Learn how to sew with jersey knit fabric and construct a garment using your overlocker.
Sewing knit fabric with a domestic sewing machine can be tricky. But it's really easy with an overlocker. Many people who have overlockers only use them to neaten the edges of their work but they can do so much more. This short class will show you how to construct a garment, in this case a lovely tunic, almost entirely on an overlocker. I designed this tunic/ dress myself as I couldn't find anything I liked in the shops. It's a style I've since made over and over. I now have about 5 of them in varying lengths. It's an easy-to-wear, easy to wash item that has become a staple of my wardrobe and I can't be without. The pattern is provided.
It has a flattering curved empire line waist, flaring softly to the hem. The sleeves are short, and there's a scoop neck so I'll show you how to sew the T-shirt style band. This is a really useful technique when you are sewing knit fabric.
What will I learn?
How to sew using knit fabric
How to construct a garment
Project: make a tunic
You must be competent using an overlocker and be able to bring your own overlocker to the class.