Sewing Knits Boot Camp

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Learn all the basics of sewing with jersey & knit fabrics in just a few (super fun) weeks!

Students will focus on learning basic sewing skills using stretch knits. Everybody loves to wear knits because of the comfort they bring. Did you know that sewing knits really isn’t as hard as everyone seems to think. We’ve designed a 15 hour sewing class

This is a sewing course is designed for the sewing student who’s had some basic experience. The course is 15 hours in total divided up between 5-6 weekly classes, depending on the schedule – details below.

Each class is project oriented and each student will leave classes with their finished wearable projects.

Part 1:

  • Introduction to sewing with knit fabrics.

  • Which needle? Which Stitch? Seam Allowances for knits?

  • Review of threading & operating the sewing machine.

  • Learn basic clothing construction.

  • Project: Knit Skirt

    Part 2:

  • Review of sewing with jersey & knits.

  • Introduction to reverse applique with knits.

  • Introduction to reading sewing patterns

  • Project: Knit Top

Part 3:

  • Fabric School: Learning different types of knits, Which fabrics work best for which projects? Determining which knit is which?

  • Project: Leggings/Workout Pants

Part 4:

  • Introduction to sewing with knit fabrics.

  • Which needle? Which Stitch? Seam Allowances for knits?

  • Review of threading & operating the sewing machine.

  • Project: Wrap Dress

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Projects in this Class:

Price: $299

This includes unlimited Open Lab Time while your session is running (normally $10/hour).

Small, Personal Classes | There are only 8 spots per session.

Please note: If you are registering for Saturday morning class, each class is 3 hours and meets for 5 weeks. If you are registering for a weeknight class, each class is 2.5 hours and meets for 6 Weeks.

Please note: Fabric is not included. High quality jersey knit fabrics are available for purchase at the M Avery Designs Studio for $12 per yard. We have a variety of solid colors. Students also have the option of purchasing fabrics elsewhere before the class. Details & amounts are below.

Supplies Needed:

    • Skirt: Fabric that is 45″ wide – Approx. 2 yards. Fabric that is 60″ wide 1.5 yards.

    • Top: Fabric that is 45″ wide – Approx. 2 yards. Fabric that is 60″ wide 1.5 yards.

    • Leggings: Fabric that is 45″ wide – Approx. 2.5 yards. Fabric that is 60″ wide 2.5 yards.

    • Dress: Fabric that is 45″ wide – Approx. 4 yards. Fabric that is 60″ wide 3.5 yards.

If you are buying fabric from somewhere besides M Avery Designs Sewing Studio, be sure to purchase,  good quality knit jersey fabric made of cotton or polyester. Make sure it isn’t very thin knit fabric. Make sure the stretch is at least 50%.

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