School Holiday Classes for Kids - July - 3 hour sessions - Full
School Holiday Classes for Kids - July - 3 hour sessions - Full
School Holiday Classes for Kids - July - 3 hour sessions - Full
School Holiday Classes for Kids - July - 3 hour sessions - Full
School Holiday Classes for Kids - July - 3 hour sessions - Full
School Holiday Classes for Kids - July - 3 hour sessions - Full

School Holiday Classes for Kids - July - 3 hour sessions - Full


COVID-19 update.


Hi Frangipani Friends. 


We are excited to be opening our classroom again.  To keep everybody safe in line with social distancing regulations we will be limiting our School Holiday Classes to 5 students and 2 teachers per class.   This will mean that students will get lots of extra attention!

Due to decreased class sizes, we have had to increase our class prices to keep our Sewing School viable during COVID-19.  Thank you for your understanding, and for supporting our small businesses.

Class Cost: $38 per lesson. 

Our staff are following the correct hand washing protocols.   We are also cleaning counter surfaces, sewing machines, tools and other equipment more frequently.  There is hand sanitiser available at the counter and in the classroom.  

In store, we will comply with physical distancing measures as recommend and only permit six people in each level of store at the one time (includes staff).    

If your child is unwell, please stay at home.  We're happy to reschedule their class.  

Let us know if you have any questions! Looking forward to hearing from you. 😊Briony


When: Mondays, Wednesday, Thursdays and Fridays in the July 2020 School Holidays.  
  • Monday July 6 2-5 (full)
  • Or July 13 2-5 (full)
  • Wednesday Morning July 8 9-12 (full) 
  • Or July 15 9-12 (full) 
  • Wednesday Afternoon July 8 2-5 (FULL)
  • OR July 15 2-5 (full)
  • Thursday July 9 2-5pm (full)
  • Or July 16 2-5pm (full)
  • Friday July 10 2-5pm (full)
  • Or July 17 2-5pm (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: $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 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.  ONE-TWO LESSON PROJECT


1.  Piper Dress by Sew Sweet Patterns (ages 8-10) or Charli Anne by Sew to Grow (for ages 10 and up) .  

The off-the-shoulder Piper Dress pattern has ruffles and cute ties.  


SIZE RANGE: This sewing pattern is multi-sized and comes in sizes 8, 10 and 12 (to fit approximately ages 8 to 10)

Skills: Pattern reading and cutting, pinning, hemming, ironing and gathering.

Kit Cost: Includes, fabric, digital pattern, elastic and thread: $69.00


CharliAnne Wrap Dress

The Charli Anne Wrap Dress is designed for everyday elegance. Perfect to wear to a beach wedding, or on a girl's night out. This dress features a flutter sleeve or sleeveless option, front and back darts, and a lovely maxi tulip hem.
Sizes XS - 4XL (to fit from ages 10 and up)

Skills: Pattern reading and cutting, pinning, hemming, ironing and gathering.  For girls 10 and up we may have to do some pattern hacking and adjusting (everyone's body shape is different and we want these dresses to fit!)

Kit cost: $75 (includes fabric, digital pattern, ribbon and thread)


2. My Bear Story Softie by Ludmila Plotnitskaya

Sew this adorable teddy with appliqued face and matching scarf.  Finished size 30cm high.

Skills: Pattern cutting, soft toy sewing, applique, whip-stitch and stuffing.

Kit Cost:   $25.00.  Kit includes fabric for bear and scarf, safety eyes, stuffing, wool felt, pattern and thread.  A ONE-TWO LESSON PROJECT

3.  Hedwig the Hedgehog Pincushion (with glitter pins) by Briony Alderslade

Hedwig the Hedgehog Pincushion Kit (with glitter pins)

This Hedgehog Pincushion is the ultimate sewing accessory.  She measures 4” long, 2” wide and 3” high and features a flat bottom with the easiest soft toy gusset ever.  Hedwig has a secret rice-filled pouch inside her so she will sit flat on your sewing table.  Her eyes and nose are painted on with acrylic paint, and her ears are hand-sewn. 

The pattern also includes instructions for making pins with glitter heads; the perfect bling to use as her hedgehog spikes. 

Skills: Pattern cutting, soft toy sewing, applique, whip-stitch, painting and stuffing.

Kit Cost: $19.00. Kit includes paper pattern with photos, pins, needle, fabric, vliesofix (sticky paper to stick the head to the body) and pellon (batting to make the ears soft) and sparkles.  A ONE-TWO LESSON PROJECT

4.   Weebrawbag by Laura Cunningham

This bag is made in absolute no time, beginner friendly, fully lined and even reversible.  Features a draw string to make sure none of your treasures escape and lots of pockets.  This bag is perfect for marbles, Pokemon cards, embroidery threads and other tiny and important things.  

Skills: Pattern cutting, hemming, making casings, top-stitching, and sewing gussets. 

Kit Cost: $35.  Kit includes digital pattern, fabric, thread, pellon and cord.  A TWO-THREE LESSON PROJECT

5.  Starr Joggers by by Schwin Designs (ages 8-18)  

Kids will look smart in these relaxed joggers. They have a comfortable elastic waist and cuffs with handy side pockets.  We won't be including the drawstring unless kids really, really want to!  

UNISEX - Great for both boys and girls.

Skills: Pattern cutting, hemming, top-stitching, pockets and making casings. 

Kit Cost: $40. Kit includes digital pattern, thread, fabric and elastic. A TWO-THREE LESSON PROJECT


All Frangipani Fabrics Classes are limited to a certain number of class participants. Whilst we are happy that our classes are near capacity, 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 4 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.