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Sewing with Knits 101

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  • 70 US dollars
  • Park Road

Service Description

Ready to tackle knits? It's really not that hard on your regular sewing machine, especially with this great dolman sleeve top. Join us to learn the tools and tricks needed to sew knit perfectly! AVAILABLE DATES -Friday, January 7th from 9:30am - 12:30pm with Laura Kasowitz -Tuesday, March 1st from 6pm - 9pm with Leah Varrell DETAILS -Skill Level: Beginner Sewist. You have taken our 101 class or have similar experience. You know the basic operation of a machine and how to do a straight stitch! -Equipment Needed: We have the tools and equipment you need, however you are welcome to bring your own machine if you'd prefer to use it. -Materials Needed: The pattern and instructions will be provided for you in class. 2 yard knit fabric at least 54" wide. You can find knits at Affordable Fabrics in Rocky Hill and JoAnns. I suggest starting with a mid- to heavy-weight knit for your first project (cotton jersey, ponte de roma, or sweatshirt knit) Coordinating thread. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 1. Do you sell knit fabric at the studio? -We have a limited selection of Robert Kaufman Laguna Jersey Knit. This is a midweight knit that many find easy to work with. It costs $11 per yard and will not be pre-washed before class. 2. Will we alter the shirt fit? -Unfortunately we don't have the time to get into fit alterations. This pattern fits a wide range of sizes, but the focus of this class is on techniques. The pattern is recommended for bust/chest sizes 33"-57". 3. Do you have a men's pattern? -We have the one shirt pattern (that anyone is welcome to wear!). We do make a shirt in this class but the focus is really on how to work with knit fabric which can be applied to any future knit project. COVID SAFETY PRECAUTIONS -All students MUST wear a mask upon entering the building for the duration of the stay. There will be no exceptions. -Workstations are distanced from each other per CDC guidelines however our ironing stations are for communal use. -The instructor will be masked and is often unable to distance 6'. -All surfaces and tools are sanitized between use. If you are able to bring your own equipment please do so. -If you are not feeling well, or have been in contact with someone who has or may test positive for COVID-19 please do not come to class. We will transfer your registration fee to another class.

Cancellation Policy

-A minimum enrollment must be met by 48 hours prior to the workshop or the workshop may be cancelled. If this happens you will receive a full refund. -You may cancel for a refund or transfer your registration up to 1 week before a one-time workshop, 2 weeks before a Foundations or After School series and 4 weeks before a camp. There are no refunds or class transfers for guest teachers. After this date there will be no refunds or transfers unless we are able to fill your spot from a waitlist. -Hartford Stitch reserves the right to cancel a class at any time. Should we do so you will receive a full refund. -No shows forfeit any refund or transfers. -Hartford Stitch reserves the right to substitute teachers either for a single class or the entire session if necessary.

Contact Details

  • Hartford Stitch, 207 Park Road, West Hartford, CT, USA

    + 1 8607853093

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