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Don't Sweat It - Tessa - West 1

A sweatshirt or hoodie is a staple and sews up fast on your serger. Choose a hoodie or rib neckband, a kangaroo pocket or none, hemband or extra length? Its up to you! Make one for the whole family from kids sizes 2 to ladies 22 or unisex size 5X with Jalie patterns. A companion embroidery class is offered separately.

Please note our Class Policies


You must be familiar with your serger and sewing machines before class.

Serger in good working order with: Instruction manual, Foot control, Power Cord.

Sewing machine in good working order with Foot control and Power Cord. (Used for hemming the hoodie face opening, attaching pocket, joining ribbing)

Coverstitch machine (optional) in good working order with Foot control, Power Cord. (Optional. Used for hemming the hoodie face opening, pocket mouth, non-rib hems)

 * Denotes items available from Central Sewing


  • Serger: *Jersey ballpoint needles 80/12 OR 90/14
  • Sewing machine: *Bobbins; *Jersey ballpoint needles 90/14; (optional)*Stretch twin needle 2,75/75 OR 4.0/75
  • Coverstitch: (optional) *Coverstitch ELx705 machine needles
  • *Sharp fabric scissors OR  *Rotary cutter and *mat
  • *Paper scissors
  • *Pattern tracing paper e.g. medical paper OR *Swedish tracing paper
  • *Ruler, *Fashion/ *French curve
  • Pen, Mechanical pencil, coloured pencils, eraser
  • Scotch Tape
  • Basic sewing notions: *Thread snips;  *Glass head pins;   *Pin cushion;   *Tape measure; *Seam gauge;  *Seam ripper;  *Chaco Liner marking chalk; *Press cloth for garment



Suggested patterns: (Available at Central Sewing)

  • *Jalie 3355. Sweatshirt/ Hoodie and Sweat Pants. 27 sizes from Girls age 2-13 to Women size 4-22
  • *Jalie 4131 Laurent. Crew neck T-shirt, Pullover and Hoodie. 28 Sizes from children age 2 -13 and unisex adults XS(34-36) to  2X(50-52)
  • Jalie 4131 Laurent. Extended sizes 1X(46-48) to 5X(62-64) only available as PDF

Suggested fabrics: Sweatshirt/ jogging fleece; French terry; Polar fleece; Rib knit for cuffs and bands.

Fabric stretch and meterage according to pattern requirements.

*Machine and serger thread to match the fabric.

N.B. Remember to preshrink your fabrics by washing and drying the uncut fabric yardage as you intend to care for finished garment

Skill Level:
Instructor Name:
Tessa Elston

Don't Sweat It - Tessa - West 1

$ 95.00