Sewing Machine Crash Course

Sewing Machine Crash Course

Regular price $50.00

Do you have a sewing machine sitting around at home that you don’t know how to use? Do you want to know how to use it? We are excited to finally offer a Sewing Machine Crash Course!

Bring it in your machine for this class and we will teach you how to use all the basic functions of your machine, common fixes and light repairs, as well as the basics of how to clean and oil your machine.

Materials you will need to bring with you:

  1. Your machine! It must at the very least be able to turn on and sew a line. It doesn’t have to be a pretty line (we will learn how to do that in class!) but it must be in working condition.

  2. Bobbins for your machine

  3. Tiny screwdrivers for your machine (usually flatheads will do)

  4. Sewing machine oil

  5. Sewing machine needles

If you do not have these materials, some great local stores where you can buy these supplies are The Ottawa Sewing Center (most brands), Sewing Machine Hospital (most brands, and specifically vintage machines), Make Sew Create (specifically for Janome machines), Sew-Jo’s (specifically for Husqvarna machines), Quilty Pleasures (specifically for Pfaff machines), Mimi Fabrics (specifically for Babylock machines).

Fabric scraps will be provided.

All proceeds from EcoEquitable's public sewing and textile 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: Sunday, July 14th from 11AM-3PM

Sunday, August 11th from 11AM-3PM

About Your Instructor:

Coco: Hi there! My name is Coco and I immigrated to Canada when I was very young. While I was growing up, I didn't have anybody to teach me sewing, so I decided to just teach myself. Over the past three years, I have really dedicated myself to building on my previous skills and learning as much as I possibly can about sewing. My sewing journey has taken me into garment making, quilting, pattern-making, alterations, and much much more. I look forward to sharing my knowledge with you and helping you make the crazy (or boring) ideas in your head a reality and helping you to avoid some of the mistakes that I had to learn about the hard way. One fun little thing I like to say is that sewing is all about creatively stabbing the fabric in a way that achieves the functional and aesthetic goals of your project. See you in class! 

Length of Program: 1 class
LOCATION: 404 McArthur Avenue, Unit "D" (end unit in the strip mall)  
Max class size: 5
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.


  • 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.