Sewing a T-Shirt
Intermediate | 45 min 52 sec
Introduction
00:33
Materials
01:29
Prepping and Cutting Your Fabric
02:00
03:48
Sewing Body of T-Shirt
04:27
08:00
08:44
Create Neckband
03:38
08:05
Finishing and Variations
05:08
Learning how to sew a t-shirt will expand both your wardrobe and your sewing skills. Cal teaches you know to sew with knits, covering how to chose different fabrics and test out stretchy seams on a home sewing machine – no serger required. This is a great first project for working with knits so you will confidently learn how to find the grainline, sew a neck band and hem with the appropriate kind of stretchy stitches.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Materials:
  • T-Shirt pattern (from Cal's Pattern Drafting: T-shirt class)
  • 1 yard knit fabric (Cal uses a brown cotton jersey)
  • sewing shears
  • pattern weights (optional)
  • sewing pins
  • all purpose thread to match your fabric
  • small scissors
  • 1/4" twill or seam tape
  • seam ripper
  • sewing machine and sewing machine needles (ball point needles optional)
Downloads:
Learn how to:
  • Cut and sew knit fabrics
  • Work different types of stretch stitches
  • Use seam tape
 
What you’ll get:
  • A detailed class on how to sew a t-shirt
  • 9 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Itemized supply list
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from Cal Patch
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
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maria grant
I LOVE THE CLARITY OF EVERY STEP
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Susan Caney
Poor technique.
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Beverly Hilbert
Made it look doable. Will give it a try.
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