The Top Stitch


Carrie Jarvis

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 900 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.


Fun Classes

I've been teaching sewing for over 10 years! If you want to learn how to sew, quilt or use a serger, then The Top Stitch is your place. Teaching sewing is my passion and I plan to expand this passion by offering tailoring classes in the near future. 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 this year will be put in a drawing for a new Janome sewing machine!


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 creating 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. We also offer exclusive Top Stitch pre-cuts from our fabric collections.


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!


Bohemian Skirt

Thursday, May 1, from 4-6pm $20

Learn to make a bohemian skirt!  Simple pattern and fun to wear!

Learn to Sew

Wednesday, May 7 from 4-6pm $25

Learn the basics of using a sewing machine.  In this class you will make a pillowcase.

Stitching Know How

Wednesday, May 14,  4-6pm $38

From topstitching to bobbin work, learn about this versatle stitch that has many faces!

Home Machine Free Motion

Friday, May 16 from 4-6pm  $20

Learn to free motion from your home machine!

Birdie Sling Bag

Wednesday May 21 & 28 (2 session class) 4-6pm $20

Learn to make this fun bag.  You will want to make one for everyone!

Easy Knit Skirt

Thursday, May 22 from 4-6pm $20

Learn to make a simple knit skirt.  You’ll want one in every color.

Modern Quilting

3rd Thursday, 6-8pm.

Join us each month and learn a new technique!

Cost: $5.  Supply list available.


“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.”

Machines I Sell


Magnolia 7330

















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 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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