Upcoming Classes and Events

Janome Family Game Night
A Kimberbell and Janome Exclusive
2-Day Machine Embroidery Event

Let the good times roll” at Kimberbell’s Family Game Night! At this two-day machine embroidery event, you will make four exclusive Kimberbell projects. The Popcorn Basket Liner is a real treat, with the stitched sentiment above a bucket of sparkly Mylar popcorn. Store dice or a deck of cards in the Good Times Zipper Pouch with its clear Vinyl front, then slip your pouch and other supplies into the Game Night Tote featuring dazzling Applique Glitter! The Game Night Champ Mug Rug is embellished with a trophy of gold Embroidery Leather, an eye-catching coaster for your favorite party beverage. No matter how you toss the dice, it’s a sure bet you’ll have a fun and fabulous time at Kimberbell’s Family Game Night!

Class 1: Date via GoToMeeting: Friday, July 9 at 10:00am – 4:00pm
Class 2: Date via GoToMeeting: Saturday, July 10 at 10:00am – 2:00pm
Fee: $199 – includes fabric kit and embroidery designs
Instructor: Janome Educators
Skill Level: Suitable for all


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: Wednesday, May 26 & June 2 at 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Fee: $15
Kit Fee: $5
Instructor: Lynne Thiessen
Skill Level: Beginner


In the Hoop Bowl – Kreative Kiwi

Ready to try something a little different? This project can be either a table mat or a bowl. The fun thing about this project is that it is assemble in the hoop. In class we will go over how to put the project together and look at different types of fabrics we can use to get different looks.

Date via Zoom: Wednesday, Jun 30 at 10:00am – 12:00pm
Fee: $15 + Pattern $5 (not discountable)
Teacher: Lori Bandong
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced Embroidery Skill


Summer Serged Pillow

This adorable pillow is jam packed full of new techniques on your serger, you will have a blast sewing it. In this class you will learn the following techniques: Gathering, piping, beading, rolled hem and how to put a zipper in a pillow. We will also discuss using fun mediums such as lace, beading and Texture Magic which adds depth to quilt making and brings the opportunity to add a 3-dimensional touch to any project. Students need to have a serger with piping foot attachment, beading foot attachment, and universal foot which comes with the machine.

Date via Zoom: Monday, July 12 at 10:00am – 1:00pm
Fee: $21
Kit Fee: $20
Teacher: Charlene Neufeld
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 at 10:00am – 1:00pm
Fee: $30
Instructors: Rita Steeple
Skill Level: Beginner and Beyond


Quilt as you Go

If you’ve ever hesitated to make a larger quilt because you’re not comfortable quilting with your current machine this is the class you want to take! In this class you’ll learn how to assemble a large quilt a block or strip at a time. I’ve assembled Quilts from Lap to King size using this method. It’s also a great way to make and assemble a reversible quilt.

This class is the final class in the Essence of Ruler Quilting Series but available to anyone

Dates via Zoom: Friday, June 18 at 10:00am – 1:00pm
Fee: $23
Instructors: Rita Steeple/ Tom Sketchley
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 at 10:00 am to 12:00pm
Dates via Zoom – Evening: Friday, June 18th at 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Fee: $15 + Pattern you choose
Instructor: Lori Bandong
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced Embroidery Skill


Floating Squares

This is a fun little quilt using all those leftover bits and pieces that you’ve got from other quilts this one’s a baby quilt which was great fun to make. Come and have some fun turning those little bits into another quilt. If you don’t have enough we can trade. Just pick up your bag of bits to supplement what you’ve already got when you register for this class. Leave a bag if you’d like and someone else will get it. All Scraps will be prepackaged and isolated for two weeks before they go out so Covid safe. A light little summer project.

Project Size: Aprox 40” x 40”

Date via Zoom: Friday, July 16 at 10:00am – 1:00pm
Fee: $23
Teacher: Rita Steeple
Skill Level: Beginner


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


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, at 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Fee: $15/class
Pattern: $249
Instructor: Lori Bandong
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced Embroidery Skill


Jelly Roll Handbag by Roma Lambson

Roma describes this as the perfect handbag. I agree. It is the perfect size for all your travels. With a zipper pocket for your valuables to pockets for your phone. There is also a clip for your keys so they are not lost in the bottom of the bag. Add a leather handles to your bag, some unique embellishments and make it a one of kind bag that everyone will think is designer. Using just half a Jelly Roll you will love this bag.

Date via Zoom: Saturday, July 10 & Aug. 7 at 10:00am – 1:00pm
Fee: $45
Pattern Fee: $22.95
Teacher: Lynne Thiessen
Skill Level: Beginner


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

Date via Zoom: Friday, Aug. 13 & Aug. 27 at 10:00am – 12:00pm
Fee: $30
Book Fee: $43.95
Teacher: 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 at 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Dates via Zoom – Evening: Thursday, April 15, May 20, June 17 at 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Fee: N/C
Instructor: Kerri Sketchley/ Lori Bandong / Lynne Thiessen
Skill Level: Beginner to Advance Embroidery Skills


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 at 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

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#5 – 45802 Luckakuck Way
Chilliwack, BC

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6190 Kingsway Ave
Burnaby, BC

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