The Top Stitch


Carrie Jarvis

Welcome to The Top Stitch! I've been sewing for over 40 years with experience in tailoring, home decor, craft sewing and quilting. In 2007, I opened my shop offering sewing lessons, unique modern fabrics, Janome and Brother sewing machine sales and service. In that time I've taught over 900 customers to sew! Whether you are looking to learn to sew, improve your skills, interested in fashion sewing, quilting, machine embroidery or to just be inspired, The Top Stitch is your place.


Fun Classes

If you are a DIY and want to learn more about fashion sewing, quilting, machine embroidery or using your serger, then The Top Stitch is your place. Each month classes are offered on fit and fashion, based on the Palmer/Pletsch method of fit, machine embroidery, quilting and sewing techniques. Whether you're a beginner or a confident sewer, I have classes for all ranges of skill levels. For a complete list of upcoming classes, stop into The Top Stitch.


Funky Fabrics

At The Top Stitch you'll be sure to find the perfect fabric for your next project! Whether you're designing a quilt, making new window coverings, or looking make your own clothes, I'm sure we'll have something to fit anybody's style. Rather than spending hours online and getting frustrated trying to find 'the perfect fabric through a computer screen, come into my store and we'll work together on finding fabric that meets your taste. We also offer exclusive Top Stitch pre-cuts from our fabric collections too and a new line of fashion fabrics!


Machine Sales and Service

Fun Classes. Funky Fabrics. AND I've been the #1 Janome dealer in the Inland Northwest since 2009. If you are looking for a new machine, stop in and see us first. When you purchase your Janome from The Top Stitch, you receive competitive pricing, 1 year free labor and free lessons on your new machine. Just need your current machined serviced or fixed? We do it all at The Top Stitch. Come in and talk to me about why I stand by Janome and Brother Sewing Machines! Stop by soon and see what we have for you!


Halloween Costume Sewing Workshop

Do you have basic sewing skills on a sewing machine?  Are you ready to make your Halloween costume but need some help?  Bring your fabric all cut out and let’s get sewing!  Saturday, October 18 from 10am-3pm, Cost: $30

Simple Open Sew

A monthly sewing session for those with unfinished objects hiding in the closet!  Get help hemming a skirt, repair a buttonhole or shorten some curtains.  Beginner level.  October 11 from 10-3pm, Cost: $10 per session

Open Sewing for Advanced Sewers

Develop and complete your unfinished projects or start new ones under the watchful eye of a well qualified expert.  Get help with fitting your unique contours and coach your through the sewing process.  Monthly session, September 27, October 10, 10-3pm, Cost: $30 per session

Fit for Real People

Love to sew but have problems with fitting?  Learn from trained instructor how to alter patterns to fit you.  This is a 4 week hands on class for intermediate level sewer.  October 16, 23, 30 &  November 6 from 4-6pm, Cost: $95 (Full)  or November 26, December 3, 10, 17 from 10:30-12:30, Cost:  $95

EZB (Elastic, Zippers, Buttons & more)

Enjoy this 3 week hands on series class.  Learn techniques such as zipper installation, elastic applications, how to make buttonholes and more!  October 8 & 15 from 4-6pm, Cost: $40 includes kit.  Machines provided.

Beginning Sewing Level II & III

Improve your skills and build on what you’ve learned in Level I.  Completion of Level I or equivalent experience.  Hands on 4 week class series, October 10, 17, 24 & 31 from 4-6pm.  Cost: $70 includes pattern and handouts.  Machines provided.

Beginning Sewing Level I

Learn to sew or improve your skills in this 4 week hands on beginner class. September 30, October 7, 14 & 21  from 4-6pm Cost: $70 includes pattern and handouts.  Machines provided.

Serger-y Basics

Learn the basics and practical uses of a serger.  Sergers will be provided in this class.  All skills learned will be applicable to your home serger.  Beginner – intermediate level.  One session class October 9 from 4-6pm  $29 per session.

Sharon with Montana Oregon Friendship Group

“You made us feel so welcome..everyone of us enjoyed your shop!”


“You will find that whoever waits on you is very knowledgeable, loves their work and is happy to answer any and all questions. Come here to find unique and beautiful prints, fun classes and a great atmosphere.”

Machines I Sell


ScanNCut Machine


Isodore® Innov-ís 5000


Innov-ís 950D


3034D Serger

















My name is Carrie Jarvis. I’m owner and operater of The Top Stitch and I’ve been sewing for 45 years. From age 9-14 I mastered tailoring techniques and this now have my fashion/fit teacher training through the Palmer/Pletsch program. Check out my class offerings in Fit for Real People, Technique sewing, Many Uses of a Serger, Machine Embroidery & Quilting classes.  Classes are available for Beginners – Expert.

I opened my business in December of 2007 and have since taught over 900 people to sew! Teaching sewing is my passion. At The Top Stitch we do all types of sewing–we are your one-stop shop for all of your creative sewing needs.

Along with sewing techniques, since 2009 I have been the #1 Janome Sales and Service dealer in the Inland Northwest. If you need a new machine, stop in and see us first.  This year, we added Brother Sewing Machine and Service.  When you purchase your machine from The Top Stitch, you receive competitive pricing, 1 year free labor and free lessons on your new machine.  The Top Stitch should be first on your list for everything Janome and Brother.

Are you captivated by a particular technique and want to learn how to perform it?  Learn indispensable and creative techniques by joining me on my blog or checking out one of my classes!



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