Beginner

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

Prerequisites:

  • none
  • All fabric and supplies can be purchased in store or provided by yourself.
  • 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.

Beginner Classes - October, November & December 2018


Simple Infinity Scarf - October 27th & November 23rd


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A variation our usual infinity scarf, this quick project is a great introduction to using a sewing a machine.  You'll learn how to sew in a straight line, make french seams, and hem a piece of fabric.    

Supply list:

  • one Fabrications Infinity Scarf kit in either Luxe or Cozy 
  • or
  • a piece of fabric that is 2m by 35cm or 2m by 13inches (if you buy 2m of fabric, you'll have enough to make 4 scarves!)  Choose fabric that is visually appealing on both sides as both sides of the fabric will be visible in the finished scarf.
  • coordinating thread.

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Cocoon Style Wrap - October 13th & November 16th

In this super easy beginner project you will make a stylish and versatile cocoon 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.
This class will teach you how to thread and operate a sewing machine, how to use an iron, how to make tiny hems, and french seams.

Supply List:

  • For those who wear an XS - M tee shirt:
  • 1m of light weight woven fabric such as lawn, voile, chambray, swiss dot, shirting etc. We have lots to choose from in store.
  • matching thread as desired
  • For those who wear a L-XXL tee shirt:
  • 1.5m of light weight woven fabric 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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Reusable Drawstring Snack Bag  - A 'Green Life' Class​ - November 2nd

Are you looking for an alternative to plastic Ziploc bags for your dry snacks? Or a way to protect your glass containers from spilling onto the rest of your lunch? We may have the reusable answer you’re looking for!
This beginner level drawstring snack bag have a round base, so it stands up easily without tipping over, and it features a drawstring top, so even little hands can easily use it! In case of spills, the bag is completely washable, and is the perfect solution to hundreds of plastic sandwich bags we throw out every year.
This class will teach you how to thread and operate a sewing machine, how to measure and cut fabric and how to sew a straight seam.
Interested in introducing more reusable and green items into your everyday life? Check out our other reusable classes including the market bag, lunch time cutlery roll, and our paper bag style lunch bag!
Supplies: 
  • ​½ meter cotton or canvas fabric
  • 1 meter of ribbon, bias tape, or cotton cord for the drawstring
  • matching or contrasting thread as desired


Reusable Lunch Time Cutlery Roll + Mitered Corner Napkin -  A 'Green Life' Class - November 24th

Reduce your lunch time pollution by bringing your own cutlery and napkin in your lunch!

In this class, we will create a fold over cutlery roll to fit your fork, knife, spoon (or whatever!) and a handmade reusable napkin. The fold over top and tie ensure that your dirty cutlery don’t make a mess in your lunch bag, and bringing your own washable napkin is a great alternative to wasteful paper napkins.

This class is perfect for beginners, and you will leave with the pattern so you can make some for your family and friends!

Note: Please bring your cutlery to class to ensure the roll fits everything you need!

This class will teach you how to thread and operate a sewing machine, how to measure and cut fabric and how to sew a straight seam.

Interested in introducing more reusable and green items into your everyday life? Check out our other reusable classes including the market bag, drawstring snack bag, and our paper bag style lunch bag!

Supply List:

  • ​1 fat quarter of quilting cotton for cutlery roll
  • 1 fat quarter of quilting cotton for napkin
  • coordinating thread

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Reusable Market Bag - A 'Green Life' Class - November 30th 

​Did you know that worldwide, we use and discard half a trillion plastic bags each year?

Make a difference with our market bag class by creating your own reusable tote bag to take with you to the grocery store or the farmers' market!

A perfect class for a beginner sewist, this unlined tote features straps that wrap around the tote to reinforce the bottom of the bag, and a large front pocket for extra storage! You'll also leave class with the pattern and instructions so that you can make a few more bags for yourself and your family so that you can eliminate the need for plastic bags in your household entirely!

This class will teach you how to thread and operate a sewing machine, how to measure and cut fabric and how to sew a straight seam.

Interested in using more reusable and green items in your everyday life? Check out our Green Life Class series and make other reusable essentials including a lunch time cutlery roll, drawstring snack bag, and our paper bag style lunch bag!

Supply List:

  • ​0.5m of mid-weight cotton fabric such as quilting cotton, or waxed canvas
  • 1 fat quarter of quilting cotton for the pocket, if desired
  • 3m of cotton or nylon webbing, 3/4" to 1.5" in width
  • coordinating thread

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Envelope Style Pillow Cover - October 26th, November 3rd, & December 7th

 

 

Never touched a sewing machine before? This class is for YOU! Envelope style pillow covers are quick and easy, and can be adapted to fit almost any size of pillow. In just a few hours, you'll have a stylish new accessory for your home.

In this class you will learn the basics of sewing machine operation, how to measure and cut fabric, and how to sew a straight seam.

Supply List:

  • 1/2 to 1 meter of fabric (depending on size of form)
  • 1 pillow form
  • Matching thread as desired

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​​​​​​Macrame Wall Hanging - October 30th & November 27th

Macrame? Yes, macrame. But not the macrame from the 70s with the weird polyester cord and the owl's eyes in wooden beads, this is macrame for today, stylish, modern, elegant and fun!

In this course, you'll learn how to plan your project, cut the cord to length, form the knots and keep them even and tight. Use a single skein of cotton cord for a simple project or multiple skeins for larger more ambitious projects.

(For more information about the history and evolution of macrame, visit here.)

Supplies:

  • ​Modern Macrame Wall Hanging Kit (available in store)
  • OR
  • single 100' skein of 3-5mm cotton rope in colour of your choice
  • wooden stick or dowel approximately 2' in length
  • 2 large 'S' hooks

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Triangle Blanket Scarf - October 20th

Wrap yourself in warm flannel this winter by making this simple blanket scarf with a fringed edge. Learn the basics of how to use a sewing machine in this Beginner class.

Join us for this fun class that will introduce you to the basics of using a sewing machine, and make a triangle shaped, blanket style scarf with a fringed edge.

You could also make this scarf out of linen for a more cross-seasonal look. Whatever fabric you choose, you'll approximately the same length as the fabric is wide in order to make an equal shaped triangle.

Supply List:

  • 1m of 44" wide flannel
  • coordinating thread
  • or
  • 1.5m of 60" wide fabric such as our European Laundered Linen
  • coordinating thread

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