Upcoming Classes


Tom's Sewing Machine

Class Schedule is Here


Here is a few of our new list of classes and clubs that will run for Sep to Dec at which time another list will be available. We have a great list of classes so don’t miss out.  Watch your email for more classes or come into the store for a copy of the class schedule.

Sign up for classes by Sat Sep 24 at 5:00pm and receive 10% off classes, clubs excluded

Confessions of a Sewaholic

Confessions of a Sewaholic – Quilting – If someone peeked at your sewing diary, what secrets might they find? Join us for an information-packed session on sewing and quilting tips and tricks, machine and accessory how-tos and a few tidbits not found in any manual! Take home some sewing secrets of your own.

Date: Surrey: Friday Nov 4   10:00am – 12:00pm
       Instructor: Liz Thompson – Janome Educator
Skill Level: Beginner and Beyond

Confessions of a Sewaholic – Embroidery – Join us for an information packed session on embroidery tips and how tos.  Find out what is new with embroidery.  Learn tips and tricks that are not in any manual.

Date: Surrey: Friday Nov 4   2:00pm – 4:00pm
       Instructor: Liz Thompson – Janome Educator
Skill Level: Beginner and Beyond


Pillow case

Pillow Case Day

Pillow Case Day! :Are you looking for a fun way to use up some of your stash while helping others? We will be holding a free, one day pillowcase making session, where we will lead you through the steps of creating a fast and easy pillowcase. Since they are so quick to make there will be time to stitch several. We are hoping that you will want to stitch one or more to donate to a local charity and or Children’s Hospital.  We suggest that you use children’s prints or funky brights for the ones you will be donating. We will also be collecting pillowcases for Halloween or Christmas if you would like to drop off some pillowcases.  A supply list will be available.

Dates Chilliwack: Fri Sep 23  10:00am – 4:00pm
Surrey: Fri Oct 7  10:00am – 4:00pm
Fee: NA
Coordinator: Carole Hando/ Debra Palmer
Skill Level: all levels




Cake Therapy

New! Cake Therapy and Beyond: Starting in October we have a whole new line up of fun classes and patterns this year for Cake Therapy.  If you haven’t already attended Cake Therapy, then it’s time you did and find out what you are missing.  All we are going to tell you is it takes place once a month at both stores and there are NO FEES for these sessions, but there will be cake!  And of course laughter, friends, coffee and tea!  What quilter doesn’t need a little “Therapy”, so sign up today to reserve your spot.

Wed Oct 5 – 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Wed Nov 2 – 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Wed Dec 7 – 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Thurs. Sep 29- 2:00pm – 3:00pm or Sat Oct 1 – 9:30am – 10:30am
Thurs Oct 27 – 2:00pm – 3:00pm or Sat Oct 29 – 9:30am – 10:30am
Thurs Nov 24 –  2:00pm – 3:00pm or Sat Nov 26 – 9:30am – 10:30am

Thurs Dec 15 –  2:00pm – 3:00pm or Sat Dec 17 – 9:30am – 10:30am



Strip Club

NEW! The Strip Club: No we haven’t gone completely crazy! But you know the saying “girls just gotta have fun”! What we are going to do is provide you with yet another way to create exciting quilts using either precut strips or strips you can cut from your stash.  We will have some great ideas on how you can work with these strips in a variety of projects. This club takes place once a month.  Pattern included in class fee. There will be lots of fun along with goodies, coffee and tea! Aren’t you just a bit curious? Sign up for three months at a time but can join anytime.

Date: Surrey: Thursday: Oct 13, Nov 10, Dec 8    10:00am – 11:00am
       Chilliwack: Friday: Oct 14, Nov 18    2:00pm – 3:00pm
Fee: No Charge
       Instructor: Cindy Newton/ Diana Olson

Skill Level: Beginner and Beyond


Embroidery Club

Embroidery Club for All Embroidery Machines: We have a new line up of fun project for winter. We will make pillow, table runner and stockings.  Techniques learned will be embroidery placement, placing multiple patterns, appliqué in the hoop and more.  This club has been designed to work on all current brands and models of embroidery machine with a min 5″ x 7″ hoop.  This club is a great way for the beginner or the experienced embroiderer to become more familiar with their embroidery machine.

Dates: Surrey: Fri Oct 21, Nov 18, Dec 9  1:30pm – 4:30pm or Thurs Oct 27, Nov 24, Dec 15  10:00am – 1:00pm
Chilliwack: Advanced: Wed Sep 28, Oct 26, Nov 30 10:00am – 1:00pm
Chilliwack: Beginner: Sat Sep 24, Oct 22, Nov 26   10:00am – 1:00pm
Fee: $25 each session (must sign up for the whole term, pattern included)
Instructors: Liz Busby/ Judi Campbell
Skill Level: Beginner and Beyond



Elegant Elements

Elegant Elements: Each Elegant Elements Block is unique – giving you something new to learn in each class.  Blocks are quick to stitch out on your embroidery machine with a an average stitch out time of 30 mins and only 4 thread colours per block.  Digital cut files have also been included if you would like to cut your pieces out with your cutter.  Block sizes available are 5″, 6″, 7″, 8″, 9″.  Each block is unique, only 6 blocks repeat so you will be making something new every month.

Date: Surrey: Wed Sep 24, Oct 26  1:00pm – 3:00pm
Fee: $29.95 includes pattern fee/ month
Instructor: Liz Busby
Skill Level: Must have basic embroidery skills



Quilt Til You Wilt 

These evenings continue to be very popular! Come in for an evening of “Fun and Finishing”.  Bring in those UFOs and the staff will guide you in finishing them.  It’s always a lot more fun to work with other quilters. We’ll have coffee, tea, and hot chocolate on hand. You can bring your own dinner. Come to one or come to them all. Bring along any project that you want to work on. Call us now to reserve your spot as these sessions fill very quickly.

Date: Surrey: Fri Oct 16, Nov 20, Dec 11  5:00pm – 11:00pm
Fee: $15 (Dinner NOT provided)


Day Retreat

Would you like to spend the day in the company of other quilters, away from the distractions at home? Then you need to sign up for one of our Day Retreats. We will provide a friendly work area, refreshments and even pop in now and then to make sure you are working hard. All you have to do is bring a potluck item and a project(s) you would like to work on.

Date: Surrey: Fri. Sep 23, Oct 28, Nov 25, Dec 16  10:00am – 4:00pm
Fee: $5.00 plus a Pot Luck item
Chilliwack: Fri  Sep 30, Oct 28, Nov 25, Dec 16  10:00am – 4:00pm

Fee: $5.00 plus a Bag Lunch


Be Scrappy, Be Thrifty, Be Modern

Be Scrappy, Be Thrifty, Be Modern!:  This REALLY easy and fast little quilt is made up of scraps…really… Gather all your 2.5″ strip leftovers or your leftover 5″ squares, or any other scrap that you can get a 2.5″ X 5″ piece out of and chop them all up to that size.  Then cut some 2.5″ WOF strips out of a white, white-on-white or very light beige and I’ll show you how to turn it into a really cute, colourful quilt for a baby, or a throw, or even a queen sized quilt – the choice is yours (depending on how many scraps you’ve got! )  If you have all your fabrics pre-cut you’ll be able to finish the top by the end of the workshop.

Date: Surrey: Sat Sep 24   10:00am – 4:00pm
Instructor: Irene Harvalias
Fee: $50
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills



Let it Snow

Let It Snow Wall Hanging: If you like scrappy quilts and have a quilters “stash” this whimsical wall hanging is a for you!  This fun project is created once a week over a five-week period to make a 40″ X 40″ wall hanging or a fun quilt for a winter baby using basic piecing and fusible applique techniques.  You must have basic quilting skills to take this class but it is a good project for learning fusible applique techniques.

Date: Surrey: Wed Sep 28, Oct 5, Oct 12, Oct 19, Nov 2   10:00am – 12:00pm
Fee: $75 + pattern $18.95
Instructor: Carole Hando
Skill Level: Must have Basic Quilting Skills


Pincushion and Ironing Board Cover:Tired of that plain old ironing board. This class is made to measure.  Learn how to make you own bias tape. Measure your ironing board. Make as fancy as you like. The pin cushion/ thread catcher can match.

Date: Chilliwack: Fri Sep 29 10:00am – 1:00pm
Fee: $23 + $21.99
Instructor: Lynne Thiessen
Skill Level:  Must have Basic Quilting Skills



thread catcher

Thread Catcher:  Have you ever gone to a class and wondered what you should do with your scraps?  If so, join us to make a quick and easy Thread Catcher Bag & learn some new techniques.  Once you have made one, you will want to make others for yourself &/or as gifts for your sewing friends.

Date: Surrey: Fri Sep 30 10:00am – 2:00pm
Fee: $30 pattern included (kits available)
Instructor: Carole Hando
Skill Level: Must have basic quilting skills



Tom’s Sewing Centre
#102 – 8338 – 120th St
Surrey, BC


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#5 – 45802 Luckakuck Way
Chilliwack, BC



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