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Stretch Essentials - Hudson Pants

Stretch Essentials - Hudson Pants

Learn to sew some cosy pants


Sewing with Stretch fabrics is very quick and easy.  We just need to get started! Learn all the essentials in this 6.5 hour workshop, and walk away with a super cosy pair of Hudson Pants! 

Stretch sewing is all about tension, needles and the right stitch.  We'll look at those first to understand the theory. 

Then we'll get cracking and cut out our cosy pants (see LOADS of examples here).  We'll focus on seam allowances when we sew it up along with perfecting those ribbed necklines.  

Once you have these skills mastered, you can take on any stretch project with confidence and ease!

Skill level: You will need to know how to thread and run your sewing machine and have a basic grasp of sewing with seam allowances and the construction of a garment.

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What you will learn

  • Why we use a ballpoint needle and a special stitch, What fabrics are best to use
  • Pattern layout and cutting
  • Construction including pockets

What you will get

  • 6 hours of expert tuition with only 3-6 students in the class
  • Sewing Pattern with instructions to take home
Parking Info

Venue Map here 


During the week, parking can be tricky.  It is often best to stop at our door and bring your machine in and then find a park.  

During the weekend, there is usually lots of parking on Jabez Street or Shepherd Street. 


We are serviced by the M30, 423, 426 and 428 bus.


We are approx 20min walk from Sydenham or Stanmore Station

What to bring

  • Your machine (with all it's power cords and the foot pedal) & your fabric scissors and sewing kit
  • Your lunch - a fridge, microwave and sandwich is available
  • 2 or 2.5metres of fleece stretch fabric - such as French terry, jersey or modal

What to wear

Wear comfy clothes and shoes!

Appropriate for

Beginners, Adult

Usefulbox Sewing School

(174 Reviews)

Sewing classes for adults and kids in Marrickville.  Join us to begin your sewing journey or continue learning.  

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5.0 (3 reviews)
Kristinarated it
21 May 2023
Had an excellent day learning how to sew the Hudson pants with Jen and a fabulous small group of women from all walks of life with one thing in common- how to sew a pair of stretch pants that fit us! We laughed a lot, and left having learnt some new tips and tricks , a great pair of finished pants, and the desire and confidence to make more. Loved it. Thank you.
Roserated it
21 May 2023
Such an informative class and a very good teacher. Thanks for a great day Wished I lived closer I would do more classes more often
Lavarated it
21 May 2023
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

  • A refund can be requested 2 days before class starts. Free of charge.
  • A transfer can be requested 48 days before the class starts. Free of charge.
  • A credit note can be requested 48 days before the class starts. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

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I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Usefulbox Sewing School


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