2018  –      We are no longer accepting new students.

The Sewing Studio will be closing in March 2018 to re-open in the Village of Gagetown, New Brunswick. We thank you for your interest and support! 

Michèle and Pam

Secure Payment for Sewing Classes can be made via: 


All equipment for classes is supplied and includes: sewing machine, cutting and pressing tools, threads, needles, and miscellaneous supplies such as patterns to use in class. Projects kits are available to buy as indicated under each class.

– Make your own Dress Form Double – Weekend workshop – $160 + materials fee

Instructor: Melinda Masters

Dates TBD: 2 full days

FullSizeRender-3Create a dress form shaped just like you! Make your own double using Bristol board, t-shirts and easy-to-find hardware. Achieve a perfect fit every time with your hand-crafted garments.

When I learned that Melinda had taught this course to Fashion Design students in Toronto, I jumped at the opportunity to offer it in Peterborough!

Prerequisite: Sewing for Beginners I & II or confident sewing skills – you will sew a cotton slip cover for your dress form. Bring a lunch.

Sewing for Beginners I & II – 4 weeks per level – $140  + material (kit fee)

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Learn to navigate a sewing machine and start building your skills through the construction of bags and pouches in Session I, and pajama bottoms and more sophisticated containers in Session II.

Instructor: Pam Van Nest


  • Session I – Saturdays: Nov 11, 18, 25, Dec 2  |  1:30 – 4 pm

Prerequisite: none

  • Session II – Saturdays: Jan dates tbd  |  1:30 – 4 pm

Prerequisite: Sewing for Beginners I

–  The Adapted Necessary Clutch Wallet – Weekend workshop

Instructor: Alison Gauthieril_570xN.1074239962_5jez

Learn expert techniques as you make this versatile mini clutch/phone purse adapted from Emmaline Bags. Carry your cell phone, cheque book, cash, charge cards, coins il_570xN.1074233046_o2oiand still have room for your favorite lipstick and your keys. With its closed ends and cross-body strap, you have hands-free convenience with everything safe and secure with no worry of anything sliding out.

Visit Alison’s Etsy store to peek at her creations or Emmaline Bags to get the creative juices flowing!

Prerequisite: Sewing for Beginners I & II or confident sewing skills


– Upcycled Mimi Tunic – 4 weeks – $160 + supplies fee

Registration is Closed

Instructor: Michele Swiderski

Dates: Fridays – Oct 27, Nov 3, 10, 17 (Nov 24 – rain-date) | 2 – 4:30

ladies red pin-stripped tunicLearn how to harvest men’s dress shirts (they provide the best quality fabric) to construct a comfy ladies tunic with 3/4 sleeves. Wear it on its own, over a tank-top, or as sun protection in the garden or the golf course.

Note: Bring a men’s shirt that fits you in the shoulders (or an old favourite of yours that you want to revamp) as this will be your base shirt. You will also need two men’s dress shirts to be used as fabric for building your tunic. *Shop thrift stores for an economical selection, or buy them from my personal stash at the first class.

Prerequisite: Sewing for Beginners I & II or confident sewing skills

– Personal Projects

If you have taken Sewing for Beginners I & II you can book time in the studio to work on your own project. An instructor is available for consultation, however this option is meant for independent sewers who wish to take advantage of the space and equipment.

Cost: $10 per hour (whole hours only). Available most afternoons – contact Michèle to book a spot.


Note: Winter 2018 classes will be posted by November 30, 2017.

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