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March 2024

Makers March

Spring is less then a month away, and we are counting down the days! For now, we are keeping inspired by being busy in the sewing room, which is much more predictable then this winter has been.

What's New


Bugs Bunny Patch

Have you ever struggled with making perfectly clean embroidered patches? Lea has done a lovely job on this Bugs bunny patch! The design is from Betty's Original Embroideries, and you can purchase it HERE.

There are varyious methods that can be used to achieve this clean finish. This design recommends you use two layers of tear away, however Lea has her own method.

Lea used two layers of water soluble mesh, then used two layers of iron on stabilizer (you can use what you have, but we use Presto) ironed onto one layer of quiting cotton.




Bowl Covering Class Coming up!

Protect your food for traveling and keep it warm with a custom bowl or pan covering. Pan or bowl covers could also make a great addition to a wedding gift or gift basket and more.

Learn more here




Marlene Teal shirt

Marlene did a beautiful job creating this shirt. The neckline is so comfortable, and perfect for colder months when you need just a little extra coverage to keep the draft off, and the rainbow zipper is a really nice touch! She used Jalie pattern #2682 V-neck top. We would love to offer it in store for purchase, but this pattern is only available as a PDF.

If you have ever wondered about working with PDF patterns, its really not as difficult as you think. The best way to get them printed is to find a local print shop that will print them on a single large piece of paper.




Deb's Owl Placemats

How cute is this placemat?! This is perfect for camping/glamping when you want to keep everyone's stuff organized. There is an internal pocket for the plate, and side pockets for the cutlery. Featured fabrics: Fog Packed Owls, and Junior Crew Steel Yellow. This is also going to be a class coming up, so stay tuned for dates!




Dog Bed Class

HOW CUTE IS LITTLE MISS OPAL?! She is loving the luxurious dog bed Barb made, which is also an upcoming class.

Find out more here.




A Moment of Appreciation for Two Anonymous Donors

We wanted to share this story with you because it really touched us. Last year a lovely person donated a large amount of lovely fabric. This fabric we saved to be used for those who needed it. A few months ago, a customer came in and shared that she was sewing for the homeless, and we pleased to pass on that fabric to her. She has now completed over 59 blankets which have been donated to Out Of The Cold.

In a world where everyone is struggling, we often miss seeing the little glimmers of kindness that are still being shown. There really is more joy in giving then recieving, and we feel so blessed to not only be surrounded by such wonderful generous people but also to have been able to help make the connection between donors.

Jaret and The Seam Team







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Intermediate Adult Sewing

Project-based intermediate-level class for adults. Students will build on their knowledge from the Beginner Adult classes. This is a six session class.
You should have knowledge of working with stretch knit fabrics ( ie. sewing hoodies ).

March 1, 8, 15, 22, April 5, 12, 2024     10:30am - 12:30pm OR April 19, May 03, 10, 17, 24, June 07 2024 from 10:30am - 12:30pm

Cost: $150





Big Brother Club

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.

This is the perfect opportunity to work on your own projects and complete the pile of UFO'S (un-finished objects), or to learn something new from what the others are working on.

Dates: Wednesday March 13, 27, and April 10, and 24 from 10:30-2pm.

Cost: $25.



Time for U.S (Uninterrupted Sewing)


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

You can choose your own project and pace. Start new projects or catch up on the "work in progress" pile. This is independent sewing time (no teacher supervision) but of course our staff will be available to assist, and your fellow sewists love to chat and help each other.

Dates: Thursday March 14, 28, and April 11 and 25, 2024 from 10:30-3pm.

Cost: $25 - First session for new registrants is FREE.





David Yenter Prism Strip Quilt

This super beautiful and colorful quilt by Jason Yenter is made from the Prism Collection with beautiful patterned cotton fabric. A lovely way to brighten any room. 

The finished quilt size is 66.5" x 66.5 " and finished quilt block size is 18" x18". There is a kit for this class that includes all fabric and the instruction sheet for the front of the quilt. The approximate kit cost for the front of the quilt and pattern is $135.00.

Saturday March 16, 23, 30, Apr 06, 13, 2024, from 1:30-3:30

Cost: $125 plus tax and Kit (available at a 15% discount with class)





Sport Stretch Soft Shell Jacket

Jalie Patterns front zip jacket pattern comes in 27 sizes in one pattern and can be easily lengthened in the sleeves and the bodice for men. The perfect wind and waterproof jacket when made with Polartec 4-way stretch Power Sheild or Wind Pro fleeces.

The pattern required is the Stretch Softshell Jacket #2679 can be purchased at here. Please contact the store if you have any questions.

Monday March 18, 25 and April 8 and 15, 2024 from 6-7pm.

Cost: $100





Embroidery Intro for Brother Machines

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!

March 23, 2024 from 3:30-5:30

Cost: $92.04 (including kit fee)





Taming the Beast: Serger 102

Dive into using your serger, and learn a variety of techniques for garment construction. You will learn how to use your serger for a polished and professional finish on your clothing, and come away inspired to use your serger.

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.

Tuesday March 19, from 5-7pm.

Cost: $70





Beginner Adults Level 2

This class is secondary to Beginner Adult Sewing 1. In this class, you will build on the skills you learned in Beginner Adult Sewing 1, and prepare you for Intermediate Adult Sewing.

This class is a good option for students who have a basic sewing knowledge, but are still working towards completion of the pre-requisites for Intermediate Adult Sewing.

Not sure which class will be the best fit for you? Please contact the store to find out more information so we can help place you in the appropriate class.

March 26, April 02, 09, 16, 23 and 30, 2024 from 10:30-12:30pm.

$150 plus tax. Materials are available at a 15% discount with class.





Custom Bowl and Pan Coverings

Protect your food for traveling and keep it warm with a custom bowl or pan covering. Pan or bowl covers could also make a great addition to a wedding gift, gift basket and more.

Come to class with any size bowl or pan and make a pattern and your cover for your bowl or pan in class. You will also learn to sew with elastic and add a thermal layer to your projects to keep your food warm. The Bowl cover provides splash resistance, however it is not a completely waterproof option if the bowl tips over.

This is a great class for beginner sewers of any age.





Bag Therapy

Bring in your bag projects in any stage of development that you would like to complete and get help or advice from our teacher and the other participants or just to chat and get your project finished.

Saturday April 6, 2024 from 10am-1pm.

Cost: $25





Quilt Therapy

Bring in your quilt and our quilt teacher Barb can assist you, whatever stage you are stuck on, no project is too big or too small.

Friday April 12, 2024 from 1:30-3:30pm.

Cost: $25





Blue Calla's Sage Booklet

This handy booklet has two mesh pockets and a four vinyl zipper pouches to hold your items. It closes with a tab and magnetic snap. A great item for organizing your sewing supplies, makeup or travel items or anything you like.

Finished measurements are 7 1/2 " W x 10 3/8 H x 2" D.

The Pattern will need to be purchased from prior to class and bring pattern with instructions printed. Find it here.
The cost for materials will be approx. $70+.

April 19, May 03 and 10 2024, from 10:30am-12:30pm.

Cost: $25





Jalie Retreat with Yvette - All about sleeves

This three-day in person retreat with Yvette Chilcott will give you the opportunity to work on your projects while benefiting from Jalie brand ambassador Yvette's knowledge and guidance. Learn to make different types of sleeves with your patterns. This retreat is for sewing with Jalie patterns only. Patterns can be purchased in store or on the Jalie website at
Come with two top patterns prepared except for the sleeves and choose from approximately 20 sleeve adaptations.
A variety of Sergers will be available for use during the retreat to help you give your garments a professionally finished look. 

Price includes Lunch and snacks on all three days.

* This event is in person only at That Sewing Place.

April 26, 27, 28 2024 from 10am-3pm.






Quilted Dog Beg with Removable Waterproof Pillow

Bring any quilt topper (only) to class already sewn with batting quilted on but no backing fabric. Use it to create a colorful dog bed for your wonderful furry family member. Your Quilt topper should measure 60" x 70".  If you really want to spoil them or your pet has arthritis you can also include a pocket inside your dog bed for a heating pad. The bed has a removeable waterproof pillow for easy washing.

May 03 and 10, 2024 from 2-4pm.

Cost: $50





Bill and Bob Quillow

The children's Quillow is cozy and compact for travel. The quilt fits into the attached pillow so it turns into a pillow backpack. This is an easy quilt and is made for a child, so you will be able to manage the size with ease.

What you will learn:

  • How to cut and square quilt pieces
  • How to sew woven and knit fabrics together
  • How to apply heat transfer vinyl (HTV) to create the duck feet

There is homework in-between classes.

Kit does not include batting or pillow form.

May 04 and June 01, 2024 from 1:30-3:30pm.

$113 Kit included in price at a discounted rate.





Sewing Machine Essentials - Other Brands

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, and troubleshooting. There is a question and answer period at the end of class so that you go home confidant with your machine.

Our favourite part about this class is that it’s 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.

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

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.

May 07, 2024 from 5-7pm.

Cost: $70





Reversible Bucket Hat

This project is beginner friendly introducing sewing on curves and sewing seams. The pattern is included with your class and comes in five sizes from Baby to Adult XL. It makes a great gift. 

Cost: $25 Plus materials.

Wednesday May 29, from 2-4pm.





Donation Sew for Markham Stouffville Hospital

Bring your Sewing machine and other tools to help sew and iron swaddling blankets and double-sided blankets for the Markham Stouffville Hospitals N.I.C.U. pattern provided to specific requirements for the Hospital. We will be sewing with some donated Terry cloth fabric. If you have 100% cotton fabric that you would like to donate, please let us know. The measurements should be 30" x 30".

This is by volunteer only.

Lunch will be provided. If you have any questions, please call the store.



Ask the Expert!

Hailey asked: "I have seen a lot of good reviews on the clamp frames versus the magnetic frames. Which is better? "

"Hi Hailey, we hear this question a lot. It really depends on the project. Neither hoop is better, but one might be better for a specific project. Clamp hoops are great for materials that can't be easily hooped like canvas. The rubber grips give you a super secure hold, and the clamp action makes hooping fast and easy. Clamp frames also come in a variety of sizes for different projects, right down to embroidering on shoes!

Magnetic hoops are great for hooping delicate or difficult items without hoop burn, plus you can re-hoop new items without taking the hoop off the machine. When working with more delicate items, put down two magnets, then smooth out the items and place the last magnets on for a perfectly smooth ready to embroider item. You can also work on thicker items like towels with ease that you would normally have to float. Magnetic frames also come in a variety of sizes for any project you want to make."

-The Seam Team

Name That Tool?


OESD tear away tape. This is a neat product that if you haven't tried, you will definitely want to. This tape is about .75" wide and is used to secure fabrics while working on intricate embroideries. The adhesive is designed to be non-staining and residue free when removed - leaving no mess behind after project completion. Use Expert Embroidery Tear Away Tape with your in the hoop projects with zippers, applique and more!

Check out OESD Expert Tear Away Tape

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