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Sew A Book Holder Cushion

Tuesday 3 October @ 10am - 12pm | ages 8 - 12

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sew a Tote Bag holiday workshop in Auckland

Sew a Book Holder Cushion in this children’s beginner sewing workshop. Once you’ve made your cushion cover you will be ready to lay down and read away! You will learn step by step techniques and processes needed in sewing. We will do this in a very neat manner while learning easy tips and tricks to adding a cute patch pocket to hold their favourite story book.

We sew using our very safe hand crank machines. Children will learn how do sew French seams, so the bag ends up nice and tidy inside and out. This is just the beginning to sewing! If your child likes this session, then there are lots more opportunities for them to enjoy other sewing options.

In this workshop we will provide everything needed along with funky fabrics to choose from. An easy project for an absolute beginner to sewing. Your child will leave feeling inspired and proud after making their own unique Book Holder Cushion.

Gracie Mathews is the best tutor to teach your child, she oozes enthusiasm for everything textile. In addition to teaching and travelling New Zealand for a fabric supplier she has her own business offering a variety of costume and sewing services including hire, manufacture, costume and sewing experience packages and continues to share her personal costume and textile collection through symposiums, events and exhibitions.

Only 10 spaces in each workshop so book early to secure your child’s space.

Gracie teaches two of the following workshops each term break.
Sew a Book Holder Cushion
Sew a tote bag
Make a patchwork cushion
Design and create a bespoke pillowcase
A drawstring Backpack


Who is this workshop designed for?

This Sew a Book Holder Cushion Cover workshop is only suitable for all children – no previous experience.
Children must be aged 8+ years old. Please do not register children under the age of 8 in this class.


What to bring?

All materials and equipment are included in the fee.
Children can bring a water bottle and snacks.



Marina L. (January 2023)
My kids attended the Uxbridge Sew a Tote Bag Holiday Programme class – and they loved it! They came home very proud of their beautiful creations. Also, they instantly put their new sewing skills to good use by making back packs and tote bags for their soft toys. Hours of fun! Thanks so much, Gracie Matthews! I’m hoping to send the kids to more of your classes in future.

Brydie C. (January 2023)
My daughter loves these classes! It’s her holiday programme go to!


October 3
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Studio 2
35 Uxbridge Road
Auckland, 2014 New Zealand
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(09) 535 6467


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Sew a Book Holder Cushion Cover - Tuesday 3 October 10am - 12pm | ages 8 - 12 | TICKET
This ticket entitles one child (aged 8 - 12) to attend the Sew a Book Holder Cushion Cover Holiday workshop taking place on Tuesday 3 October @ 10am - 12pm.
$ 68.00
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About Your Tutor:

Gracie Matthews

Gracie Matthews

Originally a graduate of Fashion Technology in 1984, Gracie Matthews spent a number of years freelancing in the entertainment industry before managing her own costume hire business in Sydney. For nearly 18 years Gracie continued working in theatre and film while the hire business received numerous business awards including ‘Business of the Year’ for 2005. In 2010 she and New Zealand partner, Nigel Wild sold up their busy Sydney lives and moved to the beautiful rural district of the Clevedon…

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