Would you like to learn how to use a sewing machine? Would you like to make your own cocooning accessories to take time for yourself?

In this 3-hour workshop, Kathryn takes us through the process of making a set of 3 accessories to take good care of your facial skin! Ideal for beginners, this workshop will be the perfect opportunity to learn about the sewing machine and discover sewing fundamentals such as :

Threading the machine; practicing straight and curved seams with topstitching; sewing several layers; attaching Velcro and elastic; making beautiful finishes.

Everyone will leave with the following customizable accessories :
– an adjustable terry cloth headband, to hold hair in place.
– two terry cloth scrunchies, to keep forearms dry (or two scrunchies with other fabrics to tie up hair).
– several make-up remover wipes.

Skills required: none, this workshop is open to all!

The price includes all materials and Kat’s invaluable advice (on sewing, not cosmetics).

Would you like to be able to repurpose all kinds of fabrics and make a unique, timeless garment? Would you like to learn how to sew your own four-season bomber jacket?

In this 6-hour course (2×3 hours), Adam will guide you through the making of a timeless wardrobe staple: the aviator-style bomber jacket!

Special feature: the fabrics used are exhibition banners from the circular economy, donated by various Montreal museums, which are committed to giving materials a second life! We’ll have a range of choices, so everyone can let their imagination run wild and create a personalized garment, with crazy pattern and colors to match!

We’ll cover all the basics of sewing:
– Session 1: choosing the pieces that make up the jacket; discovering how the sewing machine works; cutting fabric to size; assembly.
– Session 2: fitting the zipper; making the cuffs, neckline and bottom of the jacket; topstitching and finishing.

Skills required: none, this workshop is open to anyone interested in reusing materials!

Price includes all materials and lots of pro tips!

Training sessions will take place on Tuesdays, April 2th and 9th, 2024, from 6pm to 9pm.

NB: Workshop time is indicative, and may take longer for some participants. We therefore recommend that you do not schedule an appointment immediately afterwards!

Do you like the idea of learning to sew while upcycling materials? Would you like to make a multi-purpose bag that will go with you every day?

In this 3h30 workshop, Kathryn will help us make a maxi tote bag, using leather from the circular economy! This durable, practical and elegant bag will follow us on all our urban escapades. We’ll cover the fundamentals of sewing and how the sewing machine works, while learning to sew a rigid material and working with angles and 3D volumes. We’ll also discover the different processes involved in sewing leather by machine, as well as applied pieces.

Each participant will be able to choose between several colors and textures of leather (smooth side or suede side) and personalize their tote bag according to their desires: size, number and shape of pockets, colors of straps…

Skills required: basic sewing skills and experience of using a sewing machine.

The price includes all materials and lots of useful advice.

NB: Workshop time is indicative, and may take longer for some participants. We therefore recommend that you don’t schedule an appointment right afterwards!

Would you like to proudly wear a beautiful wadded cotton, like our friends at Bleu Jeans Bleu? Would you like to go one step further and create a garment from fabric scraps?

In this 6-hour course (2 sessions of 3 hours each), Kathryn takes us into the world of recycled fabrics and offers us a great alternative for reusing our fabric scraps: create a unique, personalized wadded cotton garment from scraps of various shapes and colors!

We’ll cover all the basics of sewing:

– Session 1: choosing, cutting and assembling scraps.

– Session 2: reading a pattern, cutting fabric, stitching, assembling a sleeve, collar or finishing.

Skills required: none, this workshop is open to all those who enjoy reusing materials! If you have old sweatshirt you’d like to upcycle, don’t hesitate to bring it along.

The price includes all necessary materials, lots of scraps and Kathryn’s good humor!

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:date: The dates of our courses: 

VILLAGE: 

  • – Starts on Thursday, March 14 and continues on Thursday March 21, from 6 p.m to 9 p.m.

:danger:  INTENSIVE courses (2 sessions of 3 hours, the same day). Don’t forget your lunch!

  • – Session on Saturday March 9, from 10am to 1pm, then from 2pm to 5pm.
  • – Session on Saturday April 6, from 10am to 1pm, then from 2pm to 5pm.

NB: Workshop time is indicative, and may take longer for some participants. We therefore recommend that you don’t schedule an appointment right afterwards!

Tired of searching everywhere for your winter hat or scarf? Want to wrap up warm and cozy in a hooded neck warmer that’ll take you wherever you go?

In this 3-hour workshop, we’ll learn the basics of sewing by making a warm, comfortable and customizable item that will take you through the winter: a lined hooded neck warmer (balaclava)! We’ll discover how to thread a sewing machine, how to work with thick fabrics, the basics of lined work and how to topstitch.

The fabrics used for this workshop come mainly from the circular economy. Everyone will have a choice of materials and colors, which vary from workshop to workshop!

Skills required: none, apart from a little patience and a love of warmth…

The price includes all materials and lots of professional advice!

Would you like to learn how to sew or perfect your skills on a sewing machine? Would you like to add some style to your costumes?

This 4-hour workshop will introduce you to the fundamentals of sewing by making a cape, a timeless coat with a hood. We’ll learn how to thread a sewing machine; make straight seams on a semi-extensible material; build and assemble a lined hood; install a fastener; and hem and finish.

Everyone will leave with a flowing, comfortable cape that fits like a glove, for Halloween, live action role-playing game or everyday use!

Skills required: none, all cape enthusiasts are welcome!

Price includes all materials and Cécile’s expert advice.

NB: Workshop time is indicative, and may take longer for some participants. We therefore recommend that you don’t schedule an appointment right afterwards!

Your favorite garment is getting old but you can’t part with it? Would you like to be able to duplicate it over and over again?

During this 2 x 3-hr session course, Adam will teach us all the steps needed to duplicate a garment. You will then be able to duplicate your favorite T-shirt in a multitude of colors!

Class 1: Pattern making (seam values, notches, medians…) and 2D transcription of a garment in 3D.
Class 2: Finishing and finishing the pattern; notions of assembly routing; project-related assembly techniques; finishing.

Skills required: none, this workshop is accessible to all!

Some important points:

  • It is recommended to choose a simple garment such as T-shirt, hoodie, skirt, shorts… And to avoid zippers and complex garments (shirt, coat, lining).
  • The necessary fabric will be acquired by the participants between the 2 courses according to their preferences and the style they are looking for.
  • We will not need the sewing machine for the first class.

This course includes 3 hours of autonomy to come and work on your project between sessions.

The price includes the know-how, the paper for the pattern and lots of pro tips!

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:date: The dates of our courses:

VILLAGE:

– Starts on Wednesday, April 16th and continues on April 23th, from 6 p.m to 9 p.m.

Note: The workshop time is indicative, and it may take longer for some participants. So we recommend that you don’t schedule an appointment right after.

Would you like to learn how to sew a unique case for your laptop or tablet? Does the idea of giving fabrics a second life appeal to you?

In this 3-hour workshop, Kathryn, an advocate of the circular economy, will accompany us as we make a laptop case from recycled materials! We’ll cover the basics of sewing and how the sewing machine works. We’ll also take a look at different processes, such as using fusible fabrics to assemble the various pieces; quilting between a layer of tulle and stuffing; doubling a piece and topstitching.

Thanks to a wide choice of fabric scraps, everyone will be able to give free rein to their creativity and develop their own design, to create a 100% unique piece! The size of the case will be adapted to the size of your computer (or tablet): remember to take measurements before the workshop.

Skills required: none, not even computer skills!

The price includes all necessary materials and invaluable professional advice.

Have you always loved the style of cycling caps? Would you like to have your own, personalized to your taste and made by you?

In this 3.5-hour workshop led by Emilie, an expert in bicycle cap creation, we’ll discover the basics of sewing while creating an original and practical accessory.

What could be better than making your own cap while learning the basics of sewing, and then wearing it proudly while riding through the streets of Montreal? Just as practical for pedestrians !

During the workshop, we’ll cover the basics of sewing and how the sewing machine works. We’ll also learn how to sew in straight and zigzag stitches, sew curves, adjust the pattern to the size of your head, assemble the fabric, install a visor, attach an elastic band and finish.

Each participant will be able to choose from a range of circular-economy fabrics, and leave with a unique, made-to-measure cap!

Skills: This workshop is open to all, cyclists and non-cyclists alike.

The price includes all necessary materials and lots of valuable advice.

NB: Workshop time is indicative, and may take longer for some participants. We therefore recommend that you don’t schedule an appointment immediately afterwards!

Would you like to learn how to make your own lingerie pieces? Would you like to deepen your sewing skills by making a romantic and seductive textile project?

In this 4 hour workshop, Cécile will help us create a lingerie must-have: the satin nightie!

During the workshop, we will learn how to work this slippery material through different steps: pinning; zigzag seams; straight seams; hemming; straps and stretch lace finishing.

Everyone will have the choice of several satin colors, as well as the positioning of the lace!

Prerequisite: previous experience with a sewing workshop and/or knowledge of the sewing machine.

The price includes all materials and Cécile’s precious advice.

NB: The workshop time is indicative, and it may take longer for some participants. We therefore recommend that you do not schedule an appointment right after!