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 ever popular and gorgeously versatile Ultimate Wrap Dress. (It’s called the ‘ultimate’ for a reason!) Based on the famous designer wrap (we can’t quote the name!) this dress will get you through all the seasons. It is so wearable – for work or evening – it will become a staple in your wardrobe.
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 wrap dress!
Your sewing level
Cake and tea are provided to help the sewing process along!
- 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
Materials required: You will need 2.5 metres of low stretch knit fabric or jersey (140cm wide). You want to steer clear of anything too lightweight as this will make sewing your dress a lot harder. We recommend using ponte di roma knits or double knits, as these will hold the shape of the dress beautifully and be simpler to work with. If you use a lighter weight fabric then the look of the Ultimate Wrap Dress will differ from the pictures and the fabric will be trickier to work with.
We have the perfect fabric available on our online fabric shop.
Pattern sizes: 8-20. If you are outside or may be bordering on this range of sizes, please contact us a week before the class as we will need to grade a pattern especially 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
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Session: Sunday 19th November 2017, 10:00-17:00, Fully Booked!