Intro to Knit Fabrics: Emma Dress

Intro to Knit Fabrics: Emma Dress | Sew Over It's London Sewing Classes

Learn to sew knit fabric on a regular sewing machine with our Intro to Knit Fabric class. If you’ve never sewn with jersey before let us show you the ropes – and help banish its bad reputation as a difficult fabric to work with. It’s not… as long as you know a few secrets!

In the Intro to Knit Fabrics class learn to make our versatile Emma Dress, exclusive to our online and London classes! The Emma Dress is your perfect everyday jersey dress. It features a flattering princess-seamed bodice and a pretty pleated skirt with two hem options. The sleeves are a classic 3/4 length and the dress closes with an invisible zip in the centre back seam.

Designed to be sewn in a stable, heavier-weight jersey such as ponte, with Emma you’ll learn the absolute basics of sewing with knit fabrics, as well as some surprise extras – such as inserting a zip into a stretch fabric!

In this class you will learn vital dressmaking skills for sewing with jersey and knit fabrics on a domestic sewing machine. We’ll show you the best way to cut out your fabric to prevent it from stretching out of shape, and we’ll teach you the best tools and machine needles to use when sewing with knits. You will learn how to stabilise seams, attach facings and insert sleeves, and you’ll leave with a beautiful dress!

Your sewing level

You will need to be confident on the sewing machine and have already made a few items such as Intro to Dressmaking and Ultimate Shift Dress.

Tea and treats are provided to help the sewing process along!

Level: 5

  • Have made various basic garments to a good standard
  • Very familiar with sewing cotton, may have occasionally used drapey or stretchy fabrics
  • Can cut, pin and sew fabric accurately
  • Know how to place and pin patterns on fabric without guidance
  • Can insert an invisible zip and sew darts without guidance

Class length: Two 3 hours sessions

Pattern sizes: You can find a post on our size chart and how to measure yourself here. If you are outside or may be bordering on our range of sizes, please contact us two weeks before the class as we will need to grade the pattern for you. If it is just one size up or down, we will do this free of charge, but if it is more then there may be a small fee.

115cm wide                        140cm wide
Sizes 8-12: 2.3m                  Sizes 8-12: 1.9m
Sizes 14-16: 2.5m                 Sizes 14-16: 2.0m
Sizes 18-20: 2.7m                Sizes 18-20: 2.2m

We have the perfect fabric available on our online fabric shop.

Pattern sizes: You can find a post on our size chart and how to measure yourself here. If you are outside or may be bordering on our range of sizes, please contact us two weeks before the class as we will need to grade the pattern for you. If it is just one size up or down, we will do this free of charge, but if it is more then there may be a small fee.

Max in a class: 7

Teacher: Kate Underwood, Layla Totah

Price: £99

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Islington dates:

Session: Tuesday 11th & 18th September 2018, 18:30-21:30, Book Now

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