Intro to Knitwear
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Intro to Knitwear

Are you intimidated by sewing with knit and stretch fabrics and you’re not sure where to being?

Join us for an introduction to knits class and make your own Helen’s Closet Jackson Tee! Students will learn a variety of skills and techniques needed to sew knit fabric on a regular sewing machine. No serger necessary!

This class will cover the basics including how and why knits stretch, calculating stretch percentage, determining the right amount of ease for your tee, how to sew the fabric, unique tool considerations, and options for hemming.

Jaynie is ready to answer any questions you may have about working with knits, de-mystify the process of construction, and help you achieve a basic tee that’s uniquely you.

If our classes are not financially affordable for you we invite you to apply for our scholarship program! Details can be found here.


  • By registering for this class you agree to all terms. 

  • Masks are encouraged, but not required. 

  • Cancellations must be made 72 hours in advance. Late cancellations or no shows will forfeit their class fee.

Class Full? Registration for additional classes open the first Saturday of each month at Noon PST. Other questions? Email

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: Sewing 101 or equivalent skills AND experience sewing at least one garment from a pattern.
Requirements: Helen's Closet Jackson Tee pattern printed, assembled, and ready to use! Required fabric prewashed and ready to use! Thread Ball-point pins or quilting clips (optional, but recommended)** Notetaking supplies (optional, but recommended) **Note: Regular pins are fine, but may cause subtle damage to knit fabric that becomes more noticeable with time and washing.
Instructor: Jaynie Healy
Instructor Bio: Jaynie is a primarily-self-taught sewist, seamstress, crafter, and artist. She has been active in the Seattle sewing community for many years working in fabric retail, teaching sewing classes, making her own clothes, doing production sewing, and occasionally sewing costumes for local performers and a couple of famous drag queens. She is currently in training to become an Art Therapist and lives in Bremerton, WA with her partner and beloved dog, Smash.
Includes a digital copy of the Jackson T pattern by Helen's Closet

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.