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Classes and Events

WELCOME TO OUR WINTER/SPRING  2023 CLASSES

 

Classes are added on an on-going basis so visit this page often.  To register or to ask questions please call 306 652-6031. 

 

What you need to know regarding classes at The Sewing Machine Store:

  • Payment is required to hold your space in the class.

  • Registration is available in person or over the phone (using Visa or Mastercard)

  • A machine is available for your use if desired

  • If a class is cancelled you will receive a full refund.

  • Should you need to withdraw from the class please advise us as early as possible so we can fill your spot.  Store credit will be issued as long as the class has sufficient registration to run.

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Tools and Techniques for 
Quilters

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Saturday, January 28 and February 4 & 11

9 am - 12 pm

Instructor: Kathy Kennedy

Imagine yourself starting a new hobby that will make winter fly by!  In this demonstration, discussion, and hands on class, learn about the tools and materials needed for quilting and how to use them.   Kathy will guide you through measuring and cutting, piecing, layering and quilting, and binding.  Make a pillow top or table topper to practice it all.   Voila!  You're a quilter.

$95.00 plus materials

To Register Call 306 652-6031

Beginnings
Journey into Sewing

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Monday, January 30 and February 6 & 13

6:30 - 9 pm

Instructor: Dora Dixon

Do you want to dip into the world of sewing and want support to begin the journey?  This class is perfect for the beginner sewist or those who want to refresh their basic sewing skills.  Learn how to access, download, and use online PDF patterns.  Discover what sewing tools are a 'must' and which ones you might invest in later.  Create a versatile, reversible tote bag with pockets or a practical butcher style apron.  The patterns are designed by a Canadian company, Helen's Closet, and they're free.  Join Dora and become part of the vibrant sewing community.

$80.00 plus materials  CLASS IS FULL

To Register Call 306 652-6031

Serger 101

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Wednesday, February 1 & 8, 2023

6 - 9 pm

Instructor: Kathy Kennedy

 

After this six hour class, you will have made friends with your serger.  Learn how a serger works by focusing on basic theory which includes understanding tensions and choosing correct stitches.  Practice basic techniques - rolled hem, using differential feed, turning corners, flatlock, attaching elastic, and using heavy thread.  To ingrain your new skills, you'll make a cover for your machine.  Come for tons of tips with lots of laughs thrown in.  

$65.00 plus materials  CLASS IS FULL

To Register Call 306 -652-6031 

Your Next Step
Garment Sewing

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Wednesday, February 15 & 22 and March 1 & 8 

6 - 9 pm

Instructor: Kathy Kennedy

 

You've started sewing and you love it!  Take the next step.  Choose a top or shirt pattern that's suitable for woven fabric.  We can give you some help with that.  Learn about fit, pattern layout, cutting, seams and seam finishes, collars or facings, buttonholes and hems.  If you can make a shirt, you can make almost anything.  The class is geared to you so it is suitable for beginners and beyond.

 

$105.00 plus pattern and materials

To Register Call 306 -652-6031 

Alterations Made Easy

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Saturday, March 4, 2023

9 am - 12 pm

Instructor: Kathy Kennedy

 

Every home needs a sewing machine and every home needs someone to repair or alter clothes.  Are you that person?  This demonstration and discussion is for you!  Kathy will demo basic hems (both hand and machine), shortening  jacket cuffs professionally, button sewing, zipper replacement in pants, sewing with stretch fabric and more.  Basic theory on how much a dress can be altered will be covered.  Bring your questions.

$30.00

To Register Call 306 -652-6031 

Bring Out Your Monster
Kids Learn to Sew

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Saturday, March 11, 2023

12 - 4 pm

Instructor: Dora Dixon

Do you know a child who wants to learn to sew?  This project is perfect for them.  Design a monster.  Choose different body shapes, facial features, arms, legs, and maybe even hair or antenna.  No two will be the same.  Learn sewing machine skills, basic applique, and hand sewing.

An adult helper is most welcome to join the fun.

For ages 9 - 12.

CLASS IS FULL

$65.00 plus some materials if you choose

To Register Call 306 -652-6031 

More Than Just Hemming
 

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Wednesday, March 15 & 22, 2023

6 - 9 pm

Instructor: Kathy Kennedy

Master your coverstitch machine.  Become proficient with double and triple cover stitch then move on to the decorative possibilities including chain stitch and flatlock.  Complete an embellished cover for your machine.  Suitable for both cover stitch only machines and sergers with cover stitch.

$65.00 plus materials

To Register Call 306 -652-6031 

Quilt As You Go
Pet Placemat

 

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Saturday, March 18, 2023

9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Instructor: Kathy Kennedy

Experience another way to quilt and make something special for your pet!  This is a fun and easy way to quilt and you can use fabric from your stash.  Use decorative stitches on your machine to sew the binding.  Enjoy the process and the great results and your pet will dine in style.

Suitable for all sewists.

$48.00 plus fabric for top and back and pattern ($19.25 includes batting)

To Register Call 306 -652-6031 

Ready Made ... Now Home Made
 

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Saturday, March 25 and April 1, 2023

9 am - 12 pm

Instructor: Kathy Kennedy

Your favourite ready made has worn out!  You want another just like it!  Learn how to make a pattern from that prized wardrobe piece.  Get your ruler out, sharpen your pencil, and have a blast creating the pattern.  At home whip up the new version of your old treasure.

$65.00 

To Register Call 306-652-6031

Embroidery 202
 

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Wednesday, March 29 and April 5, 2023

6 - 9 pm

Instructor: Kathy Kennedy

If you're like most embroiderers, you love to create one-of-a-kind embroideries.  Using a selection of designs we will look at sewing on velvet, thread velvet, positioning outside of the hoop, cut work designs and richelieu.  Once the theory is out of the way, you will create and stitch out a design that you can work into a project.  You get to keep the design CD with 33 designs and projects! 

$75.00 plus materials for your project

To Register Call 306-652-6031

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