Sewing for Intermediates Workshop

Sewing for Intermediates Workshop

Regular price $160.00

This is course is designed for people with beginner sewing experience who are looking to develop and up their skills in a workshop format!

Prerequisite: Beginner sewing experience, or have completed Sewing Level 1. Students registering for the intermediate level should be confident in using their sewing machine.

All proceeds from EcoEquitable's public sewing courses go towards our mission of empowering women with sewing skills and building connection and community; and supporting our local circular economy by redistributing fabric and sewing tools. We thank you for joining and supporting us!


Dates: Sundays, November 5th and 12th from 10AM-5PM (lunch hour break between 1-2PM) with Michelle.

About your Instructor: Michelle is a newcomer to Canada, with a background in costume design and construction. She has worked for 25 years in theatre and dance, and has taught sewing at all levels, from children to university. 

*Any classes that fall on a stat holiday will rescheduled and extended by 1 week to accommodate our office closure.

Length of Program: 2 weeks
LOCATION: 404 McArthur Avenue, Unit "D" (end unit in the strip mall)  
Max class size: 8
Min class size: 4

*We require a minimum of 4 people to run the course otherwise it may be cancelled. Please see our updated Refund and Cancellation Policy below for more information.


  • Four techniques for shaping at the waist (darts, pleats, gathers, and princess seams)
  • Inserting a traditional centered zipper by hand and machine
  • Demonstrating a waist band with interfacing  (including grading seam allowances)
  • Hand stitches for hemming
  • Application of these skills to work on a personal project with instructor guidance


    Skirts and Pants - woven fabrics and stable knits only.

    **Please note: students will be expected to select, cut, and mark their fabric as homework between the first and second class.


    Sewing Machine

    • EcoEquitable provides access to a sewing machine, tools, and notions during class. 
    • Students are welcome to bring their own sewing machine to class. 


    • Fabric needs will be determined by the instructor


      • A notebook for taking notes 
      • A list of other sewing tools needed may be provided by your instructor before the first class or during your first class. 
      • Students are encouraged to have a domestic sewing machine, iron, and basic sewing kit at home to practice and/or complete their in-class projects. However, this is not mandatory to complete the class.


      • If you are purchasing/registering this class on behalf of someone else, please include their name, phone number and email address in the "NOTES" box of the checkout page. Thank you!
      • EcoEquitable Inc. is committed to comply and exceed the requirements and recommendations of Ottawa Public health and to put in place all necessary measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. While masks are no longer mandatory, we recommend wearing a mask while in-class. In addition, all individuals who enter our programs are encouraged to:
        • Wash your hands frequently
        • Bring and use hand sanitizer 
        • Clean your workstation before and after class

      Refund and Cancellation policy:

      • EcoEquitable requires a notice of cancellation via email in order to process a refund.
        • For written notice of cancellation 3 or more weeks before the class start date, EcoEquitable will refund the class fee minus a $20 administrative fee.
        • For written notice of cancellation 1 week or more before the class start date, EcoEquitable will refund 50% of the class fee.
        • Cancellations less than 7 days before the class is set to start are non-refundable, unless there is a waitlist for the course and we are able to fill the spot.
      • If the minimum number of students do not register, EcoEquitable reserves the right to cancel the class. Students will be notified via email with 48 hours notice of any class cancellations and will be eligible for a full refund.