Sew Stretchy Knits: Nora Top
Build your sewing skills! Join us for this one-day workshop and learn to sew stretchy knit fabrics. It will open up a world of possibilities for making your own stretchy garments, from t-shirts and leggings to tunics and dresses!
You'll learn the basics of sewing knits, while also learning how to use a commercial pattern as you create a custom, comfy, oversized top!
In this class, you'll learn how to:
- Work from a sewing pattern, including size selection, cutting from pattern pieces, and more
- How to sew stretchy knit fabrics on a standard sewing machine (not a serger)
- Understand stretchy sewing basics such as proper fabric prep, pinning, cutting, ironing, thread and needle choice, machine settings, and trouble shooting
- Cut fabric and assemble a garment the right way
The shirt pattern will be provided in class and is yours to keep! We'll be working with the Nora Top Pattern from Tilly in the Buttons in this class, using the version of your choice -- choose from slouchy high neck or narrow neckband; short, elbow-length or extra-long sleeves; with longline hem or cropped and stepped deep hem with side splits. Whichever you choose, you'll leave class with the know-how to fill your wardrobe with many versions of this versatile top!
This is a one-day intensive workshop being held on Sunday, May 12th.
This is a confident beginner garment sewing workshop; you do not need to have any experience sewing clothing, but you must have basic machine-sewing skills. Our Sewing 101 class (or equivalent) is a prerequisite for this class. (You can register for one of our upcoming Sewing 101 workshops here.) If you're unsure whether you have enough sewing experience for this class, please send a brief email summarizing your sewing experience to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date & Time: Sunday, May 12th, 12pm-6pm
Location: Brooklyn Craft Company, 165 Greenpoint Avenue (here’s where we’re located)
Cost: $125 includes top pattern, 6 hours of instruction, and use of our BERNINA sewing machines. Does NOT include fabric or notions-- All required materials will be available for purchase during class at a 10% discount.
All class registrations are final; please view our policy for more information.
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Diana Rodgers is a teaching artist living in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Since earning a BFA in apparel design from FIT, she has enjoyed a varied creative career including fashion designer, entrepreneur, and teacher. The ‘common thread’ among all these endeavors is sewing. Diana currently teaches weekly sewing classes to children and adults, covering everything from clothing to accessories to quilts. When not teaching, she creates sewn illustrations (or applique), inspired by all the things that make her feel nostalgic. You can check 'em out on Instagram @wonderthreads