Sewing with Knits (Stretchy Fabrics) Course✄

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In this two part class you make a traditional style T Shirt or our 3/4 length shirt and as you make them you will learn all you need to know about successful sewing with knit fabric.  Sewing with knit fabrics is fantastic. No need for buttons and zips! But they are different to wovens and you need a couple of new skills, techniques and tools.

If you've given it a go and had skipped stitches, puckered seams and general frustrations - we'll help you understand where you were going wrong.

  • Learn to use multiple stretch stitches and understand how to adjust your machine for a great result.
  • Learn to use the overlocker 
  • Sew with a twin needles 
  • Understand the knit stitches on regular sewing machines

When choosing your fabric, please choose knit fabric with 2 way stretch.  A nice choice is a blend of predominantly natural fibre with some synthetic, for example 95% Merino and 5% Spandex.  

Workshop skill levels explained – click here.

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What you will learn
  • Understand knit fabrics
  • Use the overlocker and sewing machine stretch stitches
  • Needle and equipment selection for knit fabrics
What you will get
  • Multiple samples learning the stretch stitches and adjustments
  • A copy of the pattern and detailed instructions
  • A 3/4 sleeve blouse or traditional T shirt

What to bring
  • Poly-Cotton blend sewing machine thread - matching your fabrics
  • 1.5metres of knit fabric with at least 50% stretch both horizontally & vertically
  • *optional .2metres of knit fabric or ribbing for contrasting neck band
What to wear


Appropriate for

✄✄ for students who have completed Sewing Basics and are confident enough to try new techniques

Cancellation & Refund Policy

On occasion, Thread Den is forced to cancel a class due to low booking numbers. We really don't like to do this as we love to teach people to sew, knit and crochet, but if we don't cover our costs we can't run the class. In instances where Thread Den must cancel a class, enrolled participants will be notified 24 hours or more prior to the scheduled class and will receive a credit for a replacement class or a refund as required.

There are no refunds due to change of mind.

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Terms & Conditions

Cancellations of Bookings Policy

  • If you provide notice seven or more days prior to the start of your course, you will need to pay an administration fee of $10.
  • Cancellations or changes made with less than seven days notice before the start of a course, will forfeit 50% of the paid class fee.
  • Cancellations or changes made less than 48 hours prior to class commencement will forfeit the full course fee paid.

If you miss the second or subsequent sessions of course, you cannot be reimbursed for that session. You are encouraged to come in and use the Sewing Lounge during hours so you hopefully still finish your project.

Transfers of your course or workshop booking to a friend or family are fine.

Payment Policy:

Classes at Thread Den frequently become fully booked, so we require full payment to be made at the time of booking to secure your place. 

Payment can be made conveniently online with credit card, or at the store in cash, EFT or credit card or even via credit card over the phone.

Unfortunately, we can't tentatively hold or pencil in places without payment.

Thank you for reading all the details.

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03 March 2018 • Sewing with Knits (Stretchy Fabrics) Course✄

Great class and lovely teacher. I'm not scared of sewing with knit fabrics anymore! Thanks for all the helpful tips. Xx


28 February 2018 • Sewing with Knits (Stretchy Fabrics) Course✄

This was a great class - I came away far more confident to continue working with knit/ stretch fabrics, there were some great tips along the way and the chance to use both sewing machine and overlocker. I would say there was 'just about' enough time to finish the project in the class. Will definitely come back to learn more.


08 April 2017 • Sewing with Knits (Stretchy Fabrics) Course✄

I learned how to sew knit fabric and use an overlocker. I feel confident now to sew knits at home. The experience was fun and a bit challenging. I would certainly recommend the class to others; really good instruction and good atmosphere.

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