Shop and save big on planning your next sewing project throughout the month of February!
2 for $5
* Sewing patterns – big brands include Vogue, Butterick, Simplicity, Burda, Stretch & Sew, McCall’s and more.
- Sale includes modern + vintage, womenswear, menswear, childrenswear, homewares and costume patterns
* Select Indie patterns by Colette Patterns, Victory, Christine Haynes & Cashmerette
* Seasonal fabrics and I Heart Stitch Art embroidery kits
Shop Open hours:
Tuesday – Thursday 10am-8pm
Friday – Saturday 10am-6pm
Sale ends February 28th
We have some fun programs coming up at Esquimalt Recreation for 2018! Stitch Lab was such a big hit last fall so we are bringing even more workshops including adults, teens and kids. You can book directly with the Esquimalt Recreation reception or online by clicking on any of the posters below.
We opened our new space on October 4th and have already started hosting workshops in our bright new space. We continue to design our dream space over the coming weeks and invite you to join us on November 4th to officially celebrate grand opening and belated fifth birthday!
This will also be a chance to meet our awesome team, Tanya, Mollie and Shayna as well as some of our guest workshop hosts!
When? Saturday November 4th, 2017
Where? The Makehouse – 2950 Douglas Street (just behind Lifestyle Market – enter on Douglas or Burnside)
12-4pm – Open crafting table for all ages
12:30 – Official opening including a few words from Jenny featuring our giant Texan scissors!
1pm – Nibbles and sweets until they run out!
1-4pm – Tom Vickery plays our beautiful walnut piano
Here’s a sneak peak of how the space is starting to take shape!
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The Makehouse is looking for a volunteer librarian to help us better organize our huge collection of sewing, craft and needle point patterns and books. We have so many great resources, but we’ve not been able to allocate the time it would take to truly make this collection shine!
We need someone who can commit to helping us initially setting up the library in our new space (Burnside at Douglas Street) during the month of October. Once the library is set up, we would need a weekly check-in to stamp and categorize new books, make sure that things stay organized and send reminders to borrowers. The librarian would ideally be a person with a keen interest in sewing and crafting who likes to organize and has a couple of hours a week free. Our regular staff will be responsible for the records book to make sure that books coming in and out are accounted for. If you’re interested in this role, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details about the role and perks!
We’ve had a volunteer request that we are sharing with anyone who has sewing expertise and a little time on their hands.
Michelle Roberts and colleague, Carrie Crowley work for the Ministry for Children of Family Development. They are putting forward a “Dress Boutique” on Monday, May 29th , for youth in foster care (or other marginalized youth) who are in need of a grad dress (or suit) for their graduation ceremony.
They are looking for people with sewing expertise to attend on the 29th (10am – 3pm at our office) to assist with alterations. The alterations would need to be done prior to the grad or formal event of course. If you are interested, or know someone who might be, please pass on the contact details below.
If you have any clothing that you would like to donate, they are also still looking for dresses (casual, dressy, formal… anything really) to be donated for this purpose as well so feel free to spread the word.
Please contact Michelle directly:
Michelle Robertson – South Island Child Protection Consultant
Ministry for Children and Family Development – 301 – 2955 Jutland Rd., Victoria.
Direct Line: 250 952-6246 Cell : 250 588 3564
The Makehouse is looking to welcome a new part-time staff member to our team!
We are a one-of-a-kind sewing studio and retail store offering a diverse range of workshops for children and adults. We carry a range of sewing patterns, fabrics, books, notions and tools. We are a small team committed to carrying great products & delivering the best customer service.
As a growing business we’re looking for an experienced & reliable Retail Sales Associate to join our team on a part-time basis. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following:
- Outgoing personality, positive attitude, great communication skills
- Retail sales experience
- A desire to deliver a strong customer experience that exceeds expectations
- A genuine interest in sewing and the products we carry
- Excellent math skills and a good memory
- Able to follow direction & work independently
- Reliable and stable lifestyle
- Well established, mature work ethic
- Able to work entire shift removed from personal social media, e.g. cell phone or Facebook
- Attention to detail & the ability to work efficiently under pressure
A background in sewing is essential for this position as you will be helping customers chose fabrics, patterns and notions for their projects. Our amazing customers make up Victoria’s diverse sewing/textile community. Staff members must be friendly, knowledgeable and enjoy helping others.
APPROXIMATELY 20-25 HOURS PER WEEK (WED – SUN – DAYTIME HOURS)
Resume must be current with at least three previous employers listed.
Please apply in person or via email to email@example.com and let us know why The Makehouse needs you! Please visit our website (www.themakehouse.ca) and familiarize yourself with what we do before applying and be sure to include a cover letter.
Thank you in advance for your application. Due to time constraints, we will only contact you if we are interested in setting up an interview.