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The Artful T-Shirt: Designer Techniques

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Discover techniques for sewing a T-shirt that looks like it came from a boutique! Join pattern designers Marcy and Katherine Tilton as they share techniques for mixing fabrics, textures and finishing details. They’ll begin class by showing you design variations and help you plan your custom garment. Then, learn how to choose the perfect knit fabric and mix and match prints like a designer. Ready to try something new? Make a T-shirt fabric collage as you get tips for placing prints, creating stylish seam finishes and marking your pattern pieces. Next, discover how to add texture to your shirts with double-layered mesh. You’ll even explore chic neckline variations with a stand-up collar, cowl neckband and twisted cowl. Finish class by adding designer touches such as binding and contrasting slit cuffs.
Important Pattern Information: The sewing pattern on which this class is based — Vogue 9057 — is not included with your purchase and may be out of print — check with online retailers. This class is rich in essential sewing techniques, so if the pattern is out of print, we encourage you to look for an alternative pattern with similar style details. You might also be able to find the original pattern through a private reseller.


  • Class Preview
  • Pattern & Design Basics
  • All About Fabric
  • The Collaged T-Shirt Body
  • Working With Mesh Fabrics
  • Stand-Up & Cowl Neckbands
  • Selvage & Twisted Neckbands
  • Sleeve Details

Taught by

Marcy & Katherine Tilton


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