• Sew a Jackson Tee
  • Sew a Jackson Tee
  • Sew a Jackson Tee
  • Sew a Jackson Tee
  • Sew a Jackson Tee
  • Sew a Jackson Tee
  • Sew a Jackson Tee
  • Sew a Jackson Tee
  • Sew a Jackson Tee
  • Sew a Jackson Tee

Sew a Jackson Tee



Interested in attending but no sessions available that fit your schedule? Please fill out this form and we will notify you when new sessions are added!

Please note: All class registrations are final; please view our Cancellation Policy and Covid-19 Policy for more information. By registering for this workshop, you are agreeing to abide by these policies. Thank you for supporting our small business!  

Skill level requirement: this is NOT a learn to sew class; you must have sewn in the recent past, and be confident operating a sewing machine independently. See below for more info. If you're a total beginner, check out our Sewing 101 Workshops.


 Learn to sew a classic t-shirt!

In this two-evening workshop, you'll make a Helen's Closet Jackson Tee. The Jackson Tee is ready to be a workhorse in your wardrobe. This gender-inclusive design is great for you and excellent for your family and friends, too. All views have a classic unisex fit with a slightly dropped shoulder and crew neck. Two lengths are provided so it’s easy to suit yourself or the person you are sewing it for. You simply can’t have too many Jacksons! The pattern includes sizes 0-34!


You'll learn how to:

  • Measure the body accurately to create a perfect fit
  • Work from a commercial pattern, including size selection, deciphering instructions, cutting from paper pattern pieces, and more
  • Understand best practices for sewing stretchy knits 
  • Sew a classic comfy t-shirt! 


Please note: Because this pattern is available in PDF format only, a printed copy of this pattern is not included in the workshop registration fee. Students must purchase the Jackson Tee Pattern by Helen's Closet. 

If printing the PDF version at home, the pattern must be fully assembled before arriving at class. Or, you can skip the tape-at-home hassle and have your pattern large format printed by our friends at Brooklyn Motif!  Feel free to email hello@brooklyncraftcompany.com with any questions about PDF patterns.

Fabric and other supplies will be available for purchase in our retail shop at a 10% discount to students. All tools needed to complete this class will be provided and sewing machines will be available courtesy of BERNINA of America.


This is a two-part workshop being held on the following dates: 

Thursday 3/31 and Thursday 4/7 at 6:30-9:30pm


Skill Requirements

Please note this is not a learn-to-sew class. This workshop is suitable for advanced beginners who are comfortable using their sewing machine and have completed a few projects.  



Class Details

Date & Time: Two evenings-- see dates above! Please note: the date you select a the top of the page is the first of two parts for this workshop.

Location: Brooklyn Craft Company, 165 Greenpoint Avenue (here’s where we’re located)
Cost: $125 includes 6 hours of instruction, and use of our BERNINA sewing machines. Does NOT include pattern, fabric or notions-- All required materials will be available for purchase during class at a 10% discount. Pattern must be purchased from Helen's Closet and printed in advance (see above for more info).

All class registrations are final; please view our policy for more information.




Diana Rodgers is a teaching artist living in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.  Since earning a BFA in apparel design from FIT, she has enjoyed a varied creative career including fashion designer, entrepreneur, and teacher.  The ‘common thread’ among all these endeavors is sewing.  Diana currently teaches weekly sewing classes to children and adults, covering everything from clothing to accessories to quilts.   When not teaching, she creates sewn illustrations (or appliqué), inspired by all the things that make her feel nostalgic.  You can check 'em out on Instagram @wonderthreads


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