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Intro to sewing with stretchy fabrics  

You must be able to use a sewing machine and ideally have made a couple of things before taking this class. If not then try our ultimate beginners day. 

Want to step up your sewing skills and learn tips and tricks for sewing with jersey and knit fabrics on a sewing machine?
Intro to stretch- sew a simple Tee shirt

This class will teach you how to Cut and sew with knit fabrics and make a simple t-shirt. 

Want the perfect Breton tee? A casual crew neck? Or a slinky scooped neck shirt? Using a sewing machine we will construct a well fitting t shirt with set in sleeves and a professional looking finish. You will have a choice of sleeve length and neckline as well as different finishes to suit your personal style. 
In this class you will learn
  • how to use a commercial sewing pattern
  • how to lay and cut knit fabric. 
  • how to add a professional looking neckband 
  • how to use a twin needle
  • attach sleeves using the flat method
Cost: £47 (max number of 6 students per session)
Time: 14.30-17:30 pm weekends OR 6.30-10 pm on weeknights. Arrive on time as session starts promptly!
Materials required: 1.5 metres medium or lightweight knit fabric such as cotton jersey, ponte roma. Lightweight sweatshirting is also suitable. Matching Thread. 
Refreshments: Unlimited tea, coffee and snacks provided along with a playlist of awesome tunes!
Do you have questions about Intro to sewing with stretchy fabrics? Contact The Thrifty Stitcher

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The Thrifty Studios
Unit 21, 3-5 Shelford Place
Stoke Newington
N16 9HS London
United Kingdom


The Thrifty Stitcher

Learn to sew with Claire-Louise Hardie, The Sewing Producer and Mastermind for The Great British Sewing Bee! She's a Professional Costumier with an impressive CV of employers that includes-
ITV:The RSC:The Royal National Theatre:BBC: Regent’s Park open air Theatre and “The Audience” with Dame Helen Mirren.


I have a passion for teaching beginners to sew!


When not teaching at The Thrifty Studio I'm also a Love sewing Magazine columnist: A Sewing Bee Author: Pattern Designer and a Masters student at London College of Fashion

My first book: ``The Great British Sewing Bee- Fashion with Fabric`` won best sewing book 2015 in the British Sewing Awards.

Some of my masters research work is currently part of the Balenciaga Exhibition at The V and A Museum. 


I offer small sized, friendly sewing classes and courses in Stoke Newington North London. 

My mission is to de-mystify the art of sewing and clothes making, showing you just how easy and fun it can be. We offer a range of contemporary sewing classes, suitable for adults at all levels. Fitting is our passion, and we love to helping students make clothes that fit.

Come and be inspired at my lovely working studio, and leave with a passion for sewing

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