Sewing School One to One or More - Dressmaking - Introduction to Sewing With Jersey/Knits Workshop

Product Code: SS-SWK121
Availability: 10
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Price: £52.50



This class is for those of you who would like to start sewing with jersey/knit/stretchy fabrics but don't know where to start.

You can make a pair or leggings for a child (capri or full length) or a pair of capri length leggings for an adult.

We will cover how to treat stretchy fabrics when cutting out, the raw edges, sewing machine settings and needles, sewing methods and top tips to keep the layers straight and the same length throughout!

You can sew your leggings on a normal sewing machine or an overlocker/serger (select your preference above).

The workshop includes the pattern, pattern paper and elastic.  

You will need to bring your fabric with you, prewashed.

Requirements: For up to Age 6: 1mtr; Age 7-9: 1.5mtrs; Age 10: 1.75mtrs; Age 11: 2mtrs; Age 12 to adult: 2.5mtrs.

We will have specialist sewing needles that you can borrow for the evening as well as stock available to purchase at the end of the night.

If you would like to use one of our knit fabrics for your leggings you will qualify for 20% off the list price of the fabric.


SUITABLE FOR: This is a great introduction to sewing with knits, We recommend having had some practice with regular/woven fabrics before you tackle stretchy fabrics.

SKILLS COVERED:  Reading, tracing and cutting pattern pieces.  Sewing together and top stitching stretchy fabrics.

WHERE: Course are held in Witney or Ducklington depending on class size and your own needs.

WHEN:  As this is a bespoke course we will agree days and times to suit you.  We are able to offer slots during the daytime or evening, or at weekends.   Each lesson takes approx 2.5 hours.  Email us at to check out our availability before booking.


If you can't make one of our group courses, or would like to complete a workshop or course which isn't currently running as a group course, then a 'one to one or more' course might be just what you need!

We are happy to teach all our group courses to individuals, or small groups of friends, find the course you are interested in, and view the price for the number of people who want to learn together above.  Contact us to select a date and time to suit your schedule and we can take it from there - once a date has been set you can pay in one go using the website, or we can divide the cost between the participants and invoice you all separately (the only days/times we can never do are Monday or Tuesday mornings).

If your group is larger than 4 no problem, if you are able to provide a venue then the overall cost of the course will go up by £29 for every additional participant.  If you would like us to provide a venue there is a flat rate of £25 per lesson for that (remember, if your group is 4 or less the venue cost is already covered).  If any of this is unclear please do ask, we are happy to provide a quote.


Payment is required at the point of booking your place on one of our workshops or sewing courses.

In you need to cancel up to 3 weeks before the start of the class, we will offer you the choice of transferring to another date, or a refund minus a £15 cancellation fee (if we manage to sell the place this reduces to £5).

If you need to cancel within 3 weeks of the start date, we are sorry but we cannot offer you a refund or transfer.  With less than 3 week's notice it is difficult for us to fill places and it isn't fair on other people who would have liked a place, had they had more notice. We can put you on a reserve list for a future date, and if we still have spaces 3 weeks before the start of a course, we will slot you in at no additional cost.


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us - email, call 01993 700411, or pop along to one of our pop-up shops (click here for details) to meet us in person and find out more!

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