Spring School Holiday Classes:  27 September - 8 October 2021
Spring School Holiday Classes:  27 September - 8 October 2021
Spring School Holiday Classes:  27 September - 8 October 2021
Spring School Holiday Classes:  27 September - 8 October 2021

Spring School Holiday Classes: 27 September - 8 October 2021

Please note the following dates and times for the Spring school holiday program at Frangipani Fabrics. 

We look forward to welcoming your child to our classroom.  

This term, we have ten projects for your child to choose from!   All projects are available all days of the program.

Please note: Monday classes are a later start time.

Monday

27th September 2:30 - 5:30 - FULL

4th October  2:30 - 5:30 - 1 place

Wednesday

29th September 9:30 - 12:30 - 1 place
29th September 2:00 - 5:00 - FULL
6th October 9:30-12:30 - 1 place
6th October 2:00 - 5:00 - FULL

Thursday

30th September 2:00 - 5:00 - FULL 

7th October 2:00 - 5:00 - FULL

Friday

1st October 2:00-5:00 - 2 places

8th October 2:00-5:00 - 3 places


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, 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 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, Faith Ner 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: $25

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

ONE-TWO LESSON PROJECT

 

2.  SIMPLE BACKPACK by Faith Smith

Cute and functional lined backpack with adjustable straps.

(Photo coming soon!)

Skills Include:  pattern placing and cutting out fabric, pin basting, sewing straight lines, pressing with an iron. 

Kit Cost:  $TBA

ONE - TWO LESSON PROJECT

 

3.  SHRUG by Sew Sweet Patterns size 8-12

Hip and stylish simple shrug.

Skills Include: pattern placing and 

cutting out fabric, pin basting, sewing straight and curved seams, pressing with an iron. 

Kit cost: $TBA

A ONE - TWO LESSON PROJECT

 

4.   70's PRAIRIE SKIRT by Faith Smith

Layers and embellishment.

 

 Skills Include:  pin basting, sewing straight seams, inserting elastic into casing, pressing with an iron, embellishing with lace or ribbon.

Kit cost $35 Small (8-10)

$55 Large (10-14)

Kits are pre-cut and colour co-ordinated to save time.

A ONE - TWO LESSON PROJECT

 

5.  SUMMER SHORTS

 

We will be using the free multi sized Kids or Adult Pattern by 5 out of 4 patterns. 

When you choose this project we will ask 5 out of 4 patterns to email this pattern to you.  

(N.B) We have tried to make this project easy & satisfying and will have most sizes of the paper pattern cut out and ready to go to save your child time.

Skills Include: fabric cutting from paper pattern, pin basting, sewing straight seams, pressing hems using an iron, inserting elastic for waistband. 

Kit cost: TBA

TWO - THREE LESSON PROJECT

 

 

6. INFINITY SCARF

Choose from our colourful prints, and add a plain colour for the reverse to compliment.

Skills Include: pin basting, sewing long straight seams, pressing using an iron, a tiny bit of hand sewing to finish. 

Kit Cost: $28.50

ONE LESSON PROJECT

 

7. LAYERED GARDEN BUNTING by Kate Marshall 

Sew some scalloped bunting for your bed-head or doorway.  This bunting includes a scalloped and appliqued fabric layer, and a garden-themed felt layer featuring flowers, suns and toadstools.  

(Photo coming soon!)

Skills Include: cutting out fabric, pin basting, sewing straight seams, pressing with an iron.

Kit Cost: $TBA

ONE LESSON PROJECT

 

8.  PUPPY DOG BY THE COTTAGE MAMA

A simply, loveable softie with floppy ears and an embroidered or painted face.

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

Kit Cost: $25.00

ONE - TWO LESSON PROJECT

  

9.  CHAMELEON (WEIGHTED) by Briony Alderslade

(photo coming soon!)

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

Kit Cost $TBA

TWO LESSON PROJECT

 

10.  DRAWSTRING BAG

A cute double drawstring bag - the perfect size for small toys, treats or bits and bobs.

 

Skills Include:  pattern placement and cutting out fabric, pin basting, curved sewing, inserting ribbon into casing.

Kit Cost:  $16.00

ONE LESSON PROJECT

 

 

Please note, while we take every effort to anticipate the amount of lessons needed per project, every child is different, and therefore, we only provide estimates for each project.    Sewing is a mindful learning process.

 

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.

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 "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 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.