Kids Classes

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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 9 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

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

CHRISTMAS School Holiday Classes 2018

The weeks before Christmas I love the best, including the school holiday classes.  This year all projects will be Christmas themed fabrics.  Children are welcome to stay for two classes.  If you don’t have your own sewing machine you can hire one here for $10.

Monday, 17th December  9:30am – 11:30am
HAND SEWING WITH FELT

Ages 5 +  Cost $45 includes all materials

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Monday, 17th December  12pm – 3pm
ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS SEWING MACHINES

Ages 9+  Cost $75 includes all materials

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.

 


Tuesday, 18th December  9:30am – 12:30pm
ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS SEWING MACHINES

Ages 9+  Cost $75 includes all materials


Tuesday, 18th December  1pm – 3pm
QUILTED CUSHIONS

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, practise straight sewing, pinning, cutting & trimming & includes an introduction to the basic processes of quilting.  This is another class the children walk away from feeling totally accomplished!

Cost $85 includes all materials including cushion insert

 


Wednesday, 19th December  9:30am – 12:00pm
CHRISTMAS STOCKING

This class introduces cutting, pinning, sewing curves & sewing in the round.  Accurate sewing in this project is a must otherwise the cuff won’t fit!  You must have at least completed the Absolute Beginners & Cushion class here.

Cost $75 includes felt lining & hook ribbon


Wednesday, 19th December 1:00pm – 3:30pm
SEWING CAMP!
OVERNIGHT BAG

A Miss Mary Pattern, designed specifically for beginners sewists.  Inspired by Miss Anais who wanted to make an overnight bag in the Spring holidays.  Anais nailed it!

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 strap placement, neatly stitch straps in place.   Work with a lining fabric, learn to top stitch, sew with a seam allowance.  Stitch in fabric loops, close the lining opening.

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

Cost – over three afternoons $260 & includes the printed pattern, bag straps, chunky zip & interfacing.  You will need to buy fabric & lining.

 


Thursday, 20th December  9:30am – 12:30pm
Intro to Sewing

This class is for anyone wanting to try sewing for the first time.  It includes a combination of hand sewing & ‘having a go’ on the sewing machine.  Children are able to make items of their choice.

Ages 5+  Cost $75 includes all materials

These are some of the items children have made in previous classes.

 


Thursday, 20th December 1pm – 3:30pm
SEWING CAMP – OVERNIGHT BAG Continues

Friday, 21st December  1pm – 3:30pm
SEWING CAMP – OVERNIGHT BAG Continues

Private group classes are available for those children who finish school in early December.  Please contact for more information.

SUMMER School Holiday Classes

To book these classes, please go to the MISS MARY SHOP

There will be classes from the 14th January – 18th January.  It will be scheduled on the 21st December.  Subscribe to the newsletter to be the first to know.

Monday, 7th January  9:30am – 12:30pm
ABSOLUTE BEGINNER CLASS – SEWING MACHINES

Ages 9+  Cost $75 includes all materials


Monday, 7th January  1pm – 4pm
QUILTED CUSHIONS

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, practise straight sewing, pinning, cutting & trimming & includes an introduction to the basic processes of quilting.  This is another class the children walk away from feeling totally accomplished!

Cost $85 includes all materials including cushion insert


Tuesday, 8th January  10am – 11:30am
HAND SEWING FELT

Ages 5+  $45 includes all materials


Tuesday, 8th January  12:30pm – 3:30pm
FABRIC BASKETS

This is a great follow on from the Quilted Cushion class.  Get yourself organised with these handy fabric baskets.  Make them for your room, your bathroom, your study area or make as a gift!

Cost $60 materials not included.  Don’t want to go fabric shopping?  I will have some curated kits available for you to purchase closer to the time.


Wednesday, 9th January  9:30am – 12:30pm
ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS SEWING MACHINE

Cost $75 includes all materials


Wednesday, 9th January  1:30pm – 4:00pm
3 DAY SEWING CAMP!
OVERNIGHT BAG

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 strap placement, neatly stitch straps in place.   Work with a lining fabric, learn to top stitch, sew with a seam allowance.  Stitch in fabric loops, close the lining opening.

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

Cost – over three afternoons $260 & includes the printed pattern, bag straps, chunky zip & interfacing.  You will need to buy fabric & lining.


Thursday, 10th January  9am – 12pm
2 DAY SEWING CAMP!
Summer Top

This gorgeous summer top is still in its making process & we can’t wait to share with you!

Cost – over two mornings $195 & will include all materials


Thursday, 10th January  1pm – 3:30pm
SEWING CAMP – OVERNIGHT BAG Day #2

Friday, 11th January 9am – 12pm
SEWING CAMP – SUMMER TOP Day #2

Friday, 11th January 1pm – 3:30pm
SEWING CAMP – OVERNIGHT BAG Day #3