New Sewing Studio @ 471 Cosburn

We have opened our big beautiful sewing space and we are launching Open Sewing sessions and Sewing with a Coach Sessions.

Sewing with a Coach - 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month    10:30 - 2:30 $10.00/hour

Bring your project and your sewing machine and get tips, problem solve, share ideas and get unstuck from a problem with the talented, friendly, and expert sewist; Shirley Dawson.

Shirley is our sewing coach in residence starting April 5th and on the first and third Wed of each month following. 

Shirley has run her own garment business where she designed and made children's clothing. She's also a master quilter who has displayed her quilts in numerous shows and events.  She's creative, inventive and a lot of fun.

In her own words - "I am a maker and a teacher, always have been.  In my previous life I taught children in the outdoors, on a river, in Toronto. Today, I am happily covered in thread and constantly inspired to create something new from fabric. And to help others do the same thing of course."

You are welcome to use our tools while sewing in our studio. (cutters, rulers, design boards, irons, etc. and the kettle is always on).

Open Sewing - 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month      10:30 to 3:30 $7.00/hour

Bring your own machine and sewing project and enjoy our large bright space for some independent sewing. Help yourself to our tools (cutters, rulers, design boards, irons etc. and the kettle is always on).

Please email us at or to secure a spot.  Or just drop by the shop and sign up in person.

Group Rates Available.