New Classes

February Classes and Workshops are now listed!

We are just completing Sewing with Knits Thursday and Blouses and Tops on Friday this week.

Don’t forget that ‘ Sewing for Giving ” will be open to anyone wanting to come and sew Saturday January 30 at 10am. We will be sewing pillow cases for CHEO and other charity projects, so come and meet new friends!

Valentine ProjectFebruary 11 we will be sewing Valentine Gift ideas such as the zippered bottle wrap/wrist wrap. Perfect for carrying keys or change and identifying your own bottled water.

luggage tagsThe luggage tag will be another quick project to complete in an afternoon, February 11 from 1-4 .

See you soon to Sew !







Sewing Classes are running, despite the horrid snow storm I was in last evening. If anyone was on the 401 you would know what I mean!. Grateful to be home after a 4 hour drive.

Sewing with Knits starts this Thursday January 21 /10-1. The photo shows 6 different neckline finishes that complete a simple knit shirt. Sew you own top or just complete the samples for future use. Second session is the following Thursday. knits samples

Learn To Sew begins Saturday January 23 at 10am. Make sure to register in advance   Kits for sewing this Sewing Caddy are available or let me know the project you wish to work on and we can get your sewing going.

caddy 2

The Machine Embroidery get together will be held this Friday so if you have a Baby Lock embroidery machine please join us for inspiring discussions followed by a pot luck lunch.

Contact Jo-Anne to register     Check our schedule under “Sewing Workshops”


Valentine Ideas

As Valentine Day approaches I have some quick and easy ideas to sew for giving. This sweet  wristlet  wristletis a Kwik Sew Pattern that I made more fun by adding some machine embroidery. As it stores change or keys on your wrist it is great for the loved one who enjoys exercising or just going for long walks with the dog.

bottle holderThis one is an idea taken from a picture I found somewhere on line. Just take two men’s ties and sew them opposite points together for about 14 inches from the pointed ends. Fold in half and stich up right sides together for 7 inches each side. Turn RSO and tie narrow ends together and hang over your neck across body to hold your water bottle when walking.

luggage tagsThis last one is a Luggage Tag from Baby Lock. I added some monograms and applique to brighten them up. They wrap around the handle of your suitcase and make it easy to identify on the airport carousel. Sewn out of felt or vellux with the addition of Velcro to fasten.

Don’t forget to register for the upcoming SEWING WITH KNITS WORKSHOP. Thursday January 28 from 10 to 1,  I will be showing you all the tricks to sewing with knits.

Class fee is $45 for the session and  it fills up quickly so book ahead.



January thaw

Seems with rain and mild temps we are having a continual thaw. Shall we think of Spring Sewing ?   Only 68 days away !!

At least let’s think of Valentine Day when we can bring a splash of color into our lives. I will be posting a few ideas for giving on my project page and check out my Sewing Workshop page where monthly classes, time and fees will be listed.

Have you sewn up that lovely red fabric yet ?

Until next week

Sew long




Sewing Sessions

Greetings to all Sewers,

Do you enjoy a schedule in your life as much as I do? Some how I seem to get more accomplished when organized. The beginning of each New Year is a good excuse to start.

Sewing sessions are still available so call and book soon. Pants that fit runs each Wednesday afternoon and Sewing with knits begins January 21.

I will try to run the Serger class on the second Friday of each month which happens to start tomorrow  1-4. Please let me if you are attending so a project for your skill level will be ready in advance. pillow cases

“Learn to Sew” is scheduled for this Saturday January 9th beginning at 10am. This first session is Free of charge as I have several Pillow ‘Cases for Caring’ and Vellux Bags for giving, to sew up for worthwhile causes. BYOL and learn as together we sew, press and serge.

topics of interestBags for giving

You may want to check out the latest Threads on line. there is an article on using your Tailor’s Press for more than just collars. The Free video shows many ways to use this great sewing tool.

Darrell Thomas in Ottawa has a huge Sale on with lots of knits.

Well almost a weekend and still lots of sewing to do.

See you soon



Sewing Sessions 2016

2016 Sewing Sessions  begin this week..

  • Pants that fit – Wednesday  Jan. 6, 13 & 20 1-4
  • UFO Sewing – Thursday Jan. 7   10- whenever 😉
  • Serger Sewing – Friday Jan. 8     1-4
  • Learn To Sew – Saturday Jan. 9 & 23  9:30 – 12:30

border print necklineColors, Designs, Fabrics and fun !

Jo-Anne to book