School Holiday Classes:  28 September - 9 October 2020
School Holiday Classes:  28 September - 9 October 2020
School Holiday Classes:  28 September - 9 October 2020
School Holiday Classes:  28 September - 9 October 2020
School Holiday Classes:  28 September - 9 October 2020
School Holiday Classes:  28 September - 9 October 2020

School Holiday Classes: 28 September - 9 October 2020

Please note the following dates and times for the September / October school holidays programme at Frangipani Fabrics. 

We look forward to welcoming your child to our classroom.

28th September 2:30 - 5:30 (full)
5th October  2:30 - 5:30 (FULL)
30th September
9:00 - 12:00 (FULL)
2:30 - 5:30 ( FULL)
7th October
9:00 - 12:00 (FULL)
2:30 - 5:30 (FULL)
1st October 2:30 - 5:30 (FULL)
8th October 2:30 - 5:30 (FULL)
2nd October 2:30 - 5:30 (Full)
9th October 2:30 - 5:30 (Full)
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.  


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, you are welcome to enrol in a catch-up class on Saturdays.


Cost per lesson - $38



All classes must be paid for upon enrollment. 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, Fatih Ner and Luisa Pollard.




The Projects:

1.  Nine-patch Cushion Cover (for beginners).  This is the first project that students will sew.

Skills: basic sewing machine knowledge, piecing, pinning, ironing, quilting and pivot turns. 

Kit cost: $25

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



2. Fat quarter wrap skirt (reversible!) by Polka Dot Chair (ages 8 - 17)

Create a one of kind skirt by choosing from a range of modern fabrics in our store.


Skills: Pattern reading and cutting, pinning, making buttonholes, hemming, pressing.

Kit Cost:  $55.00



3. Jakobs Tween Cuffed Shorts by CKC Patterns

A unisex short features a flat front and elasticised back, cuffs and back pocket.

Size Range:  8-18

Skills: Pattern reading and cutting, pinning, hemming, pressing.

Kit cost: $52.00



4.  Elephant Softie by Birch Fabrics



Skills: Curved sewing, pinning, hand sewing, sewing gussets.

Kit Cost: $25.00



5.  Flying Squirrel by While She Naps

Sew this cheeky flying squirrel from soft toweling.  

 Flying Squirrel - A Free Pattern -


Skills: Pattern reading and cutting, pinning, curved sewing, safety-eyes, stuffing.

Kit cost: $25



6.  Fruity Watermelon Pouch by Stitched by Crystal

A totally fun and fruity zippered pouch for putting all those important things like lip gloss!  


Skills:  Reading a pattern, sewing curves, top-stitching, inserting a zipper.

Kit Cost: $25.00





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


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

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 5 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 "practise 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 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


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