The Top Stitch


Carrie Jarvis

Welcome to The Top Stitch! I've been sewing for over 40 years and am a Master Sewing Educator. In 2007, I opened The Top Stitch and in that time I've taught over 900 customers to sew! Whether you are looking to learn to sew or advance your skills, The Top Stitch offers quality and satisfaction.


Fun Classes

With professional Palmer/Pletsch certified instructions, we'll move you towards advancing your skills. New to sewing? Try our Level I instructions and quickly move to Level II and III. Next you will be ready for Fit For Real People! Enjoy the many sewing workshops that will be introduced in 2015.


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 we are partnered with Brother Home Sewing which provides you with quality home sewing products and machine service. Enjoy exclusive Project Runway, Innovis Sewing and Embroidery machines and sergers, as well as the fabulous Disney Embroidery Designs! We also carry quality Janome products and service and have been a Janome dealer since 2009.


New Classes Page

Rather than posting our current classes here, we’ve decided to add a new page for our classes that you can access at or click “Classes” in the menu at the top of this page. We’re excited for this new page because now you’ll be able to sign-up, see how many spots are still open in our classes, and pay for our popular sewing classes ONLINE! While we’re excited for this new feature to our website, you can still sign-up for our classes in person at our store. Our classes fill up fast so sign up today and continue advancing your sewing skills with The Top Stitch today!

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“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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