Intermediate | 24 min
Taught by Fancy Tiger
This all-summer tank is super versatile and comes in two versions: a racer-back and a muscle tank. Amber and Jaime, the Fancy Tiger ladies, show you how to make both views using either a serger or sewing machine. The slightly flared silhouette and design details make this the perfect tank to wear on all your summer adventures. PDF patterns are provided for both versions in six sizes (from 32” – 46” bust).
Learn how to:
  • Work with jersey knits
  • Create professionally finished arm and neck bands
  • Sew seams with a serger
  • Top-stitch using a double needle
  • Shorten or lengthen the pattern
What You'll Get:
  • Step-by-step expert instruction on making the super versatile Adventure Tank Top
  • 2 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list and downloadable pattern
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students


Chapters
The Adventure Tank Top
01:13
01:39
Racerback Tank
03:40
02:16
07:32
Muscle Tank
06:30
00:39
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Jersey knit fabric: 1 yard – 1 1/4 yards depending on size
  • Serger
  • Sewing machine
  • Double needle
  • Walking foot (optional)
  • Rotary cutter
  • Cutting mat
  • Thread snips
  • Pins
  • Pattern weights
  • Printed pattern
  • Swedish tracing paper
  • Ballpoint pen
  • Marking tools
  • Iron & ironing surface
Discussion
Notes
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Transcript
Sewing Classes with Fancy Tiger
Sew a Sailor Top
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Jaime and Amber from Fancy Tiger Crafts take you step-by-step through sewing their iconic Sailor Top. This wardrobe classic works up beautifully in light to medium-weight woven fabrics and is written in six sizes (ranging from a bust size of 32" to 45"). The Sailor Top is not only flattering for every body type, but it is also great for building skills – you will learn how to make a gathered yoke, insert raglan sleeves, and hem raw edges, amongst many other useful techniques. Download the included pattern and start whipping up this sassy staple.
Sew a Waxed Canvas Tote Bag
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Learn how to make a simple yet striking all-seasons tote with Amber and Jaime from Fancy Tiger. Made from waxed canvas, this go-to bag is naturally water repellent and perfect for everyday use. The bag is lined and features boxed corners, pockets and leather straps, plus you will learn how to work with waxed canvas and finish the seam allowances for professional-looking results.
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Sew the Adventure Tank Top
Fancy Tiger
This all-summer tank is super versatile and comes in two versions: a racer-back and a muscle tank. Amber and Jaime, the Fancy Tiger ladies, show you how to make both views using either a serger or sewing machine. The slightly flared silhouette and design details make this the perfect tank to wear on all your summer adventures. PDF patterns are provided for both versions in six sizes (from 32” – 46” bust).
Sew the Wanderlust Tee
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This cute cropped tee is structured yet comfy and super easy to customize. Amber from Fancy Tiger Crafts shows you how to sew the top as is or lengthen the pattern for a different look. Plus you’ll learn how to create professional-looking hems using a double needle. Dress up your tee with a high-waisted skirt or pair with your favorite well-worn denim for a classic weekend outfit. Pattern available in six sizes (32” – 46” Bust).
Sew a One Hour Top
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Learn how to make the easiest jersey shirt ever with Fancy Tiger Crafts. Dream team Amber and Jaime teach you how to create a “One Hour Top” beginning to end on a sewing machine – but they also show you how to sew the seams with a serger if you so desire. This wardrobe staple is ideal for everyday wear and works up beautifully (and quickly) in a solid knit or a fun print. (Sizes range from 32" - 45" bust.)
How to Thread a Serger
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A serger makes it easy to whip up garments quickly, but learning how to thread a serger sometimes stops people from using this handy tool. In this tutorial, the ladies of Fancy Tiger come to the rescue and demonstrate how to thread two different types of sergers: a Brother 1034D and a Juki MO 644D Serger. They also share best practices for maintaining your serger and trouble-shooting tips in case you don't get it right on the first try.
Sewing Machine Maintenance
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Gunked-up machines can ruin any sewing experience. Learn how to properly maintain your machine with Jaime from Fancy Tiger Crafts. She demonstrates how to clean and oil a sewing machine, change the light bulb, and troubleshoot problems – she even demonstrates how to adjust tension if your stitches are too loose or too tight. Jaime works on a variety of sewing machine models in this class, and also provides tips on what to look for if you’re shopping for a new machine.