The g&g Stitch Academy - Minis - Age 7-9 years

Are your little ones itching to get stitching? Well this half-termly after-school g&g stitch academy is the perfect place for them to get creative and learn how to use a range of materials and tools, to make fun and exciting craft projects.

In this weekly class, students will learn how to sew a range of hand embroidery stitches, and then move on to learn how to use the sewing machine to make a simple project that they will be proud to show off.

From a rainbow embroidered hoop art, to crazy felt monsters and a tote bag, there will be no stopping them once they have learnt the basics.

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About this workshop

This is a half-termly after-school craft club for children aged 7-9 years. Depending on skill level and ability the children will make up to 3 mini projects.

Upon completion of the 6 sessions included in this course (with an a bonus 7th session for Christmas Crafts!), students will receive a Sewing Machine Driving Certificate to congratulate them for their hard work and new sewing skills they have learnt.

Further Information

You will Learn

  • How to sew a range of hand embroidery stitches (running stitch, back stitch and chain stitch to name a few!)
  • How to use textiles tools and equipment (scissors, needles, pins, marking chalk etc)
  • How to do hand appliqué
  • How to thread up a sewing machine
  • How to use a sewing machine safely to sew a seam

This class is suitable for children aged 7-9 years old who are either new to sewing or already have some basic experience.

  • All of the materials and components needed for each project
  • Use of the g&g templates for each project
  • Use of the sewing machines and machine thread

You will need your own basic sewing kit including scissors, pins, tape measure, needles and marking chalk. These will be available to purchase from the guthrie & ghani shop, in a handy zippy project bag. Please email for more information.

Helen Murray

Helen discovered her love of craft from a young age, always making and creating things as a child with her mom and sister. Her nan, a talented dressmaker, has been of huge inspiration to her over the years and sparked her interest in making garments.

Helen studied Fashion & Textiles Design at Leeds University, and here her passion for learning new skills and techniques developed. Previously a secondary school teacher of Design & Technology and Textiles, she loves nothing more than inspiring children to be creative, learn new skills and make things that they can be proud of. With over 14 years of teaching experience she has taught a wide range of ages and cannot wait to teach the future generation of sewists here at the g&g Stitch Academy.

Dates & Times

  • The g&g Stitch Academy - Minis - Age 7-9 Years - Tuesdays £79
    Starts on

    • Bonus 7th Session - Christmas Crafts