MAKE A SWEATSHIRT
PRICE: £75 – pattern included
DATE: Thursday 26th Sept 2019
TIME: 9am – 3pm with 1 hour for lunch
LOCATION: Stitches & Cream, Falmouth, Cornwall
LEVEL: Intermediate – sewing with stretch
MAX CLASS SIZE: 4
PATTERN SIZE: UK 4-22
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In this one day class, you will make a raglan sleeve sweatshirt, complete with ribbed cuffs, hem band and neck band. This is a perfect project to tackle if you have never sewn with stretch before. This is a beginner plus class, you should be comfortable with using a sewing machine and sew following the seam allowance. By the end of the day you will have cut out and sewn a sweatshirt, and you will have a pattern that you can use to make more at home.
TECHNIQUES YOU WILL LEARN
- Learn how to use a pattern
- Check which size to make
- How to prepare and lay the fabric
- How to cut correctly
- Stretch sewing techniques
- Learn to finish raw edges with zig zag
- Apply folded neck, cuff and hem bands
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?
- The pattern (worth approx. £15), which you can take home and use again
- Use of all our equipment including brand new sewing machines
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
- Fabrics and notions are not included in the price – there will be a wide selection of gorgeous fabrics to buy at the start of the class from Stitches & Cream. You will receive a discount of 10% on fabrics that you buy for the course.
- Matching thread
- Ribbing: 0.55m of 36” wide ribbing
Medium weight knits with a minimum of 20% stretch such as French terry, sweatshirt fleece, sweater knits, and jersey.
Fabric 45”/115cm wide
- Size UK 4-10 = 1.5m
- Size UK 12-14 = 1.6m
- Size UK 16-18 = 1.7m
- Size UK 20-22 = 2m
Fabric 55”/150cm wide
- Size UK 4-8 = 1.3m
- Size UK 10-14 = 1.4m
- Size UK 16-18 = 1.5m
- Size UK 20-22 = 1.7m
You might want to have different colour sleeves like our sample. If so, it would be best to open out the pattern before hand and double check how much of each colour you will need
It’s a good idea to have pre-washed your fabric so that you know the shrinking is done before you sew a garment. This is especially important for stretch fabrics! Wash the fabric on the temperature you normally wash your clothes, or a bit higher. If you are buying the fabric on the day of the class, you can use our steam iron to pre-shrink the fabric before cutting.
WHO IS THIS CLASS SUITABLE FOR?
This class is an Intermediate – Sewing with stretch level class. You should be comfortable with using a sewing machine and have made quite a few garments at home. You know how to use a pattern, but you are new to sewing with stretch. In these classes we focus on how to sew with stretch fabrics, using a regular sewing machine.
ABOUT YOUR TEACHER
Helen is a pattern cutter who has worked in the fashion industry in London for 10 years. She has cut patterns for several high-end designer brands, including Victoria Beckham, Mary Katrantzou and Karen Millen. She loves sharing the knowledge she has gained over the years with others, to help them on their sewing journey. Whether they are taking their first steps into the fashion industry, or improving their home sewing techniques.
See our website to read our cancellation policy before booking a class with us.
HOW TO BOOK
Bookings are through Stitches & Cream.
T: 01326 218770
A: Stitches & Cream, 34 High Street, Falmouth, TR11 2AD