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.
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
What needle to sew with
What stitch to use
Applying bias binding
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)
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
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