Summer School Holiday Classes:  5 January - 7 February 2022
Summer School Holiday Classes:  5 January - 7 February 2022
Summer School Holiday Classes:  5 January - 7 February 2022
Summer School Holiday Classes:  5 January - 7 February 2022
Summer School Holiday Classes:  5 January - 7 February 2022

Summer School Holiday Classes: 5 January - 7 February 2022

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

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.  

 

Monday

10th January  2:30 - 5:30 (1 spot)

17th January 2:30 - 5:30 (1 spot)

24th January 2:30 - 5:30 (4 spots)

31st January 2:30 - 5:30 (6 spots)

7th February 2:30 - 5:30 (6 spots)

Wednesday
 
12th January 2:00 - 5:00  (3 spots)
19th January 9:30 - 12:30 (FULL)
19th January 2:00 - 5:00 (FULL)
2nd Febuary 9:30 - 12:30 (2 spots)
2nd Febuary 2:00 - 5:00 (6 spots)
Thursday

13th January 2:00 - 5:00 (3 spots)
20th January 2:00 - 5:00 (FULL)
27th January 2:00 - 5:00 (4 spots)
3rd February 2:00 - 500 (3 spots)

Friday


14th January 2:00 - 5:00 (4 spots)
21st January 2:00 - 5:00 (FULL)
28th January 2:00 - 5:00 (5 spots)
4th February 2:00 - 5:00 (4 spots)

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.

 

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

Kit Cost:  $50 (includes fabric, pellon, thread and hardware).

ONE - TWO LESSON PROJECT

 

3. 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 (12-14)

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

A ONE - TWO LESSON PROJECT

 

4. 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: $35.40 - $41.00

TWO LESSON PROJECT

 

 5. 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

 

6. FAT QUARTER SKIRT (reversible) by Frangipani Fabrics

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

Kit Cost: $55

TWO LESSON PROJECT

7. WATERMELON ZIPPER POUCH by Stitched by Crystal

Skills Include: cutting out fabric, pin basting, curved machine sewing, inserting a zip, qpplique and hand sewing. 

Kit Cost: $25

ONE LESSON PROJECT

8.  PUPPY DOG BY the Cottage Mamma

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

9.  WHALE SOFTIE by Emma Knopp

 

Sew a new aquatic friend with a button or safety eye.

Skills Include:  pattern placement and cutting out fabric, pin basting, sewing curved seams, stuffing, sewing buttons or using safety eyes and embroidery.

Kit Cost: $30.00

A ONE-TWO LESSON PROJECT

10.  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

11. WOOL FELT ANIMAL MASKS by Flax and Twine

Beautiful free felt animal mask patterns from Anne Weil of Flax & Twine.  Choose from a fox, an owl and a fawn. Great last minute costume (or for every day use)!

Skills Include:  cutting felt, applique, machine sewing curves, hand sewing.

Kit Cost: $25.00

A ONE LESSON PROJECT

 

12.  OLLIE AND OLIVE CHICKEN SOFTIE By Faith Ner

 

Skills Include

Kit Cost

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.

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