Made By Me Sewing Studio offers a variety of adult classes suitable for every skill level.  If you have never sewn before, a private lesson or beginner workshop will get you started. If you have some basic sewing skills and have a specific project that you need help with then a private lesson or Makerspace may be just what you are looking for.  If you are confident sewing on your own without any instruction but don’t own a sewing machine or have limited space then Open Studio Time has everything you need! 


Wednesdays, January 15 to March 11; 11 am to 1 pm; $40 per class (plus GST)

Makerspaces are places where like-minded individuals get to work on personal projects, share tools, skills and knowledge as well as learn from each other.  Makerspaces are also social and fun!

The Makerspace at Made By Me Sewing Studio provides two hours of instructional time in a small class setting for self-directed sewing projects.  This drop-in style class is perfect for anyone with basic sewing skills who needs help starting a new project or completing a project started at home.

Makerspace time includes the use of sewing machines, sergers, scissors and other sewing tools.  Participants are responsible for supplying fabric, patterns, thread and notions.  The studio offers a curated selection of fabric, patterns, thread and notions to help you with your sewing projects.

Makerspace is drop-in but you must preregister and prepay to ensure that there is space for you and that I am able to help you with your project.  Please call the studio to register.

Beginner Workshops:

Can you learn to sew in three hours? Yes you can!  Learn how to pin and cut fabric, thread and operate a sewing machine as well as simple sewing and pressing techniques while making a simple and functional project.  These classes are suitable for beginners who have never touched a sewing machine before or students who haven’t been on a machine in a while.

Envelope pillow: Make a throw pillow cover with a simple envelope closure; $60 plus GST (price includes one 18″ feather/down pillow insert but you must purchase your own fabric and thread).  Fabric requirements will be provided at time of registration.

Dates: February 4; 6:00 pm to 8 pm

Reusable Shopping Bag: In this class you will learn how to make a beautiful, fully lined tote bag. It makes a great shopping bag, beach bag or library bag;  $45 plus GST.  You are responsible for purchasing your own fabric and thread.  Fabric requirements will be provided at time of registration.

Dates: January 28; 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm;  February 22; 12 pm to 3 pm

Zippered Pouch:  In this class you will learn basic zipper installation and make fully-lined, flat-bottomed zippered pouch; $45 plus GST.  You are responsible for purchasing your own fabric and thread.  Fabric requirements will be provided at the time of registration.  This workshop is suitable for anyone who has taken a beginner course at the studio or has equivalent sewing experience.  

Dates:  February 13; 11 am to 1:30 pm; February 25; 6 – 8:30 pm

Adult Private Lessons:

Whether you are a first time sewer or are looking to advance your skills, private lessons allow you to create a lesson that suits your skills and schedule.  Private lesson rates are $45 per hour or portion; $30 per hour or portion per person for semi-private lesson (two people).  Customized group lessons can also be arranged.  Please call or email the studio for more information.

Open Studio Time:

Are you short on sewing space or don’t have a machine? Do you need a little inspiration to help you finish that sewing project that has been collecting dust in your closet?  Register for open studio time at Made By Me Sewing Studio and you can have access to one of eight Janome machines, two Janome sergers, ironing stations, an extra large cutting table to spread out your work, plus a toolkit with basic sewing notions.

While I am happy to give you advice on your project and familiarize you with my sewing machines while you are working in the studio, please note that open studio time does not include individual instruction.  I cannot design projects or patterns, offer step-by-step instructions or complete your alterations or projects for you. You must have previous sewing experience to use the open studio time.

Open Studio rates:  $10.00 plus GST per hour or portion.  As open studio time availability varies, please phone to ahead to register.