WEDNESDAYS - December 5, 12 & 19 - 5:00 to 9:00 pm
SATURDAYS - December 15 & 22 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Join in the fun and finish those projects in time for the holidays!
Here’s a chance for you to get those unfinished projects done while having fun and being inspired by the group. Bring your own project to work on, or get inspired and start a new one! We have room for six, sewing machines and studio equipment are there for you to use. Bring your lunch or supper, we'll bring the cookies!
For these sessions we ask for a flat fee of $10 instead of worrying about hourly machine rentals.
In the spirit of the season we are asking for a donation of adult socks or mittens for the homeless in Halifax when you attend a session.
THURSDAY December 6: 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Looking for a fast and easy handmade gift? The Soup Bowl Cozy and Hot Pad combo is the answer!
Learn how to sew a hot soup bowl cozy to protect your fingers and your furniture from hot bowls of hot soup, chili, oatmeal, etc with a fabric bowl cozy that is attractive and very functional. Add in a Hot Pad and you have sweet custom made gifts all year long!
SATURDAY December 8: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
SATURDAY March 9: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Bring your Maritime pride to life while you build your skills learning Raw-edge applique and free motion quilting (no experience necessary!). You will leave the class with a 12” x 12” map featuring Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, PEI, western part of New Brunswick ready for framing!
TUESDAY December 11: 6:00 to 9:00 pm
THURSDAY January 17: 6:00 to 9:00 pm
THURSDAY February 21: 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Use a sewing machine and thread to sculpt a beautiful cotton rope bowl or basket. You’ll get lost in the meditative process and be inspired by the endless possibilities of colour and design. This is a great way to practice and improve your machine handling skills, too!
SUNDAYS January 13 & 20: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
The Linden Sweatshirt gives a modern update to the classic sweatshirt. Featuring a relaxed fit, raglan sleeves, and a graceful slightly scooped neckline, this sweatshirt is perfect for fall layering. View A features long sleeves with cuffs and falls to the mid hip with a lower ribbing band while View B hits at the high hip and has short sleeves. You can also mix and match sleeve and body lengths to create multiple versions of this sweatshirt.
Techniques involved include sewing with knits, straight seams, and attaching ribbing.
MONDAYS January 7, 14, 21 & 28: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Making a quilt a New Year’s resolution? Start your quilting journey in our cozy studio in January while we focus on the Flying Geese Block to make this simply sweet baby quilt. The Flying Geese block can be made in many ways and is a very versatile block for all kinds of quilt designs. We’ll talk about it all!
In this class you will learn the basics of quilting; cutting and piecing, basting, machine quilting and binding. All of the skills to get your started on your quilty journey. You should be comfortable using a sewing machine to take this class, but no quilting experience required.
TUESDAYS January 8 & 15: 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Afraid of sewing with knits and dream of making your own t-shirts? Let us help!
With a modern, slim fit ideal for layering, the Lark Tee is your closet’s new best friend. It’s great on its own or under your favorite button up, sweater, or blazer. All four sleeves are interchangeable with each of the necklines resulting in 16 potential different tees in one pattern!
Techniques involved include sewing with knits, straight seams, and attaching binding.
SATURDAY January 12: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Did you know the Pineapple is the symbol of welcome, friendship, and hospitality? Welcome everyone into your home with this sweet pineapple quilted Pillow while you build your skills learning piecing, quilting with a walking foot and installing an invisible zipper. We’ll also talk about how you can easily up-size the pattern to make your pineapple into a quilt! This project has your skills covered and you will go home with a 16 x 16 pillow for you or a gift!
SATURDAY January 19 & February 2: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
SATURDAY March 16 & 30: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
We are so excited to be welcoming Karina Carter of Rag Rugs by Karina to the studio!
In her two day workshop, Karina will teach you how to weave a rug using recycled materials like old sheets, or maybe some of your quilting stash! Each student will be provided a custom built weaving loom which is yours to keep following class so that you can keep on weaving! Now tell me that won’t come in handy with Christmas around the corner!
To see more examples of Karina’s beautiful work and color inspiration check out her Facebook Page Rag Rugs by Karina
SATURDAY January 26 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
The amazingly talented Andrea from 3rd Story Workshop is back in the Studio to teach the Our Song Swan. The 20” x 20” block will help you build on your quilting skills with diamond assembly, paper-piecing, and Y-seams. And you will be left with a beautiful swan block that could be used for a pillow, wall hanging or that start of a larger quilting project!
TUESDAY January 29: 5:00 to 9:00 pm
Is learning to sew on your bucket list? This class is for you! In this workshop you will make this super functional Market tote while you learn the basics - getting to know your sewing machine including winding the bobbin, threading the machine, stitch length, tension, speed, running stitch, zigzag stitch, reverse stitch, seam allowance. Also the importance of ironing and the art of turning corners.
SUNDAYS February 3, 10, 17 & 24: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
We are excited to offer a new learn to sew class at Seam Work! in this four part series, you will spend Sunday mornings learning how to sew and work on your own projects.
During our first class you will sew a half apron. Classes two through four will be individualized, allowing you to work on projects of your own choice and to progress at your own pace.
Seam Work is equipped with Janome sewing machines for the class, but Dionne also encourages you to consider bringing your sewing machine from home so that you will become more comfortable using it.
Topics covered in class will include:
· How to read a pattern envelope
· How to choose your size
· How to determine which type and how much fabric (and notions) are required
· Fabric preparation
· Pattern preparation
· How to read a pattern
· Pattern layout & cutting
· How to assemble your pattern
· Making a muslin and pattern alterations
SUNDAYS March 3 & 10 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
The Jelly Roll Rug s back! In this class you will learn to make a Colorful Area Rug from a 'Jelly-Roll' (forty-two 2-1/2" X Width Of Fabric strips). No wrapping, braiding, weaving or crocheting. Just pure sewing Bliss! The rug finishes at approximately 30" x 44" Oval
SATURDAY February 16: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Want to break into bag making? The Denver tote is for you! In this class you will learn bag making basics with pockets, handles, lining, a drawstring close and boxed corners. The Denver Tote comes in two sizes and not only does it make a perfectly stylish everyday tote bag, it works great as a project bag as well.
SATURDAY February 23: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Fly your Maritime Flag while you build your skills learning piecing, raw-edge applique, quilting with a walking foot and installing an invisible zipper. This project has your skills covered and you will go home with a 14 x 20 pillow for you or a gift!
SATURDAY March 23: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Do you love Sewing Together with your friends, but can't keep up with all the notions you brought? The Sew Together Bag is a nifty little bag with three zippered pockets, four open pockets, all held together by a zipper that forms two handles. This bag will easily hold your 8" scissors, rotary cutter, marking pencils, seam ripper, extra needles, thread, snipps, and much more. It will amaze you how much you can hold in this fun and compact bag. It really is the only bag you will need for your sewing kit.
This class will require pre-cutting of fabric before the class. the supply list and directions will be given prior to class.
Using Studio Time
Our 6 Janome sewing machines and studio tools are available for rental by the hour so you can work on your own projects at your own pace. Come by yourself or with friends and find your inspiration in our big, bright workshop while you make use of our large cutting table, irons and ironing boards.
Rentals are $7 per hour. Or Prepay for a reduced rate: 5 hours for $30, 10 hours for $50
You purchase the Sewing Machine rental Punch Cards in the Class listing area. When you come into the shop after buying online you will receive a card marked with the number of hours you have prepaid for. Card will be punched as hours used.
Are you looking for a spot for your next meeting, community group event, or workshop? Consider hosting it in our Studio!
Meeting Space Rentals
Need to get out of the office? Looking for space for team building? Part of a community group that needs a place to meet?
Have a skill you want to share? Run a workshop at Seam Work!
We offer weekday, weeknight & weekend rentals for workshops. You handle the registration and we'll help you promote it! Rates and availability vary.