Skip Navigation Website Accessibility
Central Sewing Machines
  • FOLLOW US...
- Central Sewing Classes -
Join international free motion quilting star Helen Godden in this informative workshop as she shows you all about couching! Learn how to use a couching foot: couching and laid work are techniques in which yarn or other materials are laid across the surface of the ground fabric and fastened in place with small stitches of the same or a different yarn. The couching threads may be either the same color as the laid threads or a contrasting color. This technique is a real eye-catcher and instantly adds texture and depth to projects, and Helen is so excited for you to try it along with her!

Cost: $ 249.00
International quilting star Helen Godden is coming to teach at Central! In this workshop, select from one of Helen's Feathered Friend designs and trace a 14" design on to 20" black homespun. With demonstration and no previous painting skills required, we then paint and combine colours to blend and create our birdie block! Once they are dry and sandwiched, Helen will demonstrate a wide variety of fresh and fun free motion quilting styles that will complement your work and add so much life and energy into it! You will take your skills to the next level by pairing a unique medium (paint) with free motion quilting to create something truly stunning and one of a kind.

Cost: $ 249.00
International quilting star Helen Godden is coming to teach at Central! This quilt introduced Helen's technique of "Paintchwork".. Not pieced but painted patchwork created with luminous acrylic fabric paints. Using one of 12 designs, Day 1 you paint your Flying Into Colours wall hanging 60 x 80cm (23 x 31) combining a totem (eg sea turtle) with ribbons and Paintchwork like in Helen's quilt Freedom. Then Helen will demonstrate how to combine colours and students will paint beautiful blended ribbons and Paintchwork onto black fabric. (no previous painting skills required) Day 2 with Helen's expert guidance, booklet of Free-Motion designs and lots of demonstrating, students will enhance their piece with a wide variety of free-motion quilting styles to complement their work.

Cost: $ 349.00
This techniques class allows students to learn first-hand how to use 100wt InvisaFil thread and discover its benefits! This ultra-fine thread offers a great breadth of utility, and you can utilize it in your sewing room and apply it to multiple projects. Students will learn how to use InvisaFil for hand and machine applique, English paper piecing, stitch in the ditch, and stippling. This class is a great introduction to the multiple uses of InvisaFil and will show you how you can get better results simply by changing the thread. It?s also a wonderful opportunity for students to try out several techniques under the guidance of the Threaducator.

Cost: $ 40.00
This techniques class allows students to learn first-hand how to use 100wt InvisaFil thread and discover its benefits! This ultra-fine thread offers a great breadth of utility, and you can utilize it in your sewing room and apply it to multiple projects. Students will learn how to use InvisaFil for hand and machine applique, English paper piecing, stitch in the ditch, and stippling. This class is a great introduction to the multiple uses of InvisaFil and will show you how you can get better results simply by changing the thread. It?s also a wonderful opportunity for students to try out several techniques under the guidance of the Threaducator.

Cost: $ 40.00
These thick and gorgeous 8wt threads are perfect for embellishing projects in all kinds of ways, but many beginners won't know how to begin using them as they won't fit through the eye of a sewing machine needle. This class will focus on showing how beautiful these threads can be when used for couching by hand and machine, and hand embroidery. The Threaducator will demonstrate machine couching you'll get the opportunity to try it for yourself! Learn how to use decorative stitches that you see in crazy quilting, hand embroidery and wool applique.

Cost: $ 40.00
These thick and gorgeous 8wt threads are perfect for embellishing projects in all kinds of ways, but many beginners won't know how to begin using them as they won't fit through the eye of a sewing machine needle. This class will focus on showing how beautiful these threads can be when used for couching by hand and machine, and hand embroidery. The Threaducator will demonstrate machine couching you'll get the opportunity to try it for yourself! Learn how to use decorative stitches that you see in crazy quilting, hand embroidery and wool applique.

Cost: $ 40.00
12wt cottons, Spagetti and Fruitti, will be the feature in this hands-on techniques class! Students can play with the threads, experience how they run on their machines, and learn the best settings and decorative stitches to run the thread successfully. Free motion stitching, decorative machine applique and hand quilting will be covered. Serger technique samples will also be shown. You'll also learn about the benefits of Spagetti and Fruitti?s ultra-low lint finish, making it an ideal thread for reducing lint build up in the machine. These threads give projects a clean, professional stitch quality that can be relied on.

Cost: $ 40.00
12wt cottons, Spagetti and Fruitti, will be the feature in this hands-on techniques class! Students can play with the threads, experience how they run on their machines, and learn the best settings and decorative stitches to run the thread successfully. Free motion stitching, decorative machine applique and hand quilting will be covered. Serger technique samples will also be shown. You'll also learn about the benefits of Spagetti and Fruitti's ultra-low lint finish, making it an ideal thread for reducing lint build up in the machine. These threads give projects a clean, professional stitch quality that can be relied on.

Cost: $ 40.00
This class will give you the tools to make everything from a negligee to the little black dress with a built in bra! Specialist Jeanette Spornitz will teach you how draft a dress with a built in bra directly from your great fitting bra pattern. Imagine filling your wardrobe with camisoles, tank tops, tunics and dresses that support you in all the right places without added bulk, bulge or visible additional bra straps! The best part is, it'll be fitted to your exact measurements for a perfect fit.

Cost: $ 295.00
In this class you will learn the construction techniques to make a bra that looks and fits as good or better than ready-to-wear! Specialist Jeanette will adjust each person's pattern to their unique body. A kit that includes light coloured fabrics and supplies will be given to each student. There will be additional supplies available for purchase in class. Please bring a pastel coloured or white polyester thread for this class.

Cost: $ 325.00
Take your bra making to the next level! Using your fitted bra pattern, Jeanette will teach you how to draft a designer bra that looks like it was purchased in a boutique. Ensure you bring a traced copy of your well fitting bra pattern to class. A kit that includes fabric, findings and drafting instructions will be given to each student. Please bring fuschia coloured thread for this class.

Cost: $ 295.00
Jeanette Spornitz is BACK! Now that you know how to sew a bra, join Jeanette from Sew Uplifting as she teaches you to take your great fitting bra and turn it into a gorgeous style that you would find online or in a boutique. She will show you a couple of ways of drafting to make whatever style of bra you are looking for. If you have a bra you love and can?t find, she will also show you how to clone the bra to make another that you will love while leaving your bra in one piece. This workshop is a must for those who have taken her Beginner Bra class before- expand your knowledge with Jeanette and become a bra making expert!

Cost: $ 950.00
Join us for Bernina's monthly Creative Studio Club! Focused on quick and easy projects, each lesson showcases the best of BERNINA products, features and benefits that will enhance your sewing, crafting, quilting and hobbies. Some of the lessons will cover free motion quilting skills and overlocker as well! Each contains a video featuring a camera demonstration, project and/or technique instruction handouts. Leave each lesson with new knowledge, skills and techniques to take your projects to the next level!

Cost: $ 160.00
Get the most out of your BERNINA EMBROIDERY MACHINE. Join Bev in these webinar format classes as you learn all there is to know about your machine?s embroidery and embroidery editing features. You do not have to bring your embroidery machine. Just come to class and learn all of the steps necessary to complete the project while learning editing features on your machine. Then you will take home a CD with the complete instructions, video of class instructions as well as the embroidery files(s). Each lesson will cover a different topic and project.

Cost: $ 160.00
Joan will introduce you to an adventurous exploration into appliquilting. She is a designer of over 100 patterns which are incredible detailed, and for this class you can choose a pattern from the ones in store or purchase a kit from Joan directly at the start of class. She will show you all the different tools, techniques and tips, to create your project faster and easier! Step by step she takes something detailed and easily adapts the most simple and clever way of approaching the process.

Cost: $ 120.00
You will learn about stabilizers, threads, etc to make your machine embroidery awesome! We will also cover how to transfer embroidery designs to your machine.

Cost: $ 100.00
You will learn about stabilizers, threads, etc to make your machine embroidery awesome! We will also cover how to transfer embroidery designs to your machine.

Cost: $ 100.00
In this class, we will learn about the accessories that came with your machine, we will discuss the functions of your machine, maintenance and begin some techniques. The following week will cover some additional feet, special techniques and programming.

Cost: $ 100.00
In this class, we will learn about the accessories that came with your machine, we will discuss the functions of your machine, maintenance and begin some techniques. The following week will cover some additional feet, special techniques and programming.

Cost: $ 100.00
You will learn about stabilizers, threads, etc to make your machine embroidery awesome! We will also cover how to transfer embroidery designs to your machine.

Cost: $ 100.00
You will learn about stabilizers, threads, etc to make your machine embroidery awesome! We will also cover how to transfer embroidery designs to your machine.

Cost: $ 100.00
In this class, we will learn about the accessories that came with your machine, we will discuss the functions of your machine, maintenance and begin some techniques. The following week will cover some additional feet, special techniques and programming.

Cost: $ 100.00
In this class, we will learn about the accessories that came with your machine, we will discuss the functions of your machine, maintenance and begin some techniques. The following week will cover some additional feet, special techniques and programming.

Cost: $ 100.00
You will learn about stabilizers, threads, etc to make your machine embroidery awesome! We will also cover how to transfer embroidery designs to your machine.

Cost: $ 100.00
You will learn about stabilizers, threads, etc to make your machine embroidery awesome! We will also cover how to transfer embroidery designs to your machine.

Cost: $ 100.00
In this class, we will learn about the accessories that came with your machine, we will discuss the functions of your machine, maintenance and begin some techniques. The following week will cover some additional feet, special techniques and programming.

Cost: $ 100.00
In this class, we will learn about the accessories that came with your machine, we will discuss the functions of your machine, maintenance and begin some techniques. The following week will cover some additional feet, special techniques and programming.

Cost: $ 100.00
You will learn about stabilizers, threads, etc to make your machine embroidery awesome! Also how to transfer designs to your machine.

Cost: $ 100.00
You will learn about stabilizers, threads, etc to make your machine embroidery awesome! We will also cover how to transfer embroidery designs to your machine.

Cost: $ 100.00
In this class, we will learn about the accessories that came with your machine, we will discuss the functions of your machine, maintenance and begin some techniques. The following week will cover some additional feet, special techniques and programming.

Cost: $ 100.00
In this class, we will learn about the accessories that came with your machine, we will discuss the functions of your machine, maintenance and begin some techniques. The following week will cover some additional feet, special techniques and programming.

Cost: $ 100.00
In this class you will learn about the parts of your serger, your accessories, threading and basic 3 and 4 thread techniques.

Cost: $ 100.00
Become friends with your sewing machine! This course covers everything from general maintenance to the use of a variety of stitches and machine adjustments

Cost: $ 100.00
Become friends with your sewing machine! This course covers everything from general maintenance to the use of a variety of stitches and machine adjustments.

Cost: $ 100.00
Learn how to use your Sweet 16 from an expert. She will give you hints, tips and techniques to make your quilting faster, easier and more professional.

Cost: $ 100.00
This weekly 2 hour class builds on the skills learned in the Learn to Sew class. New techniques will be taught based on the skill set of those enrolled. This class runs from January to March 2020 and is the second second session- the first session ran from September to November of 2019. (Don't worry if your child missed the first session, the instructor will adapt the lesson to your child's sewing level!)

Cost: $ 225.00
From beginners to more advanced, this weekly 1.5 hour class teaches kids the basics of sewing and following patterns. The teachers adapt each lesson to the skill set of those enrolled. This class runs from January to March of 2020, and is the second quarter of the session that ran from September to November of 2019.

Cost: $ 175.00
From beginners to more advanced, this weekly 1.5 hour class teaches kids the basics of sewing and following patterns. The teachers adapt each lesson to the skill set of those enrolled. This class is the second quarter of the first session that ran from September to December of 2019.

Cost: $ 175.00
From beginners to more advanced, this weekly 1.5 hour class teaches kids the basics of sewing and following patterns. The teachers adapt each lesson to the skill set of those enrolled. This class runs from January to March of 2020 and is the second quarter of the first session that ran September to November of 2019. (Don't worry if you missed the first session, the teacher will adapt the lesson to your child's skill level!)

Cost: $ 175.00
From beginners to more advanced, this weekly 1.5 hour class teaches kids the basics of sewing and following patterns. The teachers adapt each lesson to the skill set of those enrolled. This class runs from January to March 2019 and is the second quarter of the first session that ran September to November of 2018.

Cost: $ 175.00
In these weekly 2 hr classes, the students will sew garments suited to their sewing ability. This class is for teens 13 & up. (Sept to November)

Cost: $ 225.00
From beginners to more advanced, this weekly 2.5 hour class teaches adults the basics of sewing and following patterns. The teachers adapt each lesson to the skill set of those enrolled.

Cost: $ 200.00
Beginner sewers will learn the basics of the sewing machine, choosing a pattern, suitable fabrics, and make a simple garment from a woven fabric. Sewers with more experience will increase their skills learning about zippers, buttons and buttonholes, pockets and how to work with different fabrics.

Cost: $ 200.00
Using your selected pattern for a blouse, skirt, pants or jacket, learn to sew in zippers, buttons and buttonholes, sleeves, pockets and linings.

Cost: $ 200.00
Mother's Day is this month, why not make a beautiful Butterfly Garden quilt and spend some quality time together? This is a quick and easy project perfect for beginners, and the embroidered butterflies add a whimsical finishing touch! The pattern features large pieces of each fabric- one fat quarter or 1/4 meter makes one block. To figure out fabric requirements, just add 1/4 meters! This makes the math easy. Two embroideries can be placed anywhere you like and are pre-embroidered onto the fabric (you can do this yourself or instructor Joy can help!)

Cost: $ 60.00
Celebrate the month of love with us and create your very own gorgeous Cathedral Stars quilt! There are two different blocks which combine to create the illusion of four large stars in the corners, and alternating light and dark squares which moves the gaze across this lovely eye-catching quilt. Whether its for yourself or a gift for a loved one, instructor Joy will share her love of quilting with you and step you through how to make it too!

Cost: $ 120.00
This easy and fun four block turn pattern works with directional fabrics as well as allover prints- its a great way to use a focus fabric! Coordinate 3 fabrics and sashing or as many as you like and make it scrappy, the choice is yours. This is an easy to follow quilt that once finished will be a proud addition to your quilting collection. Suitable for advanced beginners to intermediate students and beyond.

Cost: $ 60.00
This elegant modern runner is easy to make and will look perfect in the center of your dining table. During this class you will be instructed how to make one for yourself- you'll be surprised at how quick and fun it is to make! You will need 2 fabrics in contrasting colours and a 90 degree ruler. Simple and easy. Great time to have fun with quilting friends.

Cost: $ 35.00
Perfect for beginners and all skill levels! This lovely quilt is made with light and dark values and works with 2.5" strips or yardage. The illusion of light and dark lanterns is achieved all in how you arrange the fabrics! This class is fantastic and informative for all skill levels and good practice for working with values. You can easily make it larger from a lap quilt to king size, just add more blocks! See just how easy quilting can be with Joy as she steps you through how to make your own.

Cost: $ 60.00
This course is designed to teach people who are starting their journey in quilting. You will learn all the basic techniques which are needed to successfully make a quilt. In a relaxed atmosphere, we will be making one of the traditional star block, then join these blocks together into a 60? x 60? lap size quilt. This course will walk the students through all the steps; starting from the first straight cut to the finishing binding. A lot of tips included. Some homework might be required.

Cost: $ 150.00
This absolutely stunning quilt uses two coordinated sashings for variations in depth- bright colours come forward whereas darker ones recede. We love the understated beauty of the oriental fabric used however the choice is yours! Play with one or more focus fabrics along with two sashings to make your very own. Don't be intimidated- this quilt is great for advanced beginner students and above!

Cost: $ 80.00
Instructor Lois is here to help you create this beautiful work of art, perfect for a wall hanging or quilt- the choice is yours! You can create this lovely 40 inch star with an interesting twist: the colours spiral outward from the center to add a unique new look for a lone star and the best part, it?s all done with strip piecing! You can use the star by itself or add some borders to enlarge it to a bed sized quilt.

Cost: $ 60.00
Whether you sew quilts or garments, circles have become the new hot trend. They are so popular that all the machine companies now have a special tool to help make sewing circles that much easier to complete! Also appliqued circles can be done raw edge or with a turned edge. Come join us to make a Table Topper (2 options as to style) with your circle tool and decorative stitches. You will have the option to take home your piece to turn it into a cushion if you like.

Cost: $ 30.00
Learn how to make the perfect tote bag to take to class! Lots of pockets (both open and zipped), an optional strap to attach to a rolling suitcase, two bottle pockets on the outside and a zipper at the top to keep everything safe inside. Pattern comes in a large or small size.

Cost: $ 50.00
Invisible stitched patched pocket is a Royals Royce when it comes to pockets! In this workshop do an invisible stitch patch pocket with the lining that is completely stitched down by machine for strength with no visible stitching on the outside. Learn how to do seven cool seam finishes, which includes Hong Kong, Bound, Flat Fell, Faux Flat Fell, French and Striped, along with a great way to finish off underlined pants with a Double French Seam and more. Learn also how to make 142? of continuous bias tape at 1 3/4? wide out of 16 1/2? square of fabric for some of these great seams. Make an unbelievable dart and pleat using one thread on your sewing machine, using only your bobbin thread in your sewing machine; great for shear fabrics or a designer detail. Master a rounded curved patch pocket with flap...do you have problems with getting your curved patch pockets to look symmetrical? A trial for most home sewers if you follow pattern instructions....not any more after this workshop!

Cost: $ 100.00
Learn to draft a really great pair of panties that will fit you! Jeanette will teach you how to draft panties fitted to your measurements and will show you how to change up the styles of panties, from briefs to bikinis. Kit includes drafting manual, fabric and elastics for 1 pair of panties.

Cost: $ 195.00
In this hands-on workshop you will learn to identify the fitting problems and how to solve them. Ron will show how to correct fitting problems regarding sloping and square shoulders, large bust, high and low bust, removal of a bust dart, broad and round upper back, sway back or down-sloping back waistline, large upper arm, tight armholes, flat seat and many more.

Cost: $ 140.00
Three days with Ron Collins and the ultimate sewing retreat. Is fitting your nemesis? Bring your favorite patterns and muslins to uncover tips and techniques for fitting. Go home with patterns altered just for you. Is it time to liberate some of those fabrics you are afraid to cut into? With Ron by your side and you working on whatever you want, he will teach you some time saving techniques for professional looking results. It's time for you to come and relaxed and have a great time, bring any sewing project your heart desires and Ron will help you overcome those trouble spots in fit and construction. Get ready to sew!

Cost: $ 325.00
FOUR days with Ron Collins and the ultimate sewing retreat. Is fitting your nemesis? Bring your favorite patterns and muslins to uncover tips and techniques for fitting. Go home with patterns altered just for you. Is it time to liberate some of those fabrics you are afraid to cut into? With Ron by your side and you working on whatever you want, he will teach you some time saving techniques for professional looking results. It's time for you to come and relaxed and have a great time, bring any sewing project your heart desires and Ron will help you overcome those trouble spots in fit and construction. Get ready to sew!

Cost: $ 435.00