with Sarah Bolton
Cost: $75 + supplies
Skill Level: Experienced Beginner
Sewing with knits does not have to be scary. Join Sarah and learn to sew with knit fabric and make your own basic tee - perfect on its own or as a layer in your me-made wardrobe. Students will make either the Lark Tee from Grainline Studio or the Concord T-Shirt from Cashmerette, both of which offer multiple sleeve and neckline options.
This class is designed for sewers who have made a garment before, but not necessarily sewn with knits. To be successful in this class and to be able to repeat the process at home, you should know how to read a pattern and its instructions and how to lay out your fabric for cutting, including understanding the concept of the right and wrong sides of the fabric.
Of course, students must be proficient using a sewing machine, including how to change settings and set up your machine for sewing.
Students may use a Serger for this class only if they are competent using their serging machine and can use it independently. The machine must be in good working order and be threaded before the start of class. This is not a class for learning to use a Serger.
Class supplies must be purchased from Silk Road Textiles, either in store or through the SRT Online Marketplace. By using our high quality products, you know that you have the right tools and fibers to set you up for success, and we are able to keep our class prices down.
Supplies must be purchased prior to the first day of class so you have time to wash and dry the fabric beforehand. Also, you will not miss valuable class time gathering supplies.
Supplies needed for class (see pattern for fabric amount needed for your measurements and pattern options):
Lark Tee or Concord T-Shirt pattern
Light- to mid-weight jersey knit fabric with at least 20% crosswise stretch (Sweatshirt knits are not appropriate for these patterns)
Matching Metrosene thread
Jersey/Knit/Stretch sewing machine needles
Twin needle if using a sewing machine (not needed if using a Serger)
Basic sewing supplies (machine, wonder clips or pins, scissors or rotary cutter, fabric marking pen/pencil/chalk)