This is the perfect workshop if you are new to sewing with stretch fabrics. In this class you will learn how to sew with stretch fabrics, use a walking foot, ballpoint needle and a zig zag stitch to sew your seams and hems.
The Toaster Sweaters consist of two different high neck top designs to keep you toasty warm and stylish in the cooler months. They are both very simple to sew and perfect for sewists of all levels who want to try their hand at sewing knits. These sweaters are designed to be constructed using knit fabric with at least 20% stretch around the width of the body. We will be making Sweater #2: Is an easy top/sweater that can be dressed up or down. It is somewhat fitted through the shoulders and sleeves and then swings out a bit at the underarms and hem. It features a semi-high-neck that takes its inspiration from funnel and boat necks. It also has mitered side vents with a hi-low hem that is 1" shorter in the front than the back. The front hem falls just below the high hip. Sew it in a boiled wool knit, a wool jersey or ponte for a more dressed up look. Sew it in a sweatshirt fleece (with stretch) or jersey knit for a more casual look.
Skill Level: Dressmaking Beginner (you will need to know how to use a sewing machine)
We don't want to rush any class so we are allowing between 4 to 5 hours. Please pre wash your fabric prior to the class to allow for shrinkage
Please note we will be making the version 2 sweater. pictured to the right of the pattern.
What you will learn:
How to lay your fabric ready for cutting. How to sew stretchy fabrics with a walking foot and a ballpoint needle. Sewing seams and hems with a zig zag stitch
What we will supply in this class - Sewing machine
- Instructions to make more sweaters at home.
- Drinks and cake
What you will need to bring
- Stretch fabric of your choice. 150 width fabric wool jersery, cotton interlock, jersey knits all with at least 20% stretch. Feel free to visit us in store for advice on the best material to purchase. XS - M 1.5metres, L 1.7metres, XL 2.2metres, XXL 2.3metres
- Matching Thread
Please pre wash your fabric prior to the class to allow for shrinkage. We will ask you to collect your pattern and tracing paper from us so you can trace your correct size at home.