Intermediate Overlocking/Intermediate Sewing Stretch Fabrics Using a Sewing Machine

Intermediate Overlocking/Intermediate Sewing Stretch Fabrics Using a Sewing Machine

Brand: Fabricate

This workshop is excellent for those who have sewn a few stretch garments using an overlocker or sewing machine and would like to improve their skills. Learn to make a flattering empire waisted Tilly and the Buttons Zadie dress....Read more

  • £85.00


Well, we're really covering a few bases with this one!  Not only is this workshop for you people with overlockers, it's also for those of you who prefer the humble sewing machine and it is for anyone who wants to improve their skills working with stretch fabric.  Now, we don't want any kind of gang warfare here; everyone is on the same side regardless of your stitching machine of choice!!! :)

In this workshop you will make your very own Tilly and the Buttons Zadie dress, which is an extremely flattering empire waist knit dress that can be made with a cap, three quarter or full length sleeve and has in-seam pockets so deep you could practically fit a small child into them.  The dress can be made in one colour but it can also be colour-blocked and is constructed so if you use a dark fabric for the side panels, this will give the illusion of a cinched in waist, and who doesn't want that?!

You will learn how to sew curves, darts and pockets in stretch fabric and sewing all the many different pieces together so they all meet at the same point will greatly help to improve your level of accuracy.

We will provide:

  • Choice of fabric
  • Sewing pattern
  • Notions and sewing machine thread
  • Use of a sewing machine and equipment (Note: If you want to use an overlocker, you will need to bring your own machine)
  • Tea, coffee and cake

There is an option for you to bring your own fabric if you want, but please note that you will need to bring your own overlocker thread to match as well.  We will provide the sewing thread for any work needed on the sewing machine.

To attend this workshop, you will definitely need to have a few garments under your belt and have made a couple of things in stretch fabric. 


  • If you are intending on using your overlocker to make the dress, you will need to know the basics of how to use it, including threading up.  
  • You will be expected to cut out the paper pattern and all the fabric pieces to the correct size prior to the start of the workshop in order to complete the dress in the day.  You can either collect your pattern and fabric from the shop or we can post it out to you one week prior to the start of the workshop. 
  • If you feel cutting out without the aid of a safety net is a bit beyond you at the moment, then please consider attending our Overlocking for Beginners or Beginners Sewing Stretch Fabrics Using a Sewing Machine first.
  • If you are unsure of what size to make the dress, you are quite welcome to pop in for us to measure you up and advise you which size to make.


Anyone attending a workshop also receives a whopping 15% discount in the shop on the days of their workshop!*

*Excludes gift vouchers and sale items.  Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Please refer to our Workshop T&Cs before making your booking.

Shipping Information


If your order is placed Tuesday – Saturday, your order will be sent within 48 hours and we'll send you an email to let you know it's on its way. As we are closed Sundays and Mondays, any orders placed on these days will be despatched Tuesday at the earliest.

Our shipping rates are as follows: ‐

Domestic (UK & Channel Islands)
1-2 Sewing Patterns £ 1.50
3+ Sewing Patterns £ 3.00
0 - 500g £ 3.50
500g - 1kg £ 4.95
1kg - 5kg £ 5.95
Over 5kg £ 15.00

All items under 5kg will be sent Royal Mail first class. Items over 5kg will be sent by courier on a Next Working Day service.

Our rates for shipping to other countries are as follows: ‐

0 - 500g £ 7.00
500g - 1kg £ 10.00
Over 1kg £ 15.00


Rest of World:
0 - 1kg £ 10.00
1kg - 2kg £ 15.00
Over 2kg £ 20.00

All items sent internationally will be via a tracked Royal Mail service.

Items posted to countries outside of the EU may have customs charges that are the buyer’s responsibility to pay.

Lost Parcels

Royal Mail does not consider a parcel lost unless it has been missing 15 days in the UK, 20 days in Europe or 25 days in the rest of the world. If after this period has ended you have not received your parcel, please contact us at

Returns Policy

Returns Policy

All sales of fabric, gift cards, workshops and special order items are final. If you change your mind on any other item, a full refund will be given if you return it in its original condition and packaging within 10 days of purchase. Returns after this period and within 28 days of purchase will be exchanged for store credit only. This does not affect your statutory rights.

To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.

Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer.


Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.
If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days.

Late or missing refunds

If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account again.
Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted.
Next contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted.
If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us at


We only replace items if they are defective or damaged.  If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at and send your item to: Fabricate, 164a Roberttown Lane, Roberttown  GB WF15 7LT.


If the item was marked as a gift when purchased and shipped directly to you, you’ll receive a gift credit for the value of your return. Once the returned item is received, a gift certificate will be mailed to you.

If the item wasn’t marked as a gift when purchased, or the gift giver had the order shipped to themselves to give to you later, we will send a refund to the gift giver and he will find out about your return.


Payment in full is required at the time of your booking to secure your place.  Unfortunately we are unable to reserve places without payment.
If you find you can’t come 2 weeks or more before the start of your course then we will do our best to fill your spot, in which case you will receive a refund, less 25% administration charge.  Unfortunately we cannot offer refunds for cancellations with less than 2 weeks’ notice.
We do not offer partial refunds if you find you can’t attend one of the sessions in a course, so please make sure you can attend ALL sessions before committing to the booking.


To return your product, you should mail your product to: Fabricate, 164a Roberttown Lane, Roberttown  GB WF15 7LT

Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you, may vary.

If you are shipping an item over £50.00, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.

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