DATE, TIME AND LOCATION
Sunday 14th October, 11am - 5pm
Arch 359 Westgate Street, London, E8 3RN
The workshop will take place in our shop in between Broadway Market and Mare Street. It's about 15 minutes walk from Bethnal Green tube station, 5 minutes from London Fields and Cambridge Heath overground stations.
Get your A/W wardrobe sorted with our Winter Wardrobe Basics weekend! In this second part of the weekend you'll learn to sew the perfect sweater, ideal for wearing with skirts and jeans or layering over tees and dresses. We'll be using the Sloane Sweatshirt
by Named Clothing which has a loose-fitting shape with long bust darts, a high hip length and ribbed cuffs, neckline and hem. We love this pattern as it doesn't have raglan sleeves like a lot of the other sweatshirt patterns out there. Come to Part 1 of our Winter Wardrobe Basics on the Saturday to learn how to make a turtleneck, or book both parts here with a special bundle discount.
STUDENTS WILL LEARN:
+ Tips and tricks for sewing with stretch fabrics, including cutting, marking and sewing
+ How to sew stretch fabrics using a regular sewing machine
+ How to sew stretch fabrics using an overlocker
+ How to create a professional finish on seams using a twin needle
+ How to sew ribbed cuffs, waistbands and necklines
Use of all tools including our Pfaff Quilt Ambition 2.0 sewing machines and Overlockers. If you'd prefer to bring your own machine then that is absolutely fine.
+ Drinks and snacks throughout the day
+ Clear elastic
STUDENTS WILL NEED TO BRING:
+ Fabric: 125 – 195 cm / 1½ – 2¼ yd of sweatshirt jersey or similar medium-weight knit
+ Rib knit: 20-25cm
+ Exact fabric requirements for different sizes can be found here
+ Cotton thread
WHO IS THIS CLASS FOR?
This class is suitable for beginners. You must have experience with using a sewing machine and a pattern. You do not have to have experience with sewing with stretch fabrics - this is a great project to jump right in with!
Hannah and Rosie have run The New Craft House for 5 years and have taught hundreds of students from their East London studio. Passionate about slow fashion and creating a unique handmade wardrobe, they're keen to share these skills with their students in a welcoming and friendly environment. Hannah's dog Twigs might be in the office, please let us know if you'd rather she wasn't and we will find a dog sitter!
WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY:
'Thank you for doing the worksop over the weekend, I really enjoyed it and learnt a lot. You both are so helpful and kind and I would definitely recommend others to do your workshop.'
'Such a fun and rewarding day, I really loved every minute of it.'
Payment plans are available - drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to set one up.