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Working with Knits: The Classic T-Shirt
March 8, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, happening 3 times
Tuesday evenings 8, 15, 22 March, 6-8.30 (this is a three-session class)
To register for the class, please email Leimomi with your name, a contact number and the name of the class you’d like to be in as the subject line.
T-shirts are the perfect wardrobe staple, from short sleeved tops for summer wear, to long sleeved merinos for layering in winter. Learning how to make your own T-shirts means you’ll never be stuck with T-shirts that don’t fit, don’t last, and don’t have your favourite fit and design features, from hems to necklines.
The simple, but perfectly made, T-shirt
We’ll work through basic tips to make sewing knit seams easy, with no stretching and warping; how to bind the seams without an overlocker; how to set in sleeves in knit fabrics (pattern dependent), and how to finish necklines and sleeve edges; and finally, how to hem a T-shirt for a professional finish.
Students can choose from a number of T-shirt patterns for men or women, and with different cuts and design features.
This class is suitable for intermediate to advanced sewing levels. Students should be comfortable using a sewing machine, and able to cut and sew precisely.
Materials: Students must supply their own knit fabric and pattern (options include free printable patterns): suitable patterns and fabric guidelines will be sent upon registration