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Hand Stitched One-Yard Minimalist Top


Price includes 6 hours of class.

A virtual class with Karen Stevens

Aug 6, 10:00am-12:00pm
Aug 7, 10:00am-12:00pm
Aug 13, 10:00am-12:00pm CDT

Learn to hand stitch a simple drapey top with a flattering square neckline. This is the perfect beginner project that allows you to customize your fit and better understand how fabric choice can compliment a garment.

Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 4 weeks following the event.

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Hand sew your own simple shirt. It is the perfect beginner project, using just a few types of hand stitches to create a lovely, drapey top. And as a bonus it is almost zero waste — what little is left can easily be used as a pocket, embellishment, or saved for mending another of your favorite garments.

There are no pattern pieces, the design is cut from just one yard of wide-width fabric. The length can be adjusted to your liking – from a tunic to a more cropped tee. The design is “one size fits all” and has been tested on a wide range of body types. We will go over ways it can be modified to best fit your frame and style.

Supply List
• 1yd of 56” – 60” wide fabric, linen, linen blend or double gauze. If you cannot find wide width fabric, you can use a 44” fabric, but the shirt will be shorter in length – only 23.5” long from shoulder to hem, and you will need to use the selvedge as the finished hem
• Clear ruler, cutting mat and rotary cutter OR fabric scissors, pins, matching cotton sewing thread, hand-sewing needle, small sharp embroidery scissors, seam gauge (optional)• Patchwork/Quilting Basics: Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Tape measure, Seam ripper
• Optional: Embroidery thread, embroidery needle.

Optional pre-class work.

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