Skill Level

Confident Beginners



Dates and Times

Day – Saturday

Date – 25th September

Time – 10am – 5.30pm



Part of Closet Core Patterns’ cozy yet stylish Montreal Lounge Collection, the Mile End Sweatshirt is a fresh, modern take on a classic wardrobe staple. With a slouchy, oversized fit,  graphic style lines and clever details, it makes a true statement. View A is a classic crewneck sweatshirt with a band neckline. View B adds a fun twist by gathering the front band at the waist with a fabric tie. View C is a unique hoodie with a deep crossover neckline and a kangaroo pocket. All views feature a curved back yoke and a two-piece darted sleeve. Sizes  0 – 20.

A generous fit


The printed pattern comes in size range  0-20


Confident beginners

Our sewing classes are relaxed and friendly. Class sizes are kept small (this also applies to online courses) to ensure everyone gets the time and attention they need. This does mean that booking is essential. The course will only run if there are sufficient numbers. Please note online course are open to all levels of beginners and confident beginners and it is hard to estimate timings need to complete.

What skills will I learn?

  • Exploring different types of stretch fabric
  • How to measure percentage stretch
  • Choosing the right stretch fabric for your pattern
  • Measuring and deciding on your size taking into account negative ease
  • Exploring economical double fold layouts
  • Tips on cutting stretch fabric – rotary cutters v scissors
  • Tips on pinning and sewing using fabric clips
  • Identifying suitable stretch stitches on your sewing machine
  • Exploring types of stabilising materials such as seam tape and bias tape
  • How to sew a neckband
  • How to insert a sleeve
  • How to sew neckbands, cuffs and hem bands
  • How to  finish neckbands with twin needle or zig zag stitching
  • How to sew sleeve darts

What’s included in the price of the course?

  • The course  includes 
    • Hire of spacious hall (see Venue for more information)
    • A full day of tuition where you will be taken through each step of your garment from cutting out to hemming
    • Bottomless hot drinks throughout the day plus morning biscuits and afternoon cake ( All homemade and very scrummy!)
    • Free love and warmth of your fellow sewing buddies!
    • Inclusion in a WhatsApp group for support the duration of the course and afterward should you need us.
    • Ongoing membership of our community group – The Sewcial Society WhatsApp group

What do I need to prepare in advance of the course?

  • Purchase your workshop and then follow the link below to purchase your Mile End Sweatshirt Kit. We will package and send your complete course kit ready for you to start the course. Please note if you join the sew along  less than 7 days before the start there may be additional postage cost to get the fabric to you on time.

What Do I Need To Bring With Me To The Workshop

  • You will need to bring your own sewing machine and all its accessories, bobbin and thread. We will have two overlockers available for communal use but you may prefer to bring your own overlocker along with your sewing machine. You will also need to provide your own extension cable. Your machine must be fitted with a ballpoint needle and threaded with thread provided in your kit.
  • You will need a full dressmaking tool kit click here to add this to your order
  • Your Course Kit
  • Your own packed lunch
  • Optional items which can be ordered separately via the links below 

All of these items in italics including sewing machine needles can be purchased from our website in advance of the workshop.


The course will be held at

St Michael’s Road Community Centre Hitchin SG4 0QA

The venue has a large spacious well ventilated hall with has lots of free parking right outside the door and both toilet and kitchen facilities. It is a well managed clean space which is “fogged” on a weekly basis for added peace of mind.


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