Start your journey into knit fabrics and make a super staple Hebden T-Shirt!
If you’d like to start your journey into sewing knit fabrics then this is the class for you. Whilst sewing up our raglan sleeved Hebden T-Shirt, Ellie will talk you through the basics of sewing with jersey on a regular sewing machine AND an overlocker – that’s two lots of learning in one! Our Hebden T-Shirt is available in both men’s and women’s cuts – just pick which one you’d like to make! You can either sew up a t-shirt for yourself or someone else in your life.
This class takes place over one day. In the morning you’ll be getting to grips with jersey, learning all the tips and tricks for successful sewing on a regular machine. You’ll also get a crash course on using an overlocker – perfect if you’re undecided on what would suit you best, or if you’ve never used one before. After a break for lunch you’ll dive into making up your Hebden T-Shirt, with all the sewing chat you could wish for! You’ll finish the day with a new appreciation for stretchy fabric and a brand new t-shirt.
As well as being a pro sewing teacher, Ellie is a trained pattern cutter in men’s clothing so this is a great class if you’d like to quiz her about the world of men’s sewing, and how to continue your men’s sewing journey!
When Ellie isn’t teaching at Sew Over It, she’s designing her own men’s clothing line. What she doesn’t know about men’s clothing isn’t worth knowing! She’s also been teaching our overlocking classes for many years and loves imparting her wisdom with new sewers.
We like to keep our class sizes small at Sew Over It, giving you lots of one on one time with your teacher and the opportunity to ask as many questions as you can think of! The maximum class size for this class is six.
Included in the price of the course:
A paper copy of our men’s Hebden T-shirt pattern & instructions to sew up in the class and a guide to using an overlocker. You’ll also get a PDF copy of the pattern emailed to you after the class in case you want to sew some more at home. (Spoiler alert: you will!)
You will need to bring:
Some cotton jersey to sew up the Hebden T-Shirt with. We recommend two contrasting colours to really make the most of the design of the t-shirt. Check back soon to find out the fabric requirements for the Hebden T-Shirt.
Our 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.
After your class:
We know it can be tricky to remember everything you learn in the class, so to help you we’ve made a series of video tutorials to refresh your memory. Once the course is complete, we will email you a link to a series of downloadable tutorials to help you sew up the Hebden T-Shirt again & again.
- Can thread a sewing machine
- Can sew to different seam allowances
- Understands about backstitching at the start & end of seams
- Is confident handling stable cotton fabrics
Class length: Two 3 hour Sessions
For further information on our classes (including how to get to us and our cancellation policy) see our Class FAQs page.
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