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Welcome to Oakville Sewing Centre

No tax Event - HELD OVER!

  • Bernina and Janome Sewing Machines and Sergers,
  • Elna Cover Stitch

Big Discounts and...

Held over until Thursday, April 17, 6:00 p.m
  • Unsold Inventory at Hotel Sale prices
  • Mechanical Sewing Machines from $179 - NO TAX
  • Computerized Sewing Machines form $499 - NO TAX
  • Embroidery Machines from $1099 - NO TAX
  • Sergers from $399 - NO TAX

See Machines Page for more details

Easter Weekend Store Hours

Closed Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday

Open Saturday
April 19, 10:00 - 1:00 p.m.
We will be closing early on Saturday
to celebrate Easter with our families.
Have a safe and joyful weekend!!

2013 in Review

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.

Special Events - Plan Ahead

We have some Special events planned for sewists. Details are on the Workshops page.
Spaces are limited, so plan and book early!

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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.

Newsletter and Workshop Schedule for Winter 2014 are posted.

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Every third Wednesday of the month is YOUR day.
20% off ALL Regularly Priced Inventory
... but there's more ...
Additional savings on selected items - it changes every month
Join our Zoomers email list and SAVE!!

For Details, see Specials Page.

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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.

Regular Store Hours

Tuesday - Friday:
10am - 6pm
10am - 5pm
Closed Sunday & Monday

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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Hotel Sale

Check out the Deals on Bernina and Janome machines at our two day Hotel Sale!

No Tax -- Read My Lips! -- No Tax

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
Not a Discount Club Member?? $20 fee for 12 months of continuous savings Join anytime

55plusZoomer Wednesdays!

Are you a Zoomer? Over 55 and loving it.
Enjoy 15% off (20% off with Discount Card)
On all regularly priced merchandise
Third Wednesday of the month.

Sign up to be on our exclusive Zoomer Email List for even more savings

Getting older has its advantages!

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For just $20 for 12 months,
you can save every day,
and even more during our special sales events.

Get one and SAVE.

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The NO TAX Event is being held over for 3 more days

Sale Prices and No Tax

Unsold sewing machines, embroidery machines and sergers

Sale ends Thursday, April 17 at 6:00 p.m.

No trade ins or layaways for this event

Visa, Mastercard and Debit accepted

This is a great time to purchase a new sewing machine or serger

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.

Join our mailing list

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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Be a proud owner of a Bernina Sewing Machine and save BIG



Bernina 350 Patchwork
Limited Edition

Choose from Butterfly or Peacock Faceplate

Another shipment has just arrived
We were SOLD OUT - but we begged for more!!
FREE walking foot, free motion foot, and piecing foot
That means it's GREAT for quilters, fashion sewists and crafters
2 1/2 hour FREE lesson with purchase
Get your's today - we can't get anymore
When they're gone - they're gone!

Read about the features of each Bernina machine.

Bernina Designer Plus Version 7 Software is here!

It is PACKED with new creative tools
Get your update or upgrade today
Training on the new software will be in January 2014

See video below of all the new features of the Version 7 - we can't wait !!

The Chicago 7 has arrived


MSLP $1399 - but we can do better than that !

Now feature priced - call store for Introductions Special

Bernina Creativity Video


Nothing Sews like a BERNINA. Nothing.

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We a full line of Janome sewing machines and sergers in stockJanome%20logo

Machines from $199
Sergers from $399
2 1/2 hour FREE lesson with most purchases

Start Spring 2014 with a new Janome Sewing Machine or Serger
What a joy to create on a great machine!!




Buy your new Janome from the comfort of your home !!
Click onto The Oakville Sewing Centre.
You are just one click away !

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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!

Bernina 801 Sport - $300 plus HST


    Heavy Duty, Swiss Made Mechanical Machine

  • Manual
  • Extension table
  • 5 feet
  • Canvas cover
  • Side cutter (acts like a serger)

Bernina 200E Computerized with Embroidery - $1500 plus HST


    Heavy Duty, Swiss Made with ALL Accessories included at time of sale

  • Mastering notebook
  • Manual
  • Embroidery unit with carrying case
  • All original accessories included
  • Bonus – roller bag

Husqvarna DE1 USB Computerized with Embroidery- $1250 plus HST

  • All original accessories included
  • Hard cover carrying case
  • Embroidery unit with hard cover case
  • 20 extra accessories – specialty feet
  • Walking foot
  • Extra bobbins
  • Extension table

Husqvarna #1 – Heavy Duty Sweden made computerized - $400 plus HST

  • 7 extra stitch cards
  • All original accessories included
  • 4 additional decorative feet
  • Hard cover case
  • 25 extra bobbins

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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The Modern Quilt is coming to the Oakville Sewing Centre

zenChic Zen Chic is coming on May 20 – 22, 2014
We are thrilled to announce that Brigitte Heitland, owner and founder of Zen Chic Quilting Patterns and Fabrics , is making her very first trip to Canada to visit the Oakville Sewing Centre. Brigitte is on the leading edge of "The Modern Quilt" and has an extensive repertoire of expertise, patterns and fabrics surrounding the new look in quilting.

On the evening of May 20, she will be sharing her quilts in an exclusive trunk show. It is wonderful to see original creations, that we normally can only see on a website. The colour combinations are novel, the machine quilting "out of the box" and exquisite.

On May 21 and 22, she will be conducting a hands-on workshop surrounding colour theory, fabric selection and the construction of one of her latest quilt, Quiet Haven.


  • Day 1: Introducing the block - colour value and how it matters - finding a colour scheme by using an inspiring photo - transfer the colour scheme onto the block segments – try how different value settings will change the look of your block – decide for your own final scheme –shop to find the perfect fabrics for your quilt.
  • Day 2: introducing the sewing technique – demonstration of a sample block, step by step. Then you will combine your fabric choices into an eye appealing block. Finally, constructing at least one block .

Fee: $35 plus HST for the Trunk Show, Tuesday, May 20, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

2 Day Hands-on Workshop - $135 plus HST for Discount Card Members, $165 plus HST for Non-Discount Card Members. (Discount Card gives you 15% off all fabric and pattern purchases for 12 months)

Wednesday, May 21 and Thursday , May 22, 10:00 – 4:00 p.m. ONLY 2 SPACES remain for the hands-on workshop. Registration Fees for this event are non-refundable.

Call 905 844-2782 to register. You cannot register online for this event.

Visit the Zen Chic Website for more information about Brigitte Heitland’s Art

Mystery Quilt - Block of the Month

This is a first for Oakville Sewing

While the final project is a surprise, we can tell you that it is beautiful and chock full of challenging quilting techniques.

We will be doing the full size bed quilt only during this 8 Block of the Month project, beginning January 29, 2014.

We will meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. During each class you will receive your monthly quilt instructions and a demonstration on the techniques for that month. We will not meet in July or August, but you will receive 2 months of patterns in June for your “summer holiday homework”.

The 8th session will be a bonus session to discuss quilting techniques.

Fee: $150 plus HST for 8 classes and includes $75 voucher for course materials.

This is one of the Colour Ways for the Quilt.


We have also assembled a modern, bright fabric selection as well.

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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New Arrivals - Rainwear for Spring

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New Arrivals from Northcott !!!

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We have a GREAT SELECTION of fabrics !! See some of our selection in the video

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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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