Sew Your Own T-Shirt Class (Advanced Beginner Sewing)


The Jackson Tee is ready to be a workhorse in your wardrobe. This gender-inclusive design by Helen's Closet is great for you and excellent for your family and friends, too. This call will sew View A or B (cropped or full-length t-shirt). All views have a classic unisex fit with a slightly dropped shoulder and crew neck. 

View the pattern here (the pattern is included in the class fee - you do not need to purchase it)

This is a three session class.  Please make sure you can attend all sessions.


  • how to thread and use a sewing machine
  • how to wind a bobbin
  • how to construct simple seams
  • be familiar with sewing terminology such as "right sides of fabric together" and "seam allowance"

You will learn:

  • how to take your measurements and choose the appropriate size
  • how to trace a pattern and follow pattern instructions
  • how to sew with knit fabric
  • basic garment construction
  • how to hem your finished garment

You will need:

  • tracing paper
  • knit fabric - Light to medium weight knit fabrics with at least 10% stretch widthwise. We recommend using Cotton Jersey if you are a beginner. You will need 1m to 2m depending on size and view.  Please wash your fabric prior to the first class.
  • matching thread

Will be provided:

  • printed copy of the pattern
  • sewing machine to use during class
  • any sewing tools or notions needed during class

A list of our class policies can be found here.
Minimum registration is 3. Maximum is 5.

This class is being taught by: Laura