Sewing with Stretch Fabric
Do you dream of sewing with a stretch fabric but think it seems too intimidating to take on?
This stretch sewing class, in my West Wales sewing studio is perfect for you.
Sewing with Stretch Fabric
Date: Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th November 2022
Location: West Wales, SA38 9BS
Let me get this out of the way. In this course, you will learn to sew stretch fabric on your sewing machine. No fancy equipment is needed. If you want to practice on the overlocker though that's absolutely fine!
This course is designed to give you all the tools and confidence to source, cut and sew stretchy fabrics into clothes you will love to make and wear.
Whether you are a complete stretch virgin or would like to push your practice with guidance, you will walk away from this course with two garments and a newfound determination to sew all things stretch.
Not sure if this is the stretch fabric class for you? I can help soothe your fears that stretch sewing isn't for everyone - it very much is!
More About the Sewing with Stretch Fabric Class
Choosing Your Pattern
Stretch (sometimes known as knit) garments are relatively quick to sew once you know how best to handle them.
To give you the chance to have lots of practice, we will be aiming to make two garments over the Sewing with Stretch Fabric weekend.
The First Garment
If you are a complete beginner, I will help you choose a pattern for a firm knit fabric. So you get to practice all the techniques with a relatively tame material.
If you are already familiar with sewing knits and would like a bit of a challenge, you can request my intermediate selection of patterns.
The Second Garment
This is a chance to try more challenging stretch fabrics and finish the weekend having gained a ton of practice with different fabrics. I will steer you towards patterns that require more fluid knits but are relatively quick to sew.
What You'll Learn in the Sewing with Stretch Fabric Class
how to find the right stretch fabrics for your projects and where to buy them
how to use your domestic sewing machine for sewing all kind of stretch garment
how to read a pattern and select the perfect size
how to handle stretch fabric and cut your garment
choosing and installing speciality needles, and pins and using a walking foot on your sewing machine
how to use a range of suitable stitches and the best application for them
how to stabilise knits
how to sew stretch-related elements such as neckbands, cuffs, and twin hemming.
how to hem knits using a twin needle
Prior to the course beginning, I will get in touch to help you choose your pattern and fabric. For this reason, it's a good idea to book a couple of weeks before our course start. However, if you are reading this and thinking you left it too late, just get in touch. I always keep patterns ad fabric in reserve for exactly those situations!
On day one, you will learn how to handle your stretch material and cut your garments. In the afternoon you will learn how to use a walking foot, adjust your tools for sewing with knits and familiarise yourself with the different stitch types available on your sewing machine.
The second day is spent sewing two gorgeous stretch garments and absorbing all the sewing techniques that will make you a stretch witch or wizard!
Over the course of the weekend, we will take a deep dive into fabric knowledge so you walk out knowing your knits inside out.
Spaces are limited to 6 participants per class to provide the ultimate learning experience
What previous students have to say...
"I was worried that sewing with knits was going to be really hard, and that my sewing machine was too basic. I learned what I could do with the limitations of my machine and what I couldn’t. I learned that knits are easy, and that I actually love sewing them."
Camille has a unique blend of knowledge, skills and experience, and a charming, fun and patient manner.
No question is too basic to ask and she even helps you learn from mistakes.
The Sewing with Stretch Fabric weekend is £284. Payment plans are available here.
Please familiarise yourself with our Terms & Conditions before booking.
Two freshly prepared lunches
Teas and coffee on tap, fruits and snacks.
Access to my studio haberdashery.
What's not included
Sewing patterns and fabric are not included. You will receive all the guidance you need to help you choose though.
Speciality knit needles, pins and machine feet are also not included. You will receive more information about exactly what is needed prior to the course beginning.
Prefer a payment plan?
Would you prefer to spread the cost of the Sewing with Stretch Fabric weekend over multiple payments?
No problem, you can spread the cost over two or three months by clicking below. Any more, and you'll need to get in touch with me to arrange this.
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Registering for a payment plan will automatically enrol you on the course, and so the same cancellation policy applies.