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Walnut Creek, CA 94596

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Questions? 925-937-7575

The Perfect T-Shirt



Cut, alter and design a custom fit T-shirt.

A T-shirt is such a simple design but we often have a hard time finding a silhouette that flatters us. This multi-session class will cover what alterations we need to make to our patterns as well as instruction and tips for sewing knit garments. At the end we will have a paper pattern fit for your body and a T-shirt to match.

Class 1: Fitting and Cutting
- Take body measurements
- Note down alterations
- Tracing a pattern
- Cutting Demo

Homework: Cut sample fabric per instructions, bring machine for day 2-4

Class 2: Stabilizers and Stitching
- Stabilizing options
- When to stabilize, when to stretch
- What type of stitches to use
- Serger Demo
- Sew shoulders and re-fit
- Fabric check by instructor

Class 3: Sleeves and Side Seams
- Sewing demo
- Test fit
- Mark pattern alterations

Homework: Cut final fabric with altered pattern. Sew shoulders, sleeves, and side seams

Class 4: Neckline and Hems
-Sewing Day


Recommended and Required (*) Supplies:

- A machine in good, working order with stretch (stem) stitches available*
- 2 spools mettler Seraflex thread
- Schmetz 80/12 ballpoint jersey needle*
- Universal Twin Needle 4.0/80
- 1.5 yards 4 way stretch knit sample fabric (non expensive test fabric for fittings, similar weight and stretch to final fabric)*
- 1.5 yards  4 way stretch knit fabric. (Choose a good quality jersey knit fabric. Cotton, poly or blend OK)*
- Pencil for pattern drafting (mechanical, no2, just a normal pencil)
- 18" by 3" C-thru ruler
- Tracing Wheel
- Pattern Weights
- Pins
- Paper scissors
- Rotary Cutter (For Homework)
- Self Healing Mat (For Homework)
- Chalk-o wheel pen or fabric marker
- Tape measure


Included in class fee:
- Pattern Paper
- Pamela's Patterns #104 The Perfect T-Shirt Pattern


Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details:
Instructor: Allegra
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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.