Stretch Sewing



SEWING WORKSHOPS SYDNEY | FASHION DESIGN SHORT COURSES 

STRETCH SEWING: T-SHIRT OR CASUAL KNIT TOP SEWING CLASS FOR MEN’S, WOMEN’S & CHILDREN’S GARMENTS 

 

Next Workshops

  • 10, 11, 13 APRIL 2018
  • 3, 4, 6 JULY 2018
  • 25, 26, 28 September 2018
  • 18, 19, 21 December 2018

Course Summary

This workshop is designed to introduce sewers to stretch sewing techniques using an overlocker and sewing machine to obtain a professional finish. Students will make a T-shirt and learn the edge finishing and sewing techniques required to achieve a professional finish.

Students are given a range of commercial patterns to choose from, including patterns for a basic T-shirt, easy design variations that suit different body shapes, and T-shirts for men and children. It is easier if the sewer is sewing a garment for themselves during the course as fitting stretch fabrics is part of the course.

Course Content

This course includes:

  • Quality equipment selection
  • Haberdashery requirements for sewing stretch fabric
  • What correct garment fit entails
  • Interpretation of the pattern envelope information for stretch fabric
  • Taking body measurements
  • Adjusting patterns for fit
  • Understanding the pattern instructions on the pattern leaflet
  • Pattern layout and cutting

Garment construction techniques which may include:

  • Stretch seams using an overlocker or sewing machine
  • Application of facings, bands and collars for edge finishing
  • Twin needle and cover stitch hems.
  • Use of fusible interfacing to improve finishes

Student requirements for the first session

Students receive a sheet that lists specific requirements after enrolment. The sheet includes a list of recommended patterns, how to buy the right size and tips on what fabric to select.

Haberdashery requirements may be purchased during the class. The basic requirements are:

  • Pattern and fabric
  • Thread matching the fabric and any other items like buttons required to make the chosen pattern
  • Pen and notebook
  • Paper and material cutting scissors
  • Basic sewing equipment such as pins and tape measure

Overlockers will be used to sew the T-shirt and students may bring an overlocker (with manual please) if they wish but it is not necessary.

Prior Knowledge

Students should be able to sew a three or four thread overlock seam. It is an advantage to have undertaken our Taming Your Overlocker workshop, but not a prerequisite.

Course Duration

20 hours over 3 days

Course Fees

$360

For more information on this course, please contact our college.

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