T-shirt Workshop


Learn to make your own T-shirt using knit fabric and continue to build your knit sewing skills!  New skills include stabilizing shoulders with clear elastic, sewing sleeves in flat, installation of a neckband and hemming options.  We will be using a cotton or cotton/lycra blend jersey for your first T-shirt.  Once you have mastered these skills, you can make your own fancy knit tops from this very same T-shirt pattern!

You will have the choice between 3 excellent T-shirt patterns to create a classic tee for any adult:

Lark Tee pattern from Grainline Studio
A slim-fitting pattern with a size range of 0-18.

Concord T-shirt from Cashmerette
A curvier fitting pattern with a size range of 12-28, in three cup sizes (C/D, E/F, G/H).

Boys' and Men's T-Shirts from Jalie
A slim-fitting men's and boys' t-shirt available in 27 sizes.

Note: A gentle review of how to cut, sew and finish knits will be provided but you should already be familiar with basic sewing on knit fabric. Access to our serger is available according to your skill level-serger lessons are not part of this class.

The default option is to have all required materials included in the price of the class: pattern, 1.75m of pre-washed knit jersey, and thread. Use the options below to make your pattern and fabric selections. Let us know which fabric you would like from our jersey selection.

Alternatively you can bring your own copy of the pattern (It must be one of the 3 patterns listed above) and/or fabric. The price will be adjusted automatically based on the selection to include a pattern and/or fabric.

If you bring your own fabric, we recommend you use a cotton or cotton/lycra blend jersey for your first T-shirt.  We also highly recommend pre-washing your fabric before class.

We have sewing machines (Janome HD 5000) available for use during the class or you can bring your own. Please indicate if you would like to use one of our machines or if you plan to bring your own.

Class will be held at the Spool & Spindle Studio:
142 Waterloo St.
Waterloo, On.
N2J 1Y2

Each student will receive a one-time use 20% off coupon for use at Spool & Spindle (online or in-store). 

Level: Beginner

Instructor: Erin C