipper
  • (2) 1” wide d-rings
  • (2) 1.5” wide rectangle rings
  • (2) 1.5” wide strap sliders
  • matching or contrasting thread as desired
  • if desired, 9” length of 1” wide cotton webbing or leather (for the hang loop)