Jersey Knit Sewing Experience Gift

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Learn how to sew with gorgeous jersey fabric and make yourself a fabulous jersey dress or top.

Jersey is a fabric which people are nervous to sew with, we want to change that, we want to show you how easy it is. Three different patterns to choose will give you the confidence and will suit your current skill level, it also means you can come with a friend who may not be at the same skill level as you. 

This is a gift experience and is held in Ocean Studios in Plymouth. Once purchased we will email you a PDF for you to print and gift at your leisure. If you would like us to print and post to you we can do this please contact us after purchase. 

The PDF will be emailed within 24 hrs of your purchase with its one unique booking number. 

Booking for this expereince is essential. 

Please note if you buy this as a gift and they really don't like the chosen activity this can be transferred to another activity.

We are not able to offer refunds on any gift experiences bought. 

Workshop Description 

The two patterns to choose from: 

 

The Coco Dress by Tilly and the buttons is a great intro to jersey, perfect for someone who is ok with patterns already but wants to learn the tricks of the jersey sewing trade. 

 

The Lark Tee is another great pattern for a simple jersey sew, suitable for anyone who as sewn a garment or two before and would like to sew a great staple top for their wardrobe. 

 

When deciding on your pattern please discuss with us your sewing level and we can guide you to the best pattern. 

 

Your sewing will generally follow this plan, to start with you will discuss your patterns, you will be taught how to measure properly and then choose which size you will be making. From there you will be guided through the tracing of your pattern, pining to your fabric and the transferring of markings from your pattern onto your fabric. Then it is time to cut. 

 

You may get further than this or be at this point when we will break for lunch. You can purchase food from the gorgeous Column bakehouse downstairs or feel free to bring a packed lunch and make the most of the beautiful RWY. The break will be for 30 mins.  

 

In the afternoon you will get down to the sewing where you will be talked through all the different parts of your patterns whether there are zips to insert, facings, pockets, cuffs, whichever dress you are working on your will have guidance through the process.  

 

What you will learn depending on which pattern you choose to make: 

 

Selecting the correct size for you

 

 

Drafting a simple pattern 

 

 

Altering the pattern length

 

 

Cutting out pattern from fabric

 

 

Transferring pattern markings

 

 

Pattern matching

 

 

What needle to sew with 

 

 

What stitch to use

 

 

Hemming techniques 

 

 

Inserting elastic 

 

 

Applying bias binding 

 

 

Pocket placement

 

 

Applying cuffs 

 

 

Inserting sleeves

 

 

 

 

 

What you will need:

 

 

Sewing machine threaded and working (if you require to use one of our machines you will to advise us during booking as we have a limited amount of machines available)

 

 

Sewing kit

 

 

Fabric and notions for your chosen pattern size and length – a detailed tick list will be sent to you once you have booked on the course with full details

 

 

Level:

 

 

Next Stage Beginner, intermediate and advanced

 

 

You must have used a sewing machine before or been on one of our beginners sewing classes

 

 

Duration: 7 hours