Stretch your skills (4 week course) - Intermediate

Course duration: 4 x 3 hours
Course price: £155
Course materials: £35 (optional)

Class Description:
Don't let stretchy fabrics intimidate, start learning how to sew knits. This is an intermediate sewing course made up of 4 x 3 hour sessions running consecutively over 4 weeks. Ideally, you would have already completed our Sew complete course for beginners. This course is designed for those who know their way around a sewing machine and are ready to stretch their skills and start working with knits. You will learn how to choose the perfect knit fabric and learn to fit knit necklines, bodices, sleeves, dresses and more. Ready to try something new? You need to confidently use a sewing machine, have already made a garment using a commercial pattern and are familiar with all basics. Your best knit garments will fit perfectly and look as fabulous as they feel. Explore clever finishing overlocking techniques for woven and knit fabric,

In this course, you will learn how to make the following items:

Day 1 (Knickers)
During the first three-hour session you will learn how to choose the appropriate fabric, get familiar with the sewing machine, an overlockers and using different techniques for stretchy fabrics. You will spend the second part of the class making your fun project (great knickers finished with a lace). For this class, you will need to bring along:

Alternatively, you can buy fabric from us when booking this course.

Day 2 (Blouse/ Top)
The first half of the class you will spend taking measurements, tracing a pattern for your blouse, understanding all pattern symbols, lay, mark and pin pattern to fabric and cut out. The second half of the session you will learn a series of techniques including gathering, hemming and complete your project. Please bring along the following materials:

Sizes 8 - 16

Alternatively, you can buy fabric from us when booking this course.

Day 3 & 4 (Dress)
During your third class you will start working on your dress. Take measurements, trace the pattern for your dress, lay, mark and pin pattern to fabric and cut out. You will need to the following materials to complete the session:

Sizes 8 - 18

Alternatively, you can buy fabric from us when booking this course.

During the fourth and last session you will sew seams, darts, attach sleeves and complete your dress ready to wear.

About the sessions
All machines and equipment are provided, although if you would like to bring your own sewing machine to learn on, you are welcome to. You can buy all materials needed for this course for £35 (available when booking the class). Refreshments and biscuits are included and a glass of wine for all evening classes to help create a seamless atmosphere.

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