Past Classes

Bags to Bag

One 3 1/2 hour session

Instructor: Susanne

 

It's crafty, creative, timely, and fun!  We have a fantastic option for what to do with plastic bags now that they can no longer be recycled.  Join Susanne to fuse, cut, sew, and embellish your way to making a sturdy, medium or large sized shopping bag.  Do your part to reuse and recycle!​  

 

The Top

Learn to Sew Wovens

Four 3 hour sessions

Instructor: Jacqueline

Have you been wondering about learning to sew?  This is the class for you.  Make a pullover top with sleeve variations.  Choose from a number of design options.  Learn pattern layout techniques, cutting, seams and seam finishes, darts, facings, and hemming.  Your sewing confidence will soar!  Suitable for beginners and beyond.  Use your own machine or one of ours.

Tools and Techniques for Sewers and Quilters

One 6 hour session

Saturday or Sunday

Instructor: Anne

In this demonstration, discussion and hands on class, you will learn how to use the tools required and materials needed for sewing and quilting.  You will discuss machine use, feet, needles, thread, decorative stitches, seam allowances, fabric and batting choices.  Anne will provide tips on cutting and marking tools, mats, rulers, templates and you will practice using these.  Learn the importance of machine maintenance and see how it is done.  You will be sewing too!  This is the perfect class to get you confidently started on your sewing and/or quilting adventure.

Revitalize Your Wardrobe

Three 3 hour sessions

Instructor: Anne

Do you have some favourite items that you want to renew?  Can you see the potential that thrift store purchases hold?  Learn how to modernize pants by changing their shape.  Revamp a skirt with a zipper opening.  Redesign by shortening or removing sleeves, changing a neckline, or by adding trim.  Bring two items to work on.  You will get lots of repurposing ideas, a plan for revitalizing/altering your garments, and sewing time.

Jean Jacket

Four 3 hour sessions

Instructor: Anne

 

Jean jackets are cool, classic and always appealing.  Now you can custom make one for yourself.  There is an option for guys too.  However you style yours, Anne will guide you from fitting to completion in four fun filled sessions.

Learn to Sew Wovens

THE DRESS

Four 3 hour sessions      

Instructor: Anne

 

It is warm and time for a wardrobe change.  Learn the ins and outs of dressmaking.  Choose your own pattern but make sure it has a zipper and facing(s).  We have pattern suggestions to give you some ideas.  See how to shape with darts, insert a zipper, face a neck or arm edge, and much, much more.  Dress it up or down and wear it with pride because you made it yourself.  Suitable for the confident beginner and beyond.

Learn to Sew Wovens

THE BOTTOM

Four 3 hour sessions       

Instructor: Anne

 

​Choose a skirt or pant pattern and "sew it yourself". Learn how to install a zipper and put on a waistband.  We have pattern suggestions.  You will master the tricks of the trade and efficiencies while navigating through pattern use and construction techniques.  Suitable for beginners and beyond. Use your own machine or one of ours.

Learn to Sew Knits

THE  SERGER TOP

One 3 hour session     

Instructor: Kathy

​Here is our newest DIY class.  Use your serger to make a basic T shirt or knit top.  Learn fitting and style change techniques, serging shortcuts, band application, and blind hemming.  In one evening you will complete a well fitted, professionally finished top.

Learn to Sew

Kreative Kimono

Two 3 hour sessions

Instructor: Kathy

 

Make a versatile kimono style jacket in two evenings.  This is a perfect learn to sew project.  Are you a seasoned sewist?  This is for you too!  No need to buy a pattern.  Choose from many design variations to create a kimono unique to you. You'll love all the finishing details!

Jelly Roll Rug

Three 3 hour sessions   

Instructor: Anne

 

Join the fun and make a unique area rug that you would never find in a store.  Anne knows the best tips and tricks that there are and she'll show you.  Watch your creation "roll" our before your eyes as you take on this relaxing project.  Finished dimensions 30" x 44".

Learn to Quilt

Zigzag Table Runner

Three 3 hour sessions

Instructor: Anne

Dress up your table in playful florals, bold prints, wintery colours, or whatever you choose.  Learn the whole quilting process - fabric preparation, measuring, cutting, and piecing.  Learn two ways to quilt and two methods of finishing the edges.  Join the exciting, creative world of quilting.  Finished size 19" x 44". 

Folded Star Trivet

Two 3 hour sessions   

Instructor: Anne

 

Just in time for Christmas giving Anne has a fun project for you.  Make it seasonal or any way you want.  Check your stash for contrasting fabric so the design pops.  Learn or refresh your quilting techniques - measuring, cutting, sewing, and binding.  You'll want to make lots of these.

Perfect Portage

Cork Bag

Two 6 hour sessions.

Instructor: Anne

One of the newest and most popular fabrics on the market is cork.  Learn techniques for sewing this specialty fabric.  Construct a roomy, stylish, and amazingly lightweight bag.  Enjoy Anne's personal attention.

The Necessary Clutch Wallet

Three 3 hour sessions 

 Instructor: Anne

Use an Emmaline Bags pattern to make The Necessary Clutch Wallet.  Keep everything in its place and secure.  Holds your cell phone, cash, cards, coins, cheques and more.  Anne has lots of tips to make construction a breeze and lots of fun.

The Mini Professional Tote

Four 3 hour sessions 

 Instructor: Anne

This versatile bag class is just in time for the change of season. The Mini Professional Tote has 10 pockets to hold a variety of items from a tablet to your wallet, passport, water bottle and umbrella.  This tote is perfect for everyday use or travel.  Make it for yourself or for a gift.

Bag Your Jeans

Three 3 hour sessions

Instructor: Anne

To create a fun and casual bag recycle two pairs of jeans.  No pattern necessary.  Start with old, out of style or too - worn jeans.  Incorporate the zipper, pockets, and waistband into your tote.  Anne will show you how to upcycle your way to a treasure. It will be as unique as you are.

Quilters Tote Bag

Four 3 hour sessions

Instructor: Anne

 

Use this Jacquie Berger Design to make your own beautiful, handy dandy tote.  You can choose your look - scrappy or a one fabric theme.  Quilt the pieces first then assemble.  Finished size approximately 20" x 26" x 3".  What's in the bag?  Everything you need for your next quilting class or retreat, of course.

Sew Together Bag and Sweet Pea Pod

Four 3 hour sessions

Instructor: Anne

 

Come have the pleasure of sewing together with a group of your friends or new ones.  You'll make two clever bags.  One has three zippered pockets, four open pockets and other features that allow you to hold sewing supplies for classes or retreats.  The Sweet Pea Pod completes your storage duo.  It zips securely to hold your tiny treasures and opens wide for easy access. 

Hidden Treasures Tote

Four 3 hour sessions

Instructor: Anne

 

​How about this bag?  It is roomy with two large front pockets and up to three zippered outside back pockets.  There's an optional mini purse inside the tote.  Store your essentials safely secured in place then take it out for evening use when you want a mini bag.  Anne provides lots of personal attention and loads of laughs.

Mondo Bag

Four 3 hour sessions

Instructor: Anne

Make yourself a Mondo travel bag - you can pack for a whole weekend.  If you are headed to a class, your serger could fit in this cool bag.  Learn a unique assembly technique.  See how easy it is to make and have loads of fun while doing it.

Blankets Galore

Two 3 hour sessions

Instructor: Anne

 

Join us for a fun filled class and learn two different techniques.  Use up some of your stash.  Complete the self binding blanket with mitered corners.  Try out the log cabin rag quilt technique for the second blanket.  You'll be well under way and able to finish at home.  Make these cute and cosy covers for your small one or gift them to some lucky little person.

Three Hour Tour

Quilt as You Go Christmas Stocking

One 3 hour session 

6 - 9 pm

Instructor: Kathy

Want to learn how to sew or do you want a quick seasonal project?  Take our Christmas three hour tour.  Learn the ins and outs of sewing machines and sewing techniques while you make a festive stocking.  Come for a fun filled evening and see how easy it is to create this great quilted project.  No experience necessary.  Use your machine or one of ours.  Approximate finished size: 10" x 18". 

Adult/Child Learn to Sew

Two 3 hour sessions

Instructor: Anne

 

Do you know a budding young sewer?  Get your youngster off on the right track by using a Kwik Sew pattern to make fully lined, matching aprons.  Choose fun food fabrics, solids, checks, stripes or florals.  Learn how to use a pattern, make a pocket, apply trim and much more.  Emphasis is on completing the child's apron in class.  Suitable for 8 years old and up.  MOMS, DADS, GRANDPARENTS, ETC. CAN COME ON THEIR OWN TO MAKE THESE TERRIFIC APRONS TOO.   Bring your sewing machine or use one of ours.

Quick Serger Gifts

One 3 hour session

Instructor: Kathy

 

Ever needed a quick gift and didn't have time to pick something up?  If you have a serger, you're the lucky one.  You can create a one-of-a-kind gift in no time at all.  In this 3 hour class, you will whip up three or four different gift items using only your serger.  You'll head home with ideas for more quick gifts.

You Can Do It!

Alterations and Repairs

One 3 hour session

Instructor: Kathy

 

Are you the person in your home who has to repair and alter clothes?  Here is the demonstration and discussion for you.  We will demo basic hems both hand and machine, how to shorten sleeves on shirts, jackets and coats, how to sew on buttons, replace a zipper in pants, work with stretch fabric and more.  Basic theory on how much a garment can be altered will be covered.  Bring you questions, paper, and pen.

Boob Camp

Two 7 hour sessions.

Instructor: Noreen Nizinkevich Double 'D' Design

Learn bra making and never have to shop for another bra, ever.  Noreen will guide you through fitting and construction of a beautiful bra just right for you.  The pattern developed for you is used to customize other bra patterns.  Class size is small so you get personal attention allowing you to complete your bra in this two day class. 

Bra In A Day

One 7 hour session

Instructor: Noreen Nizinkevich Double 'D' Design

 

How about a day of uninterupted sewing time to finish making a bra?

If you are unsure or haven't made a bra for awhile you can get questions answered and your confidence boosted.

Come with your bra cut out and ready to sew.  If there are fitting issues, contact Noreen in advance.  She will have bra supplies for purchase.

Bra Making Techniques

A Refresher for All

5 hour session

Instructor: Noreen Nizinkevich  Double 'D' Design

 

Need a refresher or an introduction to the basic techniques used in bra making? Learn how, when, where, and why to use them.  Make samples specific to your machine.  Refer back to them if a technique or setting is in question.  Make half a bra so you are confidant with your skills.

Shelley

Two days

9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Instructor: Noreen Nizinkevich  Double 'D' Design

Shelley is a four piece bra which includes a "power bar" to keep your headlights aligned.  Use your basic bra pattern from Boob Camp to customize your Shelley pattern.  Your bra making skills and repertoire of techniques will expand as you make another beautiful bra.

 

Ingrid

Two days

9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Instructor: Noreen Nizinkevich  Double 'D' Design

Do you hate wires?  Ingrid is your answer.  She is a non-wired bra with comfort, support, fine fit, and good looks.  Colour and fabric possibilities are endless.  Enjoy personalized attention in this small class.  Finish one bra in this 2 day class.

Knickers 101

Panties Galore

One 6 - 7 hour class.

Instructor: Noreen Nizinkevich Double 'D' Design

 

If you have never sewn lingerie and want to, this is the class for you.  Make beautiful, custom fit, professional looking panties as well as technique samples for future reference.  There are lots of options - basic panties, boy shorts, and more.  Learn to work with elastic and lace and use techniques specific to knit fabrics.  Noreen has a variety of tricot fabrics, lace, and elastic.

Swim Suit

9 - 10 hours spread over two days 

Instructor: Noreen Nizinkevich  Double 'D' Design

 

Are you dreaming of a winter vacation? We're offering a swimsuit class to help you get ready. This class focuses on fit and construction techniques.  Make a customized pattern that can be used to adapt other patterns or make style changes.  You will make either a one piece or a tankini.  If your basic bra pattern no longer fits you, Noreen is available to fit you prior to the class so you will be ready to go.  Noreen has a wonderful selection of top quality designer fabrics from which to make your choice.

Introduction to Corset Building

Friday       6 - 9 pm

Saturday  10 am - 4:30 pm

Instructor: Noreen Nizinkevich Double 'D' Design

 

You have asked for this class.  Whether you are into cos play, historical garb, making your own fashion statement, or wanting to make a foundation garment, this is the class for you.  Noreen uses her personal touch to guide you step by step to a beautifully finished corset.  You will learn about boning, fitting, the 'innards' needed, finishing and more.  After the basic corset is made there are numerous options for design and style changes for future corsets.  Bring your lunch so you have more uninterrupted sewing time.

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Saskatoon

#4 - 1730 Quebec Avenue

 

Saskatoon  SK  S7K 1V9

 

306-652-6031 or 1-800-665-6031

 

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