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Welcome to Oakville Sewing Centre

(905) 844-2782
448 Speers Road, Oakville ON L6K 2G3

Fall Festival of Savings Week

We will not be at CreativFestival this year so we are bringing the Festival to you.

Show prices on all Bernina and Janome Sewing Machines and Sergers

Purchase at store and get extra bonus

See our Website for Bonus Machine offers

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Festival of Savings Special Feature

Enlarge your sewing space with a Steady Table
available for ALL makes and models


24"x 24" plexiglas table
Regular $ 225
Festival of Savings Price $199

Ultimate Quilter's Wish Package Best Deal


Ultimate Quilter's Wish Table Package includes:

  • 22.5" x 22.5" Quilter's Wish Table
    with Circles Sewing Kit
  • 3 Beveled Edges
  • Universal Grid
  • Table Lock
  • 9" x 14" Blue Compartmentalized Drawer Tray
  • 26" x 26" Padded Nylon Travel Bag
  • Polish Kit
  • Universal Sew Straight Guide
  • Regular $298
    Festival of Savings Price $249

Already have a table
Padded Nylon Travel Bag


Regular $89
Festival of Savings Price $69

Tables and Table Packages are special order only as they are specific to your machine. Allow 3 - 6 weeks for delivery as they are custom made to fit the bed of your machine. 50% deposit required.

Offer valid until Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Amanda Murphy is coming
to the Oakville Sewing Centre
November 15 and 16, 2014
Author, Celebrity Educator, Quilt Designer, Blogger, Bernina Ambassador

Join us for two days of creativity and fun $125 per day or $175 for two days Lunch and snacks included
Read all about Amanda at www.amandamurphydesign.com

Scrap Quilt Challenge Winners

Margaret Persaud
Grande Prize Winner

Freda Cott - 2nd Prize
Carol Stanley - 3rd Prize

A hearty shout out to all 12 participants of the 2014 challenge and all of those who voted - a ton of you participated and the race was tight to the end. We'll do it again next year so don't throw out your scraps - that stash is valuable.


Some Bernina Sewapalooza moments

See Bernina page for more photos of this really fun filled Bernina Event

You can now register for a workshop ONLINE.
Click here for details

For your convenience, we are instituting an Online Registration and Payment system. We hope you will find it easy to use and encourage you to try it out. Here are the basics.

  • Make sure that Cookies are enabled on your web browser.
  • When you visit the "Workshops" page, a new button is available - "Online Purchase". Click the button will bring up the so-called Mobile Calendar with a blue "Login" button.
  • Pressing the Blue Login button will bring you to the Registration and Login screen.
  • Please refer to the notes on the login page for any more details.
  • Once you have Registered, you can go through the many fun courses we offer, and when you find one you wish to attend, click on its "Purchase" button.
  • When you are finished choosing courses, check out with the secure payment system.

See you in class!

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Special Note for New Machine Purchasers

On several of our course descriptions, you will see this notice: "FOR THOSE WHO PURCHASED MACHINE AT THE OAKVILLE SEWING CENTRE. This workshop is FREE to anyone having purchased their new sewing machine at the Oakville Sewing Centre in the past year. A $25 refundable deposit is required to hold your spot upon registration, which will be refunded when you attend the class."(Purchases made on Black Friday do not qualify for free course.)

If you are one of these lucky people, please call the store to make your Reservations rather than using the Online Payment System. This will insure that you are not overcharged for the course. For other courses, go ahead and use the System.

Attention Zoomers

Your emails have been added to our regular email list for weekly updates and in-store feature pricing. Enjoy more specials, more often. Become a discount card member and SAVE MORE!

Special Events - Plan Ahead

What's new at Bernina

Bernina Canada

An afternoon with Diane Bungay Bernina Canada

Friday, October 17, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

We have A LOT of new products coming this Fall and Diane is dying to tell you about it – new machines, new feet

Fee: $10 which can be used toward a Bernina Accessory on the day of the event – preregistration required 905 844-2782

Want to learn, improve, and excel at sewing?

You have come to the right place. We not only sell top line machines by Bernina and Janome, but we show you how to use them to the fullest.

Friendly and frequent workshops, held right here, propel you forward to get the most out of your sewing machines and sergers.

We also have an extensive line of fabrics, updated every season, and all the knicks and knacks you need along the way.

Come visit us soon at the Oakville Sewing Centre.



To get the scoop on events and specials, join our emailing list. Your information is always private and for the sole use of Oakville Sewing.

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Store Hours

  • Tuesday - Friday: 10am - 5:30pm
  • Saturday: 10am - 4pm
  • Closed Sunday & Monday

We are located at:
448 Speers Road, - (beside Shoppers Home Health Care)
Oakville, Ontario L6K 2G3

We want to hear from you, but sometimes technology plays tricks on us and we do not receive your emails.
If you do not hear from us within 2 working days, please contact the store at:
(905) 844-2782

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We carry a huge assortment of quilting and fashion fabrics
Workshops for sewing machines and sergers
See our "Specials" page for current promotions.

About the Website

We have redesigned the website. Hope you like it. A few tips might be helpful:
  • The main thrust of the update was to make our site more user friendly to those who visit us using smart phones and tablets. (Do let us know by email if your particular experience has problems.)
  • To contact us be Email, click on the button at the bottom center of the screen. This will open your email program with a new email, addressed to us already to go.
  • From your mobile device, you can click on the "Phone" tab, again at the bottom of the screen, to connect by cell.
  • Our Facebook pages are just a click away on the bottom navbar.
  • Location maps are bottom right to bring up a Google Map to our doors.
We are looking forward to seeing you all soon.
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Our Privacy Policy.

We don't want to be a pest and we certainly don't give away or sell your email address to anyone else - that would just help the competition. If you receive email messages from us it is because you have registered with us on our website, signed up at our store or you participated in one of our supplier's online offers.

If you do not wish to receive our emails , PLEASE unsubscribe at the bottom of the email message. We will understand and we are glad that we had you as an online subscriber for awhile.

Happy Sewing from the Oakville Sewing Centre - June 2014

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A Special Note

The weekend of October 24 - 26 is CreativFestival in Toronto. We will match any competitor's reasonable price on Bernina and Janome Sewing Machines, Sergers, Embroidery Machines and Cover Stitch machines. Remember, if you purchase a machine from and out-of-town dealer, they are responsible for your lessons and warranty repairs. Support your local dealer who will support you.

All sales on new machines from the Oakville Sewing Centre include a FREE machine owner's lesson.

See Bernina and Janome Pages for deals on machines and sergers


Weak Canadian Dollar
to drive up prices of ALL future Fabric and Machine shipments by as much as 10%.

  • All current inventory of machines and fabrics will remain unchanged.
  • Demonstrator and in-stock new models of Janome and Bernina Machines now reduced (based on current prices)
  • If you are considering a new machine purchase, now is a great time to purchase.
  • Call store for pricing details 905 844-2782
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The Oakville Sewing Centre is proud to be one of the leading Canadian distributors for Bernina and Janome.

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We are proud distributors of the finest sewing equipment in the world. All machine purchases come with a complimentary lesson and unlimited product support. We have a factory trained technician on site to handle all you warranty and repair concerns.

Trust the professionals to help you with your sewing needs.

We provide sales, service and training on these state-of-the-art sewing machines and sergers.

Our clientelle spans from beginners to experts, from hobbiests to pros. Come in and find the equipment that best suits your present and future sewing skills.

Our dealership agreements do not allow up to advertise machine sale prices on the Internet. However, we can tell you all about it on email. Be the first to know.

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We do machine repairs - LOTS of them

We do tune ups and repairs on all makes and models of sewing machines and sergers - in house. All machines must be at the store by noon on Saturday to be assessed that weekend - our trained technician is here only on Sunday, when the store is closed, and is not available to discuss individual repairs. All enquiries about repairs are handled by the Oakville Sewing Staff.

Machines that are repaired/tuned up on the weekend are ready for pick up the next Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m. (we are closed on Monday)

Repair Rates:

  • Basic tune up mechanical - $79.98 plus HST
  • Basic tune up Computerized - $89.98 plus HST
  • Basic tune up serger - $89.98 plus HST
  • Basic Bench Charge for any repair - $50 plus HST
  • Estimates - $40, which can be used toward repairs

Any parts or extraordinary repairs are extra. Customers will receive a call with the final charge prior to repair. A verbal authorization is required to proceed.

No appointment required.

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This is Fall Festival of Savings Week

We will not be at CreativFestival this week.
So we are bringing the Festival to you.

We are matching CreativFestival pricing on ALL Bernina Machines and Sergers.
Purchase the Oakville Sewing Centre and receive extra BONUS with purchase.

All 700 Series machines - FREE 18"x24" Plexiglas Table and FREE Straight Stitch Needle Plate (great for precise quilting and fashion sewing)
All 500 Series machines - receive FREE walking foot and FREE Straight Stitch Needle Plate
All 300 Series machines - receive FREE walking foot

Offer ends Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Our dealership agreements do not allow us to advertise sale prices on the Internet - call store for CreativFestival Pricing details 905 844-2782


Reduced for Quick Sale

Bernina 750QE and 750QEE Demonstrators from the Sewapalooza Event

Used for 8 hours only
Only 3 units left
full warranty and free instruction


Introducing ......
Bernina 530 Limited Edition

with extra fonts, more decorative stitches

Limited time - FREE Straight Stitch Needle Plate

Bonus - Bernina Accessory Kit - contains walking foot ($200), Bernina Stitch Regulator ($1199), Magnifier set ($69), Patchwork foot ($43)

25% off with 530LE machine purchase


Read about the features of each Bernina machine.

The Bernina 560 is here!!

Introducing the newest member of our Bernina Family
Bernina 560 - 9 mm stitch width
Expandable - add the Bernina Stitch Regulator, add an embroidery
module ( 70 built in designs), interface with Bernina V.7 Embroidery Software
A complete sewing and embroidery system


Check out the video!

Nothing Sews like a BERNINA. Nothing.

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We will not be at CreativFestival this year, so we are bringing the Festival to you!

We are honouring all CreativFestival prices.

FREE Fashion Foot Package on all machines over $700 ($100 value)

Call store for special pricing details 905 844-2782

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Quilt Canada Classroom Machines
Model 8200QC
Used only 3 days
Wide Arm, 1000 stitches/minute
Reduced to clear
While supplies last - don't miss this chance to buy a really great sewing machine at a great price - call store for pricing details
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We always have some "Previously loved" machines in stock.

All are fully tuned by our factory trained technician and carry a limited warranty.
Buy from a reputable source!

Assorted mechanical machines from $125

Assorted sergers from $199

All machines are fully tuned and ready for sale

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We always welcome donations of your previously loved machines. Along with a bunch of supporters and facilitators, we manage to donate used machines to women who can not afford them, but make excellent use of them. These projects can be life altering, thanks to your generosity.

This is the latest graduating sewing class from Colorada Dominican Republic. Each graduate was awarded a sewing machine to take home. You may even see your machine in these pictures. It was a very exciting day for these ladies. Thanks once again to those who so generously donated to this cause.

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This project is supported by
The Rotary Club of Oakville Trafalgar.
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Workshops for Fall 2014 are now posted!

The "Fall 2014 Newsletter" tab will give you the PDF "Pretty Version".(Updated Sept. 23, 2014)
(Note: Supply Lists are only linked in the online calendars)
Be sure to read the Workshop Notes at the end of the Newsletter regarding cancellation and refund policies.

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Lots of great new workshops - new Block of the Month Quilt, new fashion classes, new quilting techniques, and..... an exciting Guest Celebrity Educator will be visiting us in November.

Stay tuned for the announcements . The Fall is going to be really busy at the Oakville Sewing Centre.

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Why we do what we do

We LOVE to sew - period.
Join us in the journey.

Register Online, by phone or in person 905 844-2782
448 Speers Road
Oakville, Ontario.

Other Important Stuff

Registration Notes/Cancellation Policy
Please Read Carefully.

We consider it polite and ethical to respectfully request you to purchase fabrics and supplies from theOakville Sewing Centre when registered for one of our workshops (unless specified otherwise). We thank you for your courtesy which supports our ability to continue a costly education program.

  1. If a course description indicates “Supply List”, this means that pre-class purchase and/or preparation is necessary.
  2. Confirm that the class will run before buying your supplies.
  3. Register early as classes fill quickly. A maximum of 10 students are permitted for hands-on workshops and 20 students for demonstration workshops.
  4. Full payment is required to reserve your space. Check your dates and times carefully. No enrollment may occur, in which case fees will be gladly refunded.
  5. No refund or credit will be issued if you do not attend the class, for whatever reason, or if you do not provide at least 2 weeks notice of cancellation prior to the class date.
  6. For complimentary classes to machine purchasers, where refundable deposits are required, no deposit refund will be issued if you do not provide 2 days notice that you do not plan to attend. Cancellation due to lack of registration may occur, in which case fees willbe gladly refunded.
  7. Most classes are hands-on and require that you bring your own machine, in good working order, unless prior arrangements have been made to use a store machine.

Technically Speaking
We do maintenance and repairs to all makes of sewing machines and sergers

Your sewing equipment requires routine maintenance - just like your car

Your sewing equipment requires TLC just like an other machine. It should be cleaned (and oiled, depending on the machine) on a regular basis. Always use good quality thread, needles, and make sure that you are using the bobbins that were designed for your machine. This all sounds very elementary, but these tips will assist in the quality of your sewing experience. However, periodically, your machine will need the assistant of a sewing technician, for either a repair or a routine tune up.

Our factory trained technician comes to our store once a week, when the store is closed. All machines must be received no later than noon on Saturday of any week to be repaired that week. If no parts or extraordinary repairs are required, your machine will be ready for pick up the following Tuesday morning when the store opens at 10:00 a.m.

Our minimum bench charge is $50 for any repairs.
Machine assessment and estimates are $40- which can be used toward the labour charge if you decide to proceed with the repair.

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Some points to ponder shop-canadian

  • US prices for fabric appear to be cheaper because they are priced in yards, not meters.
  • US prices do not include shipping –OUCH!
  • Sewing machines purchased outside of Canada have NO manufacturer’s warranty inCanada.
  • Support your local fabric and machines stores where the service is personal and available.
    You’ll be glad you did!
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See the rich fabrics of Tanzania
I am sorry that I could not bring home more!

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Have you done the math??

$10 a yard is $11 a meter

  • Before the time lag and the shipping costs
  • Before the currency conversion.

Your best buy might be at your local fabric store which offers specials and discounts every day.

Something to ponder!!

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