Sewing with Knits

Friday 2 November, 2018
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Teacher: Jen Skedd
Suitable for: All levels - but basic sewing machine experience is required

Price: £35

Sewing knit fabric with a domestic sewing machine can be tricky. But it’s really easy with an overlocker. Many people who have overlockers only use them to neaten the edges of their work but they can do so much more. This short class will show you how to construct a garment, in this case a versatile tunic, almost entirely on an overlocker. I designed this tunic/dress myself as I couldn’t find anything I liked in the shops. It’s a style I’ve since made over and over. I now have about 5 of them in varying lengths. It’s an easy-to-wear, easy to wash item that has become a staple of my wardrobe and I can’t be without.

It has a flattering curved empire line waist, flaring softly to the hem. Wear this short tunic over trousers or leggings. But when you’ve made one, you’ll be able to make a flirty knee-length or an elegant mid-calf length dress. The sleeves are short for Spring. And there’s a scoop neck so I’ll show you how to sew the T-shirt style band. This is a really useful technique when you are sewing knit fabric.

Who is this aimed at?

Competent sewists who would like to be able to save time and sew entire garments on their overlocker.

What will I learn?
How to sew using knit fabric
How to construct a garment
Project: make a tunic

I’ll advise you on the fabric requirements when you book. The pattern will be provided

Location

Studio 6.03A St Margaret's House
Sixth Floor
St. Margaret’s House, 151 London Road

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