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garment 201 series: intro to knits

Want to learn how to sew with knits? Our Intro to Knits series is perfect for those who live in jersey tees but don't know where to start when it comes to sewing with knits.  Knits have a reputation for being more difficult to sew with but with the guidance of our garment instructor, Erin, you will gain a bunch of new skills that will make sewing with knits a breeze!

Choose between two different top patterns - the Adrienne Blouse by Friday Pattern Co. or the Waterfall Raglan Blouse by Chalk & Notch Patterns.

The Adrienne Blouse is a fashion forward wardrobe essential! It features a knit top with billowy statement sleeves that are gathered up at the shoulders and hems with elastic. The length is slightly cropped with the hem hitting just below your bellybutton. 

The Waterfall Raglan is a stylish alternative to a t-shirt and features a relaxed, swing shape. The sleeve has a slim fit with three length options: short, 3/4, and long sleeve. (Please note: we will be using View A as the model). We suggest using light to medium weight fabric for this top.

Skills that you will learn in this class:

- how to cut out knit fabrics
- using an overlocker 
- sewing knit fabrics on a standard sewing machine and choosing the correct needle for your fabric
- how to hem your knit garment 

This class is perfect for sewists who have completed our Garment Sewing 101 or those who have an equivalent skill level. We recommend that you have made a few garments using woven fabrics already and are not totally new to garment sewing. Please Note: This course is designed with enough work time that you should be able to finish the garments but there may be homework to finish within the course time frames.

Required Materials:
- (1) Pattern: Adrienne Blouse by Friday Pattern Co.  or...

- (1) Pattern: Waterfall Raglan Top by Chalk & Notch Patterns
- 1.5 yards of 1/2" wide elastic (for Adrienne Top only)
- (1) spool of coordinating thread
- fabric - yardage dependent on size of blouse being made, please refer to the pattern for accurate measurements

Recommended Fabric:
- We have a wide selection of knits in the shop, and our staff is more than happy to help you with your fabric selections! Yardage is dependent on the size being made - please refer to the pattern for accurate measurements and sizing.
- Fabric MUST be purchased from our shop. Our staff is more than happy to help you with your selections!
- As with all garment classes, we recommend students wash and dry their fabric prior to the beginning of class to prevent any further fabric shrinkage.

Required Tools:
rotary cutter or fabric scissors

seam ripper
seam gauge
pins and/or wonder clips
chalk or frixion pen

Cancellation Policy:
If you are unable to attend the class, a refund will only be provided if you notify us 72 hours in advance in writing by email and there is a waitlist for the class, and we are able to fill your spot.  Otherwise, a credit for a future class will be issued.

No refunds or credits will be provided if you notify us less than 72 hours in advance. By registering for the class, you are agreeing to this cancellation policy.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details:
Materials Included: No
Instructor: Erin Baginski

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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
  • Tel: 908.232.0600
  • Email:
  • 361 South Avenue E.,
  • Westfield, NJ 07090