Frequently Asked Questions
Where is your shop? What are your hours?
The Sewing Club is located at 1722 Lillian Road in Fairfield, Victoria, BC, Canada.
There is plenty of free, non-residential parking along Lillian Road, and bike racks on the corner of Lillian & Fairfield.
EVERYDAY 11am - 5pm
The Sewing Club does not have a phone number.
Is your shop wheelchair accessible?
Yes, The Sewing Club is wheelchair accessible.
Can you print sewing patterns? How much does it cost?
The Sewing Club prints large format files, including sewing patterns.
- Patterns should be A0 size. When you purchase a pattern, look for the file with "Copy Shop" or"A0" in the title.
- Cost is $10 per A0 page, and you save $10 for files 5 pages or larger.
The workshop I want is sold out! How do I join the waitlist?
Please use this form to join a waitlist for a workshop that is sold out. We will reach out if a spot becomes available.
How do I cancel my spot in a workshop?
If you can no longer make the workshop you signed up for, please reach out using the contact form below.
Our cancellation policy is posted on each workshop, on this page, and is emailed out a few days before the workshop starts. Being a small business, we adhere to it strictly. Thanks for understanding ❤️
The Sewing Club Workshop Cancellation Policy
We do our best to be flexible and accommodating when your plans change, but as these are small group workshops that usually sell out far in advance, it can be difficult to fill a cancelled spot on short notice.
This policy is effective for purchases made on or after October 10, 2023.
Over one week from start time
If you need to cancel your spot and are able to give over one week's notice, you will receive a full refund or store credit towards a future class.
To cancel, contact us and let us know if you would like a refund or a store credit. Store credits never expire and can be used for anything online or in-store.
Between one week and 48 hours from start time
If you need to cancel your spot and are able to give over 48 hours' notice, you will receive a store credit that can be used for a future workshop, to shop online, or in person. Store credits never expire.
To cancel, contact us.
Under 48 hours from start time
It is very difficult for us to fill workshop spots on short notice. If you cancel within 48 hours or do not show for the workshop, you are not eligible for a refund or credit, and you are not able to pick up workshop materials.
If you are able to find someone to take your place in the workshop, contact us and we can try to arrange that they take your place. This is not guaranteed, especially if they require any custom pattern adjustments.
Partial refunds are not available if you can't finish your workshop. If you can't attend the remaining workshop dates, contact us and we can arrange for you to finish the project during a co-working session or take it home.
Are your workshops size inclusive?
Yes! We use designs from independent designers for our workshops, and one of the main criteria we look for is size-inclusive sizing.
In the event that your measurements fall above or below the size chart for the pattern, we will grade it to accommodate at no extra cost. We're also able to make adjustments to the pattern, for example wider straps to cover a bra, during the workshop.
If you have any questions about the pattern we're using, please reach out using the contact form below.
Do you offer kids classes?
We do not offer kids classes at this time; all of our classes are designed for adults 16+.
Our friends at The Makehouse offer a variety of kids classes and camps, so we recommend checking them out!
Do you offer alterations or custom sewing services?
No, we do not offer alterations or take on custom sewing services.
Please check out Gar Fong Tailors at 1002 N Park St Unit 3, Victoria, BC.
Can I book a private group?
We love private groups! We can accommodate up to 6 adults (16+).
Please use the form below to inquire about private group workshops. We will get back to you with potential dates, some potential projects, and a cost estimate.
At this time we aren't offering private lessons for individuals, and private group bookings are only available for adult students.
The Sewing Club does not have a phone number, so please use the form below to contact us. Please ensure you're read through the FAQ above before reaching out.