Sun 15th August

Class Description

DATES AVAILABLE: Sunday 15th August: 10.00-16.00 / £65 ABOUT THIS CLASS Simple to sew, these Men’s Joggers are perfect for a novice dressmaker with no difficult fastenings to get to grips with. You can adapt the leg length should you wish to suit your needs. These jogging bottoms are a perfect casual wear item and are easy to customise by adding pockets or ankle cuffs should you wish to. In this class we will teach you to sew this complete garment on a regular sewing machine so no need for an overlocker. Your pattern is included in the price of your course, so you can go home and make many variations of this wardrobe staple. Please note that you must be able to thread a sewing machine, wind on a bobbin and sew in a straight line to be able to do this course. If you have never used a sewing machine before, please look at our Know Your Sewing Machine Class. THE TOPICS WE AIM TO COVER ARE: Introduction to sewing with Jersey and knit fabrics Learning how to measure yourself or take key measurements of a friend or family member. Cutting out a commercial pattern How to read a pattern Learning how to alter a commercial pattern to your requirements Understanding terms used Cutting your fabric correctly Methods of putting your garment together Tips on which seams to use and where and how to stabilise knit fabrics How to attach a waistband and ankle cuffs How to sew button holes Correct pressing techniques Professional finishing hints and tips The different types of needles that can be used in a sewing machine to stitch Jersey MATERIALS NEEDED: • Fabric – 1.4m x 150cm wide of French Terry Loop Back Jersey • 0.5m of coordinating tubular ribbing • 1.5m x 2.5cm elastic for waistband • 1 x matching thread • 2m of matching or contrasting piping cord for the waist ties. We have sewing machines for you to use but if you would like to bring your own please advise us at the time of booking. Please note, if you are making these joggers for someone else please bring their measurements to the class with you. Measurements needed are waist, hips and inside leg length. REFRESHMENTS: Tea, coffee and delicious cake are included in your lesson, but please bring a pack lunch to this class.

  • 65 British pounds
  • The Exton Suite, King’s Centre, Barleythorpe, LE15 7WD

Contact Details


The King Centre, Main Road, Oakham, UK