Upcoming Classes

Let’s Explore Machine Embroidery – A Virtual Retreat.

This innovative virtual retreat begins with a lecture/demo on mastering the basics of machine embroidery. Next is a hands-on, in-the-hoop embroidery project (Supply list will include a FREE designs for this class).

We would highly recommend this course as a pre-requisite to our NEW Kimberbell embroidery event if you are not confident with embroidery basics. These are not firm dates but will be confirmed soon.

Date via GoToMeeting: Saturday, Feb. 6 10:00am – 3:00pm
Fee: $50
Instructor: Janome Educator Skill Level: Suitable for all


New! Kimberbell Social Embroidery Club
And Now Kimberbell Blanks Club:

Do you love to embroider? Do you love to share your work? Do you love to learn new techniques? We will be holding an online embroidery club and demo a new technique each month. Patterns will be loaded onto USB sticks and available to pick up after the club. We will not be sewing during this club, but we will be demoing and sharing ideas. The club projects will be based off Kimberbell designs that are clever, whimsical and a fun way to learn different embroidery techniques. Even if you have never done machine embroidery before, you will enjoy this club. Kimberbell designs are so cute and have amazing instructions; this club will not disappoint you. There are NO FEES to attend. Join our show and tell. Email a picture of what you have been making to dblori@telus.net and put Kimberbell Club in the subject.

Session 1 via Zoom: Thursday, Jan. 21, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Session 2 via Zoom: Thursday, Feb. 18, 10:00am – 11:00pm or 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Session 3 via Zoom: Thursday, Mar. 18, 10:00am – 11:00pm or 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Fee: N/C
Instructors: Kerri Sketchley/ Lori Bandong
Skill Level: Beginner to Advance Embroidery Skills


All Good Things – Block of the Month

Hoopsisters has changed things up this year with their block of the month. Titled “All Good Things” – each block has a theme such as Vineyard, Love Notes and Farm Fresh to name a few. Each block can be finished on its own to create a cute wall hanging that can be changed out throughout the year, given as gifts or sewn together to create the “All Good Things” quilt. Each month we will cover some tips and tricks to complete the block and spend some time sewing it together.

Date via Zoom: Tuesday, Jan. 19th, Feb. 16th, Mar 16th, Apr 13th , May 18th, Jun 15, 9:30am – 11:30am or 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Fee: $15/class Pattern: $249
Instructor: Lori Bandong
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced Embroidery Skill


Hoopsisters “All Good Things”

This session focuses on small projects for around the house. In addition to the quilt blocks, Hoopsisters has created some really cute ITH projects for around the house. Each month has different themes and different projects. The 1st three themes are “Farmhouse”, “Wine Down” and “Tidy Task”. Sign up for 1 or for all 3.

Date via Zoom: Thursday, Jan. 14th, Feb. 4th, Mar. 4th, 9:30am – 11:30am or 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Fee: $15/class
Pattern: $59.95
Instructor: Lori Bandong
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced Embroidery Skill


Main Street Celebration Bench Pillow

Kimberbell has a new bench pillow coming out – Main Street Celebration. If you have not had a chance to do a pillow yet, or can’t wait to do a new one, then join the fun. Don’t let the USA feel deter you. We will find fun ways to make it Canadian plus the embellishment kit comes with a Canadian Flag.

Date via Zoom: Monday, April 5 & April 26 – 9:30am, 12:30am or 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Fee: $45 Pattern: $39.95, Embellishment Kit $47.95
Instructor: Lori Bandong
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced Embroidery Skill


Modern Mosaic Handbag by Sweet Pea

This “in the hoop” bag can be made in 3 different sizes. It is lined and has no raw edges. We will be using embroidery to create the panels and then sewing by machine to put it all together.

Date via Zoom: Wednesday, Feb. 3 & Feb. 17, 9:30am – 11:30am or 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Fee: $30
Pattern: $18.95 (pattern not discountable)
Instructor: Lori Bandong
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced Embroidery Skills


Poppy Garden Flag by Sweet Pea

I don’t know about you but I need a new table runner for spring as I still have the turkey one on my table from Thanks Giving. So, using the Sweet Pea design we will complete the panels, either enough to leave it as a flag or extra to do a table runner. The 1st class will focus on working with a couple of panels, while the 2nd class will finish off the project.

Date via Zoom: Friday, Feb. 19 & Mar 19 – 9:30am – 11:30am or 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Fee: $30 Pattern: $19.95 (pattern not discountable)
Instructor: Lori Bandong
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced Embroidery Skill


Learn To Use Your Sewing Machine

Did you get a new sewing machine for Christmas? Has it been a long time since you’ve used your sewing machine? If the answer is, “Yes” then this class is for you. We will start from the beginning and focus on setting up your machine to sew with ease. Do you want to know what all those feet in the box do? We’ll cover that too and a whole lot more.

This class is free to anyone who purchased their machine from Tom’s Sewing, Countryfolk Fabric or Burnaby Sewing.

Date via Zoom: Friday, Feb. 5 & Feb. 12, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Or Monday, Mar 1 & Mar 8, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Fee: $15 or Free to for anyone who purchased their machine from Tom’s Sewing, Countryfolk Fabric or Burnaby Sewing.
Kit Fee: $5
Instructor: Lynne Thiessen
Skill Level: Beginner


Beginner Quilting

Are you just starting to quilt or needing to brush up on your skills? This 5 week class will take you through all the steps including rotary cutting, piecing blocks, joining blocks, adding borders, sandwiching and basting plus, the basics of machine quilting and binding and labeling. This fun quilt looks much more complicated than it is and will teach you everything you need to know to move on to more advanced projects.

Dates via Zoom: Wednesday, Feb. 10, Feb. 17, Feb. 24, Mar 3, Mar 10, 10:00am – 1:00pm
Fee: $85 + Pattern $10
Instructor: Lynne Thiessen
Skill Level: Beginner and Beyond


Maple Leaves

The pattern might say “Fuzzy Flannel“ but this is a fantastic pattern to use up some of those “special” fabrics in your stash. (And they don’t need to be flannels, although you can use those too!). This project is easy to make using a template to help with cutting out your pattern. Makes an awesome lap quilt and is a great skill builder.

Dates via Zoom: Thursday, Feb. 11, 10:00am – 1:00pm
Fee: $21 + Pattern $12.95
Instructor: Rita Steeple
Skill Level: Beginner and Beyond


Floating Gems

One of those great patterns if you’re a Beginning Quilter or have a few Quilts under your belt! This is has become a “go to” pattern as it’s easy to size up to a bed sized quilt or size down for a New born. I’ve already made a few.

Dates via Zoom: Friday, Mar. 12 10:00am – 1:00pm
Fee: $21 + Pattern $12.95
Instructors: Rita Steeple
Skill Level: Beginner and Beyond


Celebration Star

I just wanted a fresh Table Topper and couldn’t resist playing with this pattern. It’s using one the first paper pieced pattern I learned. Paper piecing is a fantastic technique to achieve those “sharp points “. You can stop at just the centre or do as I did add a few more blocks. A Fun Little Quilt.

Dates via Zoom: Wednesday, Mar. 31, 10:00am – 1:00pm
Fee: $21
Instructors: Rita Steeple
Skill Level: Beginner and Beyond


Ruler Quilting – Essence of Tradition

This is the Ultimate Quilting with Templates Class. Get inspired to finish all your quilt tops at home with the “Essence of Tradition Design Club.” You can sign up to pick up your package each month or add the class for additional help.

In class we will ruler quilt 1 quilt block each month. If you choose to attend each class for the whole year, you will have a full quilt at the end of the program. The full year of classes includes: 13 Traditional Block Patterns, 50+ Quilting Designs (4 per block), 13 Westalee Design Templates(available in Low shank, High shank or Long Arm Thicknesses), 13 Instructional Videos, Notebook with Design Tools & Patterns. The whole package is valued at $850. Sign-up for this program is a must.

Dates via Zoom: Friday, Feb. 26, Mar 26, Apr 23 10:00am – 1:00pm
Fee: $23/ month (Must sign up quarterly)
Instructors: Rita Steeple/ Tom Sketchley
Skill Level: Beginner and Beyond


Cake Therapy and Beyond

We are changing Cake Therapy up a bit, once more. All classes will be held on Zoom and hosted by Countryfolk’s amazing Lynne Thiessen. If you haven’t already attended Cake Therapy, then it’s time you did and find out what you are missing. If you are a beginner or advanced quilter you will have fun learning and sharing different techniques. There are NO FEES for these sessions, but great deals will be offered if you want to take things home.

In the “good old days” when we would all get together in one place for Cake Therapy, cake was actually provided. Now that we must all stay at home and participate virtually, any cake we eat will have to be our own. Nevertheless, please join our virtual group as well as our “show and tell” session by sending pictures of what you made to nannylynne.lt@gmail.com.

Zoom Event: Thursday, Jan. 28, 10am
Thursday, Feb. 25, 10am
Thursday, Mar 25, 10am


To Register Call 604-507-2841 or email us at info@tomssewing.com


Please Note:

  • Registration required for all classes
  • One participant per Class Fee, even if sharing Zoom link.
  • Payment required at time of registration. Phone registration taken with credit card payment
  • Cancellations must be made 4 business days prior to class for a full refund
  • We reserve the right to cancel a class 48 hours before class, with full refund, if registration is too low.
  • Please ensure you have your supply lists and all supplies before class.
  • If you do not have supply list 7 days before class, please call the store
  • Please have Zoom or Go To Meeting loaded on your device prior to the beginning of class.
  • You should have your Zoom link 48 hours before class.

Tom’s Sewing Centre
Open Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 5:30pm & Saturday, 9:30am – 5:00pm
#102 – 8338 – 120th St
Surrey, BC

Countryfolk Fabric
New Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 9:30am – 5:00pm
#5 – 45802 Luckakuck Way
Chilliwack, BC

Burnaby Sewing Centre
Open Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday, 10:00am – 5:00pm
6190 Kingsway Ave
Burnaby, BC

Email: info@tomssewing.com

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Website: https://www.tomssewing.com