Archive for News

August Long Weekend Sale!

Starting this Friday we’re having a week long sale to make room for all the wonderful new fabrics and yarns we’ve got coming in the next month!  This means that starting today you can get 30-50% off on tons of fabric and yarns, including (but certainly not limited to) bamboo spandex knits, beautiful tencel wovens and all our tablecloth vinyls, as well as Berroco Quechua, Millefiori, Patons Astra and Patons Classic Wool Worsted.  Please come visit us and take advantage of some great deals!

Long Weekend Hours:

Saturday – Regular Hours 9:30-5:30
Sunday – Regular Hours 11-4
Monday – Shortened Hours 11-4

We’ll also be extending our great deals on two Pfaff sewing machines, the Smarter 140s and one of Pfaff’s best selling machines the Passport 2.0! Both will be available for demo so you can be certain you’re leaving with a machine that will fit your sewing needs.

Did you know that we’ve been busy building a classroom space? It’s true!  We’re nearing completion, just the last little details and a few finishing touches to make it a bit more cozy.  We aim to use this space as a drop in space for anyone who needs more room for a project, for our own classes, Thursday craft nights and hopefully soon to have a sewing machine station that any crafter can rent time with.  We don’t have all the details yet, we’ll be sure to post them when we do, but in the meantime if you have specific questions or suggestions please give us a call or send us an email.

We’re Still Here!

We promise you we haven’t forgotten you! We’ve had some staff illness for the last four weeks, and a vacation before that, and some other things going on in the background, so we’ve gotten a little behind with regards to updating this blog, and sending our email newsletters. Remember when we promised we wouldn’t spam you by email? We mean it!

Anyways, upcoming, we have:

(Not actual classroom. Thankfully)

A new classroom! Alton is still working on it as he can, but it’s almost ready. Once we have the space, we’re going to be announcing the details of our drop in to sew program, as well as starting to take names for class requests.


Canada Day! We’re always open on Canada Day, and this year is no different. We’ll be open 11am-4pm for all your crafting needs.

If you want to be kept a little more up to date, we tend to post our new product photos either on Instagram or Facebook, so follow along with us over there.

Happy Crafting!

Anniversary Sale!

This Monday April 1st will mark the 5th anniversary of when Sue and Dianne passed the keys to Sew Easy to Alton and Jenny!  We hope you’ll join us to celebrate with cupcakes, giveaways and of course, a sale!

On Monday we’ll be hosting our annual Draw Your Discount sale, where you can get anything from 20% – 60% off your entire purchase*!  We’ll also be offering Cheeky Monkey Cakes mini cupcakes, because they’re so delicious!  We’ll be staying open late on Monday until 6:30pm so that even if you work you can get a great deal!

We’ll also be offering a whole week of anniversary sale deals! You’ll be able to get 50% off on select quilting cottons, polar fleece and yarns!  There will be great giveaways available for you to enter all week too.

We hope you’ll join us next week to celebrate, and even if you can’t we want to say THANK YOU for making great things with us for the last five years!

(*Draw Your Discount excludes Pfaff sewing machines, sorry guys.)

Introducing EMilyINK and Fibres by Andrew!


We are so excited to announce the debut of a new local dyer, Emily McPherson known as EMily INK!  Emily is debuting her yarns with us at Sew Easy on Friday September 21st and you won’t want to miss these one of a kind gems.  She’ll be bringing blends of wool with merino, silk or cashmere that are all lovingly dyed in the most delightful array of colours, blends and speckles!

Drop by anytime during the day to see her yarns, or come down between 12 and 4pm when Emily will be hanging out with us, feel free to bring your knitting and stay a while with her!

You can find Emily on Instagram @em.ily.ink

We’re also very excited to be hosting the beautiful creations of Andrew Jackson, a local dyer, spinner, knitter, weaver, wealth of knowledge and general fibre enthusiast!  He’s brought us a selection of his hand dyed spinning fibres and luscious hand dyed and hand spun yarns.

We have several 100g braids of New Zealand Halfbreed ,a mix of merino and English long wool, in alluring jewel and earth tones.  He has also brought us his marvelous hand spun yarn, some unique beauties for a very special project, and a few sets of skeins for something more exceptional!

You can find Andrew on Instagram @fibreartwithandrew

We have so many new products coming in right now and over the next few weeks, this time of year can be so thrilling! I know this email seems very fibre and yarn based but there are new things in the sewing side of things too!  The Burda and Kwik Sew Fall pattern updates are in the mail and on the way.  We’ve got our feelers out for Halloween costume fabrics, including the illusive but always fun fake fur.  We’re carrying Rit dyes in store now, including Rit Dye More dye which will dye items with polyester or a polyester blend.  We’re also changing up our zipper selection to include YKK brand metal zippers, which have a much smoother action than the previous brand, and nylon coil separable zippers for hoodies and light jackets.

For now let me introduce you to our new yarns that are already in store!

Our first additions come from Drops and are all equally enchanting!  Drops Flora is a blend of 65% wool and 35% alpaca, the same gauge as our Drops Alpaca yarn but the wool content gives it a greater loft and body than it’s pure alpaca neighbor.  We have 16 colours available and only $5 a ball.

Drops Baby Merino fills a gap in our inventory of a washable sport weight wool.  Each ball of 100% superwash merino wool is soft and delicate, and would make delightful items for a child or for an adult.  We have 8 soft shades and are $7 a ball.

The next yarn is a workhorse of a yarn, Drops Karisma is a DK weight 100% superwash wool and we’re stocking a glorious 32 colours!!  At $5 a ball we’re certain this yarn will quickly become a favourite for colour work and quick little projects.

Last is Drops Big Merino, Baby Merino’s Aran weight cousin, it looses none of the soft and squishy qualities of it’s finer weight brethren. Big Merino offers sumptuous stitch definition and an ultra smooth hand.  We have 12 colours and they’re only $7 a ball.

Christmas in August!

Our Christmas collections have arrived!

And maybe that news makes you groan and wonder where-oh-where the year has gone, but the best way to avoid the holiday crush is to get a head start.

So for this BC Day long weekend we’re going to debut our holiday collections with 15% off to get you going on your winter projects!

This will include all our new Christmas printed cottons, precuts, and our three panels. We’ll also have last year’s holiday remnants on for 50% off.


Saturday August 4th 9:30-5:30

Sunday August 5th 11-4pm

Monday August 6th 11-4pm

Canada Day Weekend Hours

Summer Solstice Sale!

We’re celebrating the beginning of summer time with a sale!  Join us anytime starting Friday June 22nd through to Monday June 25th and get 30%-50% off great fabrics and yarns!

Here’s what you’ll find in store this weekend:

  • 20% OFF Splash Outdoor Fabrics – Buy 5 metres or more and get 30% OFF!
  • 25% OFF Camden solid cotton knits
  • 50% OFF select colours of Bon Bon polyester spandex knit
  • 50% OFF printed Melton
  • 50% OFF select printed cottons, quilting weight and cotton lawn
  • 30% OFF all Fleece Artist and Cascade Heritage handpainted yarns
  • Buy One, Get One 1/2 price Bernat Handicrafter dishcloth cotton
  • 50% OFF Berroco Millefiori Big
  • 50% OFF Patons Beehive Baby Chunky
  • 30% OFF all Comfort Wolle sock yarns
  • 30% OFF Berroco Nebula

And all previous clearance priced items will be 70% OFF!
We hope you’ll join us!


World Wide Knit in Public Day with Sew Easy!

Join us for World Wide Knit in Public Day!


Next Saturday, June 9th, is World Wide Knit in Public Day and were hosting a get together here at Trail Bay Centre!  Fibre artists of all sorts, not just knitters, are invited to come, share some laughs and create with us from 12-4pm, and Emily McPherson has generously offered her time to teach any willing beginners how to knit. (Thanks Emily!!)

We’ll be inside the mall this year (historically the weather NEVER co-operates when we planned it for outside) so we’ll have tables, chairs and a few snacks available in the hall outside of Sew Easy.  Everyone who comes down to participate can enter a draw to win a $25 gift card for Sew Easy!

So we hope you’ll join us on June 9th to spread the joys of knitting!

The Pfaff Performance Icon has arrived at Sew Easy!

“Inspired by German heritage, the PFAFF® performance icon™ sewing machine represents everything you’ve come to value from PFAFF®—a comprehensive and innovative sewing experience that truly delivers to your highest expectation. For over 155 years, PFAFF® has developed elegant sewing machines distinguished by sophisticated technology, superior results and ultimate design freedom.”

The Performance Icon boasts a 310mm (12.2″) workspace, a super bright LED light panel, self threading technology, larger bobbins, a complete manual (including video tutorials!) all accessed through the 257mm (10″) touch screen on your machine, the list goes on! Starting this week we’ll have one ready and set up for demo so we encourage you to come in and experience it for yourself!

Did you know we carried a swim knit fabric? We do! The Enso swim knit is a nylon jersey fabric with 25% four way stretch, perfect for creating activewear, shapewear lingerie, leotards and swimwear that, because of the nylon content, won’t lose it’s shape in chlorinated water. It has a beautiful silky hand that makes it very suitable for next to the skin wear.  We’re currently stocking four solid colours, black, red and white pictured above, as well as a navy blue. (60″ wide, 80% nylon 20% spandex, $18/mt)

We’re also stocking sew in Dritz Soft Molded Bra Cups for use in your swim wear or formal wear! They come in three sizes A/B, B/C and C/D, and they are made from hypo allergenic polyfoam.

Spring Savings!


The Pfaff Spring Savings flyer event is on now until the end of May! Come in and try out all in stock machines to find the best fit for you.  You can find all the details in store now!

New in store…

Four lovely and supple choices of marine grade flannel backed vinyl.  These work beautifully to recover boat cushions and seats, but would also be ideal in any outdoor setting.  137cm/54″ wide $15 per metre.

Blackout Curtain

If the lovely sun we’ve been getting has been waking you up before your alarm clock you may be interested in the blackout laminated curtain fabrics we have in store! Having the lining already in place will save you time that can be spent out on the patio.  150cm/60″ wide $15 per metre

Maybe you’re starting to feel it’s a bit too warm to be pulling out the wool, then you should give BC Garn’s Lino 100% linen yarn a try!  Don’t be put off by it’s texture on the ball, it starts off pretty stiff, but once it’s washed it softens up beautifully. 50g balls (164yds/150mts) $10 each

And if linen is your thing this year, then you might enjoy the twelve different 100% linen fabrics we have in stock right now! Subtle solids, two colour blends and a few pinstripes, they’re light, airy and just right for a summer wardrobe. 137cm/54″ wide $25 per metre

From now until the end of May, all Hiyahiya Interchangeable and Crochet Hook sets will be 20% off! Maybe a set to surprise Mom for Mother’s Day? Or maybe it’s good time to treat yourself!  You can start any project at any time and know that you’ll have the right size tool for the job.

Rain checks available if required until May 31st

Celebrating 4 Years Together!

Here we are folks! Four years adds up to a lot of yarn wound, fabric cut, measurements deliberated, and colours considered.  So we hope you’ll join us this weekend to celebrate with a sale!  We’re going to have a Draw-Your-Discount Sale again this year, so once you have chosen what goodies to take home with you, you can draw to receive anywhere from 10% – 60% off your entire regularly priced purchase!*  We’ll also be offering delicious mini cupcakes from Cheeky Monkey Cakes who make their delightful treats just down the street from us!

We look forward to seeing you this weekend! We’ll be open Saturday from 9:30-5:30pm and Sunday from 11-4pm so you can stop in and say hi and of course, draw your discount!

*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!


Friday March 30th   11-4pm (Holiday Hours)

Saturday March 31st   9:30-5:30pm

Sunday April 1st   11-4pm

Monday April 2nd   11-4pm (Holiday Hours)



New in Store!

Let’s talk about Outdoor fabric!

After manufacturing issues and delays we are finally expecting our shipment of this year’s indoor outdoor fabrics! They’re right on trend using plenty of blue and aqua tones, mixed with coral and orange but with a few classic combinations in the mix as well.  All these fabrics are rot and mildew resistant, as well as an extended 1000 hour UV resistant treatment to prevent fading. Look for them next week!


Hey, what ever happened to Finishuary?

Congratulations to the wonderful folks who participated in our Finishuary project! We saw a number of languishing projects get picked back up and finished and we couldn’t be happier.  Above are a few of the items that got finished up, and we got reports a some things that didn’t quite make the deadline but got completed none the less. Spring cleaning sure feels good doesn’t it?