Axis Tank : starts Tuesday July 23, from 5:30pm-8:30pm for 2 sessions

$170.00 CAD

THE WORKROOM PARKDALE : This workshop is scheduled to take place in our new studio at 207 Cowan Avenue, Unit A. We can't wait to welcome you there!

Sophie Hines’ Axis Tank is the ultimate comfortable loungewear tank! An unlined, cropped bralette, the Axis top is a wardrobe staple.  You can wear it alone, layered with another bra, or to sleep in. It’s the perfect garment to wear under a sheer top or under layers.  Sophie has designed two versions of the Axis top: one to fit bodies with a B/C cup and another version to fit a D/E cup. The B/C version features a centre back seam and the D/E version features side seams that curve around the bust for a contoured fit.

Please note: In this class we will be sewing Version 1 or Version 3 of the pattern. After taking this class you can apply your knowledge to make the other colour-blocked versions included in the pattern.

Each student must purchase their own PDF copy of their chosen pattern directly from sophiehines.com. Proof of purchase will be required

Prerequisite : Beginner garment sewing experience is necessary to take this knitwear class. Students must have completed at least one previous garment and be confident using a sewing machine on their own.

Please note: As we all sew at an individual pace, projects are not always completed during class hours. Class participants have complimentary access to our Parkdale Studio space during Sew By The Hour times until their workshop project is completed.

This sewing class is Two 3-hour sessions. Meeting Tuesday July 23 & 30.

Instructor : Leo Schlanger


CLASS SUPPLIES : Class fees include workshop registration and in-shop use of sewing machines and irons. All supplies, materials and personal tools are to be provided by each student, unless otherwise specified. Upon enrolment, a Class Confirmation and Supply List will be emailed by our shop team so that these items can be gathered or purchased prior to the class. We welcome a visit, call or email with any questions regarding this workshop and the required supplies prior to registration.


CANCELLATION POLICY : Class fees are non-refundable. Any cancellations or changes to your registration must be done at least 72 hours prior to the class start date in order to be issued a store credit. Cancellations that are made less than 72 hours before the class start date and students who do not show up to class will forfeit their class fee.


Skills + Techniques

Through this workshop series you will learn the following skills:

  • Construction on a sewing machine with knit fabric and ballpoint needles
  • A demonstration on how to serge in the round
  • Constructing and topstitching with three-step zig zag stitches
  • Learning how to sew together opposing curves
  • Measuring curved seams and adding notches to patterns
  • Measuring accurate seam allowances when sewing with a zigzag stitch
  • Understanding knit fabric and cutting binding strips accurately
  • Distributing ease evenly

Handmade Wardrobe

Learn to craft your handmade wardrobe with the workroom.

Whether you are a beginner or looking to build skills and confidence, the workroom has a variety of workshops on our roster for you. We carefully select projects and patterns that will foster your creativity and meet you where you're at in your sewing journey.

the workroom studio

Our bright Parkdale Studio is equipped with Bernina sewing machines and sergers, large cutting tables and ironing stations. Students will also learn to use specialty presser feet, essential sewing machine features as required for their class project.

the workroom is an authorized Bernina dealer. If you're looking for your first sewing machine or an upgrade, our workshops are a great opportunity to see why we love the Bernina brand. The quality of these machines, along with the great features and accessories make them a pleasure to sew with.

Students have complimentary access to the sewing studio until completion of their class project.