Thread 2022: Sewing with Stretch - Jarrah Sweatshirt

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Ticket price includes entry to thread festival

A photo of a lady standing. She's wearing a patterned sweatshirt and trousers

Join award winning teacher Charlotte Newland and learn all the tips and tricks to sew with knits/stretch fabrics whilst making yourself your new favourite sweatshirt. In this class we'll cover key skills for sewing with knits on a home sewing machine so you can leave with a finished sweatshirt and the confidence to make a zillion more at home!

We'll use the versatile and cosy Megan Nielsen Jarrah pattern in class and you can choose between two necklines (crew and funnel), two sleeve options (cuffed and split sleeve hem) and three hem options (band, curved, cropped). You'll be able to mix and match these options to create a jumper or tee just the way you want it.

A pattern showing how to make a sweatshirt

What do participants need to bring:
Megan Nielsen Jarrah jumper pattern
Fabric: Medium-weight knits with at least 10% stretch such as sweatshirt knits, French terry and sweater knits. 150 cm (60″) wide fabric:
View A, 1.1 – 1.2 m;
View B, 1.4 – 1.5 m;
View D, 1.4 m
Ribbing (optional) or additional main fabric:
View A, 0.4 – 0.5 m;
View B, 0.1 m.

Fusible hemming tape (optional but strongly recommended for views B & D)
Polyester sewing thread to match fabric
Stretch sewing machine needles
Basic sewing kit including both paper and fabric scissors.