Advanced Beginner

​​Here you will find a list and description of all of our current Advanced Beginner 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 Advanced Beginner Classes. Please familiarize yourself with them. Please refer to each class below for a list of supplies.

Prerequisites:

  • A couple of Beginner classes such as Infinity Scarf, Triangle Scarf, Cocoon Wrap, Envelope Pillow Cover or Reversible Apron
  • All fabric and supplies can be purchased in store or provided by yourself. We recommend washing fabric before the start of class.
  • Minimum registration for this class is 3 students. Maximum is 6.

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

Advanced Beginner Classes - September & October 2018


Underwear for Kids and Adults!

In this class you'll learn how to make underwear for men or women! Use up your scraps to make super comfy, customized and colourful underwear. This is the ultimate in 'sew instead of doing laundry' project.

You can purchase the women's pattern by clicking here.

You can purchase the men's pattern by clicking here.

You can purchase the kid's pattern by clicking here.

You may also choose to use the children's Speedy Pants pattern from Made By Jack's Mom, which is available for free when you sign up for the email newsletter. Find the details here.

Please bring the printed out and taped together pattern. Each pattern has the option of only printing the size that you need!

Supply List:

  • 3/4m of cotton lycra jersey for the body of the underwear (depending on size)
  • 1/4m of cotton lycra jersey with at least 5% lycra if you are making the waist and leg bands, can be the same fabric as body (depending on size)
  • matching thread as desired

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Simple Kimono Duster

Learn how to sew with delicate, slippery fabrics while making this simple and versatile kimono style duster.   Tips and techniques will include basting, which needle to choose, stitch length, seam finishes, and ironing delicate fabrics.  

​In this super easy advanced beginner class you will make a kimono style wrap. This piece is great for throwing on over a tank top, tee shirt, dress, or swim suit. It can dress an outfit up or down, and take you from daytime to evenings out.

Supply List:

  • For a mid-length kimono:
  • 2m of fabric of light weight fabric with some movement and drape such as lawn, voile, chambray, swiss dot, shirting etc. We have lots to choose from in store.
  • matching thread as desired
  • For a long or duster length kimono:
  • 3m of fabric of light weight fabric with some movement and drape such as lawn, voile, chambray, swiss dot, shirting etc. We have lots to choose from in store.
  • matching thread as desired.

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Pyjama Pants for Everyone! 

 

What could be more perfect for a quiet fall morning than a pair of comfy pyjama pants? Whether they're made of cozy flannel, a cute cotton print or soft and drapey rayon, pyjama pants are both easy and fun to make. Choose either the Eastwood PJ Bottoms from Thread Theory for men, or the Carolyn Pyjamas from Closet Case Patterns for Women. In both cases, we'll be making the no-fly version without cuffs. 

In this class, you'll learn how to make an elastic waist, turn up a simple hem, baste, sew and finish seams.  

The Eastwood PJ Bottoms from Thread Theory is only available as a PDF download. Please purchase your pattern here and come to class with proof of purchase. We will provide you with a large scale print out.​ 

The Carolyn Pyjamas are also available as a PDF download. Please purchase your pattern here and come to class with proof of purchase. We will provide you with a large scale print out.

Supply List: 

For the Eastwood PJs: 

  • Proof of purchase of the pattern
  • Between 1.75 and 3 metres depending on size and version, of light to medium weight woven fabric such as rayon lawn, linen or cotton, or flannel. 
  • 1.5 metres of double fold bias tape.
  • 0.75 to 1.25 metres of 1.5 inch elastic
  • A small piece of interfacing for the drawstring opening, 2 metres of drawstring and coordinating thread.

For the Carolyn ​PJs:

  • Proof of purchase of the pattern 
  • Between 1.75 and 3 metres depending on size and version, of light to medium weight woven fabric such as rayon lawn, linen or cotton, or flannel. 
  • 2 metres of 1.5 inch elastic
  • A small piece of interfacing for the drawstring opening, 2 metres of drawstring and coordinating thread.

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