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Learn to Sew Jersey Babywear Workshop

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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 class is ideal for beginners to sewing jersey fabrics. You will make a super cute set including a top using the versatile Pick and Mix pattern and Leggings using the Lightening Leggings 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. 

We'll start at the very beginning with a 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 garments which will equip you with key skills you need for your next sewing projects! 

What will you make in the class?

We'll be using the tried and tested Pick and Mix Pattern by Waves and Wild to make a top and using the Lightening Leggings Pattern to make co-ordinating leggings or shorts.

You will find the measurements charts for all Waves and Wild patterns here.

Starting with your cut out paper pattern, we will help you cut out your fabric using the pattern and sharing 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 ready and waiting for you
  • Elastic as required 
  • Threads, equipment and sewing machines are all provided


What will I need to bring?

  • You can choose to use our studio machines or bring your own machine. 
  • 1.5m Cotton jersey fabric plus a 10cm strip of contrast colour for bindings if you’d like these to be contrasting
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 - we have a microwave and a fridge you can use.


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!

  • How to stretch on a neckband/hem band

  • How to topstitch neatly

  • How to sew through thicker layers of fabric

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

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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