The Boxy Sweatshirt


Sweatshirts are a year-round wardrobe essential and FASHIONSKOOL is offering you the opportunity to create your own unique version! The basic block is boxy-shaped, has contrast ribbed neck and cuffs and a hip-length raw edged hem (which you can crop further or lengthen slightly if you prefer). After cutting out your sweatshirt pieces you'll design your own self-fabric applique or perhaps try on-trend frills to embellish your design. Either way there are lots of new skills here and plenty of opportunity to use your imagination.  Easy to wear, easy to wash, the ultra-cosy, brushed-back knitted sweat shirting fabric (provided for you) comes in a choice of very desirable neutral colours.


This intermediate level project is suited to those who are already confident and regular users of a sewing machine, ideally having made several clothing projects previously and are looking to further develop their sewing skills. You will learn how to prepare, pin and cut knitted fabrics using an exclusive FASHIONSKOOL paper pattern in your chosen size, how to finish seams neatly (with an opportunity to learn to use an over locker), attach ribbing and either make a self-fabric applique or cut out details. 


Choose from the following colours: WHITE, CREAM, KHAKI, LIGHT GREY MARL, NAVY or BLACK for the main body colour (rib/applique/frill colours and style details can be chosen on the day of the workshop from a wider choice selection) and choose from pattern sizes: SMALL (approx age 10-11), MEDIUM (teen's size 4-6), LARGE (teen's size 8-10)and X.LARGE (teen's/women's size 12-14). Please state your requirement when booking so that your pattern can be prepared for you.

All equipment and threads are provided. Feel free to bring your own sewing machine if you are lucky enough to have one; please ensure it's in good working order and you are able to thread it yourself.


Please bring  a face mask, slippers or soft indoor shoes to wear, a packed lunch, drinks and break-time snacks.


 Level: Intermediate /recommended ages 11+ (sch yr 7+)

Date: Friday 16th April, 2021

Time: 10.30 am - 3.30 pm

Cost: £52 (includes fabric), £39 (BYO fabrics)