To register for any of these classes:

 We are delighted to accept email and telephone registrations (905-715-7725).

Of course, if you wish to come and see us in person, that’s even better!

In addition to the classes listed here, we are also available for private (individual and group) bookings for sewing, computer, and quilt/embroidery software classes. Please feel free to contact us should you have some class interests not listed here—or listed at inconvenient times. We’re always open to new ideas and will schedule in as much as we can to accommodate your needs. We invite you to browse our schedule below. Note: newcomers are always welcome, even to class series already begun!


We welcome registration by email only until September 5, and after that by email, telephone, and, of course, in-person. Enrolments will be registered in the order received. Confirmations will be emailed beginning September 5

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Fall 2017

Embroidery Machine and Embellishment Classes:


Embroidery PHD Intro (1 session)

$70 + $5 kit

Learn the essentials of your embroidery machine: threads & threading, needles, hooping & stabilizing, how to navigate your machine, access built-in designs (including text), as well as working with “outside designs”. Complete this class with the confidence to tackle all your upcoming projects. *Class fee is waived for embroidery machines purchased at That Sewing Place.

Tue, Oct 10 (BERNINA ONLY)


Sat, Oct 21 (BROTHER ONLY)


Sat, Nov 18 (BROTHER ONLY)





Embroidery PHD Beyond The Design (1 session ea, 5 levels)

$75ea incl kit

Beyond the Design: what to do when embroidery meets technique. Expand your skills by exploring creative stitchouts and design manipulation while building a reference manual of embroidery samples: cross-stitch, mixed media, numerous appliqué methods (including cutwork), quilting options, and more! NOTE: these classes are not linear; i.e. you do not need to take them in order, though you must complete the Intro session (above) before beginning Beyond the Design...

Level 1: Sat, Nov 11


Level 2: Sat, Dec 9


Level 3: Watch for this Winter 2018


Level 4: Watch for this Winter 2018


Level 5: Watch for this Winter 2018




Embroidery PHD Stabilizers (1 session) 

$45 incl matl’s

If you own an embroidery machine, this lecture-demo class is a must-have primer. Improper stabilizing is the greatest cause of poor design stitch-out. Discuss many of the different stabilizers available and their cause-and-effect on different fabrics and designs. Learn to assess your embroidery stabilizer needs and how to make choices to yield the best results. No machine required—you get to travel light to this session!

Watch for this Winter 2018




Brother INNOV-Edit (1 session)


Embroidery Edit enables you to combine and manipulate designs and lettering to create custom embroidered expressions.  Quickly, easily—and right on your embroidery machine! Learn the ins and outs of giving even store-bought designs the personal touch! - Note: this is a programming class; no stitching will actually be done, though all designs will be saved to your machine for optional stitch-out later (with a very cool incentive!) *Class fee discounted to $45 for machines purchased at That Sewing Place.

Fri, Nov 24




Brother INNOV-Align (1 session)

$75* + $10 kit

Attend this hands-on session to discover why Brother’s design alignment options are so fantastic! Explore borders and continuous hooping and discover your new favourite technique! Play with several small-scale samples to learn how to make the most of this process. *Class fee discounted to $45 for machines purchased at That Sewing Place.

Fri, Nov 24




Brother Embroidery Club (7 sessions**)

$120 + matl’s

Join this hands-on, project-oriented club. Expand your embroidery portfolio with group projects of your choosing. Learn to adapt existing projects and techniques to suit your particular tastes, all under expert guidance. Bring your lunch to munch while your machine stitches out your masterpieces! Geared particularly towards machines with a 5x7” or greater embroidery area… (** the October 26th class occurs during the Creativ Festival and is a non-staffed, independent play session)

Thu, Sep 14, 28, Oct 12, 26, Nov 9, 23 & Dec 7




Embroidery Club—Saturday Edition (3 Sessions)

$105 + matl’s

Then this Saturday Edition is for you! Come spend the day creating! A custom but loosely structured member-set agenda means that both sewing and embroidery will be used in this session. Geared towards machines with a 5x7” or greater embroidery area.

Sat, Sep 30, Nov 4 & Dec 2





Baby Brother Club (6 Sessions)

$120 + matl’s

Gotta “Baby Brother”? That includes the Brother NV900D, NV950D, NV990D, HE240, HE300, LB6810, etc… fantastic “little” machines with nothin’ little about their capabilities! Explore all the cool things that you can do with this machine: sewing, piecing, embellishments and embroidery—along with all the tricks and tips that make it easy! Not a sewing club… not a quilting club, not an embroidery club—let’s roll it all into one and show off what your Baby Brother can do!

Thu, Sep 21, Oct 5, 19, Nov 2, 16, 30 & Dec 14





Project: Patchwork Tote (2 sessions)

$45 + matl’s

Okay, we had a tough time deciding where to put this, so we finally decided it merits two mentions (so you'll see it on the quilting page, too). This gorgeous tote is made in two stages: each patch is created individually on your embroidery machine and incorporates such techniques as basic embroidery, in-the-hoop piecing, Texture Magic, fancy fills, and more. Then, when you have each panel “just so”, piece them all together into a stunning tote you’ll be excited to show off. Requires purchase of the Anita Goodesign Patchwork Tote embroidery design set.

Wed, Nov 22 & 29





Workshop Series: Freestanding “Architexture”

$FREE* + matl’s

Embroidery Design Studio has the most gorgeous freestanding designs! And there are so many to choose from: bowls and ornaments, bookmarks and frames; tiaras and jewelry, masks, laces for linens, candle-wraps and lanterns. Make buildings: birdhouses, doghouses, tiny people houses—a whole village, in fact! Pagodas and lighthouses, windmills and more—check out the “Freestanding” selection at and be sure to select That Sewing Place as your store.
*These classes are
FREE when you purchase the applicable design set AND the required stabilizers from That Sewing Place.

Turkey: Fri, Sep 22


Vintage Sewing Machine: Fri, Nov 3


Stitcher’s Choice: Fri, Dec 1










Workshop Series: How Bazaar!

$60 incl matl’s

Spend the day exploring numerous small, “quick-stitch” projects ideally suited to selling at craft sales and bazaars… come prepared to stitch like crazy, producing—in class—over a dozen small projects that you can “mini-mass-produce” and profit on. Kit and embroidery designs provided, both sewing and embroidery applied. Too much fun!

Sat, Oct 14





Stupendous Stitching Playday (1 session)

$45 + matl’s

In this intensive but easy embellishment class, you will finally get a chance to play with all of those lovely stitches on your machine. Richly fill a batik panel with decorative stitching, couching, and glorious colour. And just when you think you can’t add any more—you do! Only when your fabric is completely covered with beautiful stitching will it be ready to insert it into a project of choice. Note—in this session, we are creating just the panel… what to do with it is up to you!

Wed, Oct 11




Brother PE Design Club (3 Sessions)


PE Design is Brother’s industrial–quality embroidery digitizing software, and it’s jam-packed with very cool features that allow you to customize and digitize unlimited embroidery designs. With a focus on creating simple designs and editing purchased designs to achieve your own custom results, you will explore the tools of the software and tricks of the trade. Stitchin’ out your creations will be homework, LOL.
*This session is applicable to the PE Design NEXT or v10

Tue, Sep 26, Oct 24 & Nov 28