Stretch Your Skills Workshop
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Stretch Your Skills Workshop

Class Duration: 2.5 hours. 30-40 minutes of lecture about working with stretch and 2 hrs of independent work time with instructor guidance

Students Bring: A stretch project! You can bring pieces cut out ready to sew, fabric ready to be cut, or a work in progress that you need a little help getting through that tricky bit. Each student will bring a stretch project of their choosing along with any pattern pieces and necessary notions.

Knit patterns we suggest: 
The Max Tee from Chalk and Notch
Elysian Body Suit from Friday Pattern Company
Jackson Tee from Helen's Closet
Adrienne Blouse from Friday Pattern Company
Sophie Hines undies
Stanton hoodie from Cashmerette
Toaster Sweater from Sew House 7
Blackwood Cardigan from Helen's Closet
Avery Leggings from Helen's Closet

If you purchase a PDF pattern we are now offering PDF pattern printing! No more taping pattern pieces together! More details can be found here. 

Suggested Fabric: Any knit or stretch fabric is welcome for this class! If you are unsure or have questions please email us @

Materials Included with registration: You supply the project and materials, we'll supply the sewing machines and use of all needed tools i.e. scissors, pins, irons, etc. We use Bernette B37 sewing machines. If you would prefer to bring your own machine that is okay, just let us know before class.

You will leave with: The knowledge and confidence to work with stretch fabrics!

Skill Level: Confident Beginner or above

Skill Details:

  • Confident Beginner: Students should have a moderate amount of sewing experience. Students should have made 5+ sewing projects of any type on their own. They are very comfortable operating and troubleshooting a sewing machine, they know how to wind a bobbin and thread a machine. They are comfortable using a rotary cutter, and are familiar with sewing terminology like RST, WST, backstitch, etc.
  • *This is not a class for folks brand new to sewing. If you've never sewn before or if it's been awhile we recommend starting with our Sewing 101 course.

Age Range: Adults and Teens 16+


The stretch your skills class is the perfect place to overcome any fears or hesitations you have around working with stretchy fabrics. We cover things like finding the direction of greatest stretch, determining stretch percentage, which needles to use when, which stitches to use when, and general best practices for working with stretch fabrics. 

Our instructor Jaynie will spend the first 30-40 minutes discussing all things stretch. We'll then break out and each student will work independently on the project they brought. Jaynie will be available for guidance and to answer questions as they come up. 

At the end of class you'll leave with some progress made on your project and the knowledge and confidence to continue working with stretch fabrics.

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. 

  • Cancellation Notice: Makers are kindly requested to provide a minimum of 72 hours' notice in the event of needing to cancel or reschedule an appointment. This advance notice allows us to accommodate other makers and make any necessary adjustments to our schedule.

    Refunds: Any class cancellations made more than 72 hours in advance will receive either a full refund on a gift card, or a full refund minus a $5 card processing fee to the card used for registration. This fee accounts for the costs associated with the transaction and ensures a smooth and secure refund process.

    Late Cancellations: Cancellations made less than 72 hours before and no shows will forfeit the registration fee.

    Contact Information: To request a cancellation or reschedule, please email or call us at 425-291-7452

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

Includes instruction and use of sewing machines and tools

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Included Materials



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