Sewing with Lycra & Stretch Fabrics - Children's & Adult’s Dancewear, Skater Dresses and Gymnastic Wear

     One Day Course - or Two / Three Day Extended Tuition Upon Request - See BelowOne Day Picture

Sizing example.pngThis is a more in-depth course than our half day Quick & Easy Leotard Course.

On this course we will teach you how to use a standard sewing machine and an overlocker, and we are currently one of the very few sewing schools that will also teach you how to a cover stitch machine.

Over a full day we have time to discuss other stitching techniques, explore different styles such as how to change the pattern to incorporate panels, powermesh and use stretch lace.

For this course we provide patterns – but we encourage you to bring examples of what you would like to sew, and discuss your pattern design with us.

You will learn the techniques needed to learn to sew with Lycra and stretch fabrics on a standard sewing machines and overlockers.  This class will give you all of the techniques needed to able to make your own Lycra leotards and stretch dancewear, such as binding for arm holes, elasticating the legs and how to embellish your finished creation at home. 

 Some basic knowledge of a sewing machine is preferable – but not essential – as sewing machines and overlockers are provided.

 

For this course all sample fabrics will be provided - Lycra, Powermesh, Stretch Lace, Silks & Chiffons. 

However, if you wish to make a finsihed garment then you will need to bring Lycra in the colour of your choice or a practice fabric, matching threads (three or four reels), top stitching thread (one or two reels), 2 or 5 mm elastic for the legs, and your standard sewing kit, along with measurements - please feel free to contact us for a measuring guide.

 Full Day Course - 10 am to 5 pm, snacks and refreshments provided, but not lunch.

£80.00

 

 

Sewing with Lycra & Stretch Fabrics - Children's & Adult’s Dancewear, Skater Dresses and Gymnastic Wear - Extended Course

      Two or Three Day CourseBallerina

This course is popular with those who want to take these sewing techniques to the next level; we include more advanced overlocker techniques, coverstitch and provide a greater knowledge of pattern design,  pattern hacking & adaptation.

For this course we provide patterns – but we encourage you to bring examples of what you would like to sew, and discuss pattern design with us.

This course is very popular with dance academies and those wanting to learn the more advanced capabilities of an overlocker such as using the extra attachments for gathering, piping, cording, elastic attachment etc, It includes all of Leotard courses but we also cover sleeve insertion, dance skirts, pattern adaptation and pattern hacking for costume design - and you also have the time to attempt multiple projects or just concentrate on techniques. 

This course can be a two or three day block - or spread over several days.

Course - 10 am to 5 pm, snacks and refreshments provided, but not lunch.

£80.00 per day

 

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