Sewing With Jersey Knit Fabric WorkshopRegular price £75.00
Join us for a day sewing in our spacious sewing room.
If you'd like to read about our Covid procedures and how the workshop will run during this time click here.
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. Two 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.
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 Billy Sweater by Tilly and the Buttons is a great jumper pattern. Learn tricks of jersey sewing & attaching ribbing. In this class if you choose this pattern you will be making the jumper version with the simple sleeves rather than with the gathered sleeves.
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. 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
Working with ribbing
What you will need:
Sewing machine threaded and working - Please note if you need to use one of our machines you will need to inform us at the booking stage as we have limited 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: 10 - 5pm including a 30 minute lunchbreak
Please note we try to calculate how long a workshop will be and plan to finish each garment in the allocated time but this isn’t always possible, If you are unable to finish in the workshop time we will make sure you are confident with your garment to be finished at home.
We need a minimum of 4 people for this workshop go ahead, if this number isn’t achieved by one week before we will be contacting you with an alterative date, if you are unable to re-schedule we offer a full refund. Why not see if a friend wants to join you and get 10% off both your workshops when booked together. Use code Twotogether when booking.
Please read our cancellation policy before booking your workshop
I attended the Jersey workshop yesterday (Christmas present from son and his partner) and I came away walking on air. Been sewing all my life (a long time!!) but have recently lost confidence due to a lot of failures. I learned so much from Angela, our fabulously knowledgeable tutor, who taught us how to adjust a pattern for made to measure and handle and respect different types of fabrics. I ended up with the tunic dress in the photograph using the Tilly and the Buttons Coco pattern. I was a bit pushed for time at the end of the session so it could do with an iron on the seams and hem, but I am absolutely delighted with the outcome and will certainly be on the lookout for other courses run by Make at 140!