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Beginning Sewing: Shirt No. 1 Two Ways


This class meets 3 times. Tuesday May 14th, May 21st, and May 28th.

Shirt No. 1 from 100 Acts of Sewing is a great pattern to cut your sewing chops on. It’s easy to understand, easy to make, easy to alter and it leaves you sporting a super sweet blouse.  In this class we’ll work through the pattern twice. The first time working exactly with the pattern as is. After you’ve made it once, you’ll get to make it again, but with your own spin! Perhaps longer, or tighter, or with a pocket, or with a few slices of the pattern and the addition of seam allowance you can now make it with a stripe of contrasting fabric!  

 In this class students will learn:

  • How to thread and operate a sewing machine.

  • How to lay out a pattern.

  • How to sew from a pattern.

  • How to use bias binding.

  • Simple options for altering a pattern.

Students will leave with two handmade shirts, one of which they’ve customized.

 Materials List:

  •  100 Acts of Sewing Shirt No. 1 Pattern

  • Light-weight cotton or natural fiber blend woven fabric (no jersey or knits) in yardage required for your size, times two as we will be making two different shirts. You may want to buy the fabric for the 2nd shirt after making the 1st shirt. Please pre-wash fabric according to manufacturer’s instructions.

  • A spool of all purpose thread to match your fabric.

  • 1 yard ½ inch bias tape.

Materials and supplies are NOT included in the price of the class. All materials are available to purchase at Bolt, either in store or online. Students will receive 10% off of supplies purchased at Bolt. Please purchase supplies in advance of the class, as it is necessary to pre-wash fabric to achieve desired fit.

Earlier Event: May 12
Beginning Embroidery
Later Event: May 22
Sewing with Knits