Information About  The Classes

                  IN PERSON CLASSES ARE BACK FOR THE FALL!! 

                      ZOOM CLASSES WILL BE CONTINUUING

Welcome to our classes for Fall 2021.  Classes are added on an on-going basis so visit this page often. To register or for any questions, call us at 306 652-6031. What you need to know regarding classes at The Sewing Machine Store:

 

  • Payment is required at registration; at that time you will receive the materials list.

  • Registration is available over the phone by Visa or Mastercard.

  • Machines are available for your use, if required.

  • Should a class not go because of insufficient interest, it will be cancelled one week prior to the start date with a full refund coming to you. We recommend not purchasing your materials until you know the class will run.

  • Should you need to withdraw from the class and advise us at least one week prior to the start date of that class, a full refund is given. If you give less than 7 days notice, your tuition is forfeited unless we can find a replacement to fill your spot.

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Current Classes

Social Sewing Cafe

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021  Weekly

1:30 - 2:30 pm

Facilitator: Kathy B

Format: ZOOM

We want to keep in touch with you and give you an opportunity to chat and sew together.  Join us from your sewing room and let's talk sewing - what you're working on, your next project, your sewing challenges.  NEW THIS YEAR -  Technique of the week demonstrations. 

Across the country groups are sewing virtually.  Call us to join this safe, social phenomenon.

To Register Call 306 652-6031

Charmed Sampler

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Saturday, September 18 and October 2, 16, & 30, 2021

10 am - 4 pm

Instructor: Anne

Anne is back!  She is very excited to have you join her.  Learn new quilting skills or refresh existing ones - PDF pattern use, measuring, cutting, piecing, and pressing.  Each row of this project adds interest and variety. This is a great chance to use up your fat quarter stash.   Have fun and learn lots.   Suitable for beginners and beyond.  Finished size: 59" x  71".

$175.00 plus materials

To Register Call 306 652-6031

Pfaff Ambition Owners

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Thursday, September 23, 2021

6 -7 pm

Instructor: Kathy

Format: ZOOM

Learn all the little known facts about your machine.  This hands on class will take you from maintenance through the basics of your machine.  You will have a tour through buttonhole options and learn all the tie on/tie off variations.  You'll experiment with lettering and try your hand at free motion.  Kathy will take you beyond the book.

The session will be recorded so you can watch as many times as you wish.   

To get the most out of your "sew along" experience ensure that you have a strong internet connection and use a computer or laptop.  Your phone should work too.  If y0u're not sure how ZOOM works, call us.

No Charge   $15.00  if machine bought elsewhere

To Register Call 306 652-6031

Beginnings
Start Exploring Sewing

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Monday, September 27 and October 4 & 18, 2021

6 - 8  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.  The pattern is designed by a Canadian company, Helen's Closet, and it's free.  Join Dora and become part of the vibrant sewing community.

$75.00 plus materials

To Register Call 306 652-6031

Baby Lock Owners
Brilliant, Lyric, Soprano

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Thursday, September 30, 2021

Instructor: Kathy

Format: ZOOM

Learn how you and your Baby Lock can make beautiful music together.  Start with the basics and move through your machine step by step in this hands on class.  Become familiar with settings, functions, editing and combine stitch patterns, memory, care and maintenance and so much more.

The session will be recorded so you can watch as many times as you wish.   

To get the most out of your "sew along" experience ensure that you have a strong internet connection and use a computer or laptop.  Your phone should work too.  If y0u're not sure how ZOOM works, call us.

No Charge   $15.00 if machine bought elsewhere

To Register Call 306 652-6031

Baby Lock Vibrant Owners

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Thursday, October 7, 2021

6 - 7  pm

Instructor: Kathy

Format: ZOOM

How lucky you are to own a Vibrant.  Join Kathy to expand your serger knowledge.  Review threading and gain an understanding of tension.  Learn how to maintain your serger to keep it in optimal working order.  Watch demonstrations of 2, 3, and 4 thread serging, rolled hem, and use of differential feed.  Ask as many questions as you need.

The session will be recorded so you can watch as many times as you wish.   

To get the most out of your Zoom experience ensure that you have a strong internet connection and use a computer or laptop.  Your phone should work too.

No Charge   $15.00  if machine bought elsewhere

To Register Call 306 652-6031

Walking Foot Quilting

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Tuesday, October 13, 20, & 27, 2021

1:30 - 4:30 pm

Instructor: Kathy

Be quilting creative with your walking foot.  If you're not comfortable with ruler work, this is an option for you.  The secret is how you mark your quilt top before you begin and we will explore all aspects of this.  Practice straight line and gentle curve quilting as you make a one of a kind table topper.  Experience this fun and easy way to finish your project and get great results.  This class will give you the confidence to go beyond the basics.

We'll test to ensure that your walking foot is set properly for your machine.

$95.00 plus materials

To Register Call 306 652-6031

Pfaff Owners
Expression 710 & 720 and Performance 5.0 & 5.2

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Thursday, October 14, 2021

6 - 7 pm

Instructor: Kathy

Format: ZOOM

Learn all the little known facts about your machine.  This hands on class will take you from maintenance through the basics of your machine.  You will have a tour through buttonhole options and learn all the tie on/tie off variations.  You'll experiment with combining lettering and designs, stitch out maxi stitches,  and try your hand at free motion.  Kathy will take you beyond the book.

The session will be recorded so you can watch as many times as you wish.   

To get the most out of your "sew along" experience ensure that you have a strong internet connection and use a computer or laptop.  Your phone should work too.  If y0u're not sure how ZOOM works, call us.

No Charge   $15.00  if machine bought elsewhere

To Register Call 306 652-6031

Janome 9450 Owners

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Thursday, October 21, 2021

6 - 7 pm

Instructor: Kathy

Format: ZOOM

Would you like to find out how to make the most of your Janome machine?  There are tons of little tricks to learn that will help you utilize your machine much better and more efficiently.  Home cleaning and maintenance of your machine, needle positions, menu functions, buttonhole making, button sewing, free motion and much, much more.  Let us help you use all of your wonderful Janome.

The session will be recorded so you can watch as many times as you wish.   

To get the most out of your "sew along" experience ensure that you have a strong internet connection and use a computer or laptop.  Your phone should work too.  If y0u're not sure how ZOOM works, call us.

No Charge   $15.00  if machine bought elsewhere

To Register Call 306 652-6031

Boob Camp

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Friday, October 22, 2021   6 - 9 pm

Saturday and Sunday, October 23 & 24, 2021

9 am - 4:30 pm

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 and a half day class. 

$220.00 which includes pattern and materials

To Register Call 306 652-6031

The Next Step
Garment Sewing

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Monday, October 25, and November 1 & 8, 2021   6 - 9 pm

Instructor: Dora Dixon

Delve into the world of sewing your own clothes.  Use the Donovan skirt pattern by Helen's Closet.  Pick your style option and fabric to make your one of a kind wardrobe piece.  Learn several garment construction techniques.  Enjoy individual attention and the support of a growing sewing community.

$95.00 plus pattern and materials

To Register Call 306 652-6031

Bernina Owners
500 and 700 Series

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Thursday, November 4, 2021       

6 - 7 pm

Instructor: Kathy

Format: ZOOM

It is time to see what your machine can do.  Learn the basics like cleaning and maintenance and how easy it is to navigate the screen.  You can adjust everything and Kathy will show you how.  Practice how to set your personal preferences.  Try the Bernina Stitch Regulator and the built in dual feed system.  You'll fall in love with your Bernina. 

The session will be recorded so you can watch as many times as you wish.   

To get the most out of your "sew along" experience ensure that you have a strong internet connection and use a computer or laptop.  Your phone should work too.  If y0u're not sure how ZOOM works, call us.

No Charge   $15.00  if machine bought elsewhere

To Register Call 306 652-6031

Shelley

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Friday, November 5, 2021       6 - 9 pm

Saturday, November 6, 2021  9 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 that fits perfectly.

The classic Boob Camp is a prerequisite.

$120.00 plus materials

To Register Call 306 652-6031

Wear It, Don't Store It

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Tuesday, November 9, 2021

6 - 9 PM

Instructor: Kathy

Are you the person in your home who has to repair and alter clothes?  Here is the demonstration and discussion for you.  Kathy 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 something that you are altering, your questions, paper, and pen.

$42.00

To Register Call  306 652-6031

Janome M7 Owners

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Thursday, November 18, 2021

6 - 7 PM

Instructor: Kathy

Format: ZOOM

Would you like to find out how to make the most of your Janome machine?  There are tons of little tricks to learn that will help you utilize your machine much better and more efficiently.  Home cleaning and maintenance of your machine, needle positions, menu functions, buttonhole making, button sewing, free motion and much, much more.  Let us help you use all of your wonderful Janome.

The session will be recorded so you can watch as many times as you wish.   

To get the most out of your "sew along" experience ensure that you have a strong internet connection and use a computer or laptop.  Your phone should work too.  If y0u're not sure how ZOOM works, call us.

No Charge   $15.00  if machine bought elsewhere

To Register Call 306 652-6031

Pick a Jewel
Ruby, Sapphire, Amethyst

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Friday, November 19, 2021    6-9 pm

Saturday and Sunday, November 20 & 21, 2021  9 am - 4:30 pm

Instructor: Noreen Nizinkevich Double 'D' Design

Choose a Jewel.  Use cut and sew foam for the cups.  Virtually any stretch fabric can be used to cover the cups.  Best of all, use your own custom fit bra pattern.  Learn skills and techniques to sew it up.  Achieve your goal of a beautiful, comfortable and professional looking bra.

To enjoy this class it is ideal if you have made a bra in the last five years.

$220.00 includes pattern, fabric, and findings

To Register Call 306 652-6031

Ingrid

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Friday, December 3, 2021    6 - 9 pm

Saturday and Sunday, December 4 & 5, 2021

9 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 two and a half day class.

$220.00 includes pattern, fabric, and findings

To Register Call 306 652-6031

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