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 re-purposing, re-styling or to just be inspired, The Top Stitch is your place.


Fun Classes

If you are a DIY and want to learn more about sewing, quilting, machine embroidery or using your serger, then The Top Stitch is your place. Each month classes are offered on upholstery, machine embroidery, quilting and tailoring. 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 re-purposing an old chair, 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!


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!


Open Sew

Tuesday-Saturday when classes not in session.  Bring your project, machines, cutting table, supplies all available.  $10 day.  Call or stop in to find out more and schedule your time.  509-328-7397

Fabric & Paint

Saturday, August 2 from 10:30-2:30 $45

Create with fabric, stencils and paint a beautiful wall hanging.

Beach Tote

Wednesday, Aug 13, 4-6pm $30 includes pattern

Make a fun tote to carry to the beach!  Machines and pattern are provided in this class.

Learn to Sew

Thursday, July 31 from 4-6pm $25

Learn the basics of using a sewing machine.  In this class you will make a pillowcase.  All you have to do is show up!  Easy beginner level.

Serger-y Basics

Thursday, August 28,  from 4-6pm  $45

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.

Ages 10-12 Learn to Sew!

Summer is here and it’s time to sew!  Ages 10-12, all you have to do is show up!  Class meets Thursday, June 26 from 10:30am-12:30pm $25 easy beginner level.

Little Black Dress Tailoring Class

Learn to fit and create a signature style!  Class meets August 20 & 27 from 4-6:30pm, class fee $60. Intermediate to advance skill level.

Sign up early, space is limited

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 operated of The Top Stitch and I’ve been sewing for 45 years. From age 9-14 I mastered tailoring and this Fall I will be receiving my Tailoring Teaching Certification. Look for new fitting classes coming this Fall.

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.  When you purchase your Janome 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.

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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