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

Intermediate Classes - September & October 2018



Wiksten Kimono Jacket

​​This is the long-awaited Kimono Jacket that made such a sensation when it was published in Making Magazine #4/Lines in 2017! It's now available as a pattern. 

With large pockets and a fold-over collar, this oversized jacket is functional, comfortable, and stylish. Fully lined and reversible (but with pocket on only one side), it looks more complicated to make than it actually is. The design includes three different lengths to choose from-- short (hip length), mid (below-hip length), and long (thigh length).

Supplies: 

  • ​Main fabric: between 1.75 metres and 2.75 metres (depending on size and jacket length chosen) of medium weight woven fabric with good drape, such as textured cotton, chambray, linen, soft denim, cotton/linen blend, twill, and wool. 
  • Lining fabric: between 2.25 metres and 3 metres (depending on size and jacket length chosen) of light to medium weight woven fabric with good drape, such as textured cotton, chambray, linen, cotton/linen blend, and silk.
  • 2.5 metres flexible, lightweight fusible interfacing

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Farrow Dress 
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The Farrow features an elegant A-line shape with flattering diagonal seaming concealing inseam pockets, and a jewel neckline. Imagine wearing View A during the balmy days of summer. View B features bracelet sleeves and is the perfect option for cooler temperatures in the spring and autumn. Layer it with tights and a Driftless Cardigan for the snowy days of winter. Dress it up with heels and dress it down with boots.
Techniques involved include sewing a straight seam, setting sleeves, inseam pockets, and applying facings.

At the time of writing this class description, the Farrow Dress is currently only available as a PDF (it's out of stock in paper) . Please purchase your copy of the pattern here and bring proof of purchase with you to the first class. We will provide you with a large scale print out.

Supplies: 

  • ​2.75 metres to 3.75 metres, depending on size and width of fabric of light to medium weight fabrics ranging from linen, linen blends, cotton, lightweight wool and wool blends, silk charmeuse, and silk twill. Extra fabric may be needed to match plaids, stripes, or one-way design prints.​ Please note: for size 12 and above, 54" wide fabric must be used. 
  • Coordinating thread, and
  • Hook & eye
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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)


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