Wardrobe Basics: Sew Shirt No. 2
Beginner | 1 hour 4 min
Explore the ins and outs of sewing with jersey fabric while making your own super-comfortable scoop neck shirt. Artist and sewing designer Sonya Philip teaches you how to sew Shirt No. 2 from her “100 Acts of Sewing" pattern series. From selecting the right knits to assembling the shirt, Sonya expertly guides you through every step of the process. You’ll also learn how easy it is to adjust this pattern for shorter sleeves and a wider neckline and how to add a professional-looking hem with a twin needle. One class, one pattern - so many amazing shirt possibilities.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Light- to medium-weight knit fabric in cotton or rayon spandex/elastane blend with two-way stretch, XS: 1 1/2 yards (1.4 m); S-M: 1 1/2 yards (1.4 m); L-XL: 1 5/8 yards (1.5 m); 2X-3X: 1 3/4 yards (1.6 m); 4X: 1 7/8 yards (1.7 m) 
  • Sewing machine
  • Ball-point jersey needle
  • Twin needle
  • Matching thread
  • Tracing paper
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Pattern weights
  • Tailors chalk or fabric marker
  • Fabric scissors
  • Rotary cutter and cutting mat
  • Pins or clips
  • Paper scissors
  • Small snips
  • Sewing gauge
  • Washi tape
  • Iron and ironing surface
  • Fusible tape (optional)
Learn how to:
  • Sew a simple long-sleeved top with a scoop neck
  • Trace and cut a sewing pattern and fabric
  • Use a ball-point needle and zig zag stitch to seam knit fabrics
  • Modify the pattern to shorten the sleeves or widen the neck
  • Use a twin needle for hemming
What you'll get:
  • Easy-to-follow video lessons on how to sew the Shirt No. 2 pattern
  • 11 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Print-at-home pattern PDF and detailed supply list (a $16 value)
  • Step-by-step instructions by artist and pattern designer Sonya Philip
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
123 users recommended this class to a friend
Pamela Privett
Great class! I've made clothes before, but none out of stretch fabric. I'm about to finish my first shirt out of a jersey knit fabric! So scary but this class makes it EASY!
January 24
Ana Gonzalez
Did a terrific job explaining all the details ?
January 8, 2023
Yvonne Jantzen
Sonya's instructions are very clear and easy to understand. The shirts look fantastic.
More than 3 months ago