DATE, TIME AND LOCATION
Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th October, 11am - 4pm both days
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! Over the weekend you'll learn to sew the perfect turtleneck and sweatshirt, ideal for wearing with skirts and jeans and cosy layering. We'll be using the Paola Turtleneck
and Sloane Sweatshirt patterns by Named Clothing. On the Saturday you'll sew two turtlenecks and on the Sunday you'll sew one sweatshirt. If you'd rather just come to one part of the weekend, you can book the Saturday turtleneck class here and the Sunday sweatshirt class here. Booking both gets you a special bundle rate though!
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 add ribbing to cuffs, waistbands and necklines
+ Paola Turtleneck Tee pattern by Named Clothing
+ Sloane Sweatshirt pattern by Named Clothing
+ Clear elastic
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 weekend
STUDENTS WILL NEED TO BRING:
+ Maximum of 2.1m of jersey fabric with approximately 50% stretch for each turtleneck (4.2m total), exact fabric requirements for each size can be found here
+ Fabric: 125 – 195 cm / 1½ – 2¼ yd of sweatshirt jersey or similar medium-weight knit, exact fabric requirements can be found here
+ Rib knit: 20-25cm
+ 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.