• Learn to Sew Knits
  • Learn to Sew Knits

Learn to Sew Knits



Interested in attending but no sessions available that fit your schedule? Please fill out this form and we will notify you when new sessions are added!

Please note: All class registrations are final; please view our Cancellation Policy and Covid-19 Policy for more information. By registering for this workshop, you are agreeing to abide by these policies. Thank you for supporting our small business!  


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 leggings to tunics to dresses!

You'll learn the basics of sewing knits, while also learning how to use a commercial pattern as you create a pair of custom leggings that are guaranteed to fit your bod like a glove.

Under the guidance of teacher Joey Casey, in this one-day class you'll learn:

  • Basics of sewing from a commercial pattern
  • How to lay out and cut your fabric, with instruction specific to working with stretchy knit fabrics
  • How to sew stretch knit fabrics on a standard sewing machine (not a serger)
  • You'll leave class with a finished pair of leggings that you can make again and again in the future, plus the knowledge to tackle more stretchy garments


Skill Requirements

Basic sewing experience is required; you must be comfortable working on a sewing machine. If you are a beginner, our Sewing 101 class (or equivalent) is a prerequisite for this class.


Fabric & Supplies

Registration includes instruction and use of sewing machines only. Materials will be available for purchase during class at a 10% discount. Each student needs the following:

  • 2 yards stretchy knit fabric (or 2 1/2 yards if you plan to make a size XXL; see sizing info here
  • 1 1/2 yards 1" elastic for waistband
  • All-purpose thread to match your fabric

Note: We will be sewing from Simplicity 1256 for this class. You can click here to preview the pattern envelope details. Each student will receive a pattern in class.


Class Details

Date: select date above
Time: select time above (class end time may vary depending on your sewing speed!)
Location: Brooklyn Craft Company, 165 Greenpoint Avenue (here’s where we’re located)
Cost: $95 includes leggings pattern, all necessary sewing tools and use of our BERNINA sewing machines. DOES NOT INCLUDE FABRIC; see Fabric & Supplies above.

All class registrations are final; please view our policy for more information.


About the Instructor

Joey Casey is a fashion and textile designer and teacher based in New York City. After studying fashion design at Parsons School of Design, Joey went on to work for many young designer collections. His love of aiding small and up-and-coming designers allows him to apply his skills to many aspects of designing a collection. He has worked in design, production, pattern making, sample making, and most currently tailoring; he frequently teaches textile design and garment construction throughout New York.

Joey is also an avid knitter, working in both hand knitting and machine knitting. He has created pieces for commercial advertisements and art installations and has also worked with fashion brands to develop editorial knits, samples and small production.

His continued enthusiasm for fashion and textiles keeps every day full of exploration, problem solving, and most of all fun!


Special Thanks

Thank you to BERNINA for furnishing Brooklyn Craft Company's sewing machines. Visit BERNINA online at WeAllSew.com.

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