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 4 sewers to allow for ample attention.

Lead Instructor
Dawne Whelpley

I'm a wife and homemaker of 46 years, mother of two, grandmother of three, and gramma of 5 canine fur babies and 4 felines.  Dont tell anyone but the last 9 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 do the dogs, although they do get excited each time they greet 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.