Sew your Own Sweatshirt

By Juliet Uzor

Sew your Own Sweatshirt

By Juliet Uzor

About

In this fun and practical workshop, Sewing Bee 2019 winner Juliet Uzor will take you step-by-step through making a comfy and casual sweatshirt, using a brand new pattern from Tilly and the Buttons.

We will be making version 1 of the Billie pattern, a classic sweatshirt with crew neckline, cuffed straight sleeves and hem band (UK sizes 6-24). It’s the perfect snuggly top for the winter! You will learn how to construct the sweatshirt from start to finish on a regular sewing machine (no overlocker required).

Materials you will need:

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

Bookers will receive full joining instructions and a session materials list. Plus, there will also be details of patterns, advance preparation guides and links of where kits can be purchased if these are applicable to your session.  

You will need:

sewing sweatshirt
  • Billie sweatshirt pattern by Tilly and the Buttons, priced at £15.50, from https://shop.tillyandthebuttons.com/products/billie-workshop – password SEWBILLIE
  • Sweatshirt fleece or French terry fabric, 140m wide (56”) – UK size 6-14: 1.5m (1 3/4yd) / UK size 16-24: 2.3m (2 1/2yd)
  • Optional: 0.6m (5/8yd) jersey ribbing for cuffs, hem band and neckband if main fabric has less than 20% stretch
  • Matching thread
  • Sewing machine and basic tools, incl ballpoint machine needle (a walking foot can be helpful)
  • Billie sweatshirt pattern by Tilly and the Buttons, priced at £15.50, from https://shop.tillyandthebuttons.com/products/billie-workshop – password SEWBILLIE
  • Sweatshirt fleece or French terry fabric, 140m wide (56”) – UK size 6-14: 1.5m (1 3/4yd) / UK size 16-24: 2.3m (2 1/2yd)
  • Optional: 0.6m (5/8yd) jersey ribbing for cuffs, hem band and neckband if main fabric has less than 20% stretch
  • Matching thread
  • Sewing machine and basic tools, incl ballpoint machine needle (a walking foot can be helpful)

You will need to purchase the Bille sweatshirt pattern by Tilly and Buttons, priced at £15.50, from shop.tillyandthebuttons.com – password SEWBILLIE.

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 May 2021.

Juliet Uzor

About the Tutor: Juliet Uzor

Juliet Uzor is a primary school teacher and London-based enthusiastic sewist with huge dreams.

Known for winning BBC’s Great British Sewing Bee in April 2019, Juliet is passionate about inspiring as many people as possible to take charge and sew their own fashion pieces.

Tutor contacts

Tilly and the Buttons

** The Knitting and Stitching Show are not responsible for the kits visitors purchase from the tutors including the price, availability or delivery. Stock may be limited. Please liaise with the tutors for details and please note restrictions may apply.


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