Sewing with stretch


This 1 and a half day course is for anyone who is looking to make stretch clothes using a sewing pattern.

Ideal companion to the Learn to use an Overlocker course

Suitable for confident beginners and experienced sewers

The main aim of this course is to learn how to sew stretch fabric using an overlocker and sewing machine

We will be making a basic jersey sweatshirt in a size of your choice.

DAY 1 (half day)

  • Practice stretch necklines and cuffs
  • Understanding sewing with stretch on a sewing machine
  • Understanding sewing with stretch on an overlocker
  • Using a twin needle
  • Using a Cover-stitch machine
  • What stitches to use for stretch
  • How to adjust your sewing machine to help with stretch fabrics
  • Preparing sewing patterns ready for day 2.


  • make a wearable sweatshirt using a combination of the overlocker and sewing machines
  • choice of different neckline (hood, v neck or round neck)
  • choice of sleeve length and finish at cuff
  • optional pockets

We aim to leave with a finished wearable garment.

Sewing machines and overlockers provided.

Fabrics not included.  You will be given a requirements list upon booking.

Maximum 6 places available to keep the class size small


9th November  2024

1 – 4.30pm


23rd November

10am – 4pm


£90.00Add to basket