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Central Sewing Edmonton Classes

Whether you're an absolute beginner or an experienced sewist, Central Sewing offers a wide range of sewing classes to help you take your skills to the next level. Classes are held weekly at our convenient Edmonton locations. With small class sizes, you'll receive personalized attention every step of the way.

Wardrobe Essentials


Full busted (and small busted) ladies often struggle with good fit on tops, blouses and jackets. Most patterns are designed for a B cup fitting so will benefit from doing a FBA (Full Bust Adjustment) or SBA (Small Bust Adjustment) to your patterns. Not only will you get a better bust fit, but it will also result in a better shoulder and armhole fit. To learn the technique we will adjust patterns with bust darts, princess seams and add a dart to a dartless pattern which can then be applied to any future pattern. We will the put the theory into practice with a mock-up garment to refine your personal fit before cutting your final blouse. Bring a blouse pattern with a side bust dart and a pattern with a princess seam.

Cost: $ 90.00
Edge finishes go beyond zig-zag and serger options when you discover bound seams, Hong Kong finish, fold over elastic and a multitude of uses for bias tape and bias binding. Always get the perfect match when you cut your own bias binding and fold it perfectly to use as French binding, as a replacement for facings on lightweight fabrics, and a clean bias edge. Fold over elastic in various widths will be sampled and applied to fabrics with a variety of uses.

Cost: $ 65.00
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: $ 165.00
Make your best fitting swimsuit with a customised fit, various bust support options and flattering features that you can wear all day. All swimwear styles are welcome, from one piece maillot, to tankini, two piece and bikini options.

Cost: $ 195.00
This workshop will be started by Ron's detail in his jeans and jean jackets in various fabrics from traditional denim, twills and linen to faux leather and gabardine. You will see great techniques from seams, zippers, waistbands and more.

Cost: $ 435.00
If you have not sewed fitted pants before this is the workshop to start out with!!! The Jalie ?Eleonore? is a great stretch pull-on jean (long or cropped) with an extra wide waistband. It has the details of a jean yoke and back patch pockets, with the details of a faux front pocket and fly front which is a sharp detail. Students will try on the jeans that have been made up in a stretch woven denim with 20% stretch in the cross grain. Ron has sewn the 15 different sizes (4-22) in the ?Eleonore? for you to try, so all necessary pattern fitting adjustments are made to the pattern before you cut the fabric. Ron then will identify your fitting problems and give you the necessary alterations (flat seat, protruding seat, low seat, knock/bowed legs, gaping waistband, length, etc.) for your jeans before cutting into your pattern.

Cost: $ 245.00
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: $ 350.00
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: $ 480.00

Frequently Asked Questions


What types of sewing classes are offered?
Central Sewing offers a variety of sewing classes for different skill levels, including beginner sewing classes that teach adults the basics of sewing and following patterns. We also have specialized classes like the Beginner Bra Class to learn how to make custom-fitted bras. Quilting classes are available for those interested in learning quilting techniques.


Where are the sewing classes held?
The sewing classes are held at our Central Sewing retail locations in Edmonton. "West" is our 18514 - 104 Avenue location and "South" is our 8649 - 63 Ave location.

How much do the sewing classes cost?
The cost varies based on the class. They range from $75 to $400 per a class. For example our beginner adult sewing class costs $200 for the weekly 2.5 hour sessions, while the specialized Beginner Bra Class costs $365.

Do I need to bring my own sewing machine?
For most classes, yes you need to bring your own sewing machine that is in good working order. However, some classes it is not required. Please read the class "supply list" to confirm or contact us for more information.