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.
Join us at The Makehouse on Thursday, November 24th between 4-9pm for our fourth annual late night shopping event sponsored by Used.ca.
We have a diverse group of makers slated for this year’s market so that you’ll find something for everyone on your holiday gift list (and maybe a few treats for yourself too). The Makehouse will be featuring our largest selection of bamboo underwear for ladies and this year gentlemen too!
Here’s a preview of some of the creative art and gifts you’ll find this year (click on any title for links to artist pages)!
Atinuke has begun experimenting with natural dyes and fabrics to make cushions, scarves and other one-of-a-kind textiles. This compliments her line of handknit jewellery, which combines organic yarns with vintage chain and charms.
Darcie, an elementary teacher-librarian, named her Etsy shop after her two grandmothers: Ruth and Nelly.
“Ruth and Nelly Vintage and Handmade was founded out of a love of crafting with an environmentally-friendly focus. Using recycled and upcycled materials sourced from local thrift shops, Ruth and Nelly specializes in OOAK bags, scarves and hand embroidered pillows. With Ruth and Nelly, I hope to provide unique vintage finds for those looking to enjoy quality in the everyday.”
Known primarily for her magnets, Uniquely Cedra has been dabbling in larger scale decorative tiles and quirky collage pieces.
“Uniquely Cedra will help you stuff your stockings! Cedra’s vibrant and eclectic collection of handmade vintage inspired magnets, matchboxes and trinket boxes are perfect gifts for the discernible folk on Santa’s list.”
My name is Jessie Beauvilliers and I was born in Quebec, but I hitchhiked across the country when I was 17 years old all the way to Victoria, B.C. During my travels, I’ve seen so many beautiful places, fascinating animals and wonderful people. I started to sketch and paint everything I saw. With a twist of imagination and lots of practice I have been able to create some pieces I am really proud of using a simple fine tip pen.
Always up for a challenge, Radjuli recently remade box cushions in leather for a local tour boat.
She’ll be bringing a selection of wallets & bags made from the offcuts!
“Radjuli’s fabulous leather accessories are part cowboy, part steampunk and all West Coast! Crafted exclusively from offcut and reclaimed leathers, vintage belts and unique hardware, this is wearable art that is built to last!”
Miss Belle is having a grand old time working with felt and embroidery. The latest creations are Mad Money Bags with baby animal appliqué and teeny tiny Tooth Fairy Bags!
Sugar + Candy
Every Sugar + Candy bag is handmade by Mandy Greyling Holmwood – from sketch to template to prototype to production. When you buy a Sugar + Candy bag, you can be confident in its uniqueness, its durability, and of course, its style (you picked it, so it MUST be stylish!).
Join Theatre Skam for an outdoor festival of small batch performance, SKAMpede is suitable for the whole family. You can bike, walk, rollerblade, scooter, or skateboard and take in a series of short shows presented along Harbour Road and the Galloping Goose Trail.
The Makehouse will be on-site with a decorating station where you can customize your ride! If you’re interested in volunteering to help riders decorate please contact jenny(at)themakehouse.ca or call 778-430-6253.
Boys can wear girl’s, who wear boy’s, who wear girl’s! But if you want something a little more feminine there are lots of great options. Our favourite is this cute tank style shirt because of the added bow.