Learn to sew a sweatshirt - Dressmaking classes in Wokingham

Duration: Full Day or Two 3 Hour Sessions

Price: £70

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

Sew yourself a cosy Linden Sweatshirt! The Linden is a universally flattering and equally comfy sweater, with a relaxed fit, raglan sleeves, sleeve and hem cuffs and a neckband.

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
Tips on sewing with knits
Sewing and finishing seams, with the option to use an overlocker for a professional finish
How to add a neckband
Adding cuffs and ribbing OR using a double needle to finish your hem and sleeves


2.3m of 45″ wide, or 2m of 54″ wide knit fabric. We suggest a medium to heavy weigh jersey, ponte or sweatshirting 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


You’ll be comfortable on a sewing machine and have made a few simple projects. You can complete our Sewing Machine 101 for complete beginners class or be of an equivalent experience level.


The Linden pattern is UK 4 – 24, 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 Linden Sweatshirt pattern so you can make again at home plus tea, coffee and cake!

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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

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