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Frolic in Fabric offers regular weekly sewing classes, beginners sewing classes and a range of specialty classes.
Beginners | Weekly | Pop-ups | Specialty
 
 
 
Beginners Sewing Classes
The Beginners class
                        

        

This 3 hour class starts at the very beginning. You will learn or revise how to thread and use a sewing machine, fill the bobbin, check thread tension, sew straight and curved seams with correct seam finishes and a balanced tension. We will also do sample button holes, understitching and more.
After this course you will be ready to tackle your first project. See "Bring your own project" classes.
          
Dates - Availability 2016
                      
Friday 13th May 2016
9:30am-12:30pm
  


        

Course requirements:
All equipment is supplied for this course.

Cost: $75

Full payment is required to reserve your place.       

Reserve your place in this workshop now

Email: frolicinfabric@gmail.com

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Weekly Sewing Classes
Weekly classes - Bring your own project
                        

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This weekly class provides you with assistance and expertise on selecting, patterns, project assembly and how to achieve a professional finish.  Weekly classes are a great way to meet people with a similar interest. The class is project based where you choose your own project according to your ability. The class is self paced offering as much or as little assistance as you would like.

Dates - Availability 2016
   
Tuesday's 12:30pm - 3pm

or

Thursday's 9.30am-12pm

Note: When starting this course please email your project idea/pattern to frolicinfabric@gmail.com so that your teacher can make sure that what you are making is suitable for your sewing ability and the class environment.          

Course requirements:
Bring along the project of your choice.
Basic sewing supplies: fabric scissors, tape measure and pins.

Cost: $350 (10 week term) or $240 for 6 week block.

Full payment is required to reserve your place.

Reserve your place in this workshop now

Email: frolicinfabric@gmail.com

Payment Options

 
 
 
Friday Pop-up Classes
Pop-up Fridays! 
         

                       

All pop-up classes run on a Friday and change regularly. Some pop-ups are include:

Bring your own Project (3 hours)
Start a new project or finish off one of those UFO's. Teacher is there to assist and guide you.

NB: please email your pattern/project to frolicinfabric@gmail.com prior to the class so the teacher can check the project is suitable for the sewers ability and sewing environment.

Make a bag - great for beginners (4 hours)
Make this fabulous reversible tote bag in just 4 hours!
Keep your own pattern so you can make more at home.

Sewing with Knits (3 hours)
This class will teach you the skills required to make a basic knit garment. Skills such as sewing seams with knits, sewing on a binding, sewing a hem and attaching elastic. This course using both an overlocker and a sewing machine.

Introduction to Screen Printing (4 hours)
Learn the basics of screen printing, about types of fabric inks and colour mixing. Design and create your own stencil using special techniques. We will print your original design on a  100% cotton white tea towel.  All materials are provided. Total course cost is $90 plus a $35 material fee (including fabric inks, stencil film and printing medium). 

Dates - Availability 2016
Beginners Sewing Class (3 hours) $75
Friday 13th May 9:30am- 12:30pm

Introduction to Screen Printing (4 Hours) $90 + $35
TBA 9:30am - 1:30pm

Bring your own project (3 hours) $75
TBA     

Make a bag - for beginners (4 hours) $85
TBA

Sewing with knits (3 hours) $75
TBA
           

Material List:
Bernina machines supplied.
Scissors (fabric & paper)
Pins
Unpicker
Tape Measure
Your project

Cost:
$75 - 3 hour class            
$90 - 4 hour class
$125 - 6 hour class

Full payment is required to reserve your place.

Reserve your place in this workshop now

Email: frolicinfabric@gmail.com

Payment Options

 
 
 
Specialty Sewing Classes
Fofucha Doll Workshop

Provided: All equipment

           
We are delighted to welcome Sharon McCartney to the Frolic studio for a fun two mornings making Fofucha Dolls. These dolls are uniquely made by combining foam, heat, fabric, glue, paint, wire, chalk, sparkle and lots of creativity.  Don't miss this fun workshop.

Placements are limited with a maximum of 6-8 students.

Dates
TBA
                       

Course requirements:
Optional to bring your own fabric scraps on day 2

Cost: $80

Full payment is required in advance to reserve your place.            

Reserve your place in this workshop now - Email: frolicinfabric@gmail.com

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Perfect Pants- with Rita Showell

Provided:

All basic sewing equipment and tools, including Bernina sewing machines, irons, tables etc

We are delighted to welcome back Rita Showell as a guest tutor to the Frolic studio. With some 30 years experience in the textile industry, Rita is passionate about sharing her knowledge and skills with others.

This fabulous weekend workshop will teach you how to make a pair of pants that fits you perfectly. You will learn how to take body measurements, make pattern adjustments, the importance of the correct grainline and sewing techniques needed for making a pair of pants.

Preparation for Friday night: You will need to bring your pattern and calico for Friday nights class. (this can also be provided in a kit) During this 2 hour session you will prepare your pants pattern based on your measurements and body considerations, ready to make a calico (trial) pants.  

 Placements are limited with a maximum of 5 students.

Dates - TBA

Friday night November 2015 7pm-9pm
Saturday November 2015 9am-4pm
and Sunday November 2015 9am -3pm            

Course requirements:
Pattern and calico ready for a calico (trail) fitting.

Fabric, thread and all materials required for your real pants.

Please bring: dressmaking scissors, pins, tape measure, fabric marker and a notebook. Morning tea is provided, however you will need to provide your own lunch

Cost: $220 course fee.

Full payment is required in advance to reserve your place.

Reserve your place in this workshop now - Email: frolicinfabric@gmail.com

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Weekend Workshop
Tailor a Jacket - with Rita Showell
            

            
Provided:
Bernina sewing machines are available for use.

This fabulous weekend workshop will teach you how to construct a tailored (or casual) jacket. Using a commercial pattern, you will learn how to fit your jacket, about linings, interfacing, sleeves, collars, trims, hemming and more. We will also assist you in choosing your pattern and fabric prior to the commencement of the workshop. With 30 years experience in the industry of garment construction and dressmaking you will not find a more experienced and passionate teacher as Rita Showell.

You will be asked to prepare a calico (mock) jacket ready for the Friday night class. The Friday night class is all about fit and making any pattern adjustments

Dates - Availability

Friday night May 2015 6:30pm- 8:30pm
Saturday May 2015 9:00am-4:00pm
Sunday 25th May 2015 9:00am - 3:00pm
          

Course requirements:
Calico to make a toile (mock) dress for fitting.
Pattern, fabric, thread and notions for your jacket.
Notebook and pen.
Basic sewing supplies: fabric and paper scissors, pins, unpicker, tape measure.
      
Cost: $220

Full payment is required to reserve your place.

Reserve your place in this workshop now

Email: frolicinfabric@gmail.com

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5 Week Course
Introduction to Sewing

Provided:
All basic sewing equipment and tools, fabric for tote bag.

If you are new to Sewing then this is the course for you.  This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of sewing. This includes: Using a sewing machine, tools and equipment, selecting the right fabrics, how to read a pattern, layout and cut of pattern and fabric. You will also learn correct sewing techniques for seams, hems, casings, pockets, gathering and buttonholes. During the course you will make a tote bag and a pair of pyjama pants or shorts.
          
Dates - Availability 2015
                     
TBA - expressions of interest happily recieved



          
Course requirements:

Week 3 - Fabric, elastic and matching thread for pyjama pants (more details will be given in week 1).
          
Cost: $265.00

Full payment is required to reserve your place.

Reserve your place in this workshop now

Email: frolicinfabric@gmail.com

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6 Week Course
Sewing children's clothing


Provided:
All basic sewing equipment and tools. Bernina sewing machines.
How would you like to make very cute and original clothes for your children? This six week course is designed to teach you the basics of sewing and how to use a commercial pattern to create very fun and cute clothes. Learn techniques such as gathering, pin tucks, buttonholes and binding. We will also touch on some simple embellishment techniques such as applique, embroidery, ribbon and lace decoration and more.  During the course you will make at least 2 garments.



Dates - Availability

Tuesdays 9.30am-12.00pm for 6 weeks

Dates TBA
Course requirements:

Week 2 - Pattern, fabric, elastic and matching thread for your choice of children"s clothing (more details will be given in week 1)

Cost: $265.00

Full payment is required to reserve your place.

Reserve your place in this workshop now

Email: frolicinfabric@gmail.com

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