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.

Ron Collins 3 Day Retreat
with Ron Collins

3 - 7 Hour Sessions $350 plus GST

THE ULTIMATE SEWING RETREAT Ron Collins International Guest Teacher Three days with Ron Collins and the ultimate sewing retreat. It’s time to liberate some of those fabrics you are afraid...

March 16th, 18th & 19th  ( No Class on 17th )

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Ron Collins 3 Day Retreat
with Ron Collins

3 - 7 Hour Sessions $350 plus GST

THE ULTIMATE SEWING RETREAT Ron Collins International Guest Teacher Three days with Ron Collins and the ultimate sewing retreat. It’s time to liberate some of those fabrics you are afraid...

March 13, 14, 15, 2019.    

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Pattern Making Essentials
with Alexandra Morgan

2-6 hour sessions $235 plus GST ($246.75)

Learn the essential pattern making techniques you’ll need to create new styles from your basic block patterns or your TNT (tried and true) sewing patterns. In this class Alexandra will show...

April 13, 14, 2019

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Pattern Making for Knits: The T-Shirt Block
with Alexandra Morgan

2 - 6 hour sessions $250 plus GST ($ 262.50)

In this comprehensive knit patternmaking class you will draft your own custom size stretch knit T-shirt block using your personal body measurements. You'll learn how to determine the stretch ratio...

May 11th & 12th

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Mystery Quilt Class
with Nancy Williams

2 – 5 hour classes $125.00 plus GST ($131.25)

Mystery quilts are a fun way to put your favorite colors into a quilt without knowing what it will look like till you have followed all the clues and it is finished. This mystery quilt was...

January 26th & February 2nd, 2019

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Machine Quilting Using Your Walking Foot
with Nancy Williams

1 – 5 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...

March 23rd, 2019

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Beginner Quilting with Nancy Williams
with Nancy Williams

5 – 3 hour classes $125.00 plus GST ($131.25)

Learn all the basics of making your very first quilt from start to finish!In this workshop you will learn about fabric choices, different threads and batting choices.From start to finish you will...

Wednesdays & Fridays  January 30th, February 1st, 6th, 8th, 15th 2019 (No Class Feb 13th)                

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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...

January 28th , February 11th & 18th  6:30pm - 9:00pm
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March 20 & 27th, April 3rd   6:30pm - 9:00pm

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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...

April 15th, 29th, May 6th, May 13th, 27th & June 3rd

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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?...

Jan 8, 15, 22, 29 & Feb 5, 12, 19, 26 & Mar 5, 12, 26 & April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & May 7, 14, 21, 28 & June 4, 11, 18, 25.

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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...

January 10, 17, 31, 2019, February 7, 14, 28, 2019, March 7, 21, and Wednesday 27, 2019

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Embroidery Gift of the Month
with Pat Dykes

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...

Fridays  9:00am – 12noon  September 21, October 19, November 16, Dec. 14, 2018  Jan. 18, Feb. 15, Mar. 22, Apr. 18(Thurs), May 17, & Jun 14, 2019

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Charm Square Table Topper
with Nancy Williams

3 – 2 ½ hour classes $95.00 plus GST ($99.75)

This fun square table topper ( finished size approx. 32” X 32” made with 5 inch HST's (half square triangles) can be used as either a baby quilt or a table topper. If you have...

Feb 7, 14, 28, 2019 (no class Feb. 21)

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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, 2017 to August 31, 2018) 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 2017-2018

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   Jan. 4, February 1, March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7, 2019

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Janome & Babylock
with Pat Dykes

Saturdays 9:30-12:30

For Janome and Babylock embroidery machine model owners.

Oct. 13th, 2018 , Dec. 1st, 2018, Feb. 23rd, 2019 & April 27th, 2019

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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   Sept, 15th, Nov. 3rd, Feb16th, & May 4th

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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 -   Sept 29th 2018, Nov 17th 2018, Feb 9th 2019, April 6th 2019

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