Promoting Excellence in Home Sewing


We offer 4 different levels of adult Learn to Sew Classes. Our I Love to Sew class is open to sewers of all levels. Kids learn to Sew classes are offered during school breaks.

Learn to Sew 1

Spots Available: 4

Teacher: Barb

From Monday, April 16th, 7:00PM until Monday, June 4th, 9:00PM



Instructor: Barb Bilenki  


  6 Mondays - April 16th, 30th ,May 7th.14th ,28th June 4th 2018



 7:00p.m.-9:00 p.m.

  $95.00 + GST (class) $30.00 +GST AND PST for Fabric  and notion kit .


This class is designed for the beginner sewer. Learn how to use a sewing machine,  use a pattern, and sewing basics while making pajama shorts and lined zippered bag.  Must purchase the fabric kit. Bring your own machine or use a Store machine.(no charge)


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Kids Learn to Sew

Spots Available: 8

From Monday, July 16th, 10:00AM until Friday, July 20th, 3:30PM

Kids Learn to Sew 

 Instructor: Barbara Bilenki

Session 1: July 16-20th 2018    10am -noon  8spots- 

Session 2 :July 16-20th 2018    1:30-3:30 p.m.- 8spots


$95+ GST for class  $35 plus taxes for supply  kit(fabric , pattern and notions  for pj pants and case)

Children as young as 8 years  old are welcome to join this class. They  learn to use a sewing machine , cut and sew a pair of pajama pants and sew  a small zippered case. Machines are provided.

  There are 8 spots per session. 

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Learn to Sew Beyond Level II

Spots Available: 2

From Wednesday, January 11th, 7:00PM until Wednesday, February 15th, 9:00PM

LEARN TO SEW Beyond level II -

Instructor: Barb Bilenki

6  weeks -  Wednesday Sept 20th,27th ,no class Oct 4th ,Oct 11th,18th,25th and Nov 1st. 


 7pm – 9pm

$95 + GST 

 This is an open class  with students working on their own projects.



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I Love to Sew

Spots Available: 4

From Wednesday, June 21st, 1:00PM until Wednesday, June 21st, 3:00PM


Instructor: Barb Bilenki

Jan 17th, Feb 14th , March 14th ,April 18th , May16th, June 20 . 

 1 - 3pm

$ 8 plus GST per class

Open to every one who loves to sew. Come meet a kindred spirit, learn a new sewing technique or skill to make your sewing easier and fun. Share your tips or your frustrations. We will be working on a different project each month.

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Decorative Pillow

Spots Available: 6

From Saturday, March 3rd, 1:00PM until Saturday, March 3rd, 4:00PM

Instructor:  Barb Bilenki

1-Saturday March -3rd ,2018

 1.00 p .m. - 4:00 pm

 Level: Confident Beginner

 Cost : $40..00 plus GST 

  Barb made this cute pillow at pfaff convention last fall . It has been hanging out at the store and thus we have request for a class .

This class  is for owners of the  following pfaff machines : Performance 5.2  ,Creative 4.5 Creative Sensation  Pro and Pro 2 and the Creative Icon .

Don't have one of these Great pfaff machines , no problem we have 4 floor models you can use in the class. 


We will  be doing the single ribbon stitches , candlewichingstitches ,and the stacking stitches which are found only on pfaff machines.  Also learn how to put in an invisible zipper and do piping . 



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Sew We Care

Spots Available: 8

Teacher: Barb

From Monday, November 30th, 12:00AM until Monday, November 30th, 12:00AM

Sew We Care has been part of Carellan Sewing for 9 years. In the past, we have had ladies get together to sew for others whenever we received a request.

In the fall of 2006 the ladies decided to make it a monthly event. So on the last Monday of each month from 1 – 3 pm, the Sew We Care ladies meet at Carellan and sew for others. The sewing projects have benefited a wide variety of groups. We have sewn mitts for inner city schools, cosmetic bags for women’s shelter, ears for the Teddy’s Bear picnic. The size of the group can be as small as 4 or as large as 14. We have ladies who are the sewers, others do the cutting and Bernice always brings the cookies and Barb puts the coffee on. The ladies have clocked close to 1500 sewing hours in the last 6 years. We are always looking for new projects, so if you know of someone or some group needing our services please call the store. This is an open, drop in group. If you are free the last Monday of the month, please do drop by.

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Fold'n Stitch Wreath

Spots Available: 7

From Sunday, February 19th, 1:00PM until Sunday, February 19th, 4:30PM

Instructor:  Barb Bilenki

1-Sunday  Feb 19th ,2017 

 1.00 p .m. - 4:30 pm

 Level: Confident Beginner

 Cost : $35.00 plus GST  Must buy pattern $12.75 plus taxes.


This class was a big hit last this year.    Now is the time to do a table centre or wreath for the spring season . We carry the  pre-cut foam in store. 

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Bio: I am Barb's oldest daughter. She taught me to sew on her top of the line pfaff, so I've been a spoiled sewer since the beginning. During the week I teach Band, Drama, and English Language Arts at the junior high and high school level. You will be able to find

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