Intro to Sewing Stretch Garments- Sunday 6th October 10am – 4.30pm

$175.00

A ‘beyond basics’ one day intensive workshop ideal for budding sewists who have completed one of our Learn to Sew One Day Workshops , Beginner’s Sewing Courses or can use a sewing machine to sew simple items.

This workshop focuses on learning to use commercial sewing patterns to make simple garments. You will make a pair of wide-leg cropped pants with pockets and an elasticised waistband, in your size, The skills you learn will enable you to get started on your own clothing projects.. (The price of the pattern we will use is included in the workshop fee.)

An extension of our Sewing Pattern Basics 3hr workshop, our full-day intensive will first take you through the fundamentals we learn in that session — how to read and apply the information on the pattern to find your size, lay and cut out your fabric, and prepare for sewing.
We will then go beyond these basics to construct our garment following the steps and techniques detailed on the pattern instruction sheets.

If you:

  • know the basics of operating a sewing machine but don’t know how to take your skills to the next level
  • have purchased sewing patterns and fabrics but need some help to get started
  • are confused about size, cutting out and following the pattern instructions
  • want to understand the principles of using sewing patterns such as finding straight grain, matching symbols and applying the sewing techniques detailed in the pattern instructions.
  • like the idea of making a garment in a day with the help of a knowledgeable teacher
  • want to gain sewing skills you can apply to future projects

then this is the class for you!

Your teacher: Sewing School teacher Aly Peel. Aly has a wealth of experience teaching sewing techniques and sewing pattern skills.

Skill level: You must be able to confidently use a sewing machine to construct simple items such as a cushion cover, tote bag or basic clothing item.

We will provide: Sewing machines and all other equipment. A copy of the pattern we will use in class for you to take home.

Bring along: Your own sewing machine if you would like to learn on that (we have plenty if you don’t own one). Your sewing kit if you have one. Medium-weight, woven fabric such as linen, or crisp or soft cotton and matching thread. Your teacher will be in touch with more details about fabric quantity and other materials closer to the date of the workshop.

Where: The Gaye Abandon Workroom, 122 Buckley St, Footscray.

When:  Sunday 24th March 10am – 4.30 (including a 30 – 45 minute lunch break)

Getting here: We are just near the corner of Buckley St and Victoria St in Footscray.
3 minutes walk from Middle Footscray Station. 2 hour on-street parking nearby. See Contact Page for a map

Please note: Our workshops are NON REFUNDABLE and NON TRANSFERABLE.
Please familiarise yourself with all our Refund and Cancellation Policies before booking. By booking this workshop you are agreeing to these policies.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like more information

Sew a trans-seasonal stretch top in this full-day workshop! Learn the ins and outs of using sewing patterns and master special techniques for sewing stretch garments.

Intro to Sewing Stretch Garments One-Day Workshop – A ‘beyond basics’ one-day intensive workshop ideal for budding sewists who can already use a sewing machine or overlocker to sew simple items of clothing, You will learn to follow a sewing pattern to make a tee, sweat shirt or sloppy joe for an adult or child from stretch cotton fabric.

We will teach you how to read and apply the information on the pattern to find your size, lay and cut out your fabric, and prepare for sewing. You will then construct your garment with our guidance, following the pattern instructions. In addition, you will learn many tips and tricks for sewing and finishing stretch garments on both the sewing machine and overlocker.

The price of the pattern we will use is included in the workshop fee and there will be a choice of patterns suitable for men, women and children.

Our Intro to Sewing Stretch Garments’ workshop is the class for you if you:

  • know the basics of operating a sewing machine or overlocker but don’t have experience using sewing patterns or knit fabrics
  • are confused about size, cutting out and following the pattern instructions
  • want to understand the principles of using sewing patterns such as finding straight grain, matching symbols and applying the sewing techniques specific to stretch garments detailed in the pattern instructions.
  • like the idea of making a garment in a day from knit fabric with the help of a knowledgeable teacher
  • want to learn techniques specific to working with stretch fabrics and sewing skills you can apply to making both garments from both knit and woven fabrics

Skill level: You must be able to confidently use a sewing machine to construct simple items such as a cushion cover, tote bag or basic clothing item.

We will provide: Sewing machines, overlockers and all other equipment. A copy of the pattern we will use in class for you to take home.

Bring along: Your own sewing machine or overlocker if you would like to learn on that (we have plenty if you don’t own one). Your sewing kit if you have one. Fabric and matching thread. Your teacher will be in touch with more details about fabric recommendations, quantity and other required materials closer to the date of the workshop.

Where: At our bright, airy and spacious sewing school: Level 1, 9/131 Hyde St, Footscray

When:  Sunday 6th October 10am – 4.30 (including a 30 minute lunch break)

Getting here: We are located in the Hyde Business Park close to Yarraville Gardens. 6 minutes walk (550 metres) from Seddon Station or 10 mins walk from Footscray Station straight up Hyde St.
The 409 bus runs up Hyde St between Yarraville and Highpoint Shopping Centre (via Footscray) stops almost outside.
There is street parking in Hyde St and customer parking behind the complex.

Please note: Our workshops are NON REFUNDABLE and NON TRANSFERABLE.
Please familiarise yourself with all our Refund and Cancellation Policies before booking. By booking this workshop you are agreeing to these policies.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like more information