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Common Threads

Self Sufficiency for the Modern World

DEcember Calendar

December is a busy month for us!  Hope you can join us for some festive events or homemade gift making.  

Open studio times (indicated with a scissor icon) are available for you to bring own project (BYOP) or pick a project (or two!) from our GIFT-O-RAMA options.  You can read more about Gift-O-Rama below.

Links within the calendar will take you to the individual class details.

Guest Teachers This month

Tiny Toy Co


We're super pumped to host Tiny Toy Co. in our space on December 1 for a kids workshop.  Kids will be making up-cycled ornaments and magnets with tiny toy debris.  Learn more and sign up here.

E-dacious Wheat and Dairy Free


The holiday season will soon be upon us.  For those with food restrictions, they can be a difficult time as meals and snacks abound at every gathering.  Let E-dacious show you some great wheat, dairy and nut free alternatives to traditional dinner fare.  They'll be here on December 8 and December 12.  Learn more and sign up here. 

Visioning for 2020


In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season we often forget to take time for ourselves. Grab a friend or two and enjoy some uninterrupted time visualizing success for you in 2020. Let Clare Mitchell guide you through an interactive workshop where you will create images, words and other inspirational thoughts on one vision board – creating a roadmap of success for your upcoming year. Learn more and sign up here

This workshop is 2 hours long and has 2 date options: December 8  and December 9.  The cost is $40.

December's Gift-o-rama

We're big on homemade gifts here at Common Threads.  So December is hands-down our favourite month as we can make gifts to show our love and appreciation to everyone we know.

We hope you feel the same way because instead of our usual selection of projects for you to learn to sew, we're offering a longer list of gift-worthy projects for you to pick from.  

We're still here to help guide you through each project.  We still have all the supplies you need.  And you're still welcome to bring the kids with you if you can't find a sitter or want to include them in the making.

Most items take 1-2 hours to make so we're hoping you sign up to make more than 1 per open studio session for more gifting awesomeness.


GIft-O-rama projects: Under AN Hour

Butter Tart BBQ Rub


A great spice mix for barbecued meat.  You'll make four 125 ml jars.

COST: $20

Fabric Box


Pretty storage is on everyone's gift list.  Make them a reversible fabric box and you're done!

COST: $25

Family Recipe Hotplate


A family recipe can be passed on and kept handy while being useful in the kitchen.

COST: $20

Pancakes in a Jar


The holidays are busy, why not gift breakfast in a jar?  You will make two 500 ml jars.

COST: $20



Quiet little guys with giant beards... you know you need one for this holiday season.

COST: $25

Memory Pillow


Clothing can invoke all kinds of memories: concert t-shirt, grandpa's plaid shirts, baby clothing, sports jerseys... you can turn any of them into a pillow.

COST: $30

Fajita Spice Mix


A spicy gift for those who love their tex-mex. You'll make four 125 ml jars.

COST: $20

Lime & Mint Foot Soak


Natural ingredients and a delicious smell.  You'll make two 250 ml jars.

COST: $20

GIft-O-rama projects: 2 to 3 hours

Women's PJ Shorts


A great gift for girlfriends.  These are comfy and easy to sew.

COST: $30

Sweater Mittens


Everyone needs mittens in Canada.  You'll make these out of micro fleece for the lining and recycled sweaters for the outside.

COST $25

Unicorn Stuffie


A magical creature to cuddle? Sign me up!  Plenty of colour options available.

COST: $25

Makeup Bag


2 tone outside, fully lined inside, this triangle zippered pouch is good for more than just makeup.

COST: $25

Kids PJ Pants


Kids keep growing and PJs are always a great gift.  Lose-fitting legs and elastic waist.

COST: $25 

Watermelon Fanny Pack


Hands free storage while out and about, with a cute fruit theme to boot!

COST:  $30

Cloth Napkins


Beautiful reusable, washable cloth napkins.  You'll make a set of 4 (or 4 mismatched ones?!)

COST: $35

Sushi or Cake Pillow


A fun gift for those looking for unique home decor.  You can make either a sushi or cake slice pillow .

COST: $25

Giant Scrabble Tile Wall Art


Wall art as unique as your family.  Each 6 inch tile is made to hang individually.  

COST: $7 per tile

Bring Your Own Project (BYOP)

We have various dates throughout the month for you to come and sew with us! There are evening, daytime and weekend slots. Our goal is to be flexible in our hours and project offerings!

If you need to bring the kids, you can! We have a sitting area, some books and toys to entertain them while you sew. Or you can involve them in the project!

You can bring your own project (that means supplies like fabric or specialty notions like zippers) and we’ll help you through it / show you how to use the sewing machine. We have big work tables too if it’s space you need! Experienced sewers will be on hand to help you out.


  • Clothes that need mending or altering
  • Pillows you’ve been meaning to make
  • Curtains you want to shorten
  • Baby blanket you’d like to make for a new family member

COST: $15 +HST per hour or part thereof.