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 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 with your child’s name and class preference.  You are welcome to ask me any questions too 🙂


When thinking about what theme Id like to run with these winter holidays I couldn’t help but think about the Llama their colourful saddles, the way they are decorated & the patterned, bright coloured Peruvian fabrics.

Children will have the chance to make or work with Pom Poms, tassels and a colour pop of fabrics.


Monday, 2 July  ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS Sewing Machine  9am – 12pm

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.  Age 10+ The project is bunting, the cost is $75 and includes all materials – FULLY BOOKED

Monday, 2 July  SEWING GROUP 1pm – 4pm

A new class to the series…as I have many regular children attending classes every holidays this class will enable your child to work at their own level, working on the items that are of interest to them.   Some projects will take longer than the standard 3 hour class, this way your child will learn patience, partake in all the necessary skills associated with dressmaking and feel the joy of working towards something.   I will offer some suggestions and consult with you all individually before the class and choose something based on your child’s level and things they should work towards & practise.  Miss Mary Kits of all sorts will be available to you, so you don’t need to storm the aisles of the fabric stores, otherwise looking for your own fabrics and patterns are also welcome.

The cost of these group classes is $45 per session – FULLY BOOKED



Llama Hug Pillow– This is a great follow on class from Absolute Beginner.  It also includes some hand stitching and experimenting with different types of fabric

Kit Includes:Sherpa Fleece, fabrics, stuffing, PomPoms & Tassels – $40

Quilted Cushion– The perfect follow on class from Absolute Beginner, an introduction to seam allowances

Kit Includes:Fabric, batting, thread, cushion insert – $40

PJ pants– Must have completed at least the Absolute Beginner & Cushion class and ideally some bag, pouch, softie classes as seam allowances need to be pretty spot on, along with elastic casings

Kit Includes:Llama Flannel Fabric & Elastic & Thread – $30

Vest– For experienced sewers only who have worked with seam allowances.  This is a Miss Mary Pattern for a lined vest in gorgeous Peruvian style fabric.  It can be worn over a t-shirt or singlet.

Kit Includes:Fabric, lining, thread, PomPoms & Tassels – $40

Zip Pouch/Clutch– Learn to sew Zippers, must have completed the Absolute Beginners Class.

Kit Includes:Fabric, interfacing, PomPoms & Tassels to make 2 Pouches – $30

Sling Bag– Perfect project for starting to use seam allowances.  Must have completed Absolute Beginners and Cushion class.

Kit Includes:Fabric & thread – $30

Prefer to bring your own fabric?  Just ask for the fabric requirements.


Tuesday, 3 July   HAND SEWING FELT LLAMAS. 10am – 11:30am

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.  Ages 4+  Cost $45 includes all materials


Tuesday, 3 July  QUILTED CUSHION  12:30pm – 3:30pm

This class is 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


Wednesday, 4 July  ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS  9am – 12pm

See above for full description of course.  $75 includes all materials


Wednesday, 4 July  CRAFTERNOON 1pm – 4pm

The children love this class!  An afternoon of hand sewing & machine sewing.  This class is perfect for the younger child keen to have a go on the sewing machine.  We’ll mix it up with some essential hand sewing skills too.  $75 includes all materials


Thursday, 5 July  SEWING GROUP  9:30am – 12:30pm

Cost $45

Thursday, 5 July  SEWING GROUP  1:30pm – 3:30pm

Cost $45 






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