FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where are you located?
Our main teaching studio is located in west Edmonton at 10468-172 Street
Our downtown studio is located at 10217-106 Street. Entrance to the building is on 106 Street next to Mac Insurance and Registry.
When can I visit the studio?
Visits to the studio is by appointment only. Please email us hello (at) houseofsew.com to schedule your next visit!
Where can I park?
West: Street parking along 172 Street
Downtown: Street parking is available but keep in mind we are situated near the Ice District which means on event days paid parking is still in effect between 6-9pm and on Saturdays. Alternatively, there is a lot across from Metro which provides reasonable rates.
We like to keep our classes small so that every student gets the attention they need. Class sizes will vary between 6-10 students depending on the type of workshop. We offer a limited amount of private sessions each month, please email us if you prefer 1-on-1 lessons.
Do I need a sewing machine?
We have Bernette b38, Bernina 325 sewing machines, and Bernina L450 overlockers in our studio that we teach on, so there is no need to lug yours to class. If you have any questions about your machine, we will gladly point you towards the right resources to get you sewing on your own machine.
Can I sew a different project in class?
All our classes are structured, timed, and designed to teach you the necessary foundation and techniques for each skill level. It is not possible to bring your own project or to choose another option outside of the class listing. Please keep this in mind when you are registering for a class with us, no exceptions will be made and no refunds will be offered if you disagree with the class project you signed up for.
Can children attend workshops?
Most definitely! Minimum age is 9 and currently we have programs for kids 9-13. We are also working on developing projects for parents and children who want to learn how to sew together.
Can I drink and snack in the studio?
Only closed water bottles are allowed near workstations. If you must put something in your stomach during class, please eat in the kitchen away from the workroom.
What time should I arrive for class?
Studio doors open 10 minutes before class. We will be able to let you in the building 20 minutes before class where you can wait in the hallways or waiting area on the second floor.
Traffic sucks today! Sorry but I am running late!
Please give us a call at 780-429-0069 if you are running late so we can inform the teacher. If you are going to be more than 10 minutes late, this will likely be disruptive to everyone else in attendance and you will not be able to join the class.
We accept all methods of payments online and only credit cards in the studio.
Do you offer shipping on products?
Unfortunately at this time we do not offer shipping. All products are local pick-up only.
Please review our updated COVID POLICY before purchasing. Our workshops are all final sale! We do not offer refunds for any classes except in the rare event it has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled. In exceptional circumstances we may have to cancel a class/workshop, we will give you as much notice as possible and will try to accommodate you on a different date. We do not accept liability for travel or other costs.
Cancellations & Rescheduling
Due to the limited availability, we do not offer refunds and cannot guarantee re-bookings if you cannot attend your scheduled workshop(s). We will try our best to accommodate any date changes and place you on our waiting list for workshops that are not fully booked. We will only offer a direct transfer to another class/workshop if notice of cancellation is received at least fourteen days in advance of the reserved class/workshop. There will be a $75 administration fee per class/workshop for anything less than fourteen days.
- Cancellations or reschedules that occur within 48 hours of your scheduled course will result in a loss of fees. If you book into a course 48 hours or less, prior to the commencement of this course, your registration will be considered final sale and a cancellation and/or reschedule, for any reason, will result in a loss of fees.
- Classes may only be rescheduled once. See restrictions above. A rescheduled class must be taken within 30 days of the original class booking. Any further reschedules will result in a full loss of fees. A cancellation after a reschedule will also result in a full loss of fees.
- If you arrive more than a half-hour late it is assumed that you are not attending the course and you will lose your full course fee.
If you are unable to attend, please let us know as soon as possible and we will do our best to accommodate you on a different day. You may send someone in your place if you prefer. You should let us have their contact details (name, e-mail address and telephone number) in advance so that arrangements can be made where possible and confirmation details can be passed on.
Cancellation to attend a class/workshop must be given to us in writing. You can do this by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Adult Classes: If you are unable to attend, please let us know via email or by phone. We will try our best to accommodate any missed classes as long as there is room in a future session. It will be your responsibility to send us an email inquiring about dates that would work for you.
Kids Classes: Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate any missed classes due to any reason unless there is room in another kids sew session. The kids programming runs on a different scheduling structure making it difficult to reschedule any missed classes.
Minimum number of registrants
We only run workshops that have 60% registration. In the event of low enrolment, the class will be rescheduled and we aim to give you at least 48 hour notice.
Can I teach classes using your patterns?
We absolutely encourage the use of our patterns in classes! The only requirement we have is that each student has their own copy. You can ask each student to buy their own individually prior to starting the class.
For digital House of Sew patterns, each student should purchase their own through our online shop
We do not offer wholesale terms or bulk discounts for classes at this time.
Can I sell garments made from The House of Sew patterns?
No. We do not currently license our designs for commercial production.