Sew a Boxy Tee
Intermediate | 1 hour 6 min
Sew a Boxy Tee
Make a boxy tee for all-weather wear using any type of light to medium weight fabric. Ideal for anyone ready to dip their toe into the drafting process, expert sewist and draftsman Cal Patch demonstrates tips and tricks for taking measurements, drafting a pattern on paper, and sewing a finished shirt with tidy French seams. She’ll show you how a favorite scrap of material, bit of piecing, or other interesting fabric element can take the forefront as a design choice to make a totally wearable, unique-to-you garment.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • 1 ½ yds woven fabric
  • Paper for drafting
  • Pencil, eraser and sharpener
  • Clear 18” x 2” ruler
  • Tape measure
  • Fabric scissors
  • Paper scissors
  • Clear tape
  • Sewing machine with matching thread
  • Iron and ironing surface
  • Marking tool
  • Seam ripper
  • single fold 1/2" bias tape
  • 1-2 yards of muslin for prototype
  • pins 
  • pincushion
Learn how to:
  • Draft a pattern for a basic pull-over shirt
  • Take your measurements and determine ease
  • Sew French seams
  • Sew fold-over hems

What you'll get:
  • A series of easy-to-follow video lessons on how to draft and sew a boxy shirt
  • 6 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list
  • Step-by-step instructions by expert sewist Cal Patch
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
277 users recommended this class to a friend
Bobee McCaughey
Really happy to have taken this class. At this point I just watched it as you would read through a pattern prior to starting a project. I will have to do a sew along with some muslin and then launch into creativity. Really looking forward to expanding on these skills we learned.
5 days ago
Maiken Gundsoe
Cal Patch makes garment-making look so easy and accessible. I don't have a fabric stash, so I just followed along with the pattern-making. I'll go fabric shopping for a wearable mock-up and a basic tee to start with, and then go to town from there.
March 16
Karen Hendrix
beautifully clear instructions
March 1, 2023