Promoting Excellence in Home Sewing


We offer 4 different levels of adult Learn to Sew Classes. Our I Love to Sew class is open to sewers of all levels. Kids learn to Sew classes are offered during school breaks.

Learn to Sew 1

Spots Available: 8

Teacher: Barb

From Monday, May 1st, 7:00PM until Monday, May 29th, 9:00PM



Instructor: Barb Bilenki  


  4 Mondays May 1st ,8th ,15th and the 29th no class on the 22nd





 7:00p.m.-9:00 p.m.

  $70.00 + GST (class) $20.00 +GST AND PST for Fabric kit and pattern .


This class is designed for the beginner sewer. Learn how to use a sewing machine,  use a pattern, and sewing basics while making pajama shorts and a small bag.  Must purchase the fabric kit. Bring your own machine or use a Store machine.(no charge)


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Learn to Sew Beyond Level II

Spots Available: 2

From Wednesday, January 11th, 7:00PM until Wednesday, February 15th, 9:00PM

LEARN TO SEW Beyond level II -

Instructor: Barb Bilenki

6  weeks -  Wednesday Jan 11th,18th,25th and  Feb.1st ,8th,15th .2017


 7pm – 9pm

$95 + GST 

 This is an open class  with students working on their own projects.



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Bags by Bev --Basics

Spots Available: 8

From Monday, November 30th, 12:00AM until Monday, November 30th, 12:00AM

Instructor:  Bev Hildebrand

5 -Thursdays ----

 7.00 p .m. - 9:00 pm

 Level: Confident Beginner


Cost $85. + GST 
Bev is going to cover all the basics of bag construction. Choosing fabric , batting, closeures, handles, pockets and zippers . After the frist class students get to choose a bag to make in class.( there are 3 choices )  Last class most students made more then one bag .Students need to be comfortable using a rotary cutter . There are only 6 spots in this class.

Hopefully we will offer this class in May 2017 





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I Love to Sew

Spots Available: 4

From Wednesday, June 21st, 1:00PM until Wednesday, June 21st, 3:00PM


Instructor: Barb Bilenki

Jan 18th, Feb 15th , March 15th ,April 19th , May17th, June 21 . 

 1 - 3pm

$ 8 plus GST per class

Open to every one who loves to sew. Come meet a kindred spirit, learn a new sewing technique or skill to make your sewing easier and fun. Share your tips or your frustrations. We will be working on a different project each month.

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Pant Fit and Sew Workshop

Spots Available: 0

From Saturday, October 1st, 9:30AM until Saturday, October 15th, 7:00PM

 Instructor:  Sharleen Zebinski,Palmer/Pletsch Sewing Instructor

 2- Saturdays-October 1st and 15th,2016

 Time--    9:30 am-5:00pm.

 Cost : $160.00 plus GST  Includes Pattern and lunches.

 Level: Intermediate 


 In the frist class Sharleen will do a presentation of the Palmer/Pletsch tissue fitting method.

From there  you will  tissue fit a pant pattern, and alter to fit you. 

Then sew a sample mock fly zipper .(supplies included)

In the second class you will cut and pin fit fabric and sew your pants.

You will learn to sew an invisible zipper and a non-roll waistband or sew -on elastic waist band. 

the class is Full



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Fold'n Stitch Wreath

Spots Available: 7

From Sunday, February 19th, 1:00PM until Sunday, February 19th, 4:30PM

Instructor:  Barb Bilenki

1-Sunday  Feb 19th ,2017 

 1.00 p .m. - 4:30 pm

 Level: Confident Beginner

 Cost : $35.00 plus GST  Must buy pattern $12.75 plus taxes.


This class was a big hit last this year.    Now is the time to do a table centre or wreath for the spring season . We carry the  pre-cut foam in store. 

If you wondering about colour choices  go to

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Kids Learn to Sew

Spots Available: 8

From Monday, July 11th, 1:00PM until Friday, July 22nd, 3:00PM

Kids Learn to Sew 

 Instructor: Barbara Bilenki

Session 1: July 11-15 nd 1pm-3pm 

Session 2 :July 18-22 nd  1pm-3 pm  6 spots open 


$80+ GST for class  $20.00 for supply  kit(fabric , pattern and notions  for pj pants and case)

Children as young as 8 years  old are welcome to join this class. They  learn to use a sewing machine , cut and sew a pair of pajama pants plus a small zippered case. Machines are provided.

  There are 8 spots per session. 

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Sew We Care

Spots Available: 8

Teacher: Barb

From Monday, November 30th, 12:00AM until Monday, November 30th, 12:00AM

Sew We Care has been part of Carellan Sewing for 9 years. In the past, we have had ladies get together to sew for others whenever we received a request.

In the fall of 2006 the ladies decided to make it a monthly event. So on the last Monday of each month from 1 – 3 pm, the Sew We Care ladies meet at Carellan and sew for others. The sewing projects have benefited a wide variety of groups. We have sewn mitts for inner city schools, cosmetic bags for women’s shelter, ears for the Teddy’s Bear picnic. The size of the group can be as small as 4 or as large as 14. We have ladies who are the sewers, others do the cutting and Bernice always brings the cookies and Barb puts the coffee on. The ladies have clocked close to 1500 sewing hours in the last 6 years. We are always looking for new projects, so if you know of someone or some group needing our services please call the store. This is an open, drop in group. If you are free the last Monday of the month, please do drop by.

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Bio: I am Barb's oldest daughter. She taught me to sew on her top of the line pfaff, so I've been a spoiled sewer since the beginning. During the week I teach Band, Drama, and English Language Arts at the junior high and high school level. You will be able to find

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