Kids Classes


Sewing is a life skill that teaches patience, dexterity, fine motor skills, concentration and creativity.

I only wish that every child boy and girl take the time to learn even the most basic of skills.  Lets not throw out that shirt because its lost its button or take it to grandmas to get fixed, lets simply sew it on in a few minutes.

Hand Sewing is an essential skill to learn and is a great idea to master before tackling a sewing machine.  Children can hand sew anywhere at anytime.  Its a fabulous activity for the school holidays, a cold winters day or just for some down time any day of the week.   It is something they can keep going back to with no rush to finish and minimal mess!

Miss Mary offers classes for children from the age of 5 years.  With 10 years of teaching children to sew, the program has been structured and levelled for the absolute beginner through to an intermediate sewer.

Each class is created so that essential skills are covered gradually with particular projects so it will allow them to master and perfect their sewing along the way and become legendary little sewers.

With this program all ages are welcome into the one class.  Please choose based on their level.

Kids Classes run during the school holidays, we do not offer after school programs due to adult classes during the school term.

April School Holidays 2019

IMG_6296When I was on trip in Melbourne last year for the quilters market, I fell in love with this CAT print fabric.  So whimsy & cute I was lured in.  So our theme is about this sweet kitty.  I have put together kits available for you to add on to your classes.   These are considered ‘designer’ fabrics in the quilting world, are printed in Japan & are of top quality.  Your child will be under close supervised guidance in these classes, so using these fabrics is so very worth it!  These kits are also put together so there is no need to go to the shops, everything you need will be in the kits.  You will see these fabrics trickle through all of the projects, so if you attend several classes you’ll be able to, for example, co-ordinate your bedroom with bunting, quilted cushion, fabric baskets & PJ shorts.  These kits are limited!

Here is the line up…

Monday, 15 April
Absolute Beginners 9:30am – 12:30pm

The Miss Mary signature class to get your young ones sewing.  We learn how to use the sewing machine, machine safety, how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine, sew straight lines, pivot & reverse stitch.  Children then learn step by step how to make their own bunting.  This project is brilliant as it is repetitive and something they can continue making at home in their own time.  Bring your own machine or hire one here for $10.

Age 9+ Cost $75 includes all materials

Quilted Cushion Class 1pm – 4pm

This class is a follow on from the Absolute Beginners.  You must have completed the Absolute Beginners before attending this class.  We start to introduce seam allowance in this class, practice sewing straight, pinning, cutting & trimming and includes an introduction to the basic process of quilting.  This is another class the children walk away from feeling totally accomplished.

Cost $85 includes all materials including cushion insert

3 day Sewing Camp – Overnight Bag
Tues 16th, Wed 17th & Thurs 18th April 9:30am – 12pm

There is so much to learn over this 3 day camp!  Cut your pattern, these fabric pieces are bigger than you are used to!  Use interfacing, sew in a zipper, measure out strap placement, neatly stitch straps in place.  Work with a lining fabric, learn to top stitch, sew with a perfect seam allowance.  Stitch in fabric loops and close up your lining.

Requirements – must have completed several classes here including Absolute Beginners, Quilted Cushion & Fabric Baskets.  If you are unsure, please ask!

Cost $259 includes pattern to take home, bag strapping, chunky zip & interfacing.  You will need to purchase fabric & lining fabric (types of fabric will be specified)

Miss Mary Curated Kit – $50 – Use our divine quality canvas CAT fabric. Also included in the kit is your lining fabric so you will not need to go shopping for anything!  *There are limited amounts of this fabric available.

If you have already completed this class & would like to make it again, you can join us at a discounted rate.  Please enquire.

Tuesday, 16th April
Crafternoon 1pm – 4pm

An afternoon filled with hand sewing including an introduction to sewing machines.  The children choose what they would like to make in this class!  (although no ball gowns just yet!).  This class enables them to experience with different Fabrics & threads.  They can use buttons, pearls, Pom poms, ribbons & trim.  They are able to turn their big ideas into real life.

Cost $75 includes all materials

Wednesday, 17 April
Fabric Baskets 1pm – 4pm

This is the follow on class from the Quilted Cushion.  This project requires consistent seam allowances as we need to fit the lining to the main fabric.  Make two fabric baskets, they are great for your room, bathroom, study area or make them as gifts!

Cost $65 includes interfacing.  You will need to purchase fabric, lining & quilters batting or purchase the Miss Mary Kit.

Miss Mary FABRIC BASKET Kit – $30 includes main Kitty Fabric, lining, interfacing & quilters batting

Thursday, 18 April
PJ Shorts 12:30pm – 4pm

With several classes under your belt, this is the class to try.  You must be able to sew with a perfect seam allowance to do this class.  Shorts include an elastic waist band, this requires precise sewing otherwise the seam ripper/unpicked will be your best friend!  (Ahhh the patience of sewing).  Other skills include finishing raw edges, hemming, cutting & working from a pattern.

Cost $70 – you will need to purchase fabric etc (types of fabric will be specified)

Miss Mary Curated Kit – $40 includes fabric, elastic & ribbon.

Tuesday, 23 April
Hand Sewing 10am – 11:45am

Start your child’s passion to become a Sewist by introducing them to the world of Hand Sewing.  We learn how much thread to cut, thread the needle, practice tying knots, learn running stitch & overstitch.  Felt shapes are prepared for your child to stitch & stuff.  This class is for ages 5+.  It is a must for older children to attend before booking sewing machine classes.

Cost $45 includes all materials

Absolute Beginners 12:30pm – 3:30pm

See full description above

Wednesday, 24 April
Absolute Beginners 9:30am – 12:30pm

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Quilted Cushion 1pm – 4pm

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How to Book

All classes will be up in the MISS MARY SHOP .  Yes, I have a Working With Children check.