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Stretch your skills course - Intermediate plus

Course duration: 12 hours total

Course price: £155

What will I make: knickers, a stretchy blouse, a wrap dress

Course materials: £40 (optional)

Course Description

Ready to try something new? Don't let stretchy fabrics intimidate you, start learning how to sew knits. In the sewing course you will learn how to choose the perfect knit fabric and learn to fit knit necklines, bodices, sleeves, dresses and more. Explore clever finishing, overlocking techniques for woven and knit fabric. Your best knit garments will fit perfectly and look as fabulous as they feel.

Is this course right for me?

This more advanced sewing 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 need to be able to confidently use a sewing machine, have already used commercial patterns and be familiar with all the basics. Ideally, you would have already completed our Sew Capable sewing course for beginners.

Course Schedule

This sewing course is usually made up of 4 x 3 hour sessions run over 4 consecutive weeks, but we also schedule crash courses. You can check our schedule by clicking the book button.

Session 1 - Make 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::

Knicker fabric
- 50cm of stretchy fabric suitable for lingerie
- 200cm of stretchy lace trim (width between 2-4cm)
Buy fabric for the whole course for £40 when booking the course.

Session 2 - Make a Stretchy Blouse

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:

Blouse fabric - size 8-16
- 2m (200cm) of 140cm wide mid-stretch jersey, ponte roma, scuba, soft fleece
- Matching thread
Buy fabric for the whole course for £40 when booking the course.

Session 3 - Make a Wrap Dress

During your third session 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. If you intend to use your own fabric then you will need to bring the following materials:

Dress fabric - size 8-18
- 2.5m (200cm) of 140cm wide mid-stretch jersey, ponte roma, scuba, soft fleece
- Matching thread
Buy fabric for the whole course for £40 when booking the course.

Session 4 - Construct & Finish Wrap Dress

In the last session you will sew seams, darts, attach sleeves, finish constructing your garment and complete your dress ready to wear.

Just to sew things up...

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 £40 (available when booking the course). Refreshments and biscuits are included and a glass of wine for all evening classes to help create a seamless atmosphere..

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