Date - 14/03/2018 - 21/03/2018
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Knowle Village Hall, Solihull
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.
Thursday 14th March 2019 1830-2130 – 3 hours
Thursday 21st March 2019 1830-2130 – 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.”
Smallest size: Bust 32″/waist 25″/hips 35″
Largest size: Bust 44″/waist 37″/hips 47″
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 learn:
- How to take essential body measurements and select your pattern size
- How to identify pattern pieces required
- How to lengthen/shorten pattern pieces if required
- How to accurately cut out pattern pieces
- How to identify the grainline of the fabric and lay out pattern pieces correctly
- How to cut stretch fabric accurately
- Top tips on how to sew with stretch fabric on a regular sewing machine
- How to stabilise necklines and hems on stretch garments
- How to top stitch using a twin needle
What is included:
- Full individual use of Janome sewing machines
- Use of sewing tools
- Selection of sewing threads
- Full tuition to make your garment
- Paper pattern and step by step instruction booklet worth $16.00 (approx £12.00)
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.
You will need to bring:
- 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
See size charts below for further guidance about how much fabric you will need.
- Matching thread – there will be a selection of threads available for you to use but feel free to bring your own if you prefer.
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.
(This includes a paper pattern worth $16.00/£12 to use in the class and take home with you to use again)
“I absolutely love the Linden sweatshirt. I have made 2 so far 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.
Grainline Studio images used with permission.
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