Sewing with Stretch!

Date and Location in West Cumbria TBC

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Conquer sewing with stretchy fabrics in this fun day workshop with Kym!

Learn all the tips and tricks for sewing with stretch and sew yourself a new comfy stretch top.

Once you’ve sewn with stretch, you will never look back!


You will leave the workshop with the confidence to sew a whole wardrobe of comfy stretchy items in every colour!

What is included:

  • A beautiful printed copy of the Coco Pattern from Tilly and the Buttons to work on in the workshop (we will be making the top version and you have a choice of necklines)
  • Stabalising notions to make your top
  • Kym’s expert guidance and company for the day 🙂
  • Plenty of Tea, Coffee and biscuits to keep you going throughout the day.
  • Homemade Cake!


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You will need to bring your sewing machine with a compatible ball point/jersey needle and the fabric and matching thread for your dress. All other materials and tools will be provided. Please bring a packed lunch (or this can be ordered as an extra after booking if you prefer).

If your sewing machine does not have a zig zag or stretch stitch setting, please get in touch before booking this workshop.

SKILL LEVEL: This workshop is perfect for those new to sewing with stretch fabrics (or needing a refresher). It would be helpful if you have completed at least one basic dressmaking project before but this is not essential. You should already be confident using your sewing machine.

If you are new to using a sewing machine but are interested in this class, please contact Kym for some more information. Get in touch here or by emailing

Please Note: The pattern we will be working with is graded for bust 76cm – 112cm (30″ – 44″) and waist 61cm – 96.5cm (24″ – 38″). Please feel free to get in touch if you are outside these measurements and would like to join this workshop.


Depending on how quickly you sew, there may be a little finishing off to do at home. You will leave with all the knowledge you need to continue if this is the case.

Need to borrow a sewing machine for the workshop? We have a limited number of machines that can be hired for the duration of the workshop. Please get in touch before booking to check availability.

Before booking please take a look at my Workshop Policy. By booking a MAKE! The Lakes workshop you agree to the terms outlined. A copy of this Policy can be found here.

This workshop is also available as a 1-2-1 session – Contact me for more info!

MAKE! The Lakes creative workshops and classes take place in the stunning surroundings of The Lake District, Cumbria.