Autumn School Holiday Classes:  20-29 April - FULL
Autumn School Holiday Classes:  20-29 April - FULL
Autumn School Holiday Classes:  20-29 April - FULL
Autumn School Holiday Classes:  20-29 April - FULL
Autumn School Holiday Classes:  20-29 April - FULL

Autumn School Holiday Classes: 20-29 April - FULL

Please note the following dates and times for the Autumn School Holiday program at Frangipani Fabrics. 

We understand that this is a difficult time in Tasmania and allowances will be made for cancellations due to illness or COVID-19 isolation.  

We look forward to welcoming your child to our inclusive, supportive and kind classroom.  

All projects are available all days of the program.

Please let us know in the "comments" section of the shopping cart which classes you are paying for and the name and age of your child. 

 

Wednesday
 

27th April 2:00 - 5:00 (FULL)
Thursday

21 April 2:00 - 5:00 (FULL)
28 April  2:00 - 5:00 (FULL)

Friday


22nd April 2:00 - 5:00 (FULL)
29 April 2:00 - 5:00 (FULL)

School Holiday Classes:

Kids aged 8-17 are invited to join our kids sewing class this school holidays - no experience necessary!  Beginners will learn basic machine sewing, pinning and ironing skills.  More advanced sewers will increase their skill base by choosing one of our School Holiday Projects (listed below) which are all designed to inspire and challenge your children.

These classes are casual - so your child can attend when they like - but we do need you to book.  We also recommend that you book at least two classes so your child can finish a project. 

Kids can choose a sewing project to suit their abilities - although beginners are required to sew the Nine-patch Cushion Cover before they move on to their next project. 

You can enrol your child in as many classes as you like.  If a project isn't finished during the holidays, are welcome to enrol in a class on a Saturday.
(this is a mixed adult and child class, cost per class is $45, classes run 9-12pm & 2-5pm)

Cost per lesson - $40

PLEASE NOTE : CLASS COSTS DOES NOT INCLUDE FABRIC OR KITS

All classes must be paid for upon enrolment. Kits can be paid for on the day.

Sewing supplies and irons are available during class time. Please let us know if you'd like to borrow a sewing machine ($5 machine hire). 

Children will have a choice of carefully curated kits for each project. Fabric and supplies for each project must be purchased from us.

Tutors: Briony Alderslade, Kate Marshall and Luisa Pollard.

 

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The Projects: 

1.  Nine-patch Cushion Cover (for beginners) by Briony Alderslade

This is the first project that students will sew.

Skills Include: basic sewing machine knowledge, pin basting, sewing straight seams, pressing with an iron, quilting and pivot turns. 

Kit cost: $35

(includes charm squares and backing of their choice, plus thread and pellon).  Finished size 45cm square. 

ONE-TWO LESSON PROJECT

 2. VIVIE THE FRENCH CAT 

A simple, loveable softie with an embroidered face and a bell collar.

Skills Include: pattern placement and cutting out fabric, pin basting, sewing curved seams, stuffing, applique and embroidery.

Kit Cost: $25

A ONE - TWO LESSON PROJECT

 3.  IMPROV PATCHWORK POUCH (for Ipads or books) by Luisa Pollard

 

 

30 x 25cm.  A great introduction to patchwork!  Students will create their own design for this pouch using a modern improvisation technique, and quilt the pouch as they are sewing it.  The pouch includes a flap and a buttonhole.  Perfect as a cover for a tablet, or as a pencil case.  

Skills Include:  design, patchwork, quilting, pin basting, sewing a buttonhole, hand-sewing a button.  

Kit Cost: $30.00

A ONE - TWO LESSON PROJECT

4. ANNA THE ALPACA - by Faith Ner 

 

 

 

Skills Include:  pattern placement and cutting out fabric, pin basting, sewing curved seams, stuffing, applique and embroidery.

Kit Cost: $35.00

A ONE - TWO LESSON PROJECT

5. HOUSEPLANT HOOP ART

Kids can learn applique and embroidery stitches and create a Boho masterpiece.

 

Skills Include:  hand and machine applique and embroidery.

Kit Cost: $35

A ONE - TWO LESSON PROJECT

6.  KNIT INFINITY SCARF

Skills Include:  cutting, pinning, sewing knit fabrics.

Kit Cost: $20

A ONE LESSON PROJECT

7.  HAPPY GARDEN BUNTING by Kate Marshall

Skills Include:  applique, hand and machine embroidery, curved sewing, cuttin and pinning. 

Kit Cost: $40

A ONE-TWO LESSON PROJECT

8.  Rowan Long-Sleeved Knit Tee - sizes 10-14 years

Rowan Tee PDF Sewing Pattern

 Rowan Tee PDF Sewing Pattern

 Skills include: pattern placement, pinning and cutting clothing, sewing with knit fabrics. 

KIT COST: $41-45

A ONE - TWO LESSON PROJECT

 

 

 

While we take every effort to anticipate the amount of lessons needed per project, every person is different, and therefore, we only provide estimates for each project.   

For students that have attended previous classes - all of these projects will teach you new skills to build on your existing knowledge.  

NO SHOW POLICY

All Frangipani Fabrics Classes are limited to a certain number of class participants.  You do need to give us notice if you wish to cancel your class.

If you are unable to attend the class that you have booked, you must give us

1 WEEKS’ NOTICE.

Failure to do this means that your fee has been forfeited.

Allowances will be made for cancellations due to illness or COVID-19 isolation.  

Last minute cancellations will also be considered as No Shows.  

 

Our philosophy: 

We love sewing.  We love that it is a mindful and creative activity that is an important life skill.  If you can sew you can mend clothes and household items (instead of throwing them away), make things for others, create a hand made wardrobe, decorate your home and so much more!

We have been teaching children for 6 years and aim to foster a safe and creative environment in our kids' classes where everyone feels welcome, regardless of their skills, abilities and differences.  We will work with you and your child to find the best way to teach them.

We think that kids are pretty amazing!  They don't have the fear that adults sometimes have of making mistakes and trying new things.  This means that their sewing usually exceeds our expectations.  Kids 8 and up can sew beautiful quilts, bags, soft toys and clothes.  Kids 10 and up often sew as well as an adult can when given the chance. 

This means that we work with their strengths and believe in them.  We don't give kids cheap calico and acrylic felt to "practice on".  We start them on good quality cotton and know that the outcome will be good and will last for a long time.  We let them use pins and irons and teach them to be safe and independent.  We listen to their ideas and incorporate them into our lessons if possible (if a toy dog needs a cape or a party hat - let's get some paper and make a design - hey we have even sewn a waistcoat for an octopus!).

We hope that attending our classes will form life-long memories for your children - and we look forward to meeting them.

The Frangipani Fabrics Team