Making Lycra Leggings

Making Lycra Leggings

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Learn to make a stretch garment. Leggings may sound simple - but once you master them they will unlock a whole world of garments and possibilities

Its up to you if you choose to make a sparkly pair or something to wear to the gym or through the day… let your imagination come alive with design and creation

This class will start to touch on basic pattern making techniques - with the option to add contrast  panels into the legs


Key Take away's / Learning's from the class:

How to measure your body for a pattern and pick the size to use

Tracing off a pattern

Adding new seam allowances

Correct Annotations for your pattern pieces

Basic design work and pattern alterations  - how to add panels and contrast colours / fabrics  to the legs

Altering the length of the legging to suit your measurements - would you like a cropped pair?

Beginning to learn about fabric placement when cutting out and wastage 

Constructing the garment 


Finishing techniques to ensure a high quality garment which will wear well


Pre Class Requirements:

1. Completed the Introductory to Overlocker's class using either your own machine or one of Ariane's


2. Discussed with Ariane that you have suitable recent experience with a machine to be able to enjoy this class.


What to bring with you:

A note book

Fabric: Expect to buy 1.5m of stretch lycra - can be a print, plain or sparkels. Small amounts of contrast fabric if requiered for leg detail (approx .5m) between week 1 and 2. During your first session, after creating your pattern Ariane will help you to understand the best type of fabric to bring for the remainder of the course

If you are using your own Overlocker please bring it for week's 2 and 3. You will also need the machine pedal, threads and machine specific needles

If you do not have your own Overlocker - you are welcome to use one of Ariane's - the number of these is limited, so please advise at the time of booking if you will need one so that the class numbers can be arranged correctly - thank you. If you need to use one of these machines please ensure that your fabric needs BLACK threads, as this is what the machines will be set up to use


What would you receive:

A finished pair of leggings 

A wider knowledge of how stretch fabrics work 

A pattern that you can go home and re-create 

Overlocker Confidence!


Class Capacity:

Capped at 6 people 


Access to the private 'Sparkle Gang Stitch' Facebook group:


You will be added to the special secret Sparkle Gang Stitch Facebook group - a place where Ariane will be sharing tips and tricks for sewing and secret ideas for how to improve your sewing. Class attendees will be encouraged to share pictures of their makes and share knowledge and ideas. Its a community were growing for the Sewing Revolution! This is the place to have access to Ariane's technical knowledge.


Who can attend?

The classes are operated in a respectful manner and no preferences will be taken over the gender of attendees - everyone is encouraged to take part!

Anyone over the age of 18 due to the use of sewing machines


Class Length:

3 hours x 3 sessions = 9 hours 


Dates and Times of Classes: 

Wednesday 4th July - 10.30am - 1.30pm (reoccurring at the same time)

Wednesday 25th July - 6.30pm to 9.30pm (reoccurring at the same time)



Classes will be held at Ariane's studio - 18 Dawson Street, Brunswick


Refund and Cancellation Policy:

No Refund applicable, if the class is run again you will be welcome to attend so long as you gave over 48 hours cancellation notice. Not transferable to another person. To run, this class needs a minimum of 4 attendees booked in, if this is not the case 48 hours before the class begins Ariane may be in touch to re-schedule to another date