In this intermediate sewing class, you will use the Shirt No1 pattern from 100 Acts of Sewing to cut and sew a simple top with short sleeves! This is a fantastic starter project, and comes in sizes XS to 4X, so it is size inclusive. In class, you will learn how to read a pattern, cut your fabric pieces, sew with french seams, and finish the neck with bias binding. You will have some customization options around neckline adjustment and hem length to produce your desired look and fit. Each student will leave with one completed shirt and pattern to produce more of these tops at home!
When signing up for this class, please select your desired garment size based on the sizes listed below. If you feel you don’t fit within the size range offered, email us so we can help you out! We try our best to be size inclusive and we don’t want anyone to feel turned away!
Full bust measurement (your body size):
- XS: 32 inches (81 cm)
- S: 35 inches (89 cm)
- M: 38 inches (97 cm)
- L: 41 inches (104 cm)
- XL: 44 inches (112 cm)
- 2XL: 47 inches (119 cm)
- 3XL: 50 inches (127 cm)
- 4XL: 53 inches (135 cm)
In order to attend this class, you MUST have taken either Sewing 101 or Sewing Bootcamp at WorkshopSF. (We’ll also take you if you’re already competent and comfortable using a sewing machine.) We’ll briefly go over the Janome 2212 at the beginning of class. If you have questions about the sewing skill level required by this class, please email us.
None. You will have get to choose from our rotating selection of printed cottons, and solid linens. You will also receive an official pattern from 100 Acts of Sewing so you can make additional tops, which retails for $17. More information about this pattern and photos of the top can be found on the 100 Acts of Sewing website here
Alex Lunt is the owner and head designer for her own San Francisco-based clothing brand, Nettle Studios. She holds a degree in technical fashion design from the Academy of Art, and has logged over five years of professional tailoring experience with Self Edge denim company in San Francisco. You can usually find her sitting at a sewing machine listening to true crime podcasts on full volume. Check out more of her work at https://www.nettlestudios.com/
The rules / important stuff:
We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy
- this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy
. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org
ALL CLASSES TAKE PLACE AT WORKSHOP, 1798 MCALLISTER STREET UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED ON THE TITLE AND LISTING.