Frequently Asked Questions
There is no additional registration fee on top of your class /camp fee.
How long do classes run and fees?
Our classes run for 18 weeks. Tuition is due every first of the month. There are no contracts. We require you to give us at least 4 weeks notice if your child no longer wish to sew with us.
What ages do you teach?
Our class / camp age groups are children 6 -12 , teens 13 – 17 years old and adults. We’ve had lots of success with mixed age groups as everyone works at their own pace and their own projects. Our projects are designed to encourage creativity in children of all ages!
What kind of sewing instruction will my child or I receive?
In our sewing class we start you out with our basic introduction to machine parts and safety. And, on day one your child or you will be using the sewing machine. We will also cover how to use simple patterns, measuring, pinning and cutting. Student make an article of clothing, accessory or toy every 2 to 3 classes that they can take home and be proud to wear!
What if my child / I have no sewing experience?
We love teaching new students how to sew that’s why each classes, camp party and workshop begins with a lesson on machine parts and safety!
How large are your classes?
A normal sewing class holds up to 6 students ( no more than 8 at times). Our minimum class size is 3 students for each class. A typical camp size is 6 students. We can hold a class/workshop up to 10 children or adults.
What is your student/teacher ratio?
In sewing class/camps we always have one instructor per 5 students.
Do we bring our machine and supplies?
We provide you with the machine and tools to use. You are welcome to bring your own sewing machine to class. If you do plan to bring your own machine. Please, don’t forget the power cord and foot pedal. If you have the manual – please, bring it! Supplies – We have fabrics you can use for small projects. We ask that you provide your own materials for any article of clothing or projects that require more fabric. We also do have sewing kits – pre cut and ready to go with all materials you need to sew a project!
What kind of fabric should I purchase?
We recommend woven fabrics like cotton, linen and cotton -linen blend for beginner because they do not slip or stretch that much. Please, hold off on bringing knitted fabrics like shiny polyester, silk, rayon and cotton jersey. We will move on to knits as your skills grow.
Fabrics you plan to use for clothing must be pre-wash prior to sewing. You will be happy you took the time to prevent shrinkage problems or color bleeding in a completed garment.
If you plan to wash them after completion – then please wash it. You can, however, skip-pre-washing for 100% polyester fabrics such as polar fleece and minky, or vinyl such as faux leather. You can skip this process if you will never launder the item, such as a wall hanging.
Can I sit in the classroom and observe?
Yes, but we ask that you do not interrupt a class. We have free wifi.
How do I register for a class?
You can register by signing up online, calling us at 321-693-2637 or stopping by at our studio.
What methods of payment do you accept?
We accept all major credit cards, paypal, cash or check.
Do boys ever attend your sewing classes?
Yes! We love having creative boys in our classes who are interested in sewing! Boys can choose to work on the same project as the class or project of their own choosing.
Are you a school?
No. We are a Educational Consultant /Tutoring facility. We provide hands on learning.
How do you legally homeschool in Florida?
To legally homeschool in Florida you must register with the county or a private umbrella school. How do we pick our classes? Fairythimbles offer a flexible schedule. Families can pick and choose the classes that fits best for their child(ren). Convenient for families. We are a one stop location for homeschool classes and activities classes offered on the same day. What is your class size? We offer small class sizes in a warm and welcoming environment. There are no more than 10 or 15 students in a class. We have a minimum of 5 students for each class.
Are the instructors certified teachers? No. Not all of our instructors are certified teachers. All of our instructors are passionate about each subject they teach and have a great understanding of the subject matter.