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.
July School Holidays 2019
Here is the line up…
Wednesday, 10th July
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
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
Thursday, 11th July
Junior Sewing Club 9:30am – 12:30pm
Previously known as Crafternoon, the Junior Sewing Club has been created as there have been many returning students who love to attend a long session. The class is aimed at the younger age range of 6 – 9 years, however for the craft lover ages 10+ are also welcome! It is also the perfect follow on from the Hand Sewing Classes.
Projects will include hand sewing and an introduction to sewing machines. Children have a choice of items to make, covering essential sewing skills. Experiment with different fabrics & threads, stitch on buttons, make pom poms, use a range of ribbons & trim.
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
Monday, 15th July
Absolute Beginners 9:30pm – 12:30pm
Quilted Cushion 1pm – 4pm
Tuesday, 16th July
Junior Sewing Club 1pm – 4pm
Wednesday, 17th July
Fabric Baskets 9:30am – 12:00pm
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 $55 you will need to bring materials
PJ Pants 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 materials (types of fabric will be specified)
Thursday, 18th July
Winter Tartan Top 9:30am – 1:00pm
For experienced sewists only, spend the morning working from a pattern and make your own flannel top that is easy wearing and will look great with jeans or pants. Fabrics are not limited to flannel tartan!
Cost $70 – you will need to purchase fabric
Friday, 19th July
Teen Sewing Club 9:30am – 2:30pm
The new Teen Sewing Club is for our recurring students or for those teens currently doing textiles at school. Bring in your fabrics, patterns & ideas and make the items that suit your style & wardrobe. We’ll be here to assist every step of the way!
Need ideas of what to sew of what skills to tackle next? We have plenty of inspiration for you & we’ll liaise with you (parents) before your class so that you are prepared.
Age 12+ Cost $95 – bring your own fabric & patterns or use our patterns
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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.