Adults - $40 for 2 hours

If sewing is new to you, or if you simply need a refresher, this class is for you. Start by taking a tour of the sewing machine. Get comfortable by practicing some simple stitching and quickly move on to a “first project” for which supplies are provided. Let’s discuss your sewing aspirations and get you on track for sewing success.

Kids & Teens - $20 for 1 hour

Get acquainted with the sewing machine and how it works. Practice some simple stitching and quickly move on to a “first project” which you can take home with you. Instruction will be adapted to age group. Supplies included.

* Discounted rate available for 2 students.


Adults - $20 for 1 hour

After completion of Sewing basics, or if you already have basic sewing skills, book by the hour to work on your next project. Let’s choose a suitable beginner project together, and get you sewing what you want to sew.

Kids & Teens - $20 for 1 hour

After completion of Sewing basics, move on to “book by the hour” instruction. Let’s choose a suitable beginner project together, while advancing sewing skills.

* Discounted rate available for 2 students

BEGINNER SERGER$40 for 2 hours

Tame that serger! Let's remove the intimidation factor. Learn how and when to serge. Become comfortable with threading your machine. Learn the basic stitches. If you are curious about sergers or contemplating a purchase, take this class to learn what they are all about.


    Ages 8 - 12, or
    Ages 13 and up

    2 Student Maximum

    6 WEEK SESSION - $162.00


    It is important that students be ready to join Stitch Club. Further private classes may be suggested before moving on to Stitch Club. Please email the studio to book Sewing Basics.

      QUILTING CLASSESSewing by the Sea partners with Edna Roberts of Sew’n Sews Fabrics & Quilting. Available upon request.



        $20 for 1 hour

        Youth mentoring through volunteering with the John Howard’s KidStart program has been of particular interest for Colleen for the past several years. She has used sewing as a type of art therapy for several at-risk, or disadvantaged youth. She develops a good rapport with the students and provides a safe & comfortable atmosphere for discovering creativity, while building confidence & relationship.

          COVID response at Sewing by the Sea:

          After a 2 month break from teaching, I am happy to begin offering sewing instruction, while adhering to the BC WorkSafe guidelines.  I will teach private lessons, or with a 2 student maximum.  I have 2 sewing stations which are separated by 6 feet, and I will do my best to socially distance from my students.  Please book a private lesson if you are uncomfortable sharing this space with another student. Of course, please do NOT come to the studio if your are experiencing a cough, fever or runny nose.

          OPEN STUDIO
          PUNCH CARD
          $45 for 5 hours
          Book sewing time in the studio when it is convenient for you.  Email or call ahead to see what times are open. 

          The studio is equipped with Janome straight stitch machines, sergers, and 1 coverstitch machine.  There is also a Juki heavy duty straight stitch machine.

           Basic black and white thread is provided on the sergers but students must bring their own project thread.

          Support will be available during these sessions, however, if instruction is required to learn a new skill, instructional time must be booked separately.

          Please refer to the bottom of this page for how Sewing by the Sea is responding to COVID