Copy Cuts Studio

Copy Cuts is an intimate sewing studio at the home of Dawne & Jack Whelpley. This quaint and cozy cottage setting provides a relaxing space that is well equipped for the sewing enthusiast. You will have the use of high-quality sewing machines, cutting tables & every necessity to complete any sewing project.  

Instruction at the studio is geared to people of all ages from 16 to 92 and every level of sewer.  Classes are limited to 3 sewers to allow for ample attention.

Dawne Whelpley

Lead Instructor

I’m a wife and homemaker of 48 years, mother of two, grandmother of three, and gramma of 3 canine fur babies and 4 felines.  Don’t tell my kid, the last 8 are my nearest and dearest faves. 

Jack is retired and now manages the cottage for me. He can often be found putzing about so don’t be alarmed, he doesn’t bite. Neither does the dog, although he gets excited each time he greets you.

I was born in Calgary and moved to Vernon in 1993. After holding down too-many-to-mention jobs, I started Charlee Couture, maternity boutique, in Kelowna. Oh how I loved it!

Six years later, life took a drastic turn, as it has a tenancy to do, and I started Copy Cut Fashions, adding the sewing studio in April 2019. It has proven to be an excellent turn in the road for us and we have full intentions of continuing forward for a long time to come.

xmas 2009 or 10 folks
Kismet College
All year the Kismet Cottage is buzzing with activity, yet the surroundings are relaxing. Christmas is a sparkling time at the Cottage. Every year, more lights and characters are added to make it even brighter. The spirit around the Cottage is inviting and stimulating, all year round!

Located in Vernon, BC, it is a snap to find. At 16th Ave (top of hospital hill (hwy to Kelowna), Jim's Pizza is on the right. Turn there, then again at first left. It's a dead end and we are on the left side of the small court. We look forward to meeting you at any time and will always do our best to make you feel as welcome as you are.
Meet Hewie
Hi, I am Hewie. and I am so cute. At least that is what everyone tells me. If I'm in the studio, I will pester you for pats. When out, I guard the yard, against other dogs only. I love people too much to keep them away.
Meet The Owners
This is us...owners, operators, live-in residents of the Kismet Cottage and home of Copy Cut Fashions Sewing Studio. Dawne, numero uno instructor and Jack, numero uno everything else. We are so happy to welcome you and get to know you better. We will do all we can to make your time here the best
Our Studio
Our studio is fully equipped with: • Four fully stocked sewing stations • Professional cutting tables with all the cutting tools • Steam irons and ironing mats at each station. • An assortment of fabric, from remnants to full bolts; provided with lessons and for purchase • large TV equipped to view a great assortment of training CD's • A plethora of instructional sewing books and magazines; and a lot more. ​

Big Bonus, there is always an experienced seamstress on hand to help you out, or just chat with and have coffee. ​
Pictured are Michael and Samantha- two custodians at your service. What am I saying, they are cats, you are at their service.
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