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Stretch Sewing Classes 

Weekly classes held over 9 weeks for adults who want to learn to sew with stretchy fabrics.

You Will Learn

  • The tools, settings and skills needed to sew stretchy fabrics with both a sewing machine and an overlocker.

  • How to set up an overlocker and adjust the tension settings.

  • Using an overlocker to finish the edges of fabric.

  • A variety of overlocker seam finishes.

  • A variety of hems on the overlocker and sewing machine.

You Will Receive

  • Expert tuition

  • Workbook

  • All the fabric and supplies you need to make all of the projects except your final t-shirt

  • Use of the class sewing machines - Brother Innov-is 15 sewing machine and Brother 4234D overlocker.

  • Use of any sewing tools required, such as scissors, tape measures and pins.

You Will Need

  • Stretch knit fabric to create your raglan t-shirt.  Suitable fabric choices will be discussed in class, including where you can purchase them from.  A small selection of appropriate fabrics are available to buy in the studio.  

  • NOTE - you do not need your own sewing machine or overlocker, though having one will let you practise your new skills at home.

Course Description

This Stretch Sewing  course is the perfect way to continue developing your sewing skills and venture into the world of sewing stretchy fabrics.   This course will teach you to use both your regular sewing machine and an overlocker to create items and garments with stretchy fabrics.  You will learn the correct machine settings & techniques to create your own projects as well as how to set up an overlocker, giving you the chance to see just how much an overlocker can bring to your sewing.  Along the way, you will be able to add your skills samples to your workbook of all the techniques and projects that you will be able to refer back to at home any time.  You will develop your pattern reading and preparation skills, and you'll take away a digital copy of all your finished projects. 


This course is not suitable for complete beginners.  You should be able to set up a sewing machine, follow a seam allowance and prepare a paper pattern to make a garment.  It is expected that, after instruction on the specific requirements for stretchy fabric, you will be able to cut out your fabric at home (or make arrangements to cut in the studio outside of class time).  If you haven't used a paper pattern before, you would benefit from taking at least one level of the regular sewing classes.  If you're unsure if you're ready for the Stretch Course, please get in touch to have a chat about your current sewing skills and what you're looking to learn next.

For those who have either taken at least 1 (if not 2 or 3) of the regular sewing levels and are looking to expand their sewing skills beyond woven fabrics, if you book your Stretch Course between the date that you book your most recent course and one month after you complete it, you can request a 10% discount code for this class.  Although it is perfectly possible to complete this course after level 1, you are likely to feel more comfortable and confident after level 2 or 3.

Classes are limited to 7 people.  

A range of class times are available to allow you to select the one which suits you best.  If your preferred option is unavailable, you can be added to a waiting list for a future class at that time and we will let you know when a place becomes available.  Please contact Lisa if you would like to be added to the waiting list.


If you would like to purchase this class as a gift, please go to our Gift Card page, or you can book the class using the recipient's details.

Based in a beautiful studio in the centre of Paisley, just outside of Glasgow.

9 New Street, Paisley, PA1 1XU.

Details of our Refund & Cancellation Policy can be found in our policy section.

Sewing Machine

April & May

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