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 GOLD Advantage

Master's of Machinery:

Complete all three classes in our Master's in Machinery program (marked with MA) for your own That Sewing Place Master's Degree in Bernina or Brother machine mastery. There is no time limit to acquire this degree, and classes may be taken in any order. To earn your degree, your reference binder and samples must be complete. If additional classes are added you may update your certification with gold seal validations, issued upon completion of each additional class.

Basic Training (MA) (1 session)

$90 (Class Fee waived for machines purchased at That Sewing Place+ $5 kit fee
Learn your sewing machine inside and out: Explore its basic operation, how to choose the right accessories for essential sewing techniques, as well as the maintenance you should perform at home to keep your machine running optimally. 
Sat, Sep 15 (1pm-4pm) Brother machines only
Sat, Oct 20 (9am-12noon) Bernina machines only
Sat, Oct 27 (1pm-4pm) (all other brands)
Sat, Nov 3 (1pm-4pm) Brother Machine only

Bernina Intro (MA) (1 session)

$90 (Class fee waived for That Sewing Place GOLD purchases) + $5 kit fee
In this hands-on introductory guide class to your computerized Bernina, explore the unique features that make it such a star performer. Learn to apply its core functions, basic memory features, and exclusive Bernina design and basic accessories in your everyday sewing projects. Make it sing! 
Sat, Oct 20 (1pm-4pm)

Brother INNOV-ations (MA) (1 session)

$90 (Class fee waived for That Sewing Place GOLD purchases)+ $5 kit fee
Explore the INNOV-ations that make Brother an industry pacesetter. In this introductory class you’ll learn to use the key tools and toys of your Brother computerized sewing machine to best advantage. 
Sat, Sep 15 (9am-12noon)
Tue, Nov 6 (9am-12noon)

NEW! Power Users (MA) (1 session)

$90 (or only $45 for That Sewing Place GOLD purchases) + $5 kit fee 
Delve into features that reach beyond the basics in this class where you'll explore the "advanced" tools and toys hidden in your sewing machine to apply to practical and decorative play. Learn how to use your machine's settings program to personalize your machine's setup. Play with built-in stitch customizing tools and memory functions to create your own fun stitch recipes, explore lettering, specialty needles (twin and wing), and more! 
BERNINA Power User: Sat, Dec 1 (9am-12noon)
BROTHER Power User: Sat, Dec 1 (1pm-4pm)

Bachelor of Accessories

Complete all five classes in our Bachelor of Accessories program (marked with BA) for your own That Sewing Place Bachelor's Degree in Bernina or Brother accessory arts. There is no time limit to acquire this degree, and classes may be taken in any order after completing the Bernina Intro or Brother INNOV-ations session. To earn your degree, your reference binder and samples must be complete. If additional classes are added you may update your certification with gold seal validations, issued upon completion of each additional class.

Foot Foundation (BA) (1 session)

$90 (or only $45 for That Sewing Place GOLD purchases) + $5 kit fee 
Explore the practical applications of the most common presser feet (usually) included with your Bernina or Brother machine. Learn why they have different shapes and sport all the toes, notches, grooves and other landscape characteristics - and how they affect your stitching and facilitate various techniques. Discover "cheater" tricks to make your sewing time as effective as possible.
Watch for this class returning to The Learning Centre in Winter 2019

Gettin' Edgy (BA) (1 session)

$150 (or only $75 for That Sewing Place GOLD purchases) + $10 kit fee 
This class focuses entirely on the wonderful, can’t-do-without-it Edging Foot (Bernina: “Edge Stitch Foot” or Brother: “Edge Joining Foot”). Attend this all-day session and explore the practical and decorative applications that this most versatile foot so cleverly facilitates. A must-have class for a must-have tool!
Wed, Nov 28 (10am-4pm)

Creative Construction (BA) (1 session)

$90 (or only $45 for That Sewing Place GOLD purchases) + $5 kit fee 
Experience industry-standard techniques on your Bernina or Brother sewing machine using presser feet designed to simplify the construction process for home dec and garment sewing. Touch on plaid matching, double-needled knit hems, button sew-on, lapped seams, gathering options, and even a welt pocket in this session (zipper optional!).
Fri, Dec 14 (9am-12noon)

Enthusiastic Embellishment (BA) (1 session)

$90 (or only $45 for That Sewing Place GOLD purchases) + $5 kit fee 
Sewing something beautiful is always rewarding - but making lovely fabric lovelier by adding your own embellishment just adds an extra something that turns a project into a masterpiece. Explore an assortment of embellishment accessories for your Bernina or Brother sewing machine along with easy techniques that will add a unique surface to your yardage.
New! Coming to The Learning Centre in Winter 2019

Walking Foot & Free-Motion Fun (BA) (1 session)

$150 (or only $75 for That Sewing Place GOLD purchases) + $10 kit fee 
Class fee waived entirely for BSR's purchased at That Sewing Place) + $10 kit fee
This project-based technique class is a great way to experience the “extra” features and uses of your walking foot (you won’t believe how much fun you can have!), and to gain a strong foundation for using your free-motion presser feet. Discover how to apply free-motion stitching to make your quilting and thread painting a breeze. Open to Brother and Bernina machines, with a special highlight on the Bernina Stitch Regulator accessory.
Watch for this class returning to The Learning Centre in Winter 2019

Doctorate of "Sergery"

Complete all three classes in our Serger Doctorate program (marked with DS) for your own That Sewing Place Doctorate Degree in BerninaBrother, or Juki serger skills.  There is no time limit to acquire this degree, but your reference binder and samples must be complete. These classes must be taken in sequence. If additional classes are added you can update your certification with gold star validations, issued upon completion of each additional class.

Serger 101 (DS) (1 session)

$90 (Class fee waived for That Sewing Place purchases) + $5 kit fee
Learn to confidently operate your serger by understanding the thread settings and how to make them work for you. Discover speed-threading techniques, how to adjust your stitch settings to suit your sewing needs, and serger maintenance. 
Wed, Oct 3 (9am-12noon)
Sat, Dec 1 (9am-12noon)

Serger 102 (DS) (1 session)

$90 (Class fee waived for That Sewing Place GOLD purchases) + $10 kit fee
You’ll get professional results from your serger when you learn these industry-grade techniques for finishing seams, garment construction, and embellishment. (Prerequisite: Serger 101)
Wed, Oct 3 (1pm-4pm)
Sat, Dec 1 (1pm-4pm)

Serger 103 (DS) (1 session)

$90 (or only $45 for That Sewing Place GOLD purchases) + $10 kit fee 
Go beyond the standard settings and threads as you explore decorative hems, flatlock stitching, embellishments and more - all using your serger. Explore two-thread options (on applicable machines). (Prerequisite: Serger 102)
Tue, Dec 4 (9am-12noon) NEW SESSION!
Sat, Dec 8 (9am-12noon)

Cover Stitch

$90 (Class fee waived for That Sewing Place GOLD purchases) + $5 kit fee
Come and play with your coverstitch machine during this informal session with Evelyn. Bring your machine, your accessories, and your questions so you can experiment and play. Get familiar and—dare we say—even comfortable—with your coverstitch as you explore its capabilities and features as they apply to your sewing needs. Construction, finishing, and embellishment—this machine can do so much! 
By Appointment with Evelyn—call 905-715-7725 to book a session.