Upcoming Classes

Special Event

Be a Difference Maker with Babylock

Sew a small backpack with us on your serger (any brand) and learn some fun tricks about Babylock sergers plus, get a free pattern! Charlene is hard at work with great new ideas and techniques to teach you about your serger while you sew these fun little bags. Sew with us as we create brighter days for foster children in our community. Often left with only a plastic bag to tote their belongings, these kids deserve a little sunshine. This event is being hosted as a community event and Babylock is encouraging you to donate a bag to foster children.

Dates via Zoom: Monday, April 26, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Fee: $15 – drop a backpack off at the store by May 31 and get a Gift Certificate for $15
Instructors: Charlene Neufeld
Skill Level: Beginner and Beyond

SIGN UP TODAY, By Calling 604-507-2841

 

NEW DATE – Tips and Tricks For The Person
New To Machine Embroidery

So, you just got a new embroidery machine and excited to get started but, are not sure where to start. Maybe you’ve been away from it for a bit and need a refresher. If so, then this class is for you. We will talk about topics such as, proper hooping, stabilizers, fabric prep, and other tips to get you started using your machine embroidery machine. This class is not machine specific. Some of the explanations may refer to specific models as examples but the class covers machine embroidery generally and will attempt to answer most common beginner and new user questions.

Date: Zoom: Fri May 28 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Fee: $15
Teacher: Lori Bandong
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced Embroidery Skill

 

Sweet Pea Car Visor Organizer

The perfect way to give you more storage space in your car and look great at the same time. The organizers can be attached to car visors by using strips of elastic and would be perfect for Christmas gifts etc. The organizer can be made in the 5×7 size hoop, it includes two separate panels made in the hoop (a pocket panel and a zipper panel) which are then joined with a regular sewing machine. The backing is also attached using a sewing machine. They are quick and easy to sew making them perfect for craft markets stalls, gifts or your own home.

Date via Zoom – Daytime: Wednesday, April 28, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Date via Zoom – Evening: Wednesday, April 28,  6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Fee: $15
Pattern: $12.49 (not discountable)
Instructor: Lori Bandong
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced Embroidery Skill

 

Beginner Artistic Cutter

Artistic Edge Cutter and Simple Cut Software. Are you struggling with your cutter, Lori will take you step by step how to use your cutter in this 2 part class. Want to know how to use the software and the cutter? This class is for you – don’t miss this opportunity!

Date: Zoom: Friday, April 30 & May 14,  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Fee: $30
Instructor: Lori Bandong
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced Embroidery Skill

 

Tips and Tricks on Creating your own EMB Quilt

Do you have a collection of EMB files that you would like to turn into a quilt but don’t know where to start, or do you want to create your own theme quilt. In this class we will go over where to get ideas, planning layout etc.

Date via Zoom – Daytime: Thursday, May 6, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Date via Zoom – Evening: Thursday, May 6,  6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Fee: $15
Teacher: Lori Bandong
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced Embroidery Skill

 

How and When to use Different Mediums in Embroidery

Machine Embroidery has come along way – especially when it come to using different mediums such as felt, leather, cork, vinyl – the list can go on and on. We will go over how to use them, what to watch for when switching things out and there will be an opportunity for you to ask questions as well. This class is suitable for both new and advanced embroiders.

Date via Zoom – Daytime: Friday, May 7, 10:00 am to 12:00pm
Date via Zoom – Evening: Friday, May 7,  6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Fee: $15
Instructor: Lori Bandong
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced Embroidery Skill

 

One Block Wonder Panel Quilt

I am sure you have heard of the One Block Wonder. This one is using a panel! You can also use fabric yardage if you don’t want panels. You will learn how to make the blocks. The big thing is designing with the blocks. Everyone’s quilt will be different. Join this creative class. Not your traditional quilt.

Dates via Zoom: Friday, April 30 & May 21, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fee: $30
Book Fee: $43.95 – Sale $37.36
Instructor: Lynne Thiessen
Skill Level: Beginner

 

Twister Zips

If you follow Pinterest you’ll have noticed the “Twister” pattern is the latest rage. Learn to make both the pattern and a new travel bag for all those post COVID trips you’ve been dreaming about! Or, if you’re thinking about Christmas, this travel bag would be a really appreciated gift!

Dates via Zoom: Saturday, May 8 & 15, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Fee: $30
Pattern: $15.95 + Template $28.95
Instructors: Rita Steeple
Skill Level: Beginner and Beyond

 

Machine Embroidery
Red White and Bloom Quilt from Kimberbell

This year Kimberbell is starting off with a cute patriotic quilt design – but don’t worry if you think it is a little to American – in class we will talk about how to give it a great Canadian (or summer) spin. Class 1 will be going over design options, colour choices and such. Class 2 we will be going how to put to the whole thing together. This class is suitable for both beginner and advance machine Embroider – as long as you know the basics to your machine.

Date via Zoom – Daytime: Wednesady, May 19 and June 16, 10:00 am to 12:00pm
Date via Zoom – Evening: Wednesady, May 19 and June 16, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Fee: $30
Pattern: $79.95
Embellishment Kit $47.95
Teacher: Lori Bandong
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced Embroidery Skill

 

Flying Geese by the Bunch

This is a 2-hour technique class. Learn how to quickly make a flock of Flying geese for rows or border. A pieced border can sometimes be the finishing touch needed and flying geese will work up to any size.

Date via Zoom: Saturday, May 22, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Fee: $15
Instructor: Leigh Burton
Skill Level: Beginner

 

Mini Mariner’s Compass

In this class you will learn how to use and modify the Mini Compass Pattern from Quiltsmart. Quiltsmart uses a pre-printed iron on interfacing to make precision patterns easy and fun.

Dates via Zoom: Monday, May31 & Jun 14, 10:00am – 12:00am
Fee: $30
Pattern: $59.95
Instructors: Charlene Neufeld
Skill Level: Beginner and Beyond

 

Machine Embroidery
Sweet Pea Cathedral Triangles

Looking for a little something different for a table runner/center? This just might be what you are looking for. Just by changing the colour combination you can go from elegant to fun to whimsical. In class we will cover both how to make the block and assemble it. Pattern comes with 5 different sizes.

Date via Zoom – Daytime: Friday, May 21st 10:00 am to 12:00pm
Date via Zoom – Evening: Friday, May 21st 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Fee: $15
Pattern: $14.99 (not discountable)
Instructor: Lori Bandong
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced Embroidery Skill

 

Turtle Party

Who can resist these happy little turtles swimming in their own peaceful pond? This easy pattern features three dimensional heads and tails and goes together quickly.

Dates via Zoom: Saturday, June 5 & June 19, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Fee: $30
Pattern Fee: $9.95
Instructor: Leigh Burton
Skill Level: Beginner

 

Ohio Rose

Quiltsmart has simplified the turned appliqué technique to create some amazing traditional quilt patterns. In this class you’ll learn how to use this form of appliqué and complete it entirely with your sewing machine and NO handstitching! This pattern can be adapted for any sized quilt from table runner to a bed sized quilt! The only thing stopping you is your imagination.

Dates via Zoom: Friday, June 11 10:00am – 1:00pm
Fee: $30
Pattern:$11.98
Instructors: Rita Steeple
Skill Level: Beginner and Beyond

 

Bench Pillow to Wall Hanging
Thinking Outside the Box

Love the bench pillows but you don’t have a bench or not one for pillow on the couch. In this class we will look at how to think outside the box and rearrange a bench pillow into a wall hanging. This class will focus on pillows that have the quilt block design not the multi-hoop style.

Dates via Zoom – Daytime: Friday, June 18th, 10:00 am to 12:00pm
Dates via Zoom – Evening: Friday, June 18th, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Fee: $15 + Pattern you choose
Instructor: Lori Bandong
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced Embroidery Skill

 

Elna eXperience 550 Sewing MachineLearn To Use Your Sewing Machine

Did you get a new sewing machine? Has it been a long time since you sewed? This class is for you. We will start from the beginning on setting up your machine to sew with ease. Do you want to know what all those feet in the box do? This class is free to anyone who purchased their machine from Tom’s Sewing, Countryfolk Fabric or Burnaby Sewing.

Dates via Zoom – Daytime: Monday, April 12 & 19, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dates via Zoom – Evening: Wednesday, May 26 & June 2, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Fee: $15
Kit Fee: $5
Instructor: Lynne Thiessen
Skill Level: Beginner

 

New! Kimberbell Social Embroidery Club

Do you love to embroider? Do you love to share your work? Do you love to learn new techniques?

We will be hosting an online embroidery club. Every month, a new technique will be demo’d. 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.

Dates via Zoom – Daytime: Thursday, April 15, May 20, June 17, 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Dates via Zoom – Evening: Thursday, April 15, May 20, June 17, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Fee: N/C
Instructor: Kerri Sketchley/ Lori Bandong / Lynne Thiessen
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 or given as gifts……or you can sew them all together to get 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.

Dates via Zoom: Tuesday, April 13th , May 18th, June 15, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Fee: $15/class
Pattern: $249
Instructor: Lori Bandong
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced Embroidery Skill

 

Special Event

Garden Guild Kimberbell Event

They are back – our Kimberbell events. This one is a new one – Garden Guild! Create a Machine Embroider by Number: Pieced Bloom in a 6×10 hoop at the event, then “leaf” with four additional sizes to stitch later. Add “Darling, You Look Radishing” to a fully-lined Zipper Pouch Blank, then make a “Wet My Plants” Mat perfect for your potted blooms! The three event projects include fresh techniques and fabulous Kimberberbellishments such as Pull Flowers, Cute as a Button(s), Wool Felt Balls, and more. When you join The Garden Guild, your embroidery skills are sure to blossom and grow. We are offering this event in either 3 – 2 hour day classes or 3 – 2 hour evening classes. Please come to class prepared tp sew as we will complete the projects together during class. KITS CAN BE SHIPPED TO YOU!

Dates via Zoom – Daytime: Wednesday, June 2, 3 & 4, 10 am to 12 pm
Dates via Zoom – Evening: Monday, June 7, 14 & 21, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Fee: $149.95
Instructors: Lori Bandong
Skill Level: Beginner and Beyond

 

Cake TherapyCake Therapy and Beyond

We are continuing with Cake Therapy and all classes will be held on Zoom with 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 quilter or advanced quilter you will have fun learning and sharing different techniques. There are NO FEES for these sessions, but great deals if you want to take things home. Usually, we have cake so you will all have to all sit with your piece of cake while you watch. Join our show and tell by sending pictures of what you made to nannylynne.lt@gmail.com.

Dates via Zoom: Thursday, April 22, May 27, June 24, 10:00 am

 

Please Note:

  • To Sign up for classes, please email info@tomssewing.com, call 604-507-2841 or stop by and see us at the Surrey store.
  • We are experiencing high call and email volume. If you send an email we will try to get back to you before the end of the day. If you leave a message we will do our best to get back to you in 24 hours.

Tom’s Sewing Centre
Open Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 5:30pm & Saturday, 9:30am – 5:00pm
#102 – 8338 – 120th St
Surrey, BC
604-507-2841

Countryfolk Fabric
New Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 9:30am – 5:00pm
#5 – 45802 Luckakuck Way
Chilliwack, BC
604-824-5643

Burnaby Sewing Centre
Open Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday, 10:00am – 5:00pm
6190 Kingsway Ave
Burnaby, BC
604-437-1633

Email: info@tomssewing.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tomssewingcentre/

Website: https://www.tomssewing.com