Special Interest

​​​Here you will find a list and description of all of our current Special Interest (Kids, Naptime, and Serger) 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 Special Interest Classes. Please familiarize yourself with them. Please refer to each class below for a list of supplies.

Prerequisites for Kids Classes:

  • We keep our kids classes small. This ensures that each child gets all the help and attention they need. Please make sure that your child understands that this is a class that will require their attention and maturity. We will be using tools that can hurt ourselves and our friends if we aren't careful.
  • Be a kid! (8-12 years of age)
  • No sewing experience required for the Kids Can Sew classes.  For the Kids Can Sew 2.0 classes, kids should have taken several classes with us already, or be confident and proficient with threading a sewing machine, sewing in a straight line, and cutting fabric.
  • All fabric and supplies can be purchased in store or provided by yourself. It is recommended that all fabric is washed prior to the course date.
  • Minimum registration is 3 students. Maximum is 5 students.

Prerequisites for Naptime Classes:

  • basic sewing machine experience
  • Non-mobile babies are welcome to attend with their parent.
  • All fabric and supplies can be purchased in store or provided by yourself.  It is recommended that all fabric be wash prior to the class date.
  • Minimum registration is 3 students. Maximum is 5.

Prerequisites for Serger Classes:

  • Sewing Machine Basics or equivalent
  • Minimum registration is 3 students.  Maximum is 4.

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.

Special Interest (Kids, Naptime, and Serger) Classes - January, February, March, April


Introduction to Punch Needle Embroidery with Arounna Khounnoraj of BOOKHOU

 


Fabrications Ottawa is pleased to welcome Arounna of bookhou for a very special workshop.  Join Arounna in creating your own design using the Oxford punch needle, you will learn the basic fundamentals of this fun and addictive technique. This traditional technique of rug hooking is fun and a quick way to create an image that can be used for wall hangings, pillows and rugs. 

In this workshop you will create a beautiful art wall hanging.

Included with purchase of workshop each student will receive a kit that consists of the oxford punch needle, frame pre-stretched with monks cloth and a selection of yarn.  No experience is required.  Workshop limited to those over the age of 18.  

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Parent and Me Quilt

 

Join us for our very first Parent + Kid class!!

This class is designed as a true beginner class. Learn the basics of using a sewing machine by sewing a simple quilt. This bindingless quilt is a perfect beginner piece that can be used and loved for a very long time. Kids 7+ can join their parent in this fun and creative 3 part class.

In this class you’ll learn how to square up fabric and organize your pieces into a quilt top. You’ll focus on seam allowances, straight sewing, pivoting and top stitching.

Supplies:

  • ​six fat quarters in coordinating colours
  • 1.5m of flannel for backing (44inches wide)
  • 1 crib size package of quilt batting (40 by 60 inches)
  • coordinating thread for quilting

Please note that each Parent + Kid couple will work on 1 quilt together and share 1 sewing machine together.  

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Naptime: Maxaloones

These grow-with-me pants are super cute and fit even the biggest of diaper bums! Sizes from newborn all the way to 5t. Learn the basics of using PDF pattern, how to sew with knit fabrics, and how to sew in a curve. Maxaloones are a fabulously unisex, remake-able, and versatile pattern. In the smaller sizes, they use hardly any fabric at all and are a great scrap buster.

We will be using the Maxaloones pattern by Max and Meena. You can purchase the PDF pattern here. Please print out the pattern and bring it to class with you.

This class is part of our Naptime Series. This series of classes is aimed at the creative parent or grandparent who is available during the week day. We've kept this class short, using two 90 minute sessions to make up the normal 3 hour class to accommodate fussy babies. This will allow parents to take the class 'while baby naps'. Non-mobile babies are welcome to attend with their parent.

Supply List: 

  • 1/2metre of cotton lycra or similar knit fabric with at least 5% spandex for the legs. We have lots of appropriate fabric in stock  
  • 1/2metre of cotton lycra or similar knit fabric with at least 5% spandex for the bands and bum circle. We have lots of appropriate fabric in stoc
  • matching thread

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Serger Basics 1

​Do you have a love hate relationship with your serger? Are you too afraid to use it? Maybe you just can’t figure out how to get started. 

Do you want to rent the store serger to use outside of class hours?

If so, our beginner serger class will teach you the basics of serger use including the following techniques:

  • Threading the machine.
  • The purpose of 3 or 4 threads and how to convert to a rolled hem.
  • How to sew inside and outside curves.
  • How to make gathers with the differential feed.
  • How to finish a hem and make a neck binding (time permitting)
  • How to use the Coverstitch machine (time permitting)

**The studio has two sergers available for students, and this class is required for renting the serger by the hour in store.**

****If you want to use one of our sergers during the class, please select the appropriate ticket when checking out.  We CAN NOT and DO NOT guarantee that we will have one available for use during class if you do not select the 'Borrow our Serger' ticket.*****

The class fee includes a Sewing Club card which entitles the holder to 10 prepaid hours in our sewing studio (a $65 dollar value). At the end of the class, students will be given a 'Serger Certified' card that entitles them to use the store sergers during studio rental time.

Supply List:

  • Serger and instruction manual
  • 4 different coloured spools of thread
  • Fabric for practicing
  • Notebook 

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Naptime: Wiksten Haori Jacket

​​This is the long-awaited Haori 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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Naptime: Skullcap Hat for Infants

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Learn the basics of operating a sewing machine, how to sew with knit fabrics, and visit with other crafty folks!  This hat is perfect for fall, winter, and spring weather.  Make it with cotton lycra jersey for a breathable layering hat, or with a french terry or sweatshirt fleece for a warmer baby basic.

More info coming soon about the pattern and where to go to get it.  

Supplies:

  • ​0.5m of medium weight knit fabric with at least 25% stretch in all directions, such as cotton jersey, french terry, or sweatshirt fleece
  • matching thread if desired.

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Kids Can Sew Hat and Neckwarmer

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Make your own beanie style hat and matching neckwarmer!   This fun and fast class is great for all kinds of kids who love trying new crafts.  

Supplies:

  • ​1m of cotton lycra jersey fabric with at least 25% stretch in all directions
  • matching thread if desired

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Kids Can Sew 2.0 Doll Panel


Make your own fun stuff doll from a cut-and-sew panel!  Learn about sewing curved seams, clipping and notching corners, and stuffing your doll!

Choose from 4 different dolls when you arrive in class.  Supplies included!

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Kids Can Sew Pet Bandana

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THE fashion accessory for all of the most fabulous doggies in your life. Make one to match each of YOUR outfits!! This easy beginner class will teach you the basics of operating a sewing machine, sewing in a straight line, pivoting corners, and turning items right side out. We'll have time in the this class to make two bandanas, so pick out a couple fun fabrics!!

Supplies:

  • ​two fat quarters of quilting cotton in a variety of colours and prints.
  • matching thread if desired

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Kids Can Sew 2.0 Raglan Tee Shirt or Dress

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Learn how to sew with knit fabrics, and start on your journey of making your own clothing.  This pattern is a great basic shirt for all sorts of kids and can easily be lengthened into a tunic or dress.

Pattern is included with class registration.

Supplies:

  • ​1.5m-2m of cotton lycra jersey with at least 25% stretch in all directions
  • matching thread if desired

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Kids Can Sew Reading Pillow

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Learn how to make an envelope style pillow cover, with a fun twist.  This class will introduce kids to how to operate a sewing machine.    The pocket at the front of the pillow is a great spot to store you favourite book or stuffie!

Supplies:

  • ​one 18"x18" pillow form
  • 0.75m of medium weight woven fabric such as quilting cotton
  • one fat quarter of coordinating medium weight fabric such as quilting cotton for the accent pocket
  • matching thread if desired

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