Have you always been afraid of using knit or stretchy fabric? Let me help you get started and make something fun and fashionable that you can take home with you and wear at the end of class! In this class you will be making a stretchy tank dress! Workshop Schedule: Meets for 3 consecutive Wednesdays - December 7, 14, 21, 28 from 6:15-9:15pm Cost: $185 Prerequisite: Essential sewing skills at the beginner level are a must for this class. Or take our Beginner Machine Sewing class first! Minimum Age: 18 Trixy Xchange will Provide: Expert instructions, sewing machines, cutting tables, basic notions, basic tools, and fabric for mock-ups. Participants Must Bring: 4 yards of 2-way or 4-way stretch fabric of choice and matching thread. Participants may bring their own sewing machines and/or sewing supplies if they'd like. MORE DETAILS ABOUT WHAT TO BRING TO CLASS WITH BE SENT TO YOU BEFORE CLASS STARTS. Participants May Purchase: Stretch fabric from Trixy Xchange if they decide to not purchase it on their own. We will explore and create: How to use and manipulate stretchy fabric How to follow a pattern and find your size Hem with zig zag stitching and sew in darts How to adjust your hem around curves How to make slight alterations to your pattern How to layout and cut your fabric with a pattern The importance of grain lines on patterns and how to use them Refreshers on: How to thread your sewing machine and wind your bobbin Seam allowances Seam finishes and hems Stitch length and the importance of back stitching Sewing and drafting darts with transfer paper and a tracing wheel How to pin your pattern and fabric together correctly Instructor: Marie Gouwens is the owner and designer of Trixy Xchange. She specializes in costumes and upyclced clothing. She believes in taking care of the world that we inhabit, and therefore creates a generous amount of designs that are upcycled from clothing and materials that are donated to her studio! It's a creative challenge that she has embraced, which also keeps her designs fresh, beautiful and eco-friendly.