Drop Shoulder T-Shirt Course

During the 2 sessions, you will learn how to amend a drop shoulder t-shirt pattern to your specific body measurements giving you a pattern that will fit you well long after these 2 sessions so that you have a pattern specific to you for future use.
You will also learn how to correctly pin, lay and cut out jersey fabric ( stretchy fabric) with additional tips to make working with stretch easier.
We also cover how to attach a neckband properly and how to sew with stretch, finish seams well, pressing techniques and how to finish your drop shoulder t-shirt with nice neat, professional hem finishes.

The objective of this Drop shoulder project is to equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to give you the confidence to start sewing and working with stretchy, jersey fabrics so you can tackle other exciting stretch projects going forward on your sewing machine.

The course fee includes 1 x Claire Watson Drop Shoulder T-Shirt Pattern which is yours to keep.

We will break about half way through the session for refreshments, as sewing is thirsty work for mind and body therefore it’s only natural that there will be plenty of tea, coffee and cake to keep us going!

This course will run over two weeks, made up of two, 3 hour sessions.

Learn the basics about working with stretch fabrics:

  • Adjust a Drop shoulder t shirt pattern to create your own unique pattern to fit yourself.
  • Thread and adjust the machine through its various settings using your stretch stitch and overlock stitch on your sewing machine.
  • Pin and stitch the t shirt together attaching a neckband and finishing it professionally.
  • Turning up hems to give a professional finish that will last many wears and years.

What do you need to bring:

  • Your sewing machine, power cable and manual.
  • Your own sewing equipment like pins, tape measure, scissors, snip scissors, Jersey ballpoint sewing machine needles, bobbins, matching thread, seam ripper, erasable fabric marking pen or tailors chalk and tape measure.
  • 2m of fabric that is 140cm wide or either cotton jersey, viscose jersey or stretch fabric suitable for a t-shirt top that has been pre-washed and dried so that the fabric is pre-shrunk before making.
  • Matching thread for your fabric – 2 x reels of Guterman sew all polyester threads 100 m reels.

Course Length: Two, 3 hour sessions

Max in a class: 5

Price: £100

I also carry a stock of fabrics and haberdashery should you wish to purchase on the day (card payment facility available). or you can also browse and buy fabrics at our online fabric shop.