Toaster Sweater, Lake Oswego Store, Wednesdays, May 13 & 20, 6-9pm
Skill Level: Beginner, ages 15 and up
In this class you will make Toaster Sweater #1. This is a closer fitting, semi-cropped sweatshirt/sweater. It works best when sewn in thick, stiff knits with some body to keep the neck standing upright. It features raglan sleeves, a wide waistband, a loose turtleneck, long cuffs and falls between the high and low hip. It’s great in a standard sweatshirt fleece (with stretch) however, it’s also extremely handsome in a sweater knit to dress it up a bit. You’ll learn how to work with knit fabric, how to make pattern adjustments to fit your body measurements, and how to construct a garment entirely on a serger. Note: This class doesn’t allow time for Toaster Sweater #2, which takes longer to construct.
• Sew House Seven Toaster Sweater Pattern
• Medium- to Heavy-weight knits with 20% stretch across the grain in yardage required for size desired, pre-washed. Recommend French Terry, Sweatshirt Fleece (make sure it has 20% stretch!), Sweater knits, etc.
• Swedish Tracing Paper
All supplies are available for purchase at Modern Domestic.
Please purchase supplies in advance of your class. If you plan to shop for supplies the day of your class we recommend arriving at least 45 minutes early.
Note: You will be using Modern Domestic’s classroom sergers and overstitch machines in this class. If you choose to bring your own machine, please make sure you are familiar with how to use it.
What is a “Beginner” level class at Modern Domestic?
You’ve taken a class or two and are starting to get comfortable with the basics. You know what a seam allowance is, you’ve sewn a little on your own, but you still need a little help with remembering how to thread the machine and wind a bobbin. These classes usually have little if any homework to complete outside of class time. The prerequisite for any Beginner class is a Sew Basics class, Learn to Sew class, or equivalent. This skill level is not for people who have never used a sewing machine before.