Stretch Essentials - Basic T-Shirt
It's that time of year - learning new skills to make stretch t-shirts for Summer! It's easier than you think!
Learn all the essentials in this 6.5 hour workshop, and walk away with a super dooper T-shirt, the Dawson by Helen's Closet (View A).
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 T-shirt (see LOADS of examples here). We'll focus on seam allowances when we sew it up along with perfecting those necklines.
Once you have these skills mastered, you can take on any stretch project with confidence and ease!
Size range: This pattern includes two size options. There is a B-cup pattern from sizes 0-22 and a D-cup pattern from sizes 12-34.
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.
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
- 6.5 hours of expert tuition with only 4-5 students in the class
- A printed sewing Pattern with instructions to take home
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
- Fabric requirements are set out in the booking confirmation email
What to wear
Wear comfy clothes and shoes!
Cancellations & Refunds
You are entitled to a full refund.
- A refund can be requested 5 days before class starts. Free of charge.
- A transfer can be requested 1 day before the class starts. An admin fee of AU$25.00 applies.
- A credit note can be requested 5 days before the class starts. Free of charge.
No changes will be allowed after these times.
Terms & Conditions
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- Classes need 4-5 people to go ahead. We will confirm 5 days prior if cancelled due to low numbers, you will be refunded or transferred dates
- If you cancel before 5 days, you will be refunded in full
- If you cancel within 5 days, you will be charged $25 to transfer or refunded 50% of class fee
- If we cancel within 5 days, you will be transferred free of charge, refunded or given a credit
- You will forfeit the whole class fee should you not come to class or cancel within 48hours. There are NO make up classes
Refunds and exchanges of products
If you have purchased a faulty product we can offer a refund or exchange. For change of minds, the product must be unused and we can provide an exchange or store credit.
Further, anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Usefulbox Sewing School or organised by Usefulbox Sewing School must agree to these terms and conditions.
You agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which you might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Usefulbox Sewing School
Photos and Video
You agree to give Usefulbox Sewing School unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Usefulbox Sewing School classes and events or on Usefulbox Sewing School premises. (For use of Usefulbox Sewing School marketing materials).
CODE OF CONDUCT
Welcome to Usefulbox Sewing School. Our school is dedicated to fostering a supportive, creative, and inclusive environment where members of all skill levels can share their passion for sewing. To ensure the best experience for everyone, we've established the following Code of Conduct.
Respect and Inclusivity
Respect for All: Treat all members with respect, kindness, and dignity. Discrimination or harassment of any kind based on race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, age, or religion will not be tolerated.
Inclusive Language: Use inclusive and welcoming language. Avoid stereotypes and respect people’s choices, experiences, and identities.
Safety and Responsibility
Safe Practices: Follow all safety guidelines related to sewing equipment and materials. Report any broken or unsafe equipment to a teacher immediately.
Personal Responsibility: Be responsible for your own equipment and supplies. Respect the belongings of others and the studio’s shared resources.
Collaboration and Sharing
Helping Each Other: Foster a collaborative environment. Members are encouraged to share skills and provide constructive feedback.
Honest Feedback: Give honest, respectful feedback when requested. Constructive criticism should be aimed at sewing projects, not at individuals.
Credit Original Work: Always credit the original designers, patterns, or inspiration for your projects when sharing in the studio or on social media.
Attendance and Participation
Regular Attendance: Regular attendance is encouraged to foster a strong community and also impacts class numbers and if that class can go ahead. Notify us if you will be absent for an extended period as your booking could have been taken by another willing student.
Active Participation: Engage actively in studio activities and discussions. Your ideas and contributions help enrich our community.
Addressing Issues: If conflicts arise, address them respectfully and seek mediation from studio teachers if necessary.
Adherence to Code of Conduct
Upholding the Code: By joining Usefulbox, you agree to abide by this Code of Conduct. Violations may result in a warning or, in severe cases, removal from the studio.
Respect for All: Treat all members with respect, kindness, and dignity. Discrimination, harassment, or any form of racist behaviour or language will not be tolerated. This includes, but is not limited to, remarks based on race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, age, or religion.
Inclusive and Respectful Language: Use language that is inclusive and welcoming. Offensive language, slurs, or derogatory comments are strictly prohibited. Be mindful that jokes or remarks that demean others, even if not intended to hurt, can be harmful and are not acceptable.
Positive Communication: Engage in positive and respectful conversations. Avoid topics that are likely to upset or offend others. This includes avoiding heated political discussions or other contentious topics not related to the activities of the sewing studio.
Feedback with Compassion: When giving feedback, do so with compassion and respect. Be sensitive to the feelings of others and offer constructive critiques that aim to uplift and assist, rather than demean.
Addressing Unacceptable Behaviour: If you witness or are subject to unacceptable behaviour, please report it to the teachers promptly. Confidentiality and appropriate measures will be taken to address the issue.