Beginners Jersey Dress Class

Beginners Jersey Dress Class

Duration: All day

Price: £75

Run by: Sheona McMahon
at Sewisfaction

01189 795635

Unit 15, Holme Grange Craft Village
Heathlands Road
RG40 3AW

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About the Course

Our Beginners Jersey Dress class is a great introduction to sewing with jersey and stretch fabrics, it will also give you an opportunity to use an overlocker to finish your seams, for a very professional finish. The Coco dress is a year-round staple that’s so easy to wear. Coco makes a great Spring dress, autumn funnel neck or cosy winter dress. The classic style features a boat neckline, choice of top or dress lengths, three quarter length or long sleeves, with side splits at the hips on the top version. Make it your own with optional sixties funnel roll neck, rolled cuffs and patch pockets.

Our sewing classes are relaxed and friendly, taking place at our beautiful studio at Holme Grange Craft Village in Wokingham, Berkshire. You’ll get to use our brand new digital Janome sewing machines and class sizes are capped at five to ensure everyone gets the time and attention they need.


Measuring yourself and choosing the correct pattern size
Understanding a sewing pattern
Cutting out your pattern & fabric accurately
Sewing and finishing seams, with the option to use an overlocker for a professional finish
Finishing a neckline, or adding a funnel neck
Adding optional sleeve cuffs
Using a double needle to finish your hem, neckline and sleeves


2.3m of 150cm wide, or 3m of 115cm wide knit fabric. We suggest jersey, or ponte fabric (If you aren’t sure, please contact us)
Matching thread – we provide a wide choice of coloured threads to use during the class but if there is a specific colour match or top-stitching colour you would like, we recommend bringing your own

Newcomer (2)

You can complete our Introduction to Sewing for complete beginners class or be of an equivalent experience level.


Sheona McMahon, Amanda Turner


The Coco pattern is UK 6 – 20, you can see the body measurements in the photo gallery. If you fall outside of these measurements please contact us prior to booking as we may be able to grade the pattern for you.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

The class includes expert instruction, use of the Janome machines, tools, threads etc, a copy of the Coco dress pattern so you can make again at home plus tea, coffee and cake!

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