Classes & Clubs

Classes

Sewing is fun when you get the results you want. Our classes are small and feature personalized instruction. You will be encouraged to do your best while enjoying successful experiences. Because each student cuts and sews at a different rate, and most projects take more than class time, please expect some work will need to be done at home between classes.

Before signing up for classes, please check your schedule and read our class policies carefully. To be fair to our teachers and other students we must remain firm in our registration and cancellation policies.

CLASS POLICIES

  • Full Payment of class fees due at time of registration. This guarantees a place in the class.
  • Phone registration is available with Visa or MasterCard. Cancellations must be made at least 7 days prior to class start. A store credit will be issued provided your cancellation does not reduce class participation below minimum number required. Minimum number of students is four, maximums vary by class. When applicable the teacher will be glad to leave class notes. Sawyers reserves the right to cancel 48 hours prior to any class if participation level is below minimum. Sawyers will issue a full refund for any class we cancel.
  • Please pick up or download a supply list at time of registration. Purchase supplies prior to arriving for class.
  • Those registered for a class receive a 15% discount on class supplies.
  • Please mark all tools and supplies. Sawyers is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • Please refrain from wearing perfumes in consideration of fellow classmates with allergies.

 

Fitting Fundamentals
with Alexandra Morgan

3 – 2.5 hour sessions $120.00 plus GST ($126.00)

Demystify the fitting process in this fitting fundamentals workshop. You’ll learn how to prepare yourself and your garment for a fitting, how to recognize fitting issues and work in an order...

Saturdays 9:30 -12:00   April 22, 29, May 6, 2017

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Thread Painting Fibre Art Free Motion Class
with Bea McDowell

3 – 4 hour classes $180.00 plus gst ($189.00)

Come join Bea for this fun filled class where you will learn her raw edge techniques along with thread painting and top stitching to finish your wall hanging or panel ready to mount or frame.Using...

Saturdays  12:30 – 4:30   April 22, 29, May 6, 2017

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Working with Knits Techniques
with Ron Collins

1 – 6 hour session $110.00 plus GST ($115.50)

Uncover great techniques at this ‘knit know-how-to workshop’. Ron will cover tips on layout, marking, cutting, interfacing, thread and appropriate needle sizes and types. Followed by a...

Saturday  9:30 – 4:00     March 18, 2017

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Basic Sewing Techniques
with Carly Smethurst

3 - 2 1/2 hour sessions - $75 plus GST

No Experience Required    (3– 2½ hour classes) Mondays This course is designed for a beginner with very little or no sewing experience or as a refresher for someone who has...

6:30pm - 9:00pm   Mondays July 10, 17, 24th  or  Aug 14, 21, 28th 

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Introduction to Sewing a Garment
with Carly Smethurst

6 - 2 1/2 hour sessions $110 plus GST

Prerequisite: Basic sewing Techniques or similar experience The project for this class is a drawstring/elastic pyjama style pant. This project has proven to be a great starter project to learn...

6:30pm - 9:00pm  Mondays Feb. 13, 20, 27, Mar. 6, 13, 20  or  April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29,   2017

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Beginners Skirts
with Carly Smethurst

5 - 2 1/2 hour Sessions $105.00 plus GST $110.25

A classic skirt is a wardrobe staple. Wearing a skirt is an easy way to make you feel feminine and sophisticated. In this class you will make a simple, unlined skirt. Learn the techniques for...

Thursdays 6:30 – 9:00pm 
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2017

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Learn to Quilt
with Lezlie Pascoe

2 1/2 hrs - 6 sessions, $90 plus GST

In this class you will learn all of the basics of how to make a quilt from start to finish in 6- 2½ hour classes. You will learn how to use a rotary cutter and ruler with a self healing...

Wednesdays 1:00 - 3:30pm - March 22, 29, April 5 , 19, 26, May 3  No Class April 12th  2017.

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Beginners Knit Tops
with Carly Smethurst

5 - 2 1/2 hour sessions - $105 plus GST

Prerequisite: Introduction to Sewing a Garment Alone or layered, simple t-shirts and long sleeve tops are essential to any wardrobe. Choose if you would like a classic t-shirt, longer sleeves for...

6:30 - 9:00  Thursdays March 30April 6, 13, 20, 27  2017.

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Supervised Creative Quilting
with Pat Dykes

Drop in sessions - 9:30 - 12:00 - $15 plus GST

Want to stretch your quilting capabilities? Having problems starting a project? In the middle of a project and need some encouragement? Need a little help with a new piecing design or technique?...

Tuesdays  9:30 - 12noon  $15.00 plus GST ($15.75)  January 10, 17, 24, 31  /  February 7, 14, 21, 28.  /  March 7, 14, 21, 28.  /  April 4, 11, 18, 25.  /  May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.  /  June 6, 13, 20, 27.   2017

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Quilting with Lezlie
with Lezlie Pascoe

1 - 2 1/2 hour session - $15 plus GST

Have you thought you might like to try your hand at quilting but not quite sure where to start? Want to try a small project before investing lots of class time and materials?? Lezlie offers...

Thursdays - 1:00 - 3:30 - Mar 2, 9, 16 - April 6, 13, 20 - May 4, 11, 18 - June 1, 8, 15, 29

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Embroidery Gift of the Month
with Pat Dykes, Martha Pullen

1 - 3 hour session - $25 plus GST

Work on a different project each month. Each project is a surprise and incorporates both an embroidery design and a technique. Supply list will be emailed to registered students one week before...


Jan 20, Feb 17, Mar 17, Apr 21, May 19 & June 16, 2017

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Simple Serging 1... Which Stitch?
with Fern MacDonald

1 - 3 hr Session $35.00 plus GST ($36.75)

Take the mystery out of your serger.  This series of serging classes is fun and full of information. You will learn to recognize the stitches and the threads and just what you can really do...

Saturday June 3, 2017 1:00- 4:00 $35.00 plus GST ($36.75)

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Simple Serging 2 ...Elastic, Gathers, and Flatlock
with Fern MacDonald

1 - 3hr Session $35.00 Plus Gst ($36.75)

Take the mystery out of your serger.  This series of serging classes is fun and full of information. You will learn to recognize the stitches and the threads and just what you can really do...

Saturday July 8, 2017. 1:00 – 4:00 $35.00 plus GST ($36.75)

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Simple Serging 3 - Rolled Hemming
with Fern MacDonald

1 - 3hr Session $35.00 plus Gst ($36.75)

Take the mystery out of your serger.  This series of serging classes is fun and full of information. You will learn to recognize the stitches and the threads and just what you can really do...

Saturday August 5, 2017      1:00 – 4:00       $35.00 plus GST ($36.75)

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Clubs

Do you know about any of our clubs? Sawyers have clubs designed for most machine owners. Membership is $60 per year (Sept 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017) This membership gives you 15% discount for one full year on all parts and notions as well as repairs and maintenance charges on your machines. Also included is 1/2 price on scissor and blade sharpening and special bonus discount days for Club members only. There will be 4 - 3 hour club meetings scheduled in advance and listed below. Single class drop-in fee is $20.00 and subject to space availability. Our goal is to provide different projects that are of general interest to class participants. Each project will be suitable for beginners as well as more advanced sewers. Many are surprised to learn how much more their machines can do.

Club project information will usually be available approximately 1 weeks before class time and registration is imperative. Call to reserve your space for each date so teachers are prepared for the number of participants.

Cozy Capz Dates for 2016-2017

Volunteers gather once a month to sew hats for cancer patients. Fabrics and time are donated to sew these items and are very much appreciated by those patients undergoing chemo treatment. New volunteers are always welcome. Come for one or any you can attend. Call to RSVP attendance. (Please note - days may change due to classroom availability.)

 

Cozy Capz

Fridays 9:00 - 12:30

Volunteers gather once a month to sew hats for cancer patients as well as comfort pillows for breast cancer patients. Fabrics and time are donated to sew these items and are very much appreciated...

Fridays 9:00 - 12:30 - Sept 9, Nov 4, 2016  -  Jan 13, Mar 3, May 12 & June 9, 2017

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Janome / Babylock
with Pat Dykes

Fridays & Saturdays - 9:30-12:30

For Janome and Babylock embroidery machine model owners.

Fridays & Saturdays - 9:30 - 12:30  Fri. Feb. 10 & Sat. Feb. 11, 2017 - Fri. April 7 & Sat. April 8, 2017

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Pfaff
with Judi Caldwell

Saturdays - 9:30-12:30

For Pfaff Creative embroidery machine model owners.

Saturdays - 9:30-12:30 - Sat. Jan. 28, Sat. Mar. 4, Sat. June 10th, 2017

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Midrange
with Pat Dykes

Saturdays - 9:30-12:30

For sewers who have machines that are classified as more than basic with some decorative stitches. Projects are designed to increase members awareness of the capabilities of their machines. Our...

Saturdays - 9:30-12:30 -  Sat. Feb. 4, 2017 -- Sat. April 1, 2017

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