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B12 - Knit Dresses are Sew Fun*

$380.00
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*Pre-requisite

  • Participants should have completed our Foundation Sewing Class series.  
  • We welcome experienced sewists to join our knit dress class. Do take note that skillsets such as using a serger and sewing set-in sleeves are required pre-requisites for this class. 

Beginner Apparel - Knit Dresses are Sew Fun

Love wearing jersey but unsure of how to get started with sewing? Join our hands-on workshop and learn how to work with knit/jersey material to create an everyday dress. No longer be daunted by the prospect of making your own T-shirts and jersey dresses with the help of our instructors, ever-ready to provide you with the guidance you need.

Participants will learn to make a simple dropped shoulder top AND a dress.

    • Choose between 3 dress patterns: A knee-length wrap dress with sleeves, a princess seam dress, or a casual outing dress with short sleeves and sleeveless options
    • Fabric for top will be provided
    • You will receive the soft-copy (.pdf) versions of the top pattern as well as the dress pattern of your choice

Topics covered in the class include:

  • Understanding and working with knit fabrics: How to choose the right fabric for different dress patterns, calculating Stretch Factor, identifying direction of stretch, cutting knit fabrics
  • Simple pattern alteration for a knit dress pattern
  • How to set up a domestic sewing machine to sew knit fabric
  • Joining seams for knit material (stretchy stitch, zig-zag stitch, 4-thread serging)
  • Using transparent elastic tape to stablise seams on knit fabric
  • Hemming techniques for knit/jersey fabric such as twin needle top-stitching, binding using jersey binding tape, and sewing a banded neckline

At the end of the course, you will understand the ins and outs of sewing with jersey fabric and be able to sew your own knit dresses!

Course Fee

  • $380 includes top and dress patterns; participant will be required to bring their own fabric for the dress
  • We will email you the details of fabric needed for the class

Course venue

  • Sin Ming studio: Midview City, 24 Sin Ming Lane, #08-108, Singapore 573970
  • Commonwealth studio: Tanglin Halt Industrial Estate, 115A Commonwealth Drive, #04-05, Singapore 149596

    Course info

    • 3.5 hours x 4 sessions, held once a week over 4 weeks

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