Exclusive Home + Garden Show Classes!

5 Feb

We are excited to partner with the Vancouver Home + Garden Show to offer you an exclusive sewing class from Spool of Thread that are not available in store!

On Friday, February 24th, we will be teaching two special classes – Favourite Knit Renfrew T-shirt and the Comfy Couch Cushion sewing class. Registration includes this special class offered by Spool of Thread at the Vancouver Home + Garden show. Plus, free entry ($16 value) into the show at BC Place is included! Best of all you’ll leave with tons of inspiration to add a sewing space in your home.

Sessions Available:
Favourite Knit Renfrew Tee: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Comfy Couch Cushion: 6:00pm – 8:00pm


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The perfect basic tee! Using the Sewaholic Renfrew T-Shirt, students in this class will make a fitted knit top with sleeves.

During this class you will learn the skills necessary to sew knits like a pro! Using our Elna 520 sewing machines, you’ll gain new skills that are transferable to many other knit projects and are highly coveted in the sewing world. Learning how to work with the grain of a knit fabric and choosing the appropriate machine needle and foot for sewing knits on a standard sewing machine will all be highlighted during this class.

Students will also sew a knit neckband and knit sleeves.


Designed to fit nicely on any sofa, this 12″x 20″ pillow with four covered buttons is sure to bring a unique touch to your space. This special pillow will go from start to finish in just two hours, leaving you enough time to show off your new creation while you browse the rest of the inspiring exhibitors at the show.

Space is limited, so please call the store at 604-879-3031 to register!

Spool of Thread is Hiring!

22 Jan

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Always wanted to join the Spool of Thread team? Now is your chance – Spool of Thread is hiring Client Engagement Specialists and Jr. Retail Sewists!

Client Engagement Specialists:

Who you are:
– prior retail experience
– excited to learn more sewing and about modern fabric
– proficient in math and estimating, including an ability to work with fractions and multiple units of measure
– passionate about extraordinary customer service
– excited to join the Spool of Thread team
– must be available at least 2 – 3 weekdays, plus consistently on Saturday or Sunday including holidays. Weekday shifts are from 11am – 6:30pm and 2:30pm – 9:30pm. Weekends are 11am – 6pm.

We offer skills training, performance based raises and a long term position with room for advancement. Starting wage is $13/hour.

Spool of Thread is sewing lounge located in Mount Pleasant. We carry a curated collection of modern and retro-inspired fabrics and independent sewing patterns, as well as teach sewing classes and rent sewing machines by the hour.

Priority will be given to applicants that provide a cover letter containing work availability and resume. Please contact us with your resume and cover letter at blog@spoolofthread.com, subject line Client Engagement Specialist.

Jr. Retail Sewists:

Who you are:
– interested in sewing
– proficient in math and estimating, including an ability to work with fractions and multiple units of measure
– passionate about extraordinary customer service
– excited to join the Spool of Thread team
– must be available to work at least one weekend (11am – 6pm) shift on Saturday or Sunday.

We offer skills training, performance based raises and a long term position with room for advancement.

Priority will be given to applicants that provide a cover letter containing work availability and resume. Please contact us with your resume and cover letter at blog@spoolofthread.com, subject line Jr. Retail Sewists.