Welcome to The Top Stitch! I've been sewing for over 40 years with experience in clothing construction, home decor, craft sewing and quilting. Seven years ago, I opened my shop offering sewing lessons, unique modern fabrics, Janome sewing machine sales and service. In that time I've taught over 800 customers to sew! Whether you want to learn a new hobby, create your own business in sewing or just be inspired The Top Stitch is your place.
Since opening my store I've taught over 800 people to sew and I love it! Teaching sewing is my passion and I plan to expand this passion outside of the store by creating a traveling sewing classes business in the new future. For now, I will continue teaching lessons in my store. Whether you're a beginner or a confident sewer, I have classes for all ranges of skill levels. Those who sign up for my classes will be put in a drawing for a new Janome sewing machine!
At The Top Stitch you'll be sure to find the perfect fabric for your next project! Whether you're designing a quilt for a new born, making new window coverings, or designing an apron for your mother-in-law, 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 the perfect fabric.
Fun Classes. Funky Fabrics. AND I've been the #1 Janome dealer in the Inland Northwest since 2009. Whether you're looking for a new machine or need your current machined serviced or fixed, we do it all at The Top Stitch. Our average turn around time for machine repair is a couple of weeks. We also have 8 Janome machines in our shop that you can test drive and use during our classes. Come in and talk to me about why I stand by Janome!
Friday, April 11 & 18 (2 part class) 4-6pm $30 includes pattern
This bag is perfect for you to take shopping or use at the beach! Try it with laminates, linen or fat quarters!
Wednesday, April 16, 4-6pm $38
From topstitching to bobbin work, learn about this versatle stitch that has many faces!
Wednesday, April 23 & 30 (2 part class) 4-6pm $40
Learn to piece, prepare for quilting, quilt and bind.
Wednesday, April 9, 4-6pm
Learn to wind a bobbin. Thread your machine. Sight for straight stitch and pivot. General information about thread, needles and tools.
Cost: $25. Includes fabric for pillowcase.
Thursday, March 13, 4-6pm
From topstitching to bobbin work. In addition, you’ll learn about simple seaming techniques, enclosed, curves and more.
Cost: $30. Needle kit $8.
March 14, 21, 28 and April 4, 4-6pm
Hemming jeans, button replacement, altering shirt and dress hems, shorten pants and sleeves.
Wednesday, March 19, 4-6:30pm
Winning Window Treatments for your home. You’ll explore the specific types of treatments you can achieve by layering and decorative hardware. See how easily it’s done!
March 26 & April 2, 4-6pm
Thread for 3 or 4 thread stitching, general maintenance and over edge to rolled hem stitching. Learn how a Serger can save you time when sewing.
Experience: confident beginner – advanced.
“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.”
“The store has a delightful array of specialty fabrics that are absolutely mouthwatering. Obviously, the prices match the quality so it’s more expensive than your discount fabrics. They carry a full line of Amy Butler products from materials to patterns. They also offer classes and sewing machine repair on a few select lines.”
My name is Carrie Jarvis. I’m owner and operated of The Top Stitch and I’ve been sewing for 43 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 800 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 Northwest. Whether you need a new machine, need help learning the intricacies of what your machine can do, or need your machine fixed, The Top Stitch should be first on your list for everything Janome.