Sew a comfortable and wearable top using a pattern that may be changed into a dress to practise working with a jersey / stretch fabric. Learn to cut, stitch, and work in a neat manner. This project is best suited for individuals who have some sewing experience.

The instructor will teach you through stretch stitching skills on an individual basis.
Location: This course takes place in the studio, classroom, at The Hithe, Studio 4, Old Railway Walk. LONDON – SE16 7JA near Rotherhithe Station
Note: You need to book the 6 sessions at the time you make a payment. Sessions are non-refundable and unchangeable.


  • 2 hour sessions
  • 6 sessions (over 7 weeks)
  • Time: 18:00 – 20:00

    Sew Comfortable and Wearable Stretch Fabrics

    What is the purpose of the course?

    The instructor will teach give and overview of stitching skills on an individual basis, including:
  • How to make a simple top pattern and cut it out
  • Construction and sewing tools
  • Manipulating the construction of garment with stretch fabric
  • Introduction to a domestic overlocker
  • How to sew seams with stretchy patterns
  • Attaching sleeves with stretch fabric
  • What does this class cover?

  • Using a commercial pattern to make a fitted top with stretch fabric
  • Cutting out the chosen fabric
  • Understanding grain lines
  • Hemming a garment
  • Pressing the fabric
  • Easy procedures and recommendations for a professional finish
  • Adding fastenings, collar, sleeves and pocket
  • What will I achieve?

    By the end of this course you should be able to…
    Using the techniques explained above, by the end of this session, you should be able to read and sew a top from a commercial pattern or/and create a dress from a top using flexible fabric. Use precise seams and hem techniques on clothing, create and finish a top or dress with or without sleeves.

    Will I be taught in a particular way, and will there be any work outside of class?

    Through practical demonstrations during the class, Q&A discussions and feedback are actively encouraged

    Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

    You’ll need to purchase fabric for your top (or dress) as well as a pattern that suits your preferences. During the first session, you will be provided with instructions on how to select the right pattern style, fabric type and quantity, matching threads, and any specialty needles.

    You must bring your purchased pattern and fabric to the second session

    When I've finished, what course can I do next?

    You may want to progress and learn how to draw your own patterns or start your own fashion design line. Blue Sewing Club offers pattern cutting courses for beginners and advanced learners.