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Sewing Skills Workshop
Sewing Skills Workshop
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Sewing Skills Workshop

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Location: Kwartzlab (145 Bedford Rd in Kitchener)
Date/time: Sunday, March 26, 2023 from 2-5 pm.

  • As per Kwartzlab community rules, all participants must wear a mask during the event.
  • We're leaving plenty of time to work on our class projects and ask questions - we'd just like to wrap up by 5-5:30 :)
  • Classes may be cancelled if fewer than 4 participants register (or the weather is extra awful, or an instructor is sick). Once you have registered, please keep an eye on your email inbox for updates.

Are you new to sewing and not sure where to start?

Maybe you have some experience at a sewing machine but want to get feedback and ask questions IRL to build your confidence.

Join us for a Sewing Skills workshop! We'll be sewing an upcycled patchwork coaster or wall hanging that you can customize to any size you'd like. Materials will be provided, or you can bring your own. This includes sewing machines! Space is limited to 5 participants in order to make sure everyone gets the attention and sewing machine access that they need :)

If you'd like to attend at a reduced rate, you can use the discount code "Twenty" to register for $20.


Let us know what/whether you're bringing or what you need us to provide - we're totally happy either way, we just need to plan accordingly!

  • Backing fabric: this is the foundation of your project, ideally non-stretch, and needs to be around 5"- to 10" wide/tall
  • Patchwork fabric for the outside: you'll stitch this together using the "quilt as you go" method and get lots of practice sewing straight lines.
  • Thread, needles, pins, scissors.
  • Sewing machine: let us know if you're bringing your own!

You'll learn:

  • Threading a machine
  • Loading bobbin
  • Changing needles
  • Adjusting tension
  • Basic maintenance (cleaning, oiling)
  • Choosing fabric (fabric grain, pattern direction, stretch direction, weight)
  • Sewing straight seams
  • Sewing corners
  • Backtacking
  • Methods for finishing raw edges
  • And of course we're happy to help you work through any other questions that come up!

Note: updated photos to come. The Snap Pouch is the project we made the last time we ran this + it ended up being a little too challenging for a first project. Oopsie! We'll be using similar techniques this time, minus trying to wrangle the snap closure.