Make Your Favorite Tee! With Karen LePage 3/18 1 pm-5 pm

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Make Your Favorite Tee! With Karen LePage 3/18 1 pm-5 pm


Learn how to make a pattern of your favorite t-shirt to make again and again. Using your favorite t-shirt to make a pattern is a great way to learn about clothing construction. Karen will show you how to trace a favorite t-shirt to create your own pattern, which you can then use to construct replicate a shirt that already fits into many different fabrications. You can even use it as a basis for custom garments.  You should have some sewing experience for this class. In this class, you will learn to:

  • Work with knit fabrics
  • Trace tee for pattern
  • Create a pattern on Swedish tracing paper
  • Construct a tee-shirt shoulder seam, sleeve seam and replicate the neckline
  • Use your new pattern to help understand fitting 
  • Apply what you learn to other knit garments

Karen LePage is happiest crafting in community. She has taught garment sewing and hosted crafty meetups since 2008 and has been making clothes since she received her first sewing machine at 5 years old.  She has contributed projects and articles to sewing magazines and online publications, filmed instructional videos for Interweave, lectured at conferences, collaborated with fabric designers, and led garment-focused sewing retreats. She’s a technical consultant for patternmaking, illustrations, and grading as well as a custom garment maker, but teaching is her favorite. Books include: Sewing for Boys: 24 Projects to Create a Handmade Wardrobe  and  Alison Glass Sew Essentials Series: Woven Essentials and Knit Essentials


Karen’s teaching style is compassionate and encouraging, bringing kindness to otherwise intimidating concepts. Basically, she’s a Sewing Fairy Godmother.  


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Supply list:

  • Swedish tracing paper
  • Pencils
  • Favorite tee shirt (of course)
  • 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 yards of washed T shirt fabric (depending on size)

Minimum Class Size:  There must be at least three people signed up for the class for it to proceed.  We will let you know 24 hours in advance if we do not have enough people and will give you an opportunity to sign up for an alternative class.  

Cancellations:  You may cancel a class up to 7 days before the class begins.  However, less than 7 days will forfeit their class fee unless we can fill the spot from a waiting list, or you can send a friend.