Update your wardrobe with a warm winter poncho, the perfect piece for layering in style! Stylish, flattering and comfortable, the poncho adds a touch of effortless charm to any outfit.
We have NO idea how to sew, 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 poncho. 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 and 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!
YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN SEWING MACHINE IF YOU ARE NOT RENTING ONE OF OURS (a $10 fee to rent)
***YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN FABRIC***- mid-heavy weight fabric - apparel flannel, wool melton, suiting fabric or fleecethis type of fabric is typically sold in 60" wide, so 1.5 yards will be plenty
NEEDLES: if you are choosing a heavy fabric - ensure you have an 80 or 90 needle to be able to go through multiple layers
Other Supplies Required
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
Time: 3 hours
Where: reFIND Studio - 58 Mill St. West Elora - directly across from our retail store