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Make a Stretch Garment

Make a Stretch Garment

Description

Sewing jersey or stretch with Sewing machine or Overlocker.

You will learn tips and tricks you need to know to sew any type of knit, including:

  • Knit and stretch fabrics and their unique characteristics
  • Pinning and Cutting stretch fabrics
  • Choosing the perfect fabric for your chosen garment
  • Setting up your machine for the type of stretch or knitted fabrics
  • The correct needles
  • Garment construction
  • Finishing techniques
  • Eliminate rippled seams forever

Level of Experience

This class is suitable for the intermediate / some limited experience of sewing with a sewing machine

Materials / Equipment required by Attendees

Materials

  • Please note: If you get a patterned fabric it will have to be pattern matched; so, advice is to choose something simple and less complicated at this beginner’s stage.

Equipment

  • The textile studio is well equipped, but students may wish to bring their own needle/ sewing work box with the following: Fabric Shears, paper scissors, small needle work scissors, Dress making pins. Pencil & fabric maker pen
  • You will also need to bring a pattern of your choice (keep it very simple) and recommended amount of fabric. Suggested suitable pattern is ‘Simplicity style 8375’
  • You will also need a good quality matching coloured thread. Please note: You maybe constructing with an over locker and therefore will require 4 x additional reels of thread for this machine
  • Sewing Machine or Overlocker

If you do not have a Sewing Machine, or don’t want to bring your own, you can use one of our latest Brother demonstration machines for the nominal fee of £3.00 per session.

Tutor

Gary Mills

Duration and Price

9 Hours – £60

The maximum number of attendees for this workshop is 6

Places on workshops are secured by a £10 cash deposit at the time of booking and balance payable on the day direct to the workshop leader.

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