Anniversary Event!

Happy 3rd (or 44th) Anniversary to Sew Easy!

 

While it’s true Sew Easy has been a part of the community for much longer than 3 years, this is the third year we’ve been here and we want to celebrate!

We’d like to invite you to our two day
Draw Your Discount Sale this
Friday and Saturday!
Once you’ve selected your beautiful fabrics, luscious yarns or handy notions you can make your draw at the counter and get anywhere from 10% to 60% off your entire regularly priced purchase*!  Since we also feel that winter is finally behind us you’ll find enticing discounts on winter fabrics and select yarns. We’ll be serving cupcakes, from Cheeky Monkey Cakes, and punch or iced tea so it’ll be a real party!

We want to make sure everyone gets to draw their discount so we’ll be open late on Friday until 7pm!

*Unfortunately this doesn’t include items already on sale, sewing machines, class fees and services like machine repair and scissor sharpening. It does include a lot of other great stuff though!
We also want to make sure you know how much we appreciate your business over the last three years, and especially how grateful we are that you take the time to read our newsletter! Thank you!
If you’re not already subscribed to our newsletter, you can join our mailing list here. We only send out one or two emails a month (basically when we have something specific to say), and if you change your mind, you can unsubscribe easily at any time.

Flowers and Flyers

Hello Makers!

The weather has improved and so have our spirits! We’re ready for bursts of colour, new inspirations and fresh ideas. We’ve got just the workshops and materials to get you started!

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Warm and natural Nirvana Needle Arts maple crochet hooks are as beautiful to look at as they are to work with! Not as slippery as metal but still polished and smooth for uninterrupted crochet stitches. Sizes 3.5mm to 12mm now in store!


New quilting cottons that just arrived include the quirky iBot robots, Smarty Cats (pictured above), nautical ships and some fresh florals in delicate mint and pink along with a collection of pastel blender fabrics. We’ve also got four delicate cotton lawn prints that beg to be a flouncy skirt or beautiful blouse.

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Adult Beginner Felting – Needle Felted Sheep
Come and spend a day making a wonderfully cute sheep! In this workshop, Alexis will teach you how to make a fluffy, natural fibre filled woolly sheep. Using two and three dimensional felting techniques, wool roving & locks, you will create your own unique sheep figure.

Saturday March 25th 10-3pm with break
Min. 4 students *Only 2 spots left!*
Class Cost $50 materials included

Sign Up!

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Kid’s Wet Felting – Rainbow Flyers!
Ever wanted to catch a rainbow? Now you can! Rainbow flyers are fun projects to do and then hours of fun to play with. Simple sewing and wet felting techniques will join hands in helping your child to create a dynamic and colourful toy. No previous experience necessary… only imagination and enthusiasm! Ages 6+

Saturday April 15th 10am-1pm
Class Cost $25
All materials included

Sign Up!

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Beginner Lace Knitting – Lace Bookmark
Longing to complete a lace project but intimidated by the intricate look? Learn basic lace techniques, with tips and tricks that will keep lace knitting fun! You will learn how to read both written and charted instructions, how to prevent and correct mistakes, and finishing techniques. Skills required: knit & purl

Saturday April 29nd 12-3pm
Min. 4 students
Class Cost $25
Materials: sock weight yarn and 2-3mm straight or circular needles

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Kid’s Knitting
Four week and Drop -In Sessions for beginners and experienced young knitter’s alike! Alexis Bach will be teaching kids ages 6 and up how to create their first knitted bunny, then guiding them in expanding their skills with fun and unique projects of their choosing!

Ages 6+ weekly on Sundays, starting Feb 5th-June 25th from 1:30-2:30pm
4 consecutive classes – $40 per student (4 spaces available)
1 Drop-In spot will be available every week, first come first serve-$15 per session
Maximum class size of 5 students to ensure that all students receive individual attention.

Kids Hand Sewing
Did you also know that we’re hosting a kids embroidery and hand sewing club? Well it’s true! Alexis Bach will be teaching kids ages 6 and up how to do three basic hand stitching techniques through making a needle case to hold their tools. Then guiding them in expanding their skills with fun and unique projects of their choosing!

Weekly on Sundays, starting Feb 19th to June 25th from 12:30-1:30pm
4 consecutive classes – $40 per student (4 spaces available)
1 Drop-In spot will be available every week, first come first serve-$15 per session
Maximum class size of 5 students to ensure that all students receive individual attention.
If classes are full we will happily take your information and if we gather enough interest we will schedule another class!

Spring Classes! – First Round

More classes! Some of these start very soon, so call the shop to register if you’re interested!

Kid’s Colour Play Wet Felting
Come and have fun with colour!  This beginner friendly, exploration style class for kid’s ages 6 and up is a great way to jump into the world of wet felting!  The children will create their own unique pieces, working with colour and form to add layers and depth to their project.  Details will be added afterwards with embroidery thread.  No previous sewing or felting experience necessary… only enthusiasm and imagination!
Saturday February 25th  10-1pm
Min. 4 students
$25 materials included
Beginner Colourwork – Ombre Slouch Hat
Are you ready to take your knitting further and explore colourwork?  This hands on class takes you through the steps of two stranded colourwork in written and charted patterns.  You will make a stylish and beautiful hat to enjoy for yourself or as a wonderful gift for a loved one.  The only experience necessary is comfortable knowledge of knit and purl and enthusiasm in abundance!
Sundays Feb. 19, 26, Mar. 5, 12  3-5pm
Min. 4 students
Class Cost $40
Materials: 100mt each 2 colours of DK (#3) yarn, 4mm 40cm circular needles, set of 4mm double pointed needles, a stitch marker
Beyond Beginner – Rainbow Pillow Cover
Tired of making scarves, but don’t know where to go? Come and perfect more advanced skills in order to jump into bigger and more complex patterns with this simple but beautiful pillow. You’ll learn methods to increase and decrease as well as seaming your work together.  You’ll need to know how to knit and purl comfortably and be ready to try new things!
Mondays Feb. 20, 27, Mar. 6, 13   6-8pm
Min. 4 students
Class Cost $40
Materials: 50g DK (#3) yarn in seven colours, pair of 4mm needles straight or circular as you prefer, 30cmx30cm cushion form
Adult Beginner Felting – Needle Felted Sheep
Come and spend a day making a wonderfully cute sheep!  In this workshop, Alexis will teach you how to make a fluffy, natural fibre filled woolly sheep. Using two and three dimensional felting techniques, wool roving & locks, you will create your own unique sheep figure.
Saturday March 25th 10-3pm with break
Min. 4 students
Class Cost $50 materials included
Beginner Cable Knitting – Cup Cozy
Learn the basics of cables!   In this 3-hour workshop, participants will cover cable techniques and knitting in the round to create a warm and wonderful cup cozy.  You need only know how to knit and purl comfortably to take this class.
Saturday March 26th 2:30-5:30pm
Min. 4 students
Class Cost $25
Materials: 25-50g worsted (#4) yarn, set of 5mm double pointed needles, cable needle
Kid’s Knitting
Four week and Drop -In Sessions for beginners and experienced young knitter’s alike! Alexis Bach will be teaching kids ages 6 and up how to create their first knitted bunny, then guiding them in expanding their skills with fun and unique projects of their choosing!
Ages 6+ weekly on Sundays, starting Feb 5th-June 25th from 1:30-2:30pm
4 consecutive classes – $40 per student (4 spaces available)
1 Drop-In spot will be available every week, first come first serve-$15 per session

Maximum class size of 5 students to ensure that all students receive individual attention.

Kids Hand Sewing 
Did you also know that we’re hosting a kids embroidery and hand sewing club? Well it’s true! Alexis Bach will be teaching kids ages 6 and up how to do three basic hand stitching techniques through making a needle case to hold their tools. Then guiding them in expanding their skills with fun and unique projects of their choosing!
Weekly on Sundays, starting Feb 19th to June 25th from 12:30-1:30pm
4 consecutive classes – $40 per student (4 spaces available)
1 Drop-In spot will be available every week, first come first serve-$15 per session
Maximum class size of 5 students to ensure that all students receive individual attention.

Autumn Classes!

    Leaves are starting to collect on the trails and I actually felt like I needed to put on a sweater to go out the other day.  Autumn is sending reminders that it’s on it’s way and with it comes more time to keeping cozy and craft.

   We’re pleased to offer you the Sew Easy Autumn Class Schedule, planned all the way to December so you have lots to choose from!

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   However you may notice that there seems to be a lack of sewing classes.  This is because our most excellent sewing instructor Jill Sullivan will be leaving the Coast.  Jill has been wonderfully supportive, always with a wise suggestion or a new idea, and she will be missed terribly.  We want to thank her for her time and energy and wish her all the best in her new home!

   As such we are now hiring sewing instructors!  We’re looking for friendly, engaging folks who want to help others learn about the joys of sewing.  Some examples of classes we’re especially looking to hold are Beginner Sewing, Beginner Quilting and Machine Sewing for Kids, but we are also very open to ideas of things that you would be passionate about teaching.

   We are also very interested in hiring a crochet instructor.  This is a fibre art that is growing in practice and we would love to help make more happy hookers!  Again, we’re looking for someone open and engaging who loves to share their skills with others.

   If teaching sparks your interest please send us an email with a little bit about yourself, your teaching and making experience and what sorts of things you would be interested in teaching!
I’d Like to Teach!

New Products and a Felting Class!

Hello Crafters!

Below we’ve got information on a super fun Adult Needle Felted Mushroom Scapes Workshop coming up.  Our needle felting workshops fill up quickly so be sure to sign up early if you’re interested in taking part!

We’ve got four new panel projects to show you, Thomas the Tank Engine, Minnie Mouse, Pirates Party Flags and Help Is On The Way! a playmat panel, all pictured below.  Also we have new yarns, some of which were requested by you!  A cotton ribbon yarn with a bit of sparkle, a wool-free sock yarn, itty bitty baby balls of cotton in delightful colours and a DK weight cotton blend for breezy knitting or crocheting through all this fine weather we’re so lucky to have.

 So keep scrolling or come on in to see everything that’s new at Sew Easy!

Adult Needle Felted Mushroom Scapes (1 class)
Whether it’s a home for faeries, an indoor woodland oasis, or just a wonderful exercise in the creative possibilities of felt making these mushroom scapes are going to be tons of fun!  Alexis will teach you how to needle felt around a very simple structure to create your very own cute little mushrooms and foliage inside a piece of driftwood.
Sunday June 19th 1pm-4pm
$40
Materials: Please bring a piece of driftwood to use as your base, the more knobbly the better. No longer than 25cm (10″) please. All other materials will be provided.


Help Is On The Way! is a delightful play mat style panel for whatever adventures your little one can devise and create. Measuring 60cm by 110cm (24″x45″) it’s a manageable size for any machine.  We have two coordinating fabrics for backing or binding. Panel cost is only $12.99.


Introducing Minnie Mouse’s Bowtique, Imagine, Dream & Create!  Minnie Mouse is still such a well known character and looking very good for 88 years old!  The bright, bold colours and brushstroke style make it a whimsical addition to a crib or bed.  She measures 88cm x 110cm (35″ x 45″) and is the perfect dimensions to use as is or add simple border strips to make it larger.  Cost for the panel is $14.99.


Another classic character that never fails to capture a new generation’s interest is Thomas the Tank Engine and his crew!  Our panel features three of the original team and like our friend Minnie is 88cm x 110cm (35″ x 45″) perfect for a crib, bed or snuggling under while reading the stories together.  It also comes with my favourite of the coordinates, a black cotton base with colourful train signals all over.  Cost for this panel is $19.95.


Last of our new panels, but certainly not least is this adorable Pirate themed bunting panel!  Quick and easy to make, you can even make it a no sew project with a heavy fusible interfacing for the back and pinking shears to cut out the triangles! Perfect for a party, a bedroom or (my favourite option) a fort or playhouse. Cost for this panel is $12.55.


A number of you have asked for a wool-free sock yarn; something that’s in the same fun colours and with the same wear life as the wool/nylon blends.  I am happy to say that Regia’s Pairfect Cotton Sock is that yarn! A blend of cotton and a nylon/poly core (think cotton fibres spun around Woolly Nylon) this is a cotton sock yarn with give and bounce.  Coupled with Regia’s Pairfect method of dying their yarns makes it effortless for you to get matching socks every time.  These 100g balls are $20 and make a pair.


Our latest offering from Berroco yarns is their Weekend DK yarn, a soft and affordable blend of egyptian cotton and acrylic. Weekend works up breezy, into easy to care for, garments that will take you from the heat of summer to the warm days of autumn, and they’re only $8 a skein!


We’ve also had requests for a yarn with a bit of sparkle to it, something for the crafter who likes their yarns a little off the beaten path.  Schachenmayr’s Batiko Sun is a long colour changing ribbon yarn with a little bit of shimmer that looks brilliant in the sunny outdoors.  A washable, squishable blend of cotton and polyester that will look lovely in open summer shawls or tops.  One ball will make the shawl pattern on the ball band and they go for $16.99 each.


Finally, my favourite of our new yarns is Schachenmayr Baby Smiles Cotton.  These itty, bitty little balls of buttery soft pure cotton yarn comes in fourteen lovely shades and is perfect for everything baby.  One 25g ball will make a baby hat or socks, and only three balls to make a newborn sweater.  Each little bundle of yarn joy is only $4.

New Classes at Sew Easy!

We’re so excited for the class line up we’ve got for the next few months! We’re especially excited for the launch of our Kid’s Drop-in Knitting and Kid’s Drop-In Hand Sewing workshops with Alexis Bach that we have had in the works for a few months now and are finally ready to get off the ground. Read on for more details and please sign up early to secure a spot!

We also just wanted to let you know we’ve recently had a restock of our wool felt squares (which have been wonderfully popular), as well as a new shipment of upholstery roll ends, many of the fabrics in modern geometric prints and a number of pure linen bases that would be gorgeous for chair seats or curtains.

The Burda Style spring collection is in and full of flowing, fun garments perfect for the warmer weather soon to come, and we’re expecting our Kwik Sew update in the next little while so come in and have a seat with our pattern books for some great sewing inspiration.


Beginner Sewing (3 classes)
Ever wonder what all those stitches on a sewing machine are for? Jill Sullivan, a seamstress and fibre artist, will help you get acquainted with your machine and all the things it can do! From buttonholes to zippers, you’ll leave with the understanding and confidence to start your sewing adventure.
Sunday February 14th, 21st and 28 1pm-3pm
$50
Materials: Your sewing machine, a basic sewing kit inc. scissors, thread, marking tools and measuring tools.
SIGN UP NOW!


Adult Beginner Knitting Classes (4 classes)
At last! Evening knitting classes for us hard working adults. And what better way to unwind at the end of a day than by taking up needles and knitting your first hat or baby blanket with the incredibly awesome Alexis Bach! You’ll learn the basics of knitting, how to read knitting patterns and how to fix common mistakes.
Tuesdays Feb. 16th, 23rd, Mar. 1st & 8th 6pm-7:30pm
This class will be making hats!
OR
Thursdays Feb. 18th, 25th, Mar.3rd & 10th 6pm-7:30pm
This class will be making a baby blanket!
$50 + materials (dependent on pattern chosen)
We can show you the pattern choices in shop, unfortunately we don’t have the permissions from the designers to post photos from the patterns here. Sorry guys!
SIGN UP NOW!


Wet Felted Clutch or Purse (2 classes)
This fantastic, beginner friendly class is going to teach you the techniques of using wet felting methods and a resist pattern to make a seamless clutch or coin purse. Alexis Bach will guide you through all the steps necessary, making the felted fabric the first class, then once your work has had a chance to dry, adding lining and finishing details in the second class.
Saturdays February 20th and 27th 10-1pm
$60 materials included
SIGN UP NOW!


Beginner Crochet
Crochet is a fun and versatile craft enjoyed by millions of people. By learning a few stitches you can make everything from hats and scarves to amigurumi animals. Jill Sullivan will be using the Patons Next Steps book to introduce you to the basics you need to get you started.
Saturday February 20th 2-4pm
$25 + materials
You will need:
– A copy of Patons Next Steps: Crochet
– A 3.5mm, 4mm or 4.5mm crochet hook
– A minimum 50 g ball of worsted weight yarn (no cotton please)
SIGN UP NOW!


Kids Drop-In Knitting Club
We are so excited to finally be hosting the Kids Knitting Club! This is an ongoing weekly drop in session for kids, aged 6 and up, who want to learn how to knit or improve their knitting skills in a fun, supportive environment. Alexis Bach will be guiding our students in learning the basics by making a cute stuffed animal and then in picking their own projects to work on.
Sundays from 1-2pm starting February 21st
$15 per session OR $50 for 4 sessions
Materials: Knitting needles (5mm-8mm) and appropriate sized yarn
SIGN UP NOW!


Kids Drop-In Hand Sewing Club
Did you also know that we’re hosting a kids embroidery and hand sewing club? Well it’s true! Alexis Bach will be teaching kids ages 6 and up how to do three basic hand stitching techniques through making a needle case to hold their tools. Then guiding them in expanding their skills with fun and unique projects!
Sundays from 2:30-3:30pm starting February 21st
$15 per session OR $50 for 4 sessions
SIGN UP NOW!


Beginner Machine Quilting (4 classes)
In this class you Jill Sullivan will guide you through making a small quilt that will give you all the basic skills and language to let you move into more complex projects. Starting with measuring and safely cutting, right through to machine quilting and finally binding, you will learn each step that leads to a finished quilt. These skills are not difficult and we welcome anyone from 12 and up to join us.
Sundays March 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th from 12:30-3pm
$75 + materials, bring your own machine
SIGN UP NOW!

Needle Felted Critters
This all day needle felting workshop is going to teach you to make the cutest most wonderful woodland critters ever, and just in time for Easter!
You can pick between a bunny and a duck and you’ll learn how to make a simple armature, build up a felted base and how to add unique details to your critter.

Saturday March 12th 9:30-3:30 (inc. 1hr lunch break)
$60, materials included
SIGN UP NOW!

December News at Sew Easy!

We’ve got some December specials and news to share with you, as well as our holiday hours (including longer hours leading up to Christmas), and some new products for your last minute crafting and gift-giving. Have a peek at what’s up at Sew Easy!
December Holiday Hours

We’ve got some extended hours leading up to Christmas, and a post Christmas closure, to let everyone know about.

Sun Dec 13th & 20th: 11am-4pm

Friday Dec 18th: 930am-7pm
Mon Dec 21st – Wed Dec 23rd : 930am-7pm
Christmas Eve: 930am – 430pm
Christmas Day: Closed
Boxing Day: Closed
Sun Dec 27th: Closed
Fri Jan 1st: Closed

All other hours are normal hours, and we’ll be back to our regular 12pm-4pm Sundays in the New Year.

Needle Felted Christmas Ornaments
Due to the overwhelming demand, we decided to run a second needle felted Christmas ornaments workshop, only to have it fill up, so now we’re running a third session! The workshop is THIS Sunday (December 13th), from 330pm-630pm.

This WILL be the last felted ornaments workshop we run for a while, and we only have three spaces left, so sign up soon to save a place. Cost is $30, which includes all materials and use of class tools. As a perk to taking part in this early evening class, it’s outside of our normal shop hours, so there shouldn’t be too many distractions

(other than maybe some evening shopping at Sew Easy?)

Beginner Crochet Class

Crochet is a fun and versatile craft enjoyed by millions of people.  By learning a few stitches you can make everything from hats and scarves to amigurumi animals.  Jill Sullivan will be using the Patons Next Steps book to introduce you to the basics you need to get you started.

We still have a couple spots left in this class on Saturday Dec 12, from 10am-1230pm, so drop us a line to save your spot! Fees are $25 plus materials (a copy of the Next Steps 5 book, a 3.5mm – 4.5mm crochet hook, and a minimum of 50g worsted weight yarn)
December Specials

For the month of December, all our sewing baskets are on sale! Our large baskets, normally $60, are on sale for $35, and the small baskets are on sale for $20 each (normally $32.50). We’ve even stocked up for the occasion, with some new prints to choose from.

We’ve gotten seven different totally new winter themed flannelette in the store just in time for cozy pajamas, blankets, and any other warm snuggly project you can dream up to give to someone special this Christmas (or even keep for yourself)! Only $6.99 a metre, and we’ve got them on display front and centre in the store to make them easy to find!

We’ve had a big restock on our 8″ x 12″ pure wool felt squares, and also a restock of our Ashford ‘bug’, ‘beagle’, ‘sheep’, ‘flower’, ‘butterfly brooch’, and ‘rooster’ felting kits, which have been EXTREMELY popular among our crafters this season.

After Friday, we’re going to have a display in the centre of the store of great gift and stocking stuffer ideas for the crafter on your list. Make sure you come visit us soon!

One Last Thing…From Us.
In case we don’t see you in the next couple weeks, have a very Merry Christmas from all of us at Sew Easy, and thank you very much for helping to make 2015 such a great year for us!

Customer Appreciation Specials

November 27th is Black Friday in North America. Primarily an electronics shopping day which started in the USA, more and more Canadian shops of all types are getting on board with specials for their customers.
 
November 28th is ‘Shop the Neighbourhood’, a Canadian day to recognize small businesses and shopping locally, supported by Yellow Pages. Over 50 businesses in Sechelt are taking part that day, us included.
 
It will also be Customer Appreciation day on November 28th in Trail Bay Centre, so most of the shops are doing special sales and events to say ‘Thank You’ to everyone who shops with us so it is going to be a weekend not to be missed!
 
Read on for more information about what kind of specials we’ll be offering you that weekend at Sew Easy.

Pfaff Trade-up Event

Now is the season to get into a new Pfaff sewing machine or serger! Between Nov 27 and 29, trade in your old sewing machine, any brand, working or not, and receive a $75 credit towards any sewing machine in the Pfaff line, which we already price below MSRP!
If you already own a Pfaff machine and are looking to upgrade, you definitely want to talk to us about your options. Pfaff owners receive a minimum $100 off a new machine with their trade in, and possibly more depending on the age and condition of the machine, and if it’s on our trade-in list!
Talk to Alton or Jenny for more details! 

Shop the Neighbourhood

Saturday November 28th marks the third annual national Shop the Neighbouhood campaign, is a local shopping event that’s all about celebrating small businesses and making your community thrive.

Thousands of business all across Canada are participating in the one day shopping event, including over 50 shops and services here in Sechelt. You can easily find out who’s offering deals that day by going to the Shop the neighbourhood website and downloading the app on your iOS or Android smartphone.

On November 28th, Sew Easy will be offering 10% off everything in store!

Excluded from this deal are Pfaff sewing machines and sergers (but not their accessories), as well as service fees and class fees.

New for Winter at Sew Easy

We’ve got great things in store for your winter and Christmas crafting.

New this month:

We are now carrying 50 gram braids of unspun Corriedale wool! We’ve got eighteen lovely colours, including four undyed tones, that are perfect for spinning, needle felting or wet felting and are priced at $4.50 per braid.

If you’re interested in learning more about how to use unspun roving, make sure you check out Alexis Bach’s felting classes below!

Our Christmas cottons are in stock and going fast!  Three lovely advent panels, two pocket style and one garland style with Scandinavian inspired mini stockings, plus coordinates to suit your Christmas style.  We’ve also got minkie and furs to embellish your perfect sewn stocking.

If you’re interested in learning to sew a basic stocking, or making up an advent calender, see Jill Sullivan’s classes below!

Many of you have also asked us for wool felt and we’re very happy to say that we’re now able to carry it!  Our felt rectangles are 100% wool and measure 9″x12″ (22.8cmx30.5cm) and we have 75 colours!  These are perfect for small craft projects, felting and for kids crafts.
Felted Seasonal Wreath
Use both dry and wet felting techniques to make a gorgeous seasonal wreath.  Alexis Bach will show you how to wet felt the base of your wreath and then how to craft your choice of seasonal additions to make a wonderfully unique wreath to display in your home or give to someone special this holiday season.
Saturday November 14th and 21st (2-day workshop)
10am-1pm both days
$50 inc. materials
No Knit Scarf
The quickest, easiest scarf you’ll ever create! Using wash away stabilizer you’ll craft a one of kind scarf using trims, ribbons and yarns.
Sunday November 15th 1-3pm
$25
Wash away stabilizer and some trims will be provided, you will need to bring your sewing machine, scissors and any particular trims, ribbon, yarn or decorative thread you wish to use.

Sewn Advent Calenders
Using your choice of panels, Jill Sullivan will guide you through making a reusable advent calendar to house treats, notes or small toys while you count down to Christmas.  This class is beginner friendly and you can either choose coordinates to suit your decor, or simply pick up a kit in store.
Tuesday November 17th + 24th 10-12pm (2-day class)
$40 + materials
A sewing machine is required for this class.
Sewn Stocking Workshop
Using a basic stocking shape you can make just about any style of stocking, from modern to traditional, rustic to chic, the skies the limit! This beginner friendly class will guide you through making a basic woven stocking base that you can customize to your personal style.
Sunday November 22nd 1-3pm
$30 + materials
You will need:
0.4 mt of a sturdy woven fabric (like a cotton canvas weight)
OR
0.4 mt each of a woven outer fabric and a lining
Any ribbons, bells, trims ties etc you may want to use, or you can choose from our selection.

Felted Gnome

Felted Angel

Needle Felted Ornaments
Alexis Bach will show you everything you need to know to make the most lovely felted seasonal ornaments ever.  This class is great both for beginners, who could make a simple ball ornament, or for more experienced felters, learning techniques to make the angel or (my personal favourite) the wee Gnome.
Saturday December 5th 10-1pm
$30 inc. materials
Beginner Crochet
Crochet is a fun and versatile craft enjoyed by millions of people.  By learning a few stitches you can make everything from hats and scarves to amigurumi animals.  Jill Sullivan will be using the Patons Next Steps book to introduce you to the basics you need to get you started.
Saturday December 12th 10am-12:30pm
$25 + materials
You will need:
A copy of Patons Next Steps: Crochet
A 3.5mm, 4mm or 4.5mm crochet hook
A minimum 50 g ball of worsted weight yarn (no cotton please)

Help Keep Our Homeless Warm!

On October 17, 2015, Sew Easy and m1tog (Make One Together) invite you to help keep fellow Coasters warm this winter. Your skills can provide hats, scarves, mitts and blankets for those who will be using the cold weather shelter this season. There are many ways to participate, during the event and leading up to it.

If you’re available, you can come down to Trail Bay Centre on Saturday, Oct. 17 anytime between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. and knit or crochet in the company of others. Come for a little while or stay the whole day. There will be tea, coffee, snacks and giveaways. Come alone or bring a friend. Yarn, needles and hooks will be available for you to use if your donation is simply your time. You can drop off yarn (machine washable only, please) at Sew Easy anytime before Oct. 17.

You can bring also finished items to Sew Easy anytime before Oct. 17. You can join the Blanket Brigade and knit or crochet a 12-inch square prior to or on the event day. More details and patterns are available on m1tog.ca – a resource for people who wish to donate handmade items to local charitable organizations – and at Sew Easy, both in-store and at facebook.com/seweasysechelt. Come join in the spirit of giving and help make the Sunshine Coast a caring, cozy community for all.

Download a printable brochure to pin up on the fridge or share with your friends

Download suggested stitches for knitted blanket squares