Online Class

The Artful T-Shirt

Designer Techniques
$19.98$49.99
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Sew flattering, fashionable knit T-shirts with one-of-a-kind style! Put a twist on this wardrobe staple by perfectly combining prints and adding designer details.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials including pattern (mailed separately)
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructors Marcy & Katherine Tilton
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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 for the included Vogue 9057 pattern 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.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Pattern & Design Basics
08:53
Meet Marcy and Katherine Tilton and get an overview of the pattern included with your class. This flattering French-cut T-shirt is fitted through the bust, then skims the rest of the body. Katherine and Marcy encourage you to experiment with proportion, harmony and balance as you plan your tee.
2. All About Fabric
20:44
3. The Collaged T-Shirt Body
14:55
4. Working With Mesh Fabrics
15:44
5. Stand-Up & Cowl Neckbands
17:11
6. Selvage & Twisted Neckbands
18:32
7. Sleeve Details
17:36

Taught by

Marcy & Katherine Tilton
Marcy & Katherine Tilton
Sisters Katherine and Marcy Tilton work together at their individual sewing studios in rural Oregon. Marcy is a sewing industry maven and Vogue pattern designer with a passion for design and sewing who hosts an inspiring website featuring a finely curated fabric collection. Katherine designs her own line of patterns for Butterick and Vogue and teaches creativity workshops focused on sewing and surface design techniques. Together, they host a popular design orientated Paris tour.

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