Make a Woven Tee Shirt

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Make a Woven Tee Shirt

Wednesday 09 January 2019

Session: 1


Time: 10.30am - 5.00pm

Level: New To Making Clothes


Maximum Class Size: 6

During this full day workshop you will learn how to make a classic T-Shirt from a smart combination of woven fabric with a stretch rib neck. It has one breast pocket and optional rolled up sleeves. With the help and guidance from our expert sewing teacher you will learn key garment construction techniques to help with all your future projects.

Level: This class is ideal for those who are new to making clothes. Students for this workshop should be confident machine sewists who have experience in making simple sewn projects (Tote Bag, Pencil Case, Cushion etc.) It is the perfect class to follow on from our Introduction to Machine Sewing 6 week course or Introduction to Machine Sewing Part 2.

This 'Tee' pattern was designed by Merchant and Mills, an independent British pattern brand known for their unfussy utilitarian style. Once you know how, you will want make this very wearable garment again and again in lots of different fabrics! 

In class you will cover the following techniques:

  • Sizing & body measurements

  • Understanding how to read commercial patterns

  • Lay plans and cutting the fabric

  • Transferring various pattern notations to fabric

  • Garment construction techniques and key tips

  • How to make a patch pocket

  • Attaching ribbing to woven fabric

  • Hemming & finishing garments with top stitch

  • The pattern is yours to keep, but you will be required to bring your own choice of fabric.

    Fabric Requirements:

    Size 36: 1.2m (All fabric widths)

    Size 38-40: 2m (Fabric 110cm/120cm wide) or 1.2m (Fabric 140cm+ wide)

    Size 42-46 - 2.1m (Fabric 110cm / 120cm wide) or 1.25m (Fabric 140cm+ wide)

    PLUS 10cm of Ribbing (all sizes)

    Fabric Recommendations: Laundered linen, soft cottons, chambray, cotton poplin, lawn, shirting, quilting or medium weight cotton prints or lightweight drapey wools.

    Tools and equipment are provided in class and lunch is also included.

    There is the option to make the Merchant & Mills 'Fielder' Sweater or Dress in this class instead. Both the Tee and Fielder share similar making up techniques and processes, if you would like to read more about this pattern click here.


    Moyna Hamilton studied clothing technology at London College of Fashion before going straight into the fashion industry and working as a pattern cutter. For over 18 years she worked for a wide range of companies from designers to high street suppliers and, after having children, she also successfully set up and ran her own children’s bed linen and accessories company called Eazy-Tiger. More recently she has been teaching in primary and secondary schools and is pleased to be combining her experience in schools with her years of experience in fashion to teach others the art of sewing, pattern cutting and making their own clothes.