Sew a Boxy Tee
Intermediate | 1 hour 6 min
Make a boxy tee for all-weather wear using any type of light to medium weight fabric. Ideal for anyone ready to dip their toe into the drafting process, expert sewist and draftsman Cal Patch demonstrates tips and tricks for taking measurements, drafting a pattern on paper, and sewing a finished shirt with tidy French seams. She’ll show you how a favorite scrap of material, bit of piecing, or other interesting fabric element can take the forefront as a design choice to make a totally wearable, unique-to-you garment.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • 1 ½ yds woven fabric
  • Paper for drafting
  • Pencil, eraser and sharpener
  • Clear 18” x 2” ruler
  • Tape measure
  • Fabric scissors
  • Paper scissors
  • Clear tape
  • Sewing machine with matching thread
  • Iron and ironing surface
  • Marking tool
  • Seam ripper
  • single fold 1/2" bias tape
  • 1-2 yards of muslin for prototype
  • pins 
  • pincushion
Learn how to:
  • Draft a pattern for a basic pull-over shirt
  • Take your measurements and determine ease
  • Sew French seams
  • Sew fold-over hems

What you'll get:
  • A series of easy-to-follow video lessons on how to draft and sew a boxy shirt
  • 6 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list
  • Step-by-step instructions by expert sewist Cal Patch
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
269 users recommended this class to a friend
Kat Kennedy
Great class! Only thing better would be a in-person Cal class. Need to take measurements and complete my worksheet before diving into the fabric stash.
6 days ago
Barbara Riley
I enjoyed how clear and detailed the instructions were and the creative ideas for the shirts.
November 4, 2022
karen kelbert
I'm always looking for new ideals, simple and practical patterns to draft using my fabric stash.
More than 3 months ago