summer school holiday classes
summer school holiday classes

summer school holiday classes

FullHere are the details for our Summer School Holiday program at Frangipani Fabrics. We can't wait to welcome your child to our inclusive, supportive, and kind classroom.

Important Note: when booking please leave your child’s name and chosen class dates in the comments when processing checkout. 

Classes Schedule:

  • Wednesday 31st Jan, 2:00 - 5:00 pm - Full
  • Thursday 1st Feb, 2:00 - 5:00 pm - Full
  • Friday 2nd Feb, 2:00 - 5:00 pm - 1 spots 
  • Saturday 3rd Feb 9-12 - 7 spots
  • Saturday 10 Feb 9-12 - 8 spots

 

Class Details:

  • Who: Children aged 8-17
  • What: Kids Sewing Class - ideal for beginners and experienced crafters
  • Cost: $40 per lesson (Please note: class costs DO NOT include fabric or kits, prices for these vary and are listed below)
  • Enrolment: Flexible - sign up for as many classes as you'd like. We recommend at least two classes to complete a project.
  • Projects: All projects are available every day of the program. Beginners start with the Nine-patch Cushion Cover before moving on to other projects.
  • Additional Info: Sewing supplies and irons provided during class. Sewing machine hire available for $5. Children will choose from curated kits; fabric and supplies must be purchased from us.
  • Sewing Machines: Elevate your child's sewing experience by using a quality sewing machine equipped with speed control, needle-down capability, and full stitch length and width adjustment. All machines in our classroom are ideal for learning. If your home sewing machine lacks these features, consider renting one of ours for just $5.00 per lesson. Unsure if your machine is suitable? Reach out to us for guidance."  

    Sewing machines without these features are usually not strong enough to sew thicker projects like bags and quilts, tend to jam and come unthreaded constantly through the lesson, and slow your child's progress.  

Enrolment & Accessibility:

  • Enrolment: All classes must be paid for upon enrolment. Kits can be paid for on the day.
  • Accessibility: Our current location has stairs and limited accessibility. For inquiries about accessibility, please call us.
  • Mobile Classroom: We have a mobile classroom for wheelchair-accessible venues. Keep an eye out for those classes if our North Hobart store isn't accessible for you.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation. Let's make this holiday season creative and memorable for your child!

Tutors Briony, Ash, Faith, Emma and Max

Accessibility: While we strive for an accessible sewing environment, our current location has a classroom situated up a flight of stairs. Regrettably, the small bathroom is downstairs and not wheelchair accessible. For inquiries regarding classroom accessibility, please contact us.

Mobile Classroom: We operate a mobile classroom, making stops at venues with wheelchair accessibility. Keep an eye out for these classes if our North Hobart store is inaccessible for you.

 

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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. Watermelon Zipper Pouch by Stitched by Crystal

Skills Include

Kit cost: $30

ONE LESSON PROJECT 

 

3.  Patchwork Snakey by Briony Alderslade for Frangipani Fabrics

 

 

Skills Include

Kit cost: $30.00

A TWO LESSON PROJECT

 

4.  Shirred Summer Dress

 

Sizes 8 years and up (image from with my hands dream).

Skills Include:  

Kit cost: $40.00

A ONE-TO-TWO LESSON PROJECT

 

5.  Dog with scarf

Skills Include: Soft toy sewing, curve sewing, pinning, cutting, applique, hand sewing.  

Kit cost: $30

TWO LESSON PROJECT

 

6.  Skirt with Pockets

A lovely simple skirt for beginner sewists, with a cool contrast fabric and big pockets!

 

Skills Include: Cutting, gathering, adding elastic, sewing pockets, hemming.  

Kit cost: $55.00

A TWO LESSON PROJECT

 7.  Mushroom Applique Shorts

Make the sweetest Summertime shorts with a fun detail on the pocket. A great simple garment to for beginner sewists.

 

Skills Include: Quilting, cutting, sewing layers

PRICE $55

A TWO LESSON PROJECT

 8.  Jemima the Patchwork Turtle by Faith Ner for Frangipani Fabrics

A soft turtle with a patchwork shell and fabric body.  

 Skills include: soft toy sewing, curves, stuffing, hand-sewing.  

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 7 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