INTRO TO ACTIVEWEAR

SEW YOUR ULTIMATE WORKOUT BUDDY.

Learn to sew activewear fabric (also know as technical or sports jersey) on a regular sewing machine with this Intro to Activewear course. If you have never sewn with this technical fabric before, let me show you the ropes.

We will be using the Avery leggings from Helen's Closet. You can choose between two views: the classic look in a mid-rise; or an ultra high-waisted and extra long legs - or mix it up between the two to make it suit your style and comfort.

What will you learn?

We will cut the pattern to size and this time cut our fabric with the rotary cutter (take note of what to bring) to speed up. The simple design, without an outer leg seam, will make the pattern quick to sew. The entire project can be sewn on a regular sewing machine but you are welcome to use the serger/overlocker in a few steps, if you like. Once the pieces are cut, we will assemble all pieces.

We will also learn how to sew a waistband and waistband facing with a fully enclosed and stabilised elastic.

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is suitable for adults who have good knowledge of sewing and is very confident sewing with cotton or other medium weight woven fabrics as well as had a go at Cotton Jersey and/or drapey fabrics. We like to keep workshop sizes small, giving you lots of one on one time and the opportunity to ask as many questions as you like. The maximum workshop size is 6.

What is included in the course? And what do I have to bring?

We will be using the Avery Leggings from Helen's Closet. You'll get to take the pattern home to replicate the leggings as many times as you like. Fabric is also included in this workshop, you can choose from the following options. Elastic is also included in the workshop fee.

Please bring your rotary cutter and cutting mat. The more cutting mats we have, we can piece them together into one massive cutting mat to make cutting easier. If you don't have either, no problem and no need to go buy one, just get in touch so we can prepare for the workshop accordingly.

Level: Advanced

  • have completed two of the Dressmaking 1-3 or similar, and had a go at Jersey Fabric

  • can insert a regular zip and attach a waistband

  • understands notches and grainlines

  • Very Confident in sewing cotton fabrics, and tried Cotton Jersey and/or drapey fabrics

  • can carry out all skills mentioned in previous course levels

Course Length: 3 hours

Price: AED 385 per person

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