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Class + Pattern

The Ultimate T-Shirt: Fitting & Construction

Sew your new favorite shirt with the expert guidance of Katherine and Marcy Tilton, using their included, customizable Vogue pattern.


Pattern Mailed to You
Pattern Mailed to You
Online Lessons
Online Lessons

What You Get

  • 9 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Class materials including pattern (Please allow up to 14 business days in the US and up to 5 weeks internationally)
  • Answers to student questions from instructors Marcy & Katherine Tilton
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

Class Overview

From their Oregon studios, the Tilton sisters share decades of design and sewing experience, showing you how to modify and sew the included Vogue T-shirt pattern for a flattering fit. You'll approach knits with confidence, from choosing and cutting out fabric to sewing stable seams and finishing edges for a polished look. Learn the ingenious secret of easing in sleeves and choose between two collar types. Follow along as the sisters construct the basic T-shirt, then show how to modify it and make it your own. Put your imagination to work – you'll want to make a dozen!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Meet Marcy & Katherine Tilton
Meet your instructors, Marcy and Katherine Tilton, and gain an overview of what you'll learn in class.
2. Knit Fabric Types
3. Pattern Fitting
4. Constructing the T-Shirt
5. Basic Wraparound Neckband
6. Classic Neckband Finish
7. Refining the Fit
8. Adding the Sleeves
9. Finishing the T-Shirt

Taught by

Marcy & Katherine Tilton
Marcy & Katherine Tilton
Sisters Katherine and Marcy Tilton work together at their individual sewing studios in rural Oregon. Marcy is a sewing industry maven and Vogue pattern designer with a passion for design and sewing who hosts an inspiring website featuring a finely curated fabric collection. Katherine designs her own line of patterns for Butterick and Vogue and teaches creativity workshops focused on sewing and surface design techniques. Together, they host a popular design orientated Paris tour.