Learn to Sew with Knit Fabrics and make a top ✄✄

Next Available: Mon, 21 May 6:00PM
3.0 hours x 2 Days


Sewing with knit fabrics is different to working with wovens and you need to pick up a couple of new skills and learn some new techniques. In this two part class you will learn all you need to know about successful sewing with knit fabric.  If you've given it a go and had skipped stitches, puckered seams and general frustrations - we'll help you understand where you were going wrong.

You create several samples while learning how to adjust your machine for a great result.

You'll use the overlocker and sew with a twin needles, as well as understanding the knit stitches on regular sewing machines more. After you have been armed with the necessary skills you will complete a 3/4 sleeve blouse (or a men's shirt).

When choosing your fabric, please choose knit fabric with 2 way stretch.  A nice choice is a blend of predominantly natural fibre with some synthetic, for example 95% Merino and 5% Spandex.  

Check out one made by Dan Bamford here.

Workshop skill levels explained – click here.

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Class Schedule

6 hours in total.

What you will learn
  • Understanding stretch/knit fabric types
  • How to use overlocker and sewing machine stretch stitches
  • Needle and equipment selection for knit fabrics
What you will get
  • Multiple samples to practice the techniques
  • A copy of the pattern and detailed instructions
  • A 3/4 sleeve blouse or men's tee with professional finishes

What to bring
  • Poly Cotton blend sewing machine thread - matching your fabrics
  • 1.5metres of knit fabric with at least 50% stretch both horizontally & vertically
  • *optional .3metres of knit fabric for contrasting neck band
What to wear


Appropriate for

✄✄ for students who have completed Sewing Basics and are confident enough to try new techniques


Thread Den

Vendor since 2013

Have you played with the idea of learning to sew? Do you day dream about making your own clothes? 

At Thread Den it's just like a friend (a super nice clever one) teaching you and a few friends to sew. There is no need to clear off a space and find somewhere to work at home. When you come in; take advantage of having all the equipment on hand, lovely big cutting tables, smooth running Janomes with plenty of feet accessories, inspiring resources, and friendly people to chat to. Everything is right here. Students simply need to bring along their fabric, matching thread and notions like buttons, zips, etc.  Your teachers have years of experience, their own labels and businesses, and the desire to share their skills and craftsmanship with you.

Thread Den is located at Level 1, 329 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. Start at the very beginning, take your skills to the next level, or find your own unique style.

Bookings and Cancellations Policy Link - http://www.threadden.com/_pages/bookings_cancellations.html

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

On occasion, Thread Den is forced to cancel a class due to low booking numbers. We really don't like to do this as we love to teach people to sew, knit and crochet, but if we don't cover our costs we can't run the class. In instances where Thread Den must cancel a class, enrolled participants will be notified 24 hours or more prior to the scheduled class and will receive a credit for a replacement class or a refund as required.

There are no refunds due to change of mind.

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Terms & Conditions

Cancellations of Bookings Policy

  • If you provide notice seven or more days prior to the start of your course, you will need to pay an administration fee of $10.
  • Cancellations or changes made with less than seven days notice before the start of a course, will forfeit 50% of the paid class fee.
  • Cancellations or changes made less than 48 hours prior to class commencement will forfeit the full course fee paid.

If you miss the second or subsequent sessions of course, you cannot be reimbursed for that session. You are encouraged to come in and use the Sewing Lounge during hours so you hopefully still finish your project.

Transfers of your course or workshop booking to a friend or family are fine.

Payment Policy:

Classes at Thread Den frequently become fully booked, so we require full payment to be made at the time of booking to secure your place. 

Payment can be made conveniently online with credit card, or at the store in cash, EFT or credit card or even via credit card over the phone.

Unfortunately, we can't tentatively hold or pencil in places without payment.

Thank you for reading all the details.

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03 March 2018 • Learn to Sew with Knit Fabrics and make a top ✄✄

Great class and lovely teacher. I'm not scared of sewing with knit fabrics anymore! Thanks for all the helpful tips. Xx


28 February 2018 • Learn to Sew with Knit Fabrics and make a top ✄✄

This was a great class - I came away far more confident to continue working with knit/ stretch fabrics, there were some great tips along the way and the chance to use both sewing machine and overlocker. I would say there was 'just about' enough time to finish the project in the class. Will definitely come back to learn more.


08 April 2017 • Learn to Sew with Knit Fabrics and make a top ✄✄

I learned how to sew knit fabric and use an overlocker. I feel confident now to sew knits at home. The experience was fun and a bit challenging. I would certainly recommend the class to others; really good instruction and good atmosphere.

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