Information About  The Classes

                               IN PERSON CLASSES ARE BACK!! 

       To take an in person class we suggest being fully vaccinated.

                                           Masks are recommended.

                        OWNERS CLASSES CONTINUE VIA ZOOM

Welcome to our classes for Summer 2022.  Fall classes will start appearing in August.  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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Beginnings
Journey into Sewing

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Monday

September 19 & 26 and October 3, 2022

6 - 8:30  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.

$75.00 plus materials

To Register Call 306 652-6031

Saturday Seminars

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Saturday

October 1 & 22 and November 5, 2022

10 - 11 am

Instructor: Kathy

The popular demonstration discussion sessions are back.  Find out how easy it is to access and us PDF patterns.  Become well versed in the world of pattern and body measurements and fit.  Learn how to acheive Shashiko stitching on your regular sewing machine.  New to sewing or experienced, come join us.

October 1         PDF patterns

October 22      Mysteries of Measurement Revealed

November 5    Sashiko  

No Charge

To Register Call 306 652-6031

Baby Lock Owners
Vibrant

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Thursday, October 6, 2022

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  $30.00 if machine purchased elsewhere

To Register Call 306 652-6031

Ingrid

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Tuesday - Thursday, October 11, 12, & 13, 2022

9:30 am - 3 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.  Prerequisite is the basic bra class Boob Camp.

$220.00 including kit for the first bra

To Register Call 306 652-6031

The Next Step

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Wednesday

October 12, 19 & 26 and November 2, 2022

6 - 9 pm

Instructor: Kathy

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

Pfaff Owners
Ambition 610 and 620

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Thursday

October 13, 2022

6 - 9 pm

Instructor: Kathy

Explore all the little known facts about your machine.  Learn maintenance required and the basics of your machine.  See 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 it 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   $30.00  if machine purchased elsewhere      

To Register Call 306 652-6031

Bring Out Your Monster

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Saturday, October 15, 2022

12:30 - 4:30 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.  You can make more than one if time permits.  For ages 9 - 12.

$65.00 plus materials

To Register Call 306 652-6031

Serger 101

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Monday, October 17 & 24, 2022

6 - 9  pm

Instructor: Kathy

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

To Register Call 306 652-6031

Learn to Quilt

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Tuesday, October 18 & 25 and November 1 & 8

6 - 9 pm

Instructor: Roxanne Dunn-Smith

We're inviting you on a quilting adventure.  Make an 18" x 18" pillow that will be as unique as your fabric choices.  Learn the entire quilting process including fabric choices, fabric preparation, measuring, cutting, piecing, quilting, and binding.  The skills you develop will launch you into this exciting and creative pastime.  Your pillow will be as individual as you are!

$105.00 plus materials

To Register Call 306 652-6031

Kawandi

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Wednesday, October 19 & 26, 2022

1:30 - 4:30 pm

Instructor: Roxanne Dunn-Smith

Kawandi is a utilitarian quilt technique created by the African Diaspora of India.  The Siddi people have been making these beautiful imperfectly perfect hand stitched quilts for generations.

Join Roxanne to explore this organic, sustainable, mindful stitching class.  Gain some knowledge of the history and practice the hand stitching techniques as you make your placemat or table topper.  Learn how to adapt the process for machine sewing.  

$60.00 plus materials

To Register Call 306 652-6031

Pfaff Test Drive
creative icon 2

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Monday, October 24, 2022

9 am - 12 pm OR 2 pm - 5 pm

Instructor: Margaret Sweete

You won't believe this machine ... interactive screen, voice control, projector for positioning embroidery, mySewnet and the cloud.  Sew on it and see what the future has in store for creative people.  Margaret Sweete from Pfaff will guide you through the project that will get you started on creative icon 2.

Limited spots for each session.

$15.00 

To Register Call 306 652-6031

mySewnet Embroidery Software
Where to Begin

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Tuesday, October 25, 2022

9 am - 12 pm 

Instructor: Margaret Sweete

Discover the benefits of adding computer based embroidery software to your assortment of sewing tools.  Margaret Sweete from Pfaff will introduce you to the software and show you what it does.  Learn how to personalize and combine existing designs, monogram, how to get the most out of your Super Designs and more.  You'll discover that the possibilities for creating are endless.

$10.00  Gift Certificate for each registrant 

To Register Call 306 652-6031

Pfaff 
Quilting 101

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Tuesday, October 25, 2022

2 - 5 pm 

Instructor: Margaret Sweete

Love quilting?  See why Pfaff is quilters' number 1 choice.  Margaret Sweete from Pfaff will demo features that make quilting a breeze.  See the IDT system at work, the endless quilt in the hoop possibilities, and the binder attachment.  There's much more to inspire and intrigue you. 

$10.00  Gift Certificate for each registrant 

To Register Call 306 652-6031

Boob Camp

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Friday

October 28               6 - 9 pm

Saturday and Sunday

October 29 & 30     9 am - 4:30 pm

Instructor: Noreen Nizinkevich Double 'D' Design

Learn bra making and never have to shop for another bra, ever.  Fittings are individual and private.  Noreen will guide you through the 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.  This class offers more sewing hours than the industry standard.  This is the prerequisite for Noreen's other bra classes.

$220.00 includes fitting, pattern, fabric, and findings

To Register Call 306 652-6031

Baby Lock Owners
Brilliant, Lyric, Soprano

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Thursday, November 3, 2022     

6 - 7 pm

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 sessions will be recorded so you can watch them 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  $30.00 if machine purchased elsewhere

To Register Call 306 652-6031

Modern Japanese Rice Pouch Bag

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Wednesday, November 9, 16 & 23, 2022     

1:30 - 4:30 pm

Instructor: Roxanne Dunn-Smith

Try this modern take on the Japanese Komebukuro, a traditional pouch used to carry rice offerings or to hold gifts destined for a close friend or relative.

Design a bag with your own style while using up fabric scraps and/or small practice pieces.  The bag is primarily sewn on your machine.  Explore all kinds of creative ways to embellish your pouch using your machine or by hand sewing.  Your creative juices will be flowing whether you make it simple or complex.   

$90.00 plus pattern and materials

To Register Call 306 652-6031

Pfaff Owners
Expression 710 and 720
Performance 5.0 and 5.2

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Thursday, November 17, 2022     

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 sessions will be recorded so you can watch them 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  $30.00 if machine purchased elsewhere

To Register Call 306 652-6031

Shelley

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Friday, November 18       6 - 9 pm

Saturday and Sunday

November 19 & 20            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 that fits perfectly.

The basic bra class, Boob Camp, is a prerequisite.

$220.00 includes pattern, fabric, and findings

To Register Call 306 652-6031

Walking Foot Quilting

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Tuesday, November 22 & 29 and December 6      6 - 9 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 to quilt and we will explore all aspects of this.  Practice straight line and gentle curve quilting.  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 will test to ensure that your machine is set properly for your walking foot.

$95.00 plus materials

To Register Call 306 652-6031

Quick Serger Gifts

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Saturday, November 26, 2022

9 am - 12 pm

Instructor: Kathy

Have you 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 one-of -a-kind gifts in no time at all.  In this 3 hour class, you will whip up three or more different gift items using only your serger.  You'll head home with ideas for mor quick gifts.

$55.00 includes materials

To Register Call 306 652-6031

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