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.
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.
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!
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!
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. September 13 or October 11 from 10-3pm, Cost: $10 per session
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
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. September 12, 19, 26, October 3 from 4-6pm, Cost: $95
Enjoy this 3 week hands on series class. Learn techniques such as zipper installation, elastic applications, how to make buttonholes and more! September 9, 16, 23 from 10:30-12:30, Cost: $60 includes kit. Machines provided.
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, September 11, 18, 26 & October 2. Cost: $70 includes pattern and handouts. Machines provided.
Learn to sew or improve your skills in this 4 week hands on beginner class. September 3, 10, 17 & 24 from 4-6pm Cost: $70 includes pattern and handouts. Machines provided.
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, August 28 from 4-6pm, September 4, from 10:30-12:30 or October 16 from 4-6pm $29 per session.
“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.”
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.