Thursday, August 8, 2013

August class line-up and Sept Calendar

The Malls are filling with families getting ready for back to school but there is plenty going on at Sew Have Fun before then!  
Aug 9 "Be Merry"  This 6 session Block of the Month comes together into a lovely 60x75" quilt or 2 Wall hangings and as you can guess the theme is festive...but not too festive, it is the kind of project that you can hang most of the winter;  we love that!  Pattern $25 (one time charge),  each kit is $25.
We really have Christmas on the mind because August 10 is our Christmas Club.  It is never too late to join this dynamic group and get a head start on your Christmas sewing!  This week's project is a lovely blue, white and silver wallhanging, 1-3pm.  Cost of kit is $19.99
For something a little more seasonal join us for the class "Butterfly in Flight"  If you are nervous of free motion you will learn some techniques to help you overcome your fears!  Class and kit is $40, August 13 1:30-4 or Saturday, Aug 17, 1:30-4.  Bring your walking foot, Free Motion Foot and 1/4" foot and a variety of threads.
It is always a challenge to get everyone up and back on schedule in the Fall but our cheerful placemats will help start the day off right!  Wednesday, August 14 1:30-3:30 Class and kit is $30 (Makes 4) If you have the Phillips 10 degree ruler you will love being able to use it for another project and use some of those decorative stitches on your machine to embellish your placemats!
If you have never tried 3D work give it a try on Friday, August 16 1:30-3:30 and make a leaf or flower shaped bowl.  If you enjoy thread painting or want to experiment this is the project for you!   Bring your free motion foot and a variety of threads.  $20  
Our Scrap Club meets on Tuesday August 20, usually we meet in the morning but with sewing camp at that time we have moved to the afternoon (1pm).  Use up your stash and make something beautiful!
Another stash buster is the Mondo Bag!  This fun class uses 208 2.5" squares and makes up into a large tote.  1pm, Aug 21  $20 (you bring the squares, some homework done ahead of class will help you finish in the time frame)
Come for Tea on August 23 at 2pm  Goodies and great ideas and a fun visit with sewing sisters and exciting news, too!  This afternoon will have you buzzing with excitement!
August 24  Closed for the Day  Come visit us at the Blackstock Fair, we are doing some hands on projects for kids and adults, fun rain or shine as we are in the Rec Centre!  See you there!
August 27, All Day FREE Sew Along!  If you didn't get everything on your Summer Sewing To Do list drop in for our casual Sew Along and get caught up!
Aug 30 is the catch-up class for the "Be Merry" Block of the month 1-3pm
With all these projects there is no reason not to have something for show and tell when Guild meetings start again!  Know a young person interested in sewing...we are beginning registration for the Fall Sessions of Sew Cool Sewing Classes!
Drop in soon,
There are still lots of specials on in the store!
Sew Have Fun


Sunday, June 16, 2013

Not sure where June went but we are ready for summer!

We are getting ready for our summer program, call us at 905-728-7397 to register soon!

Registration is now being accepted for the summer sessions of Sew Cool Summer camp; the line up of projects is impressive!
Learn how to use a sewing machine on the first day and make a great drawstring purse perfect for that shopping trip after class or use it as a lunch bag when you get back to school!  Next complete a zippered bag, zippers are nothing to be afraid of!  We’ll recycle a pair of jeans and a shirt, even a tie so get ready to clean out your Dad’s closet or even take the T-shirts right off his back and make a quilt!  If time warrants we’ll make a Sock Bunny or shorts or skirt.   $165/week includes supplies except recyclables

Sew Cool Summer Camp
July 2-5 (Prorated at $132)
July 16-19  (prorated at $132)
July  22-26
July 29-Aug 2
August  6-9 (prorated at $132) 
August 12-16
August 19-23
Sewing camp runs at 10am-1pm
Can’t come for a complete week?  $35/day
There is a family and friends discount and also a discount for multiple weeks.

After School Classes Tuesday-Thursday 4-6pm
Saturdays 10-noon

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Spring is dragging its feet!

Spring might be dragging its feet but it is certainly bright and cheery inside at Sew Have Fun!  Drop in soon to see some great specials on flannels, minkee, and books! 
Our monthly classes are continuing, you can see that there are Block of the Month clubs, Christmas clubs and plenty of kids clubs.  We'd love to start a Scrappers Club where we focus on creating new and exciting pieces just by using leftovers and scraps; come in and put your name on the wait list...we might also be looking for a convener for this club...lets talk!  We've been working on our skills and had an informative class on Free Motion recently, a wait list is forming for the next session.  Our next skill to work on is thread painting on April 6 from 1-4pm.  Practice makes perfect but some techniques will certainly speed up the process so sign up soon.  We had a lot of fun with surface design in the Bobbinwork class and we are moving on to a couching class on April 23.  This will be right after our retreat at Elim lodge(April 19-21); there are 2 spots left so act fast if you've been sitting on the fence!  We'll be setting up our booth at the Creativ Festival at the International Centre April 26 and 27, drop into the store to get a code for ordering your discount tickets online.  Drop in soon, there is always something happening at Sew Have Fun and you guessed it, it is always fun!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Here comes Spring!

Some exciting things going on this Sew Along March 8, Stack 'N Whack March 5 and 26, Sewing Camp during March Break, Tea on March 22, Free motion Workshop on March 23...Keeping this busy will really make time fly and then Spring really will be here before we know it!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Sew Have Fun Retreat April 19-21

What needs to be said about a retreat; it’s a chance to get away from home and work pressures, spend time with some awesome sewing sisters, and just sew, sew, sew!  Catch up on quilting projects, start some new ones, be inspired in the countryside, and of course we’ll have all kinds of surprises in store for you!  We are planning a budget friendly get-away that promises good food, good friends, and much laughter!  
We have booked Hawthorne House which has 9 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.  Each bedroom has 2 twin beds so maximum of 2 people per room.  We've also booked the rec room so will have lots of room for projects and sewing.  Meals are in the Dining room and include Friday dinner, 3 meals on Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday.  Book before February 28 and you will receive a lovely swag bag!
email: or call during business hours 905-728-7397

Friday, January 18, 2013

How is 2013 so far?

Designed by Annette Ornelas, this would make a great wallhanging or table centerpiece.  Learn how to use curves to draw the eye through the project without ever sewing a curved seam!

This class runs Tuesdays, January 22 and 29,  10am-1pm.  $40 plus fabric and pattern.  We have a beautiful  Black and Red example in the store.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

2013 We're ready!!

You can telephone...tell a friend...or tell a woman!!
Obviously word about our store has been spreading and we appreciate each and every person who shared our store information this year.  As a result our sewing community is growing and there is nothing more exciting than sharing the love of sewing and encouraging all of you in your sewing journey.
2013 Promises to hold even more growth and sewing knowledge as we launch a new Block of the Month, we’re going back in time to 2002 Times and Seasons by Piecemakers.  Interestingly the dates on this calendar match the 2013, a bit of serendipity there!  We are offering multiple ways to work the appliqué, and knock down your stash for the crazy patch work.
Seams Like a Journey is a fabulous project for learning multiple techniques and finishes in a cohesive and attractive quilt; you will have such a sense of accomplishment and will have confidence to move on to more challenging projects. 
As we near completion on the Stonehenge Block of the Month some new projects are stacking up, and many new classes with talented teachers.

Thanks again to all of you for making this past year a success!

Twisted Table Runner
Jan 9 1pm
Class and kit $45
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, our Twisted Runner suits them all!

Designed by Annette Ornelas,Mexican Stars would make a great wallhanging or table centerpiece.  Learn how to use curves to draw the eye through the project without ever sewing a curved seam!
This class runs Tuesdays, January 15, 22 and 29.  10am-1pm.  $40 plus fabric and pattern.  We have a beautiful example in Black and red in the store.

Dresden Candle Mat
Jan 16 1-4pm Class and kit $45
Brighten your table with this charming centerpiece made so easily with a fusible round place mat base and a combination of contrasting petals.  Finished in a clever way, you’ll be amazed how easy it is!  Dresden template required.  Choose your colours when you sign up.

Leather Bottom Tote
Nothing is worse than putting your lovely creation down on a salt stained floor ruining it with winter shmutz.  We’ve created a great bag with innovative pockets and best of all trimmed in Upholstery leather that is treatable and resists all that winter and you can throw at it!!
Jan 22 1-4  $50 for class and kit.  Order your colours when you pay for your kit.

For these and many other classes drop in soon to Sew Have Fun