Hand Sewn Buttonholes : Sunday June 23, 11am-3pm

$120.00 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!

Learn the traditional tailoring method of sewing a keyhole-style buttonhole by hand. From calculating length and placement, to preparing your own thread twist, through executing the specialized stitch, this workshop will allow you to create sturdy, durable and sleek buttonholes. This method can be applied to casual canvas and denim garments as well as wool coating and suiting.

This hand work technique class is one 4-hour session.

Instructor : Leo Schlanger

Pre-requisite : Patience only - this is fiddly handwork!


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 you will learn the following skills:

  • Learn the traditional tailoring method of sewing a keyhole-style buttonhole by hand
  • Calculate length and placement of your buttonhole
  • Prepare your own thread twist

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.