Own a sewing machine but don't have a clue how to use it? Us too! So we've invited Regan from A Bit Stitchy in Elmira to help us out! This is the perfect sewing course for you if you are a complete beginner wishing to have a thorough introduction to using a sewing machine, learn different sewing techniques, understand basic sewing patterns and learn basic cutting skills.

You will be taken through the very basics of setting up and threading a sewing machine to make a simple 2-pattern & lined shopping tote to show off your newly acquired sewing skills by the end of it! You can choose to use one of our machines (3 available for rent - additional $10) or, we prefer you bring your own
if you’d like to learn to use it. Come along, be part of a lovely small group with plenty of individual attention from the teacher, learn to sew, chat and make friends. The tea and biscuits are on us!

How to cut and pin fabric using a simple pattern
How to thread the machine and wind a bobbin
How to sew straight seams and how to finish them
How to make box corners, handles, and how to apply interfacing to stabilize your fabric.
How to finish a basic tote bag

And much much more!


Supplies Required

Quilt weight cotton or any home décor weight fabric like duck or canvas
1\2 yard of main outer fabric or 2 fat quarters
1\2 yard accent fabric or 2 fat quarters
1\2 yard of lining fabric or 2 fat quarters
1\2 yard of medium or lightweight fusible interfacing (if you want a more structured bag )

Coordinating thread, scissors, straight pins, extra machine needles in case you break one!
Optional: rotary cutter, cutting mat and lined ruler of you have one

Make sure your sewing machine is in working order and you have a bobbin
You do not need to pre wash your fabrics

Cost: $45/person
Time: 3 hours
Where: reFIND Studio - Elora Centre For The Arts - 75 Melville St. Elora - 2nd Floor through main gallery doors

Beginner Sewing - Tote Bag - Thursday June 21 - 6pm

  • All registrations are considered final sale. Make up classes can be arranged with the instructor and studio availability. We reserve the right to cancel classes that don’t meet our minimum enrollment requirements. In the event of a class cancellation, notice will be given by phone and/or email to students four days prior to start date. Students will be refunded fees in full in this case.