The Small-Fry
Sewing Society

The beautiful building that we now call home began it’s life as The Raymond Sewing Machine Factory in 1875. Although the factory closed in 1922, it left behind a legacy of beautiful and widely accessible innovation. We like to think The Children’s Art Factory is continuing that legacy in our industry-leading best practices in the field of early childhood education.
There is something truly magical about teaching young children how to sew using machines in the very place they were being built 135 years ago. In our studio we embrace child-led and play based learning; in our Small-Fry Sewing Society that means children are given a foundational knowledge of how to use their tools and then are given the freedom to experiment and explore with support from their Society Leader, Joy. Step-by-step projects have their place, but it is not here. Here we celebrate innovation, unique designs, and perfectly-imperfect hand drawn patterns. Past Society Members have proudly designed and made their own home décor, clothing, and stuffies.

Interested in enrolling your child in

The Small-Fry Sewing Society?

We meet on Wednesdays and Thursdays 4:30-5:30pm.
The membership fee is $120+hst for 4 meetings               
 (once a week for 4 weeks)
Suggested for children age 4+ years.
This is a drop off program
If you have remaining classes in a “4 Class Pass” purchased previously, please select pay with gift card and enter the code you find on the pass at checkout. If you have additional questions please email 

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