STITCH SCHOOL FAQS

Stitch School is a video based online learning platform with over 150 classes. You can either subscribe to Stitch School, which works out as the best value, or buy classes individually.

When you subscribe to Stitch School you automatically get access to all of the content on your level of subscription which includes videos, PDF patterns and other downloadable guides.

You can browse all of the content on Stitch School here before you commit to a subscription here. Or look at the list of classes available further down this page.

There are two types of Stitch School subscription; Basic (£5pm) & Premium (£15pm).

In the Basic subscription you gain access to all of our Tutorials; shorter videos that focus on techniques to improve your sewing, quick pattern hacks or fitting issues. There are currently over 130 Tutorials on Stitch School and you can find the list of classes below.

In the Premium subscription you will have access to all of our Tutorials and also our Workshops & Masterclasses (grouped together as Online Classes). Our Workshops are detailed guided sewalongs for a particular pattern, focusing on construction and sewing techniques. Each Workshop comes with a free PDF pattern. Masterclasses are a deep dive into a particular garment or technique. They are in-depth and come with lots of downloadable materials, patterns & video guides. The Premium subscription includes over 150 classes, the list of which you can see below.

There is a minimum sign up period of three months for any Stitch School subscription. You do not pay this three month cost up front, but your subscription will continue for a three month minimum.

If you cancel your subscription within the first three months, your subscription will remain active and you will be charged until the end of your third month. You will not be charged in your fourth month and your access to Stitch School will then end.

You can cancel your subscription by heading to the ‘Stitch School Subscription’ area in ‘My Account’. Click on the black ‘Cancel Subscription’ button to cancel your subscription.

Once you’ve cancelled your subscription you will still have access to Stitch School until the date of what would have been your next renewal payment, or until the end of your three month period if you have only just joined Stitch School.

Yes. You can upgrade or downgrade your subscription by clicking on the ‘Change My Subscription’ button in the ‘Stitch School Subscription’ area in your account. Or by clicking here and following the instructions.

If you are a Basic subscriber moving to a Premium subscription you will be charged pro rata for a Premium subscription (£15 pm) for the days remaining until your renewal date and your access to Premium subscription content will begin as soon as you have gone through the checkout. On your next renewal date you will charged for a Premium subscription (£15).

If you are a Premium subscriber moving to a Basic subscription then your Premium access will continue until your next renewal date. On that next renewal date you will be charged for a Basic subscription and will only have access to Basic content following that date.

We aim to add at least two new Tutorials to Stitch School every month – although there’s often more than this! We aim to add new Online Classes every other month, with a total of six every year. We also have periodic live events and online parties for our Stitch School community.

You can access the content on Stitch School a few different ways:

  • In ‘Stitch School Classes’ in your account you will find a list of all of the classes you have access too. You may need to click on the ‘All’ button to see them.
  • You can view all of the classes on Stitch School here, and use the following links to view the individual types of classes:

You can watch (and re-watch!) your Stitch School classes for as long as your subscription is active. When your subscription ends you will no longer have access to the classes.

If you buy a class outright (not with a subscription), then you will have access to the class forever and will never lose access.

You will have access to the PDF patterns on Stitch School for as long as your subscription is active. When your subscription ends you will no longer have access to the classes.

If you buy a class outright (not with a subscription), then you will have access to the patterns forever and will never lose access.

The following patterns are included in the Premium Stitch School subscription:

The PDF patterns included with Workshops are:

  • Whitley Top (sizes 6-20)
  • Bilberry T-Shirt (sizes 6-20)
  • Alderley Top (sizes 6-20)
  • Haxby Skirt (sizes 6-20)
  • Hebden T-Shirt (sizes 6-20/XS-XXL)
  • Kinglsy Top (sizes 6-30)
  • Huby Leggings (sizes 6-30)
  • Sidbury Slip (sizes 6-30)
  • Weekend Bag (one size)
  • Drew Hoodie (sizes 6-30)

The PDF patterns included with Masterclasses are:

  • Ava Skirt (sizes 6-30)
  • Full Circle Skirt (sizes 6-30)
  • Ultimate Shift Dress (sizes 6-30)
  • Francine Jacket (sizes 6-20)
  • Cushion Cover (one size)
  • Toiletries Bag (one size)
  • Ultimate Pyjamas (sizes 6-30)
  • Carrie Trousers (sizes 6-30)
  • Ultimate Trousers (sizes 6-20)
  • Nina Trousers (sizes 6-20)
  • Cigarette Pants (sizes 6-20)
  • Grace Dress (sizes 6-20)
  • Emma Dress (sizes 6-30)
  • Alice Top (sizes 6-20)
  • Chloe Coat (sizes 6-20)
  • Ultimate Shirt (sizes 6-20)
  • Hackney Shirt (sizes XS-XXL)

All of the patterns included in Stitch School are downloadable PDF patterns. You can print them out at home or use a copyshop service to print them for you. The Sew Over It copyshop printing service can be found here. The patterns come in the following format:

  • A4 paper print at home pattern
  • US Letter paper print at home pattern
  • A0 copy shop pattern

Alongside your pattern files, you’ll also find downloadable instruction booklets and other Stitch School guides.

You can find your Stitch School patterns & downloads in two places. Either in the My Patterns tab in the ‘Stitch School Classes’ section of your account, or in the ‘PDF Patterns & Instructions’ lesson in each individual class.

If you have any issues with any aspect of Stitch School then please get in touch with us on [email protected] We’re all Stitch School experts behind the scenes and will do our best to solve your problem as soon as we can.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN YOUR STITCH SCHOOL SUBSCRIPTION

BASIC SUBSCRIPTION

In our Basic Subscription you get access to all of our Tutorials, our Hebden T-Shirt Workshop and our Intro to Sewing Masterclass. All for just £5 per month.

  • A guide to sewing machine feet
  • A guide to different marking tools
  • How to assemble a PDF pattern
  • How to backstitch
  • How to cut out on the bias
  • How to ease fabric in with pins
  • How to finish a seam with a zigzag stitch
  • How to machine tack
  • How to mark and sew a dart
  • How to sew a seam
  • How to sew a tailors tack
  • How to sew an automatic buttonhole
  • How to sew on a hook and eye
  • How to slip stitch
  • How to thread a sewing machine
  • How to thread through a casing
  • How to topstitch
  • How to measure your bust, waist & hips
  • How to notch and clip curves
  • How to pin and cut fabric
  • How to pin fabric
  • How to pivot
  • How to prepare your fabric
  • How to press fabric
  • How to read a pattern piece
  • How to roll a seam
  • How to turn through corners
  • How to understitch
  • How to use a handwheel
  • How to use interfacing
  • Supplies list: essentials
  • Supplies list: extras
  • Understanding right side & wrong side of fabric
  • Understanding seam allowance
  • Understanding selvedge, grains & bias
  • Attaching a facing on a round neck garment
  • Attaching a facing on a v-neck garment
  • How to apply bias binding – four ways
  • How to apply strap adjusters
  • How to attach a neckband in the flat
  • How to bind your seams: Hong Kong & bias bound
  • How to cut and sew stripes
  • How to edgestitch
  • How to gather fabric – multiple ways!
  • How to sew a revere collar
  • How to sew a yoke using the burrito method
  • How to sew an all in one facing
  • How to sew box and inverted pleats
  • How to sew flat felled seams
  • How to sew French seams
  • How to sew in a pocket with french seams
  • How to sew in a sleeve with french seams
  • How to sew knife pleats
  • How to understitch a neckline
  • How to use a bias binding maker
  • How to use seam tape interfacing
  • How to use shirring elastic
  • How to insert a sleeve in a knit garment
  • How to insert a sleeve into a woven garment
  • How to insert in seam pockets
  • How to join bias binding in the round
  • How to make bias binding
  • How to make wool covered buttons
  • How to organise your fabric stash
  • How to sew a cuff binding
  • How to sew a narrow hem
  • How to sew on patch pockets
  • How to shorten and hem your jeans – two ways!
  • How to stabilise an edge with cotton tape
  • How to stay a neckline with organza
  • How to staystitch a woven neckline
  • How to store your sewing patterns
  • How to topstitch on denim
  • How to topstitch on knit fabrics
  • How to turn out a sharp corner with thread
  • Introduction to sewing with knit fabric
  • Quick hemming techniques
  • Speedy French seams
  • Three ways to hem knit fabrics
  • Fitting with Julie: Betty Dress
  • Fitting with Julie: Ultimate Trousers
  • How to change a sleeved pattern to a sleeveless pattern
  • How to do a broad & narrow shoulder adjustment
  • How to do a full bicep adjustment
  • How to do a full bust adjustment on a bodice without darts
  • How to do a full bust adjustment on a darted bodice
  • How to do a full bust adjustment on a princess seam bodice
  • How to do a small bust adjustment on a darted bodice
  • How to do a small bust adjustment on a non-darted bodice
  • How to do a small bust adjustment on a princess seam bodice
  • How to do an FBA on the Frida Blouse
  • How to do an FBA on the Maisie Dress
  • How to draft a bell sleeve
  • How to grade between sizes
  • How to raise a wrap neckline
  • How to stop a neckline from gaping
  • How to use a trouser pattern to make shorts
  • Introduction to full and small bust adjustments
  • Fitting Friday: Narrow Shoulders
  • Bilberry T-Shirt hack: drafting a scoop neckline
  • Bilberry T-Shirt: V-Neck Hack
  • Pattern hack: Martha Dress & Farrah Jumpsuit
  • Salma Dress Pattern Hack: Split Hem Jumper
  • Ultimate Shift Dress Hack: how to draft a Peter Pan collar
  • Whitley Top: Gathered Skirt Hack
  • Zadie Blouse Hack: changing the neckline gathers to a bust dart
  • Introduction to fabrics
  • Cotton fabric guide
  • Linen fabric guide
  • Viscose fabric guide
  • Polyester fabric guide
  • Tips for sewing with viscose jersey
  • Beginner’s guide to fabrics
  • How to apply press studs & eyelets
  • How to insert a concealed zip
  • How to insert a lapped zip
  • How to insert a regular zip
  • How to match a waistband across a zip
  • How to pattern match across a zip
  • How to sew on a button by hand
  • How to sew on a popper
  • How to sew on a skirt hook

PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION

In our Premium subscription you’ll have access to all of the tutorials detailed above, in addition to all of our online classes. There are two types of online class: our Workshops are detailed guided sew-alongs that come with a free downloadable PDF pattern and our Masterclasses are in-depth classes with our most experienced teachers, covering all things from garment construction and couture techniques to fitting and tricky alterations.

  • Make a woven top: Whitley Top
  • Make a knit t-shirt: Bilberry T-shirt
  • Make a bias cut top: Alderley Top
  • Make a godet skirt: Haxby Skirt
  • Make a raglan t-shirt: Hebden T-shirt
  • Make activewear: Kingsly Top & Huby Leggings
  • Make a lace slip: Sidbury Slip
  • Make a bag: Weekend Bag
  • Make a hoodie: Drew Hoodie
  • Introduction to Pattern Drafting: Make a perfect sleeve
  • Pattern Drafting: How to make a square necked top
  • Introduction to Pattern Drafting: Draft a bodice & skirt block
  • Intro to Overlocking
  • Intro to Dressmaking (inc. Ava Skirt, Full Circle Skirt & Ultimate Shift Dress PDF patterns)
  • Advanced Guide to Sewing a Tailored Jacket (inc. Francine Jacket PDF pattern)
  • Intro to Sewing – Beginner’s Sewing Course (inc. Cushion Cover, Toiletries Bag and Ultimate Pyjamas PDF patterns)
  • Ultimate Guide to Sewing & Fitting Trousers (inc. Carrie Trousers & Ultimate Trousers PDF patterns)
  • Advanced Guide to Sewing & Fitting Trousers (inc. Nina Trousers & Cigarette Pants PDF patterns)
  • Make Me: Grace Dress (inc. Grace Dress PDF pattern)
  • Intro to Sewing with Knit Fabrics (inc. Emma Dress & Alice Top PDF patterns)
  • Intro to Sewing Coats: Chloe Coat (inc. Chloe Coat PDF pattern)
  • Intro to Sewing Shirts: Ultimate Shirt & Hackney Shirt (inc. Ultimate Shirt & Hackney Shirt PDF patterns)
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JOIN OUR COMMUNITY OF STITCH SCHOOL SUBSCRIBERS

If you’re looking to expand your sewing skills, you’ll get the best value for money with a Stitch School Subscription. New classes are added every month and as part of our community of Stitch School subscribers you’ll get exclusive access to our Stitch School Facebook Group, live Q&As and online events.

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