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Learn to sew leggings from knit (stretchy) fabrics

Next Available: Sun, 01 Sep 10:00AM
3.0 hours
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Just 3 hours you'll make leggings. Leggings are versatile, layerable, and above all, comfortable. The secret weapon for Melbourne's famous four seasons in one day weather! 

With only ONE pattern piece, this is a great pattern to start working on your knit fabric skills. The leggings have an elastic waist, you'll use various stretch stitches on the sewing machine and use overlockers if you wish.

Leggings are all about fabric choice. Look for really stretchy knit that is a blend of natural and synthetic fibres.

Workshop skill levels explained – click here.

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What you will learn
  • Understanding knit fabric types, the needles to select and equipment required
  • Measurements, choosing the right size when working with knit, pattern markings and pattern placement
  • Use overlockers and sewing machine stretch stitches
What you will get
  • A pair of leggings made by you!
  • A copy of the pattern
  • Detailed instructions
Parking Info
  • Level 1, 329 Brunswick St, Fitzroy. Look for the red door.
  • Most Brunswick St parking is ticketed & max' 2hrs. However, longer time parking is available in the paid Coles Car Park.
  • Public Transport is the ideal way to get here - jump on the 11 tram & get off at Johnston St.

What to bring
  • Polyester sewing machine thread
  • Elastic 2.5 cm wide - & long enough to go around your waist
  • 1.5 metres of really stretchy knit that is a blend of natural and synthetic fibres
What to wear


Appropriate for

✄✄ Perfect for students who know how to use a sewing machine and have made items like our T Shirt or 3/4 Sleeve Knit Top

Suggested Fabrics

Very stretchy knit fabrics that stretch both vertically and horizontally.  


Thread Den

Vendor since 2013

Learn to sew and make your own clothes.

Located on Melbourne's vibrant Brunswick street, in Fitzroy. At Thread Den you can start at the very beginning, take your skills to the next level, and find your own unique style.

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.

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

Cancellations or Request for Change:

  1. Participants may request a transfer to their booking without penalty up until seven (7) days prior to the course or workshop start date.
  2. Participants cancelling their booking up until seven (7) days prior to the course or workshop start date will receive a refund less a $10 administration fee.
  3. Requests to change received less than 7 days before an event will incur a 30% administration fee (including GST).
  4. Requests to cancel received less than 7 days before an event will receive a partial refund – incurring a 30% administration fee (including GST).
  5. Cancellation or requests to transfer received the day before, the day of, or after a course start will not be eligible for a refund, are not eligible for transfer, and are not eligible for credit towards another course.
  6. Bookings (without date changes) are fully transferrable to another person without incurring any penalty.

Notice periods above are based on your original booking date, if a transfer has been made, the notice periods do not reset.

Any refunds are made to the original method of payment.

Last updated 22nd May 2019.

This policy is available for viewing on our website - https://threadden.com/about/bookings-and-cancellations-policy/ 

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10 February 2019 • Learn to sew leggings from knit (stretchy) fabrics

Relaxed, friendly atmosphere in which we learnt the basics of sewing with stretch fabrics, including sizing, cutting/pinning, and sewing with appropriate machine settings. Now feeling confident to try again at home! Would recommend.

Thread Den


It was such a lovely way to spend a Friday night... while others wake up with a hangover, you wake up with a new pair of leggings! Such a lovely group of students too. 


15 August 2018 • Learn to sew leggings from knit (stretchy) fabrics

I really enjoyed the leggings workshop and learnt a lot. Previously I was scared of working with stretch fabrics but the teacher made it seem really easy to understand (even though it's still a bit fiddly!) I was amazed how quickly the leggings came together as well.


02 December 2017 • Learn to sew leggings from knit (stretchy) fabrics

This was a great class! I chose a lighter fabric that turned out to be more see-through than anticipated, so the leggings I made will be worn at home only, however they fit great! This was the first clothing item I've ever sewed for myself, and the first time I used an overlocker, and they made it very easy for us to do. It's very rewarding and a lot of fun!

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