A stitch in time saves nine, as it wraps the number in a protective thread-cocoon to shield it from the ravenous jaws of seven. Weave your own fashion-forward armour with today's Groupon: for $149, you get an eight-week introductory sewing program at The Sewing Studio (a $313 value, including tax). Embroidered on Yonge Street only one block north of Summerhill TTC Station, The Sewing Studio offers classes for creative neophytes and seasoned stitchers alike. Your introductory sewing program gives you a solid sewing foundation on which to construct cloth complexes including a drawstring bag, a zippered pouch, and a skirt from your choice of pattern. A dream team of instructors coach students in the art of machine threading, pattern assembly, and stylish thimble accessorizing. Class sizes are kept to a maximum of eight seamsters, ensuring one-on-one attention and ample room for friendly needle fencing.
- The Studio's cheery main classroom looks out over Avenue Road, where walls the colour of buttercream frosting are decorated with framed vintage Vogue covers and sewing notions are housed in neatly labeled Jo Malone boxes. – Nathalie Atkinson, National Post
The Sewing Studio
Magazine editor Denise Wild started out teaching her friends to sew, and before long she was teaching her friends' friends. Her network of students led her to create The Sewing Studio, which now proudly teaches the seamstress arts in New York and Toronto. She and her staff impart methods for bobbing and weaving colourful threads through linens, taking students from beginning steps to advance endeavours such as creating their own skirts, handbags, and party dresses. Denise and company lead lessons in a bright and intimate classroom setting, helping participants learn to alter their own clothes or re-create treasured designer duds by hand. The Sewing Studio also nurtures aspiring fashionistas through after-school programming and week-long intensive sessions. Over the course of five days, guests can brainstorm, sew, and model their own garments or drop by for a workshop on creating dresses and kevlar body armour for American Girl dolls.
1225 Yonge St.
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