Date - 06/11/2020 - 13/11/2020
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
**This workshop will be delivered virtually via the online video conferencing platform, Zoom. If you don’t already have a Zoom account, it is easy to set one up for free (basic package) via their website. The day before the workshop, I would email you the workshop joining instructions. Zoom allows 2 way communication between all participants and myself, allowing questions, feedback, demonstrations and conversation! It’s good fun and a great way to socialise with other people whilst sewing, during this period of Covid-19.**
Duration – 6 hours split over 2 sessions
This workshop will run on 2 dates. You must be able to attend both dates to complete the workshop.
Friday 6th November 2020 9.30am-12.30pm – 3 hours
Friday 13th November 2020 9.30am-12.30pm – 3 hours
This workshop is suitable for those who have used a sewing machine before and can confidently thread the machine and bobbin. If you need a beginners class or a refresher then have a look at beginners classes available.
Come and learn how to sew with knit/jersey fabrics and make the perfect relaxed sweatshirt.
The Linden sweatshirt by Grainline Studio is a relaxed fit sweatshirt, has raglan sleeves and a slightly scooped neckline.
“The Linden Sweatshirt gives a modern update to the classic sweatshirt. View A features long sleeves with cuffs and falls to the mid hip with a lower ribbing band while View B hits at the high hip and has short sleeves. You can also mix and match sleeve and body lengths to create multiple versions of this sweatshirt.”
You will learn how to:
- Take essential body measurements and select your pattern size
- Identify pattern pieces required
- Lengthen/shorten pattern pieces if required
- Accurately cut out pattern pieces
- Identify the grainline of the fabric and lay out pattern pieces correctly
- Cut stretch fabric accurately
- Top tips on how to sew with stretch fabric on a regular sewing machine
- Stabilise necklines and hems on stretch garments
- Top stitch using a twin needle
What is included:
- Paper pattern and step by step instruction booklet worth $16.00 (approx £12.00) (this will be sent to you prior to the workshop).
- Full tuition in order to make your garment
Smallest size: Bust 32″/waist 25″/hips 35″
Largest size: Bust 44″/waist 37″/hips 47″
***You will need to measure yourself in order to know how much fabric to get. You cannot compare to high street sizes and may be across sizes so please get in touch if you are uncertain.***
You will need to measure your bust, waist, and hips. Please refer to my blog post on measuring yourself accurately for help with the waist and hip measurements.
If you think you might be outside of the lower/upper size then please get in contact as a pattern could be altered for you.
You will need to get:
N.B. You have the option of using ribbing for the cuffs and hem or you can opt to use the same fabric as your main bodice and sleeves.
- Long sleeved with cuffs (view A):
Fabric – 2m should be plenty (45″ and 54″ wide fabric)
Ribbing (optional) – 70cm of 36″ wide ribbing
- Short sleeved (view B):
Fabric -1.7m should be plenty (45″ and 54″ wide fabric)
Ribbing (optional) – 30 cm of 36″ wide ribbing
- Matching thread
- Stretch or ballpoint needle for your sewing machine
- Optional – twin stretch or ballpoint needle (not essential as you can use zig zag stitch for topstitching instead
Medium weight knits with a minimum of 20% stretch such as French terry, sweatshirt fleece, sweater knits, and jersey. Extra fabric may be needed to match plaids, stripes, or one-way design prints.
Stretch percentage is an indicator of how stretchy a fabric is. This pattern requires fabric with a minimum of 20% stretch – i.e. when a 10cm piece of fabric is stretched to it’s maximum it would measure 12cm. A blog post with a clear explanation can be viewed here.
Please give me a call if you are in any doubt about fabric choices or suggestions of where to buy from.
It is recommended to pre wash your fabric before the workshop as it is likely to shrink a little in the first wash.
Cost £60 – for the 2 sessions.
“I absolutely love the Linden sweatshirt. I have made several both for myself and other people and have plans to make a few more for sure! They are so snuggly and comfortable to wear. It is a really great pattern for those starting out in dressmaking. Don’t be put off by working with stretchy fabrics – its not as hard as you might think. If you don’t want to stress about matching up stripes/patterns then choose a plain fabric or a pattern with small print! The Linden sweatshirt offers a comfortable yet stylish wardrobe staple that looks great with anything! I’ve also worn one to Pilates for the warm up – it’s perfect for layering.”
To see examples of previous customer’s makes see the gallery page here and scroll down to Linden sweatshirts.
Grainline Studio images used with permission.
This workshop is fully booked.
To add your name to the waiting list or be contacted about future classes get in touch today.