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Extensive range of quality sewing machines, overlockers, embroidery machines and digitising software
Extensive range of quality sewing machines, overlockers, embroidery machines and digitising software
Extensive range of quality sewing machines, overlockers, embroidery machines and digitising software
Extensive range of quality sewing machines, overlockers, embroidery machines and digitising software

 

 

We are back from holidays and look forward to seeing you in the shop.
The Babylock and Horn brochures are valid to the end of January so pop in and grab a bargain.
 
 
We have some great new classes scheduled for 2020. See below and our Class Page  for further information. 
Our Learn to Sew Class in January and Introduction to Dressmaking in March classes are full but we have places available in other classes.

Focus: Machine quilting

If you have never quilted before, this is a way for you to begin with a useful project you can accomplish and show off – then move onto a table runner you have made or a quilt if you wish. We will make a sample block and a quilted runner and Leonie will show you how to make your block and runner into a quilted folder with pockets, designed by Leonie West to hold your rulers. At the end of this session you will be able to confidently quilt items such as table runners or cushion covers.

This is an introductory course. A separate course will look at quilting larger items such as blocks, or a quilt top that you have already pieced. You will need to have the Westalee foot and 12” Arc Ruler as a minimum for this course, but will achieve more variation in your work if you have the Westalee Template Sampler set.

Level of skill required for this workshop: Beginners learning to use rulers for quilting. Some machine sewing experience is an advantage.

Cost: $85

Click here for further information. Ring or call into the shop and book in. A materials list is supplied after booking and paying deposit.

If you want to produce a quilt that is spectacular then this is the course for you. It is run over 5 weeks, commencing 7 February 2020. Follow the link below for other dates.

Westalee’s Continuum Quilt is a touch of nouveau, deco and contemporary. This quilt layout and the block patterns were designed by Leonie West of Westalee Rulers in 2017 as a quilt class in a bag to provide a challenge to those using her rulers by using new techniques and larger sized blocks to make a bed sized quilt. This is an amazing quilt made using Westalee Rulers designed specifically for this quilt.
If you have enjoyed a previous Westalee Classes then you won’t be able to resist this, which expands your ruler work repertoire with new skills.

 Level of skill required for this workshop: All levels of experience with using rulers for quilting. Some machine sewing experience is an advantage.

Cost: $275

Click here for further information. Ring or call into the shop and book in. A materials list is supplied after booking and paying deposit.

A 6 week course on Wednesdays 19th &  26th Feb, 4th, 11h, 18th & 25th March, 1pm – 3pm

Lynne’s classes are very popular and are ideal for beginners and experienced sewers alike, for both practical applications and decorative possibilities.

Lynne will introduce you to the creative World of Overlocking with this course and will cover all aspects of your overlocker and typical overlocker issues. By the end of 6 weeks you will have a thorough understanding of your overlocker and what you can do with it.
The six week course will include the following:

  • Threading
  • Understanding tensions
  • Understanding differential feed
  • Which stitch to use when, eg: 4Thread/3Thread/Rolled hem/Narrow hem/Flatlock/Blind hem
  • Dealing with difficult fabrics
  • Corners, Curves, Stopping, Starting
  • Decorative threads
  • Cover Stitch and chains stitch will be covered if your machine has these capabilities.

Cost: $185

Click here for further information. Ring or call into the shop and book in. A materials list is supplied after booking and paying deposit.

Date and Times: Sat 1st & 29th Feb, Sat 21st March, Sat 4th & 18th April, Sat 2nd & 30th May, Sat 6th June 2020. 9.30 – 11.30am.

During this course you learn two blocks each week, which get progressively harder.
Week one: we recommend students do not buy anything until the first class, when Ann-Maree will show the class all the types of products to use, learn about fabrics, colour choices, designs etc.
The course covers  choosing fabric, making templates, different blocks are covered  each lesson from simple to  the far more complex. Blocks can be made by hand or machine. Extensive notes are given at each lesson.
Level of skill required for this workshop: Beginners

Cost: $195

Click here for further information. Ring or call into the shop and book in. A materials list is supplied after booking and paying deposit.

Focus: Patchwork – Machine Piecing techniques

Quick and simple blocks are great to make to learn the skills of patchwork on your sewing machine, and they serve as a great springboard to being creative.  In this workshop, we will look at the skills and techniques needed, sew perfect blocks, then mash it up to personalise and make something more sophisticated to show off your skills. 

 Level of skill required for this workshop: This workshop is suitable for beginners and those wanting to explore variations in a traditional block.

 Note: This project uses quilters cotton only.  You need to buy quilting fabric which is 100% cotton.  This can be purchased at Canberra Sewing on the day if you are unsure of what is required.

Cost: $85

Click here for further information. Ring or call into the shop and book in. A materials list is supplied after booking and paying deposit.

See us for a great deal.  We are a local shop, providing personalised support and advice.  If you are looking for a new machine, Canberra Sewing will always try to match and better a deal you may have seen elsewhere.  You will also have peace of mind, having a local shop to visit for personalised support and questions.  We offer unlimited lessons with all new sewing machine purchases!  We also service and repair any brand of machine, regardless of where you purchased it.

Keep an eye on our Classes page for new classes coming up.