This is a workshop-style class, appropriate for students who have completed our Sewing 102 - Pants Class, Sewing 103 - Skirt Class, or have similar sewing experience and have completed at least one garment using a paper pattern.
Advance your sewing skills and start making your own comfortable knit-wear garments. Learn how to sew knit and stretch fabrics on a home-sewing machine by making a classic t-shirt! No serger required! Choose a classic t-shirt pattern with simple variations: cap, short, or long sleeves; round, scoop, or v-neck.
Students will learn a variety of techniques required for working with knit fabrics, including how to measure stretch, utilize tools and notions specific to knits, adapt stitches, and how to use a twin needle.
(Please note: Depending on personal time-management, some students may have homework between sessions and/or need to finish their t-shirt at home.)
Tools and materials needed (Available at Stitches): Fabric scissors Pins Seam Ripper 2" X 18" Ruler Tape Measure Chalk or Fabric Pen 1 pkg Ballpoint or “Jersey” machine needles, size 80/12 1 Ballpoint Twin-Needle for “Jersey” or “Stretch” fabrics 2 spools all-purpose thread (same color)
Pattern of choice: Women’s/Misses styles - Sizes 0-18 Grainline Studio “Lark Tee” Kwik Sew K3766 Kwik Sew K4027 Women’s/Misses styles - Sizes 12-28 Seamwork Magazine “Jane” (online downloadable PDF, requires pattern prep prior to class) Cashmerette “Concord T-Shirt” (online downloadable PDF, requires pattern prep prior to class) Men’s and Unisex styles - sizes S-XXL Kwik Sew K3878 Kwik Sew K4088
Fabric: Light to medium weight jersey knit with minimum 20% stretch. Recommended 2-way stretch in cotton, rayon, or poly-blend. 4-way stretch and/or Lycra content is okay. Purchase amount needed according to pattern and size PLUS an additional ¼ yard for practice sewing. Please pre-wash before class.
Recommended additional tools (optional): Paper scissors Rotary cutter and cutting mat Ballpoint pins Carbon copy tracing paper and tracing wheel (especially for light-weight knits) Wash-Away adhesive tape such as “Wonder Tape” (especially for V-neck shirts) Tweezers Notebook or other note-taking method
15 years old and up, younger students may be allowed with instructor approval. Please contact us with questions.
We require pre-registration for all of our classes. Fourteen days notice is required to reschedule or cancel any class for a refund. By purchasing this class you are agreeing to these terms.