About the Class
T-shirts, the most versatile item of clothing we have. Dress it up with a nice jacket and you are ready for work, dress it down with a pair of PJs and you are good for a lazy Sunday. This class unlocks your sewing potential and ensures that sewing with knits (aka stretch fabrics) is easy and nothing to be afraid of. Our pattern has 4 neckline versions and 4 sleeve lengths, making it 16 combinations to choose from, so you can create your favourite style. We will be using tried and tested Lark Tee pattern from one of the leading indie pattern designers GrainLine Studio.
Duration: 3 hours Price: €40
Who is it for?
All beginners who might have had some minimal sewing experience (e.g. hand sewing/mending). If you are an absolute beginner you are very welcome to join this class, but we would recommend you to complete our Introduction to Sewing: You and Your Sewing Machine class first. All sewist who are keen to start sewing with stretchy fabrics and would like to ease their way to handling this new type of fabric.
What will you learn?
- How to make a perfectly fitted t-shirt out of 16 possible style variations
- How to best cut stretch fabrics without stretching it out
- Different varieties of stretch fabrics and how to handle them (what needle to use?)
- All types of stretch stitches on your machine
- How to use an overlocker to finish seams
- Topstitching for professional finish on neckline and hems
- Learn how to finish seams using your machine or an overlocker
Stretch fabrics- comfortable and versatile. We make sure you get the skills and confidence to use this commonly "difficult" fabric type. Nothing more misleading! Once you know how it differs from regular non-stretch cotton, and how to handle it, you will be able to make anything you can think of (casual wear, PJs, dresses, shorts...)
Sewing machines and all accessories are provided in class. Your fabric requirements depend on the style of sleeve you choose, please see below or contact me and I will confirm how much material you need:
Cap & Short Sleeves: 1.2 meter of stretch cotton x 1.5 width
3/4 & Long Sleeves: 1.9 meter of stretch cotton x 1.5 width
Fabric packs containing all necessary materials will be available to purchase before and during the class up to €15 (depending on price of fabric you choose). If you would like to choose your own material but not sure where to go and what to choose, or simply fancy a great day out, we recommend our Fabric Shopping Trip experience.
For inspiration on all different variations of this pattern you can visit Instagram and search for #larktee
Max 6 people
Dates & Locations:
Or book your preferred time at the comfort of your own home (same price).