What you will do
3 hour class
Learn to sew with stretch fabrics. It can be a little different to woven fabrics. We know the top tips to make your stretch garments look neat and professional. It's a great skill to have in your sewing repertoire, we'll show you how you can make a simple and effective t-shirt or leggings.
If you're an experienced sewer you can challenge yourself adding binding to the neckline or trims like pom poms, and you can adjust the style of the t-shirt to suit your shape.
Leggings are the perfect item for lounging around, going for a run, yoga or whatever you wish.
You'll learn how to pick your size, how to pin and cut a pattern, sew with stretch fabric, use and overlocker, adding a waistband and elastic and how to make them fit you perfectly!
You'll get experience using useful techniques you can use again and again when sewing stretchy materials.
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
Time & Location
Select a date and location you want and your teacher will get back to you to confirm their availability.
About your host, Make Mee Studio
Make Mee Studio is run by Tracey & Jaime. Two enthusiastic lifelong sewers (both sewing since they were 5 years old!) They love sharing their making skills with others, and have over 10 years of combined teaching experience working with adults and children. They offer sewing lessons, parties, alterations, makes and commissions in their Brockley, South East London based garden studio and are also available for external school and community projects.
Tracey is a very experienced seamstress who has been working in the business for over 18 years, she started as a costume assistant working for Grenada and the BBC going on to run her own bespoke label and then she began teaching 6 years ago and fell in love. She one of the most precise sewers you'll ever meet and always has a handy hint or trick up her sleeve. She loves keeping the studio neat, tidy and organised, everything has a place!
Jaime primarily studied Textile Design gaining a Masters from Chelsea College of Art. Her passion lies in sustainable fashion and textiles, she began teaching as an antidote to the endless cycle of fast fashion. Teaching people how to make and sew and fix and mend themselves can have a huge impact on how they consume and how they feel about their clothing. She is a self-taught dressmaker and loves encouraging people to make things unique, she's a magpie for anything, velvet, fluffy or sparkly and is terrible at keeping to Tracey's organised system!
If you have any questions, please contact Tracey & Jaime using the ‘contact host’ button on the website page.
If you would like to bring your own fabric you can, you must bring 1.5m of stretchy fabric! The workshop will not work with a woven fabric. Feel free to get in touch before the class to discuss fabric choices. We do have a selection of fabrics and trims in the studio which we just ask for a donation towards our tea and cake fund. If you would like to practice sewing on your own machine please feel free to bring it along.
All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.