We have been teaching private morning and evening sewing classes since we opened the store in 2014, so it's exciting to now be offering Beginner workshops on Saturdays (every second Saturday). Classes will be taught on a one-to-one basis or small groups.

Morning classes are available from 8:30am to 11:00am on Tuesday's - Friday's, please get in touch with us to check on the schedule. 

Saturday Sewing Classes For Beginners Leslieville East End

If you are a beginner, don't worry, that's what we love to see -  people wishing to learn a new skill and make a piece of clothing / pillow or whatever takes your fancy. You have two options when choosing your classes. 

 

 

1. Beginner Sewing: 1 Class (2.5hrs). This will teach you all the basics in sewing. We will show you how to thread the machine, teach you the basics in sewing, how to press your finished work. You will feel content using the machine after this session and know many new things about sewing. 

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2. Beginner Sewing, Design and Garment Construction: 4 Classes (10 hours - 4 x 2.5hrs).  Class 1 - mentioned above. Class 2 - We work on making a paper pattern for your chosen design. We draft the pieces and cut out the fabric required. Classes 3 + 4 - We sew all the pieces together to create the final garment. We use the sewing sills learned during class 1 and learn many new skills along the way. 

 

 

Location: The Irish Design House - Studio located at the store. 

What to bring: Nothing, we have everything here. Sewing machines, threads, materials to practice on and all equipment is provided. If you own a sewing machine and would prefer to be taught on your own, please bring it along. (You can store it here between classes.) We have a selection of fabrics here also which are available to use. If you require a lot of fabric for a large item there may be an additional charge but we can discuss this when you begin your project. ($10-$20). Of course you can also bring your own if you have something special you would like to use. 

Times: Saturdays 10:00am - 12:30pm (Morning Session) and 1:30pm - 4:00pm (Afternoon Session) 

Morning classes are available from 8:30am to 11:00am on Tuesday's - Friday's, please get in touch with us to check on the schedule. 

Cost: $100 / per person / per class. Classes are 2.5 hours long. 

Payments: Cash (no HST) or e-transfer (no HST) to hi@theirishdesignhouse.com. Debit / Credit + HST. 

Groups: If you would like to take the full workshop with a friend / family member, you will each receive one-on-one attention and make your own individual garments. You will receive a $10 discount. ($390 each)

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