Learn to Sew Jersey Baby and Kidswear - Show of Interest

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Learn to sew baby clothes using knit jersey fabric with us on a full day workshop in the Crafty Studio!

This full day in-person class is ideal for beginners to sewing jersey fabrics. You will make a super cute set including a top, baby grow or sleep shirt using the versatile Pick and Mix pattern and Leggings using the Lightening Leggings pattern, pattern, both by Waves and Wild and suitable for sizes 0-4 years. This is a great first jersey fabric project and a lovely introduction to sewing babywear.

The class will be led by Zareen, our resident babywear expert, with Crafty Sew and So Founder, Sarah on hand to help too! 

We'll start at the very beginning with a full run through what equipment you need and how to set up the machine and your workspace ready to sew.

We'll help you create your first stretch stitches and over the course of the day you will construct your first jersey fabric garment which will equip you with key skills you need for your next sewing projects! 

How does the "show of interest" booking reservation system work?

This FREE listing is a show of interest reservation. We need to have at least 3 participants for each class to go ahead so we are asking you to show your interest in a workshop and we will contact you to confirm a suitable date. This should be in the next 2-3 months. workshop are normally held on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. If there are any dates you know you cannot do please put these in the comments box at the checkout. 

The cost of the full day class is £70 and this includes your pattern, all equipment and machine use and teaching in a small group with an experienced, knowledgable and friendly tutor. This will be invoiced when the date of the workshop has been confirmed and must be paid in order to secure your place our the workshop. 

What will you make in the class?

We'll be using tried and tested kidswear patterns to make a top or baby grow and co-ordinating leggings or shorts.

We will send you your pattern ahead of the class and ask you to print and prepare this at home so you can make the most of your time in the class.

Starting with your cut out paper pattern, we will help you cut out your fabric and share tips for getting the best use out of the fabric and cutting stretchy fabrics. 

Once your fabric is cut out we'll show you how to construct your garment step by step. 

What is included:

  • Your pattern - this will be emailed to you as a PDF to print and assemble at home
  • Elastic as required 
  • Threads, equipment and sewing machines are all provided

Some preparation before the class will be required. You will need access to a printer to print the pattern. 

What will I need to bring?

  • Your printed, assembled and cut out pattern.
  • 1.5m Cotton jersey fabric * Alternatively, you can choose to bring your own fabric.
  • 10cm strip of contrast rib or cotton jersey for bindings.
  • You can choose to use our studio machines or bring your own machine. 
You may use an overlocker (we have 4 available) if you have previous experience of using one or have attended an intro to overlocking class previously. We will not have time to teach you how to use an overlocker from the beginning in this class but we will be happy to tailor our teaching to help you use the overlocker to make the garment if you have used one before and are familiar with the basics. 
You will also need to bring: 
  • A packed lunch or money to buy lunch at a local cafe or shops - please note, we do have a microwave and a fridge available

Learn all these essential sewing skills!

  • How to use a paper pattern

  • Following sewing instructions

  • How to pin and cut jersey fabric
  • How to set up the sewing machine/overlocker for stitching stretch fabrics

  • How to use the guides on the machine to create small 6mm/ 1/4inch seams

  • How to troubleshoot any issues - tension, thread snapping, tangling, skipped stitches and much more!

  • Stretching on a neckband/hem band

  • Topstitching

  • Sewing through thicker layers of fabric

  • Adding poppers

  • Ideas for further development

Following this jersey sewing class, you can join us for Crafty Sundays, our monthly group sewing sessions in the studio! Bring your own projects and spend the day immersed in creativity!

We are a Covid-19 Secure venue and have implemented all government guidelines.

Please take a good look at our Covid-secure page for all the latest details.

Our classes are non-refundable so please make sure you’ve checked your diary carefully and read our Ts & Cs before booking. These also cover lots of other questions so please do read them!

You’ll receive a confirmation email upon booking and you’ll also receive a reminder email in the week before your class. If you don’t receive these, please check your junk/spam folder.

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