We’ve Moved!

Good news, readers! We’ve moved to lovesewing.com/blog. Here you’ll see our new look and tons of new content. Check out Style Lab, our weekly video series of chic project ideas. We’ve also launched our first issue of LoveSewing magazine the only sewing magazine dedicated to fashion! Of course, we’re still running our hit sewing classes in Toronto. Winter registration is going on now!

We’ll keep our achives up here for a bit longer (dont worry, we’ve brought all our great tutorials, projects and tips to our new home), but all the action will be happening at lovesewing.com/blog!

Happy Sewing!
The Studio Girls


January 2, 2010. Tags: . Studio News. Leave a comment.

Happy Holidays: We’re taking a short break

The holidays are upon us. That means the studio girls are taking a break! The studio will be closed between December 21 and January 3. Classes begin again on January 4. There will be no classes or Free Studio Time running while we’re closed.

Luckily we’ve got a bunch of classes starting in the new year! We’ve got a new round of Introductory Sewing classes beginning the week of January 18th. Our January schedule also includes a Serger Basics workshop and tons of Ready to Wear and Sewing PLUS courses. We will be taking online registrations over the break.

And dont forget, we’ve got gift certificates for the sewer (or soon-to-be-sewer) on your list!

We cant wait to see you in the new year!

December 14, 2009. Tags: , . Studio News. Leave a comment.

Sew and Win: Contest Announcements

Hello blog readers! Sorry we’ve been so quiet on the blog front, but we’ve been working on some exciting stuff behind the scenes (seams!). For the new year we’ve got our new website extension launching (sewing classes online!) as well as LoveSewing Magazine, an online monthly for the fashionable sewer.

We’ve got two ways for you to get in on all the fashion and sewing. The best part: WE’RE GIVING AWAY PRIZES EACH MONTH!

The Sewing Studio Online Video Contest
Okay, seamstars, this is your chance to shine. Each month we will be giving you a new sewing challenge. You’ll submit a video response. The winning entry will win a prize worth $100

This month’s challenge: show us the coolest thing you’ve done with a t-shirt. Show us, in a video, and you could win a beauty basket of Bioré and John Frieda products and have your video on the new TSSO launch!

Here’s how to enter: upload your video (include your first and last name in the video title and make sure the file is no more than 50MBs) to lovesewing.com/upload before December 20. Then send an email with your full name and contact phone number to videocontest@lovesewing.com. We’ll post a winner in the early days of 2010!

LoveSewing Magazine Ask & Win Contest
Send us your sewing queries. Ask us anything! Each month we’ll feature the response to one chosen question in LoveSewing Magazine. If your question is featured, you’ll win a prize valued at $100.

Here’s how to enter: email your sewing question to ask@lovesewing.com. The winning question will win a $100 gift certificate at http://www.pinkpandafabrics.ca and your response will be featured in an upcoming issue of LoveSewing Magazine!

Happy sewing!
The Studio Girls

December 3, 2009. Tags: , , , . Contests. Leave a comment.

Schedules and a Surprise!

Hey fellow seamstars! We’ve just posted our class schedule for the Avenue Road and Yonge Street studios thru to February! Take a look here (select months on the left side of the page). Let us know if there is anything you’d like to see on the schedule.

Also, this week we are announcing a contest!! Polish up your sewing skills and get your creativity flowing, there are prizes to be won. We’ll post full details in the coming days!

Happy sewing!
The Studio Girls

November 21, 2009. Tags: , , . Studio News. Leave a comment.

Check her out: Denise’s holiday apron

Holiday Apron

from HGTV.ca

The holiday season is upon us. Keep checking back, or subscribe, for tons of fabulous holiday gift ideas from TSS. But in the meantime, check out this super-cute apron that Denise made for HGTV.

November 12, 2009. Tags: , , , . Fun. Leave a comment.

Five Minute Make: Bias tape

Bias TapeHave you ever wanted to finish a project neatly but couldn’t find the right color bias tape? Well never fear, Eve is here and I’m going to show you how to make your own bias tape.

What you’ll need:
– Ruler
– Fabric marker or tailor’s chalk
– Fabric
– Scissors
– An iron

November 8, 2009. Tags: , , , . Tutorials. 1 comment.

Sample Sale: La Grande Braderie de Mode Québécoise

La Braderie de Mode Quebecoise

A fashion lover's dream!

If you are at all interested in Quebec fashion and its designers, attending La Grande Braderie de Mode Québécoise is the place to start. The semi-annual event brings together 35 to 40 Montreal-based fashion designers and companies to sell surplus inventory or one-of-a-kind samples that were never reproduced. Normally, the event runs for three days and follows Montreal Fashion Week. And to top it off, clothing is normally marked down by 50 to 80%! Can you say Christmas Shopping!


November 6, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Events. Leave a comment.

Look what TSS students made!

Skirts!As promised, I have gotten it together and collected photos of skirts our Intro Sewing students have made in class. Take a look at these beauties! During the last four weeks of the eight week program, Intro Sewing students make a skirt from a pattern and fabric of their choice.

This week we’ve been finishing up a another session of IS. Next week we have another round of classes starting (check out the schedule for dates and times). Register online for any of our classes, and in a few weeks we’ll be posting your work here!

Have you taken a class with us? Two things: first, dont forget about about Free Studio Time each Wednesday and Sunday from 2-6; second, send us a photo of your IS skirt, or any other project you’ve completed. We’d love to know what you’ve been up to!

The Studio Girls

November 5, 2009. Tags: , , . Studio News. Leave a comment.

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