Intro to stretch fabrics – Online sewing course

(4 customer reviews)


Are you scared of sewing with jersey fabrics? You really don’t need to be.

Stretch fabrics are wonderfully versatile and flattering to most body shapes and can be put together quickly and easily using just a sewing machine.  No need for darts, zippers, fastenings, linings or any fancy jiggery pokery.  It is dressmaking made SIMPLE.

Don’t be scared, bite the bullet and let Claire guide you through all the methods, tips and tricks needed to make jersey garments quickly and easily without any fuss.

This course has been developed for those of you who are unable to attend our physical workshops at our Brentwood based studio due to location or timing difficulties.

We have put together £180 worth of physical courses (making 3 garments) with online support and tuition to create this programme where we will hold your hand every step of the way, guiding you through week by week until you have 3 finished articles of clothing (possibly more if you are super speedy)!!

During the course you will not only create 3 complete garments for either adults, children or both. But you will also learn

  • How to work with PDF patterns
  • How to measure yourself correctly
  • How to set up your machine to sew stretch fabrics (overlocker and serger tips will be included but are NOT a requirement)
  • How to trace patterns
  • How to cut out jersey
  • Options for hemming
  • How to calculate adding waist/cuff/ankle/neck bands into any garment regardless of the patten

The 3 garments you will make are:

  1. Raglan top in an adult or child size (3m – 12)
  2. PJ bottoms (Adults) or Baby leggings (0-4) /PJ Bottoms (4 – 12) (child) – Both are cuffed at the ankle with a soft yoga style waistband
  3. A skater dress Adult or child size (18m – 8y)

The course fees cover your tuition (video trainings) accessible via your own online learning portal and access to an online support group (facebook group). You will be added to the group once you have purchased your course.

You will also be required to purchase patterns and fabric for your course as per our physical classes. (Details of these will be found in the group).  As a rough guide patterns will cost between £15 – £20 in total depending on your choice of adult or child size. Fabrics will cost between £20 – £50 again depending on your choice of adult or child sizes.  You will be provided with discount codes for all the patterns as well as some online fabric stores and we will recommend other low cost suppliers to you at the beginning of your course.

You can enrol now using the BOOK NOW button at the bottom of this post for a one off upfront fee of £95.00

Once you are signed up and added to the facebook group you will find details of the patterns and fabrics along with some handy videos to get you all set up and ready to roll.  Then you will want to check your inbox for details of your course content following along within the next 48 hours.



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4 reviews for Intro to stretch fabrics – Online sewing course

  1. Holly (verified owner)

    Absolutely loved doing this online class and would highly recommend doing this course. Really easy tutorial videos to follow. My three little girls now have so many different pairs of leggings and tops 😊 xx

  2. Lucy (verified owner)

    I found this course really useful and easy to follow. The video tutorials are really easy to follow and it was great being able to go at my own pace. I really enjoyed it.

  3. Jacqui

    What a brilliant course! I was being bogged down with life, not able to fit any face-to-face classes and then this arrived. Easy to follow tutorials to make 3 garments including machine set ups and a dedicated Facebook group for peer support. I worked at my own pace in my own time and could always contact Claire if I needed. Do not hesitate, it’s awesome. I’m so pleased I found the course and can fit it around me!!

  4. Anne (verified owner)

    Great fun. Easy to follow tutorials. Claire is always there for online support too. You can go at your own pace or follow weekly. Really enjoyed the course. Thanks Claire

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