Classes » Sweater Knits Weekend Sewing Intensive

Available Dates


T.B.A. (Saturday and Sunday)


T.B.A. (Saturday and Sunday)

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Hours in Class

16 hours over 2 days


Workroom Social
96 Madison Street
Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn



(50% deposit required to enroll. Remaining balance due one week before your class date.)


Anyone can sew their own clothes! It just takes a little imagination, some instruction, and practice.

Sweater knits are stretchy, often unstable, and can sometimes seem quite scary. In our Sweater Knits Weekend Sewing Intensive, learn the skills you need to work with sweater knit fabrics so you can confidently cut and sew a cardigan sweater. Gain experience customizing a versatile pattern and learn finishing details that will make your cardigan as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside.

As part of our Learn to Sew classes, sewing instruction is taught with an emphasis on key industry skills and techniques to create professional-looking garments at home. All of our sewing classes are both fun and productive, instead of just one or the other. We encourage anyone who is interested in sewing clothes to join us for this weekend intensive, whether you are strictly a hobbyist or interested in learning construction skills to bring your original fashion designs to life.

Our Sweater Knits Weekend Sewing Intensive is like taking a 2-day sewing vacation, and we’ve taught wonderful students from all over the world. We invite you to spend a weekend working with us in our inspiring and friendly studio. After this class you’ll start your week with a brand new, handmade garment to wear and lots of excitement to continue your sewing adventures!*

Read more about what to expect from your class at Workroom Social.

Classwork includes…

  • How to choose an appropriate sweater knit fabric for your sewing project.
  • Understanding your fabric’s properties to plan your best approach to cutting and sewing.
  • Tips on fearlessly handling stretchy and unstable knits.
  • How stretch and recovery influence fit and design.
  • Essential techniques for laying out a sewing pattern on sweater knit fabric.
  • A method for matching stitch pattern (textures and/or colors) at seams.
  • Getting the fit you want with a stretchy or unstable fabric.
  • Recommended stabilization methods for cardigans.
  • Special seam finishes for cardigans.
  • Examples of buttonholes for sweater knits.
  • Skills learned in this class can be applied to sewing other garments out of different kinds of knit fabrics.

Tuition includes…

  • Lunch and treats.
  • Seamwork’s Oslo cardigan sweater pattern.
  • Handouts and other supporting materials.
  • Use of studio equipment and tools. If you prefer to work on your own sewing machine, you are welcome to bring it. Students are responsible for purchasing their own supplies. Supply lists are emailed to enrolled students about two weeks before each class date.

Skills needed to take this class include…

  • Experience setting up, operating, and troubleshooting sewing machines.
  • Experience sewing straight seams. Experience sewing curved seams is helpful.
  • A general understanding of sewing patterns.
  • This class is designed for a beginner to advanced-beginner level sewer.

Are you an absolute beginner who is interested in taking this class? We’d love to have you! Please email us at hello @ for more information on how you can take this class.


Don’t let a company control what you wear. Own your style and your clothes by making them yourself.

At Workroom Social, we specialize in teaching adults how to sew clothes that fit both their individual styles, and also their unique body shapes and sizes.

Our sewing classes are designed for adults to learn in a warm and non-competitive environment. Perfection is never our goal; rather, students should expect that over time their skills will improve practice. Our team of professional designers and sewists make garment sewing approachable, and it’s our goal to provide students with the confidence and the knowledge you need to continue practicing sewing at home.

Through sewing we build communities, stimulate creativity, and help improve women’s self-esteem and confidence by empowering them to sew the clothes they want to wear.


Olgalyn Jolly is a knit textile designer and teacher based in Soho, New York City. She has studied fashion and textile industry techniques at Parsons School of Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology and has many years of experience developing stitch designs for leading fashion houses and retailers. Olgalyn’s specialty is sweater knits and she especially enjoys teaching others to cut and sew these special fabrics. You can read more about Olgalyn on her website

*While we cannot guarantee that each student will complete her garment, the majority of students do.
**Please be sure to read our class policies. If you have any questions about classes and learning at Workroom Social, please email hello @