Clothes Making Stretch Jersey for Childrenswear ONLINE

When and Where

15 Nov 2020 - 22 Nov 2020 (11 hours, 2 weeks)
Days and times
Sunday 10:00 - 16:30


Full fee
Concession fee
Senior fee now part of Concession fee

Quick Facts

Deborah Andrews
Course code

What you will learn

This is a great 2 day online course where you will learn how to cut & sew stretch jersey, whilst making make a pair of children's leggings! Jersey comes in great patterns and designs for both children and adults. The Tutor will guide you in creating the pattern, in the selecting & using correct needles, stitch settings and use of the sewing machine for basic seam finishes.
Those who work at a faster pace will have the opportunity to create a second pair. Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the learning outcomes. At the start of the course you will have an opportunity to discuss these with your tutor and set your own personal targets, linked to the learning outcomes and future goals i.e: progression to an advanced- level course.

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • Cut jersey neatly and accurately
  • Change the machine settings correctly to create different stitch samples on the machine
  • Independently select the most appropriate stitch to sew your garment
  • Use a variety of specialist needles
  • Complete at least 1 pair of children’s leggings to a good standard and finish
  • Use the overlocker to finish basic seams

Class format and activities

* 2020 - Teaching is delivered ONLINE both as a whole class and small-group discussions. You will receive real-time teaching and support whilst you are working on your project. You will have access to video demonstrations, photos, written instructions (PDF format) and explanations of each stage of construction, as well as group discussion/ troubleshooting and Q and A with the tutor. There is an experienced and well-staffed Morley IT Department which will assist you setting up for the online course. Attendance and punctuality is crucial. You will not achieve the desired learning outcomes if you cannot attend fully. Please inform your tutor regarding any lateness or absences.

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Entry requirements

Access to a sewing machine and the internet, via a smart phone, tablet or computer is essential. Students need to be able to use a sewing machine. All are welcome, suitable for people even with only a limited experience of sewing.
You do not need any previous experience of participating an online course. Students must be able to communicate in English, and basic numeracy is an advantage.

What you need to know before you enrol

This course is held on-line. You will need:
• PC or Laptop or Tablet - Android or IOS(Apple)With webcam & microphone.
• An up-to-date internet browser installed.
• A good broadband connection is also recommended. (Mobile data 3G/4G or a mobile dongle might not provide sufficient bandwidth).
• To access Teams: you will need to either login to with your Morley email and password (available when you enrol) and select teams.
• Or download the teams app via: Desktop - Android - search the Play store for Microsoft Teams IOS - search the App store for Microsoft Teams.
• Benefit from a free Microsoft Office account with Email, MS Teams, Office Apps and much more for the academic year in which you enrol.
• Enrolment closes one week before the course commences.

What you will need for your class

These are ESSENTIAL Materials needed for the class:
• 1.5 metres of cotton jersey fabric (this can be either 90 cm or 150 cm wide). See a list of a few fabric stockists below
• Matching thread
• Ball point needles or needles for stretch fabric
• 1 metre length of elastic approx. 2 cm wide
• tailors chalk or washable fabric pen
• dressmakers paper; (spot & cross paper) or if you don’t have this, baking parchment/wrapping paper work well too!
• Basic sewing kit (scissors, pins, tape measure, seam ripper)
• Rotary cutter is a great tool to have when using any stretch or slippery fabric, but not essential.
The links below are just some examples of stockists. They are not sponsored or endorsed. There are many places to buy materials; you may already have a local shop you use….,

What you can do next

Clothesmaking intermediate, professional sewing techniques, pattern cutting, pattern cutting for childrenswear, introduction to the overlocker