Learn to Handle Stretch Fabric, Make Leggings

By Lorna Knight

Learn to Handle Stretch Fabric, Make Leggings

By Lorna Knight

About

Machine sew a pair of three-quarter length leggings and in the process learn how to handle two-way stretch knit fabric. With guidance, you will select the appropriate size for your figure and cut out the two fabric pieces required before the start of the session. During the class you will learn how to fit, adjust, then construct these simple leggings, finishing with an elastic waist and top stitched hems. Suitable for intermediate level (those with some knowledge of dressmaking).

Materials

Materials can be purchased from suppliers of the Beyond K&S Shopping Hub, available here: www.theknittingandstitchingshow.com/shopping-hub.

leggings

You will need:

  • 1 m of 150cm wide (60”) stretch fabric (two-way stretch knit with Lycra)
  • 1m waist elastic (2cm wide)
  • 1 reel Gütermann sew-all thread in a matching shade
  • Kwik Sew Pattern 3661 for three-quarter length leggings (from www.sewdirect.com)
  • Schmetz stretch needle size 12/80
  • 50cm Tear away stabiliser
  • Sewing machine with a range of stretch stitches
  • 1 m of 150cm wide (60”) stretch fabric (two-way stretch knit with Lycra)
  • 1m waist elastic (2cm wide)
  • 1 reel Gütermann sew-all thread in a matching shade
  • Kwik Sew Pattern 3661 for three-quarter length leggings (from www.sewdirect.com)
  • Schmetz stretch needle size 12/80
  • 50cm Tear away stabiliser
  • Sewing machine with a range of stretch stitches

Access to the session

This session has already taken place. If you booked this session you will receive a recording of the to watch again or you can purchase it today on-demand. The On-Demand recordings will be available to view until 11:59 pm GMT on 28 February 2021.

Lorna Knight

About the Tutor: Lorna Knight

Lorna Knight started sewing at an early age, with encouragement and guidance from her Mum, and she still can’t quite believe she is lucky enough to call it her career. In her studio, in the Staffordshire Moorlands, she teaches specialist workshops in couture dressmaking, lingerie and overlocking alongside selling haberdashery, gadgets and machines. 

Lorna has taught at the V&A; filmed a Craftsy class ‘The Iconic Tweed Jacket’ and written numerous sewing articles and reference books including ‘Dressmaking Technique Bible’.

Tutor contacts

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