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.



 

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

1 - 3 hr Session $40.00 plus GST ($42.00)

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 April 25th, 2020   1:00 - 4:00

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

1 - 3hr Session $40.00 Plus Gst ($42.00)

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 May 23, 2020    1:00 - 4:00

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Simple Serging 3 - Rolled Hemming
with Fern MacDonald

1 - 3hr Session $40.00 plus Gst ($42.00)

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 27th, 2020   1:00 - 4:00

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Ruler Day
with Kellie Kaczmarek

1 - 3 Hour Class $25.00 plus gst

Kellie Kaczmarek of Silly Moon Quilting Company will be coming to Sawyers on Friday February 21, 2020 to do a “Ruler Day”. It will be a fun filled 3 1/2 hours. Kellie will do a Ruler...

February 21   9:00 - 12:30 or 1:00 - 4:30

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Basic Sewing Techniques
with Carly Smethurst

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

This course is designed for a beginner with very little or no sewing experience or as a refresher for someone who has not sewn in a long time.  You will learn to operate the sewing machine...

Mondays 6:30- 9:00 January 27, Feb 3, Feb10, 2020
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Mondays 6:30 – 9:00 May 11, 25, June 1, 2020

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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 pajama style pant. This project has proven to be a great starter project to...

Feb 24, March 2, 9, 23, 30, April 6, 2020

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Beginner's Quilting with Margret Ruiter
with Margret Ruiter

4 – 3 hour classes $120.00 plus GST ($126.00)

Learn to make a quilt from start to finish in this basic beginners quilt class designed for a sewer with little or no quilting experience. The project for this course is a baby quilt, chosen for...

February 8, 15, 22, 29, 2020   

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Machine Quilting Using Your Walking Foot
with Nancy Williams

1 – 6 hour class $60.00 plus GST ($63.00)

This class will teach you how to turn a quilt top into a completed quilt. You will begin by assembling your quilt sandwich. You will then prepare your machine for quilting with your walking foot....

March 7th, 2020

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Intro to Sewing a Garment
with Nancy Williams

1 - 1hr Class Plus 3 - 3 hour classes $80 plus GST ($84.00)

*Prerequisite: Basic sewing Techniques or similar experience The project for this class is a pair of elastic/drawstring pajama style pants. You will learn how to read and understand a...

Thursday (pre fitting) 6:00 – 7:00 January 30, 2020 and
Thursdays (3) 6:00 – 9:00 February 6, 13, 20, 2020

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Beginner Quilting by Machine
with Nancy Williams

4 - 3 hour Classes . $120 plus Gst . ($126.00)

Learn all the basics of making your very first quilt from start to finish!This fun beginner quilt class focusses on skill development with a rotary cutter, machine piecing and machine quilting....

January 29, February 5, 12, 19, 2020

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Supervised Quilting
with Lezlie Pascoe or Margaret Ruiter

1 - 2 1/2 Hour Class $15 plus Gst . ($15.75 ) Per Class

Having problems getting started on a quilting project or need help going to the next step? Lezlie or Margaret are both experienced quilters and teachers of quilting and will assist where needed on...

January 2, 9, 16, 30, 2020  February 6, 13, 20, 2020

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Premier Plus Embroidery Software Training
with Kerrin Brookes

2 – 5 ½ hour classes $100.00 plus GST ($105.00) for 2 days or ($52.50) one day

This software works with all brands of sewing machines but is produced and sold for Pfaff/Husqvarna dealers. If you have the suite or parts of this software then this could be the class for you....

Jan. 23, 24, 2020 Feb. 27, 28, 2020
Mar. 26, 27, 2020 Apr. 23, 24, 24, 2020
May 28, 29, 2020 June 18, 19, 2020

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Rotary Cutter Skills
with Nancy Williams

1 - 2hr Class $20.00 plus GST ($21.00)

The quilt world has been revolutionized by the introduction and popularity of the rotary cutter. This time saving gadget enables us to produce more quilts quickly and efficiently. Join Nancy for a...

February 8th, 2020

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Modern Quilting Sparkle Pop
with Nancy Williams

1 - 6 Hour Class $60.00 plus GST ($63.00)

In this one day workshop Nancy will lead you through all the techniques needed to complete this beautiful, unique quilt. Finishing at 56 x 66 inches this modern quilt is great as a throw or a wall...

January 31st, 2020

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Paper Piecing Kite Block Mini Quilt
with Nancy Williams

2 - 3 Hour Class $60 Plus GST ($63.00)

This modern wall hanging finishes 20 x 20 using a variety of complimentary fabrics. Join us and explore new, fun paper piecing techniques. This class assumes knowledge of basic paper piecing...

Fridays           1:00 – 4:00 March 6, 20, 2020 (no class Mar13)
Wednesdays    6:00 – 9:00 February 26, March 4, 2020

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Supervised Quilting
with Margaret Ruiter or Lezlie Pascoe

1 - 2 1/2 Hr Class $15.00 Plus GST ($15.75)

Having problems getting started on a quilting project or need help going to the next step? Lezlie or Margaret are both experienced quilters and teachers of quilting and will assist where needed on...

 January 2, 9, 16, 30, 2020 1:00 – 3:30 or  February 6, 13, 20, 2020  1:00 - 3:30

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Wallet Making
with Stacie Wilson

1 - 7 hour Class $75.00 plus GST ($78.75) ** Plus Pattern **

Stacie is back to teach another great bag making class and show you tips and tricks for success is this fast growing art. This time it will be “The Necessary Clutch Wallet” It...

February 1st, 2020

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Fibre Art "Machine Stitches Collage"
with Daniella Amit

1 - 3hr Class $50.00 plus GST ($52.50)

In this class you will create a complete piece of fabric ready to frame, use in a project or use as a wall hanging. You will use the built in machine decorative and utility stitches and a variety...

February 22, 2020

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Cozy Caps

Cozy Capz Dates for 2020

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 by those undergoing chemo. treatment. New volunteers are always welcome.  Come for one or any you can attend. RSVP attendance

Please note we can really use donations of soft cotton knits, soft flannels and fleeces for the volunteers to sew these hats as chemo patients’ scalps are very tender during treatment.

 

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...

Jan. 3, Mar. 6, May 1, June 5, 2020

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