Stretch Fabric Sewing Class

Thanks to a trend toward casual, easy day-to-night dressing, T-shirts, pants and other stretch garments are no longer restricted for lounging around the house.

More and more all of us are dressing head to toe in layers of knits.  Designing and sewing with stretch fabrics can be every bit as creatively satisfying as working with woven fabrics.

For some reason stretch fabrics still have the stigma of being scary, but in fact working with stretch fabrics is a natural progression for a beginner sewer.  Plus with stretch the patterns and sewing are simple: no difficult buttons, zippers, or darts, and very little use of facings.

Best of all, because the garments are stretch they will be comfortable and wear them forever.

This introduction to stretch sewing will be a launching pad for your own creativity.

In this course:

  • You will learn to make your first short sleeved T-shirt.
  • The course goes for a maximum of 4 hours.
  • A Small, Medium, Large or Xlarge pattern and stretch fabric will be supplied.
  • You will be given and understanding of the different types of stretch fabric.

For those bringing a sewing machine:

You must know how to use your sewing machine as there will be no instruction on this.

  • Sewing machine with foot and power cord.
  • Stretch Sewing machine needles. (Ball Point Stretch size 12). Make sure they are right for your machine.
  • Gutermann polyester cotton colour black.
  • Scissors, dressmaking pins, tape measure, quick up pick.

 

For those bringing an Overlocker machine.

You must know how to use thread your overlocker as time will not be given on how to use your machine.  Private lessons can be booked for instruction on your machine.

  • Overlocker AND Sewing machine with cords for power.
  • Stretch Sewing machine needles. (Ball Point Stretch size 12). Make sure they are right for your machine.
  • For Overlocker 4 overlocker cotton cones, colour black.
  • For sewing machine Gutermann polyester cotton colour black.
  • Scissors, dressmaking pins, tape measure, quick up pick.
  • Tweezers for threading.

No refunds will be given to those who are not competent in using their machine.

Dates and times to be released soon

Email: Christeen@sewnsew.net.au

To reserve your spot