How To Sew Stretch Fabrics and Make T-Shirts

    In this very special sewing class you will learn the properties of stretch fabrics (e.g. t-shirts and leggings) and how to sew them.

    Sewing class

    6.5 hour class

    Beginners welcome

    Fashion Antidote, E1

    What you'll learn

    Learn about the different properties of stretch fabrics in this daylong workshop with Fashion Antidote, just off Brick Lane. Your instructor will show you all the specialist skills you need and you'll finish the day by making a T-shirt and a pair of leggings.

    In this class

    During this class you will cover all the specialist knowledge that you will need to start working with stretch fabrics. Your guide will start by teaching you about all the types of stretch fabrics and how to assess their individual percentage stretch.

    Next, you will learn about how to prepare your fabric and how to set up your sewing machine the right way for working with stretch fabrics. Once you're happy with the setup stage, the class will move on to specialist stretch fabric techniques including managing the fabric when using your sewing machine and using the domestic over-locker. You'll finish by learning how to adapt seams, necklines and hems and then put everything you've learnt together to make a T-shirt and a pair of leggings.

    This course is aimed at those with intermediate level sewing skills, so ideally you should have some practice but this is not essential!

    Now you can

    • Confidently work with stretch fabric
    • Use your skills to make t-shirts with any pattern you want
    • Make more pairs of leggings - you can never have too many!


    We'll provide the pattern and you'll need to bring along some fabric. We'll send out more details once you've booked!

    Did you know?

    In October 2007, during a six-hour session, Nick Umbs of Burke, Virginia broke the US national record for most T-shirts worn at once. He wore 183 T-shirts ranging in size from small to 10XL!

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    Class location

    Fashion Antidote, Brick Lane

    Unit F, 23 Heneage Street

    E1 5LJ


    About your host, Fashion Antidote

    Fashion Antidote is a small independently owned fashion school and studio based in East London just off Brick Lane.

    Fashion Antidote brings a fresh alternative to Fashion education. Its emphasis is on teaching top fashion and fashion related subjects, specialising in technical and creative skills as well courses and workshops on fashion business and how to set up your own company. Unlike many other schools, its classes are small and informal and offer lots of 1-to-1 support to help build up your confidence. All levels are catered for whether you are an absolute beginner or a fashion professional - they have courses for you.

    Running on week days, evenings and weekends, courses are both affordable and flexible. Quality tuition comes from highly experienced tutors from academic or fashion industry backgrounds who work with leading fashion names, have their own labels and teach at much bigger well known colleges and universities in and around London.

    Find us

    Just off Brick Lane with its vibrant mix of restaurants, galleries, vintage stores, fabric shops and minutes away from Spitalfield’s market.

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    Flexible cancellation policy

    Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.