IMG_3754_2Sewing 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 8 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.

How to Book…please email me kelly@missmary.com.au with your child’s name and class preference.  You are welcome to ask me any questions too 🙂

CHRISTMAS SCHOOL HOLIDAY CLASSES

Monday, 18th December  ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS  10am – 1pm  FULLY BOOKED

This is the signature Miss Mary class I developed for children learning to sew.  The joy on the children’s faces during this class is priceless.  This class will get your children on their way to the world of machine sewing.  The cost is $75 includes all materials

*EXTRA CLASS ADDED*  Monday, 18th December  ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS  2pm – 5pm

This is the signature Miss Mary class I developed for children learning to sew.  The joy on the children’s faces during this class is priceless.  This class will get your children on their way to the world of machine sewing.  The cost is $75 includes all materials

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Tuesday, 19th December  CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS  1pm – 4pm

This class is perfect for the girls who have already completed the Absolute Beginners bunting class with me, as well as all beginner sewers.  Make a Christmas Stocking, lined with a cuff.  Practise sewing curves and be accurate with sewing to make two pieces fit perfectly.  Cost $60 includes felt lining.  Students to purchase their own fabric.

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Wednesday, 20th December  HAND SEWING FELT  9:30am – 11:00am

My most popular classes for several years now, children will sew with felt.  This is the ideal for all ages whether learning to hand sew for the first time or wanting to perfect the skills needed like measuring thread, tying knots, threading needles, over stitching and finishing off with the right amount of thread and knotting off.  Cost $45 includes all materials

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Wednesday, 20th December  QUILTED CUSHION  12pm – 3pm

I ran this class last term and it was one of my absolute favourites, so I promised I’d bring it to you again.  Learn some basics of quilting, cut and sew strips of fabric together as well as backed with thick lining and finished off with some quilting stitches.  This envelope backed cushion will include all materials and cushion insert.  Cost $75

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Thursday, 21st December  SHORTS  10am – 1pm

Learn to sew with seam allowances in this class, create an elastic casing and insert elastic.  You have to have at least completed Absolute Beginners with me.  Cost $80 includes all materials.

JANUARY 2018 SCHOOL HOLIDAY CLASSES

I am very excited to bring a new series to the Miss Mary Kids Classes!

The MISS MARY KIDS SEWING CAMP

Over three days children will learn how to use a pattern.  These are the things we will cover; +++ how to choose a project based on the style they are wanting to achieve  +++ fabrics, the types of fabrics available, how they drape +++ take the correct measurements of our bodies and how to figure out what size will be best +++ prepare our pattern pieces and learn to read sewing pattern instructions +++ the children will then come to the Miss Mary Shop, an area I will have set up for the children.  With their ‘planning sheets’ in hand they will go shopping for their fabric and notions +++ what is a toile (also know as a calico or muslin) and do we really need one? +++ layout our pattern pieces, learn to transfer them to the fabric and transfer all markings +++ cutting out pattern +++ Using our instructions we will sew our garment +++ project will include essential beginner sewing skills

The cost includes a pattern, transfer paper & tracing wheel set, fabric, elastic, thread and the skills to purchase your own patterns in the future and get sewing on your own projects.

You must have completed the Absolute Beginners with me to attend this class or have some basic sewing knowledge.  If you are unsure and would like to chat first you are most welcome to call me on 0410 30 44 99.

See below for Camp dates

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Monday, 8th January  ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS  9:30am – 12:30pm  ONE SPACE LEFT

This is the signature Miss Mary class I developed for children learning to sew.  The joy on the children’s faces during this class is priceless.  This class will get your children on their way to the world of machine sewing.  The cost is $75 includes all materials

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Monday, 8th January  QUILTED CUSHION  1:00pm – 4:00pm

I ran this class last term and it was one of my absolute favourites, so I promised I’d bring it to you again.  Learn some basics of quilting, cut and sew strips of fabric together as well as backed with thick lining and finished off with some quilting stitches.  This envelope backed cushion will include all materials and cushion insert.  Cost $75

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Tuesday, 9th January  ZIP POUCH  9:30am – 12:30pm

Come and learn to insert zippers so you can make zip pouches.  Cost $75 includes all materials and zips.

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Tuesday, 9th January  HOOP EMBROIDERY  1:00pm – 4:00pm

Often hand stitching gets forgotten, I think its because we live in such a fast paced world.  We like instant gratification and want things made at the snap of our fingers.  Embroidery teaches patience and it is a beautiful craft.  Cost $75 includes all materials

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Wednesday, 10th January  HAND SEWING FELT – times and cost to be confirmed

I am thrilled to be part of the MACHINES & MAKERS exhibition at Wireless Hill Museum this summer.  This class will be held at the Museum in Ardross.  Start the morning with the exhibition and we will sew our own felt sewing machines.  Why not make a day of it and pack a picnic.  There is a nature playground and paths for your bike or scooter.  Climb the 39 stairs up the lookout tower to see a stunning view of Perth.

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Thursday, 11th January  ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS  9:30am – 12:30pm

This is the signature Miss Mary class I developed for children learning to sew.  The joy on the children’s faces during this class is priceless.  This class will get your children on their way to the world of machine sewing.  The cost is $75 includes all materials

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Thursday, 11th January  SHORTS  1:00pm – 4:00pm

 These are the cutest Miss Mary shorts pattern.  This class teaches how to use a seam allowance and sew curves.  Also to create an elastic casing and insert the elastic.  Cost $80 includes all materials

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Monday, 15th January  ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS  9:30am – 12:30pm

This is the signature Miss Mary class I developed for children learning to sew.  The joy on the children’s faces during this class is priceless.  This class will get your children on their way to the world of machine sewing.  The cost is $75 includes all materials

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MISS MARY SEWING CAMP

Tuesday, 16th January  9:30am – 1:30pm

Wednesday, 17th January  1:30pm – 4:30pm

Thursday, 18th January  9:30am – 1:30pm

All dates are inclusive for this camp.  Cost is $310 and includes full kit

*TWO PLACES LEFT*

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Friday, 19th January  HAND SEWING FELT – times and cost to be confirmed

I am thrilled to be part of the MACHINES & MAKERS exhibition at Wireless Hill Museum this summer.  This class will be held at the Museum in Ardross.  Start the morning with the exhibition and we will sew our own felt sewing machines.  Why not make a day of it and pack a picnic.  There is a nature playground and paths for your bike or scooter.  Climb the 39 stairs up the lookout tower to see a stunning view of Perth.

 

 

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