Upcoming Classes

Home Sweet Haunted Home

Looking to raise your “spirits?” Treat yourself to Home Sweet Haunted Home! At Kimberbell’s two-day machine embroidery event, you’ll create five bewitching projects with other stitching enthusiasts. First, stop for a spell at the Dead & Breakfast Tea Towel, then make a Haunted Home 3D House with Kimberbell Shape Form and bedazzling Fairy Lights. Perfectly Quilted Pumpkins are made and quilted in-the-hoop with soft Velveteen, our Flyaway Bats Throw Pillow is boo-tique chic, and Lace Bats are eerily elegant! All event projects are made in 5×7 and 6×10 hoops, with additional sizes also available. From pumpkins and spiderwebs to bats and more, there’s no place like Home Sweet Haunted Home.

We have two options for the class: the classic 2 day in–person session or the new 4 evening zoom session. Must register by Sep 18, 2021

Dates in Surrey (in person): Thursday, Oct. 7 & Friday, Oct. 8, from 10:00 am to 4:00pm
Dates in Chilliwack (in person): Tuesday, Oct. 5 & Wednesday, Oct. 6, from 10:00 am to 4:00pm
Dates via Zoom: Wednesday, Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, and 20, from 6:30pm to 8:30 pm
Fee: $229
Teacher: Lori Bandong/ Kerri Sketchley/ Lynne Thiessen
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced Embroidery Skill

 

Serger Class Level 1

Do you have a serger, but don’t understand threading and tensions? This course will teach you how to thread your machine, balance your tensions, lock that stitch at the end of your seam and sew; inside corners, outside corners, inside curves and outside curves.

The class manual is $25.

Date in Chilliwack: Wednesday, Sep 22, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Date via Zoom: Wednesday, Sep 22, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fee: $30.00 + manual $25
Instructor: Charlene Neufeld
Skill Level: Beginner

 

Serger Class Level 2

In level 2 we move onto 3-thread serging. You will learn about 3-thread wide, 3-thread narrow, 3-thread decorative, rolled hem, lettuce edge, pin tucks and spaghetti straps.

Date in Chilliwack: Wednesday, Sep 29, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Date via Zoom: Wednesday, Sep 29, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fee: $30.00
Instructor: Charlene Neufeld
Skill Level: Must have completed Level 1

 

Alterations 101

In this course you will learn the basics of altering ready-made and me-made clothes, from hems to waistbands to necklines for women’s and men’s garments.

We will cover Buttons, Snaps, Zippers and other closures; Mending; Hand Sewing; as well as best practices for taking apart seams. And even some “check before you buy” fitting room hints.

One of the best ways to learn to sew garments well is to learn from the professionals by taking apart well made clothes. Bring to your first class a garment that can be taken apart for practice and one other garment that needs an alteration. This is going to be a hands-on adventure where we can all learn together and have some fun doing it. With this course you will develop your sewing skills to give you the confidence to take on any project.

Date in Surrey (in person): Tuesday, Sep 28, Oct. 5, Oct. 12, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fee: $90
Teacher: Diana Consell
Skill Level:

 

Learn 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 sewing 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.

Date via Zoom: Thursday, Sep 30 & Oct. 7, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm or Monday, Nov. 22 & 29, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Fee: $40
Kit Fee: $5
Teacher: Lynne Thiessen
Skill Level: Beginner

 

OESD Freestanding Witchy Wall Hanging

Ready to start getting your house prepared to look spooky….then this project is for you. This project is made by stitching different parts separately then connecting them together with brads so that the arms and legs move.

Date via Zoom: – Thursday, Oct. 14, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Fee: $20
Pattern: $26.99
Teacher: Lori Bandong
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced

 

Embroidery on a Straw Placemat Class

This project is an easy and inexpensive way to change up your kitchen or dinning room table. You will embroider a flower design on a purchased straw placemat. The possibilities of projects that can be done with this project will be discussed in class.

Date in Surrey: Wednesday, Sept. 30, from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Fee: $20
Pattern: $1.50
Teacher: Colleen Day
Skill Level: Beginner

 

OESD Free Standing Mid-Night Manor

Ready to begin a Halloween village? Then this house is a great place to start. A 3-story home with broken windows, wonky looking boards and other effects gives this house an eerie look.

Date via Zoom: Tuesday, Oct. 12, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Fee: $20
Pattern: $47.95
Teacher: Lori Bandong
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced Embroidery Skill

 

Kimberbell Collage Quilting Pillows

Ready to learn a new technique? Collage Quilting has been around for a bit, but not for Machine Embroidery – that is until now. Thanks to Kimberbell, we now can learn this awesome technique. We will be using the Kimberbell quilted pillow blanks for this project. If you haven’t had a chance to use these yet, then you will get to learn a bonus new skill – how to hoop the blanks.

Basic Machine Embroidery Skills/Machine knowledge required for class.

Date via Zoom – Friday Oct. 22, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Fee: $20
Pattern: $53.95
Teacher: 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 to use 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!

Date in Chilliwack: Monday, Sep 27 & Oct. 4, from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Date via Zoom: Monday, Sep 27 & Oct. 4, from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Fee: $40
Book Fee: $43.95
Teacher: Lynne Thiessen
Skill Level: Confident Beginner

 

One Block Wonder Cubed

This is an add on class for those that already know how to make a One Block Wonder Quilt. We will only be learning the techniques for adding cubes.

Date in Chilliwack: Monday, Oct. 18, from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Fee: $30
Book Fee: $43.95
Teacher: Lynne Thiessen
Skill Level: Basic Quilting Skills

 

Beginner Quilting

In this project I will take you through quilt making and share my tricks for accuracy and easy quilting. If you haven’t quilted before this is a great project to see what quilting is all about. You will learn rotary cutting, piecing, pressing, machine quilting and binding techniques. Quilting can be addictive but a lot of fun.

Date in Surrey: Monday, Sep 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Fee: $120 + pattern $10
Instructor: Sandi Bajcar
Skill Level: Beginner

 

Butterfly Placemats

Who doesn’t like a new set of placemats either to use yourself, or to give to someone else as a gift? These fun little butterflies will just be flying across your table as you eat, it’s a great pop of colour for any decor.

Dates via Zoom: Friday, Oct. 8, from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Fee: $30
Instructor: Rita Steeple
Skill Level: Beginner and Beyond

 

Beginner Quilting

Are you just starting to quilt or need to brush up on your skills? This 5-week class will take you through rotary cutting, piecing blocks, joining blocks, adding borders, sandwiching and basting, 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 in Chilliwack: Saturday, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Dates via Zoom: Saturday, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Fee: $100 + Pattern $10
Instructor: Lynne Thiessen
Skill Level: Beginner and Beyond

 

3D Christmas Tree

Looking for a fun Christmas project? Please come and join me in making this stacked jingle tree. It can be made either as a floppy toy using children’s fabrics for your favorite child or grandchild to play with at Christmas. Or it can be made with beautiful Christmas prints so that it will sit as a table topper in your home. This tree is fun and quick to do, and it makes a great gift for friends and family.

Date in Surrey: Thursday, Oct. 14, from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Fee: $60 + $5 kit fee paid to teacher
Instructor: Sandi Bajcar
Skill Level: Basic Sewing Skills

 

Much Ado About Panels

Need help turning that gorgeous panel into a quilt? Bring your panel to this class and we will discuss options for turning that incredible panel into a quilt. In this class we will explore styles of different panel quilts and you will be able to design the finished quilt for your panel.

Date via Zoom: Saturday, Oct. 16, from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Fee: $20
Instructor: Rita Steeple
Skill Level: Beginner and Beyond

 

Cake 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 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.

Event Dates: Thursday, Sep 23, Oct. 28, Nov. 25, from 10am to 11am

 

New! Embroidery Club

We will be changing things up again but if you love to embroider, share your work, and learn new techniques, this will be fun! 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. Even if you have never done machine embroidery before, you will enjoy this club. 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 Embroidery Club in the subject.

Date via Zoom: Thursday, Sept. 16t, Oct. 21, Nov. 18, Dec. 16, from 10:00am to 11:00am or 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Fee: N/C
Teacher: Kerri Sketchley/ Lori Bandong
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced Embroidery Skills

 

 

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

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