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That Sewing Place - January WELCOME BACK!

Welcome Back to The Shop

Hello everyone, we hope you all had lots of wonderful time with your friends and family! We are back in the shop, and catching up on our messages, orders and requests.

This month we have some great classes running and more coming up soon that you won't want to miss.
We look forward to seeing you in the shop, and seeing the beautiful projects you have been working on.

What's New
December Charity Sew

In December we had the joy of sewing with a group of wonderful ladies and were able to complete more then 70 baby blankets to donate to the NIC Unit at Markham Stouffville Hospital. We wanted to take a moment to say thank you ever so much for your hard work and good company. For those who brought in pre-made blankets, thank you for your thoughtfulness to complete them ahead of time, you were with us in spirit.

We look forward to have the opportunity to sew with you again!



It absolutely makes our day when we know that a customer loves something they have purchased here in our shop! Jan has recently purchased the Brother Dynamic Walking Foot, which is really as awesome as it sounds. Thank you for taking the time to send us these kind words Jan, happy sewing!

"Good Morning…I just wanted to let you know my parcel arrived very quickly! I have been using it on a project I am working on, and it has made the quilting “ SEW” easy and smooth! Thank you for your quick service and delivery!

Happy Customer, 



Flannel Shorts - Marlene

Check out this unique pair of sleep shorts made by Marlene! Marlene used the Wild at Heart Bears and Mammoth Flannel.


Jalie Sleep Shirt - Marlene

We just love this pattern by Jalie. It is long through the body, so you are always covered, and it fits just right. Marlene used jersey Stripey Bears and Denim T-shirt interlock for the sleeves.


Rosette Charcoal and Primrose

These two fabrics are so beautiful and delicate. Both are 100% cotton broadcloth, and feature a subtle gold in the print.

See Rosette Primrose HERE
See Rosette Charcoal HERE


French Terry Restock in Select Colours

We just received two new gorgeous colours of french terry, Sky Blue and Bubblegum Pink!

For anyone who has never worked with french terry, it is a mid weight knit, that is soft and comfortable. It is good for lounge wear, shirts, pants, tunic type shirts and pyjamas.

See Sky Blue Terry HERE
See Bubblegum Pink HERE





See all classes HERE


Time for U.S. (uninterrupted Sewing) - Sewing Club

Join other like-minded sewists during our sew session-take advantage of Uninterrupted Sewing (U.S.) time in our classroom between 11am and 2pm on these posted sew-days!

You can choose your own project(s) and your own pace. Start new projects or catch up on all the "old". This is independent sewing time (no teacher supervision) but of course our staff will be on hand to assist when required.

January 26, Feb 9, 23, and March 9 and 23, 2023 from 11AM-2PM.



Jeanne PJ Set - Yvette

It includes a long-sleeve, round-neck top with ribbed neckband and cuffs. The pajama bottoms are slim-fit, the waist elastic hits at the belly button, and the cuffs are finished with ribbed ankle cuffs.

An easy-to-wear pajama set that is also very easy to make. It is a wonderful pattern for beginners or a first sewing project for knits. You can practice on a smaller size before making your own since the pattern bundles kids, teens and adult sizes (just like all Jalie patterns).

Recommended fabric: Jersey knit with 50% stretch in the width and length, rib knit for cuffs

This is not a sew-along, you will take notes, observe and ask questions as the teacher demonstrates how to do each step. There will be homework in between classes.

January 16, 23, and 30, 2023 from 6-7PM



Big Brother Club - Lea

Choose your own projects and accomplish them in-class with expert guidance. This Club is for Brother sewing & embroidery machines that have an embroidery hoop of 6"x10" or larger.

January 18, February 1, 15, March 1, 15, and 29, 2023 from 10:3AM-2PM.



January 20, 2023 from 2:30-4:30PM



Embroidery Intro for Brother Machines - Charmaine

In this class you will learn the essentials of your embroidery machine. You will learn about threads & threading, needles, hooping & stabilizing, how to navigate your machine access built-in designs (including text) as well as working with importing designs. Leave this class with the confidence to tackle all your upcoming projects.

There is a required kit that includes class notes for this class, please be sure to pick it up or ask to have it shipped to you. (shipping fees apply)

Class fee is waived for embroidery machines purchased at That Sewing Place. If you have purchased your machine from That Sewing Place, please contact us and we will take care for registration for you!

January 28, 2023 from 3:15-5:15PM



Scan'N'Cut Intro - Diane

Have you purchased a ScanNCut machine recently and aren’t sure where to start or need an essential refresher? This is a fundamental class to discover all the tools and built in designs that are included, how to maneuver around the various screens and become familiar with the machine's operations. You will learn how to use the machine on cardstock, sign vinyl, different HTV (Heat Transfer Vinyl)and fabric.

Kit contains the multiple vinyl that will be used in the class.

Class fee is waived for machines purchased at That Sewing Place. If you have purchased your machine at That Sewing Place and would like to register, please contact the shop, and we will take care of registration for you.

February 3, 2023 from 1-3PM



Popping Poppies - Barb

Size: 83" x 69"
The Tranquil Expression quilt pattern featuring the timeless yellow and grey colour pallet and gives you a new look on quilting. This quilt is also intended to be reversible with a simplistic design on the back, but still incorporating the featured fabrics of the quilt top.

February 10, 17, and 24, 2023 from 10AM-12PM



Laney Jane Bag - Charmaine

The Laney-Jane Bag is a vintage inspired structured bag. The interesting construction methods, hanging zipper pocket divider, and turning method are implemented to help make a heavily stabilized bag without the need of specialized machines and handcrafting techniques.
Any fabrics can be used to make this bag, but vinyl brings the bag to another level.

This is a sew along.
Emails will be sent out when pattern and materials are ready to be picked up.

February 11, 18, and 25, 2023 from 1:30-4:30PM



Tania Coatigan - Yvette

Jalie has crafted this pattern to be able to personalize it with the help of Jalie ambassador Yvette teaching the class. Sewing pattern for an open-front, relaxed-fit unlined blazer that can be worn as a cardigan.

  • Pockets in the diagonal seaming, special notched collar that lays flat against the neck.
  • Very versatile, it can be made in a wool blend, a structured knit (ponte) or linen.
  • You can size up or down, depending on the look you want (full bust size for a loose fit, upper bust for a relaxed fit

Yvette will be demonstrating how to make TANIA with jean fabrics and adding a flannel or knit lining, as well as having the option to remove the stand-up collar.

This is not a sew-along, you will take notes, observe and ask questions as the teacher demonstrates how to do each step. There will be homework in between classes.

Please be sure to pick up the fabric, pattern and other materials at the latest one week before the day of class, if you need it shipped to you please select shipping method when checking out online. There is a shipping fee.

February 13, 21, 27 and March 6, and 16, 2023 from 6-7PM



Sewing Machine Essentials Other Brands - Jaret

In this class, you will start with the basics to get to know your machine, and then progress to maintenance, tips and tricks from the tech, troubleshooting and finishing with a question and answer period.

This class is for machines that are not the following brands: Brother, Bernina and Bernette.

Our favourite part about this class is that although it is geared to be a starting point to learn your new machine, it is not only for beginner sewists. If you want to gain a deeper understanding of your machine, or just have a refresher this class is a great option for you.

February 24, 2023 from 2:30-4:30



PR/PRS Machine Essentials - Charmaine

In this class you will learn:


  • Setting features, troubleshooting, maintenance and basic operation
  • Machine special features
  • Importing, editing and saving embroidery designs

Class fee is waived for machines purchased at That Sewing Place. If you have purchased your machine at That Sewing Place and would like to register, please contact the shop, and we will take care of registration for you.

February 28, 2023 from 4-6PM



Scan'N'Cut Workspace Intro - Diane

Do you want to create you own design to use with your Scan'N'Cut? Join Diane and learn techniques on how to use Canvas Workspace to customize your designs, or even create them from scratch!

This is an intro to the software that opens up your skills so that you can confidently go where your imagination takes you. This class provides students with a solid foundation that will be needed to work with any additional Scan'N'Cut Kits.

March 3, 2023 from 1-3PM



Biscornu Cushion - Charmaine

What is a Biscornu cushion? It is a octagonal, ornamental cushion, made from two squares sewn in a way that each corner of one square is hemmed to the middle of a side of the opposite square. This creates the octagonal shape.
We will be using Sweet Pea Design's beautiful and fun pattern to make this cushion, that lets you have colour creativity. Click HERE, then click on the Sweet Pea icon and type in Biscornu Cushion in the search field, from there purchase and download the design.

This is an in person class where you will be walked through from the very start to finish. There is homework in between classes.

March 4 and 18, 2023 from 1:30-4:30PM.



Serger 101: Taming the Beast - Jaret

Learn to confidently operate your serger by understanding the thread settings and how to make them work for you. Discover speed-threading techniques how to adjust your stitch settings to suit your sewing needs and serger maintenance.

This class is geared for the complete beginner, and the experienced sewist that wants to hone their skills.

Class fee is waived for sergers purchased at That Sewing Place. If you have purchased your machine with us, please contact That Sewing Place for registration.

March 8, 2023 from 2-4PM



Mystery Quilt with Heidi Pridemore

  • This is a sew along class.
  • Quilt is featuring Island Batik using the Woodcut Blossom collection. 
  • Size is 61" x 77"
  • If you need the pattern and fabrics shipped to you (shipping fees apply) contact the store through our email and we would be happy to assist you with that.

March 11 and 25, 2023 from 11:30-2:30



Coverstitch 101 - Jaret

Get familiar and-dare we say-even comfortable-with your Coverstitch as you explore its capabilities and features as they apply to your sewing needs. Construction finishing and embellishment-this machine can do so much!

Class fee is waived for machines purchased at That Sewing Place. If you have purchased your machine at That Sewing Place and would like to register, please contact the shop, and we will take care of registration for you.

March 22, 2023 from 1-4PM



Denim Jeans Retreat with Yvette


This in person 3 day event is what you are looking for to customize your jeans. Price of class includes pattern and lunch meal for each day.

April 28, 29, and 30, 2023 from 10AM-3PM.

Ask the Expert!

Jen asked: "I heard machines are only supposed to last 10 years these days. Is that true?"

"Hello Jen, great question. There are a few things that come to mind to answer this question. First look at the manufacturer’s warranty. Bernina has a 20-year limited warranty, and brother a 25 year limited warranty. Other companies may vary; however, machines are built to live past their warranty.

Now having said this, for the machine to reach its peak life expectancy it is essential to use the machine for its intended use and have regular maintenance. In short, before you buy your machine learn what the limits are so you don’t overwork it, and follow a maintenance schedule recommended by the manufacturer. If this action is not taken, the life of your machine will certainly decrease.

Some machines with a 10 year warranty we see in our tech shop 30 years after they were purchased, and the are still running beautifully.

The second thing to look at is the tier of machine. An introductory budget friendly model commonly found at box stores will more easily become hard to find parts for as compared to a machine you can find at a local dealer.

All in all, for most machines they are designed to last well beyond their warranty period, especially when the proper care is taken to keep them in peak working condition."

-Jaret the technical expert


Name That Tool?


Clover Fabric Folding Pen - For easy finger folding and pressing.

This is the ideal tool for working with Reverse Applique, Origami Quilting, Patch pocket creasing or creasing hems and cuffs. Simply add water with a mixture of 4 drops of the concentrated marking solution (included in the package) into pen, draw lines on fabric then fold. No pressing required!

**Caution: Not suitable for impermeable fabrics such as polyester and for spot sensitive fabrics.


Until we have an opportunity to see you again, stay healthy, stay safe!

Sew On and Sew Forth!


Jaret and The Seam Team

That Sewing Place
10-16610 Bayview Avenue
Newmarket, ON L3X 1X3