VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Sew a Max Tee
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Learn to sew a Max Tee by Chalk & Notch in this virtual workshop led by Christine Haynes!
The Max Tee is a boxy knit top with a muscle tee shoulder shape and a dropped armhole. There are two lengths: a cropped tee and a hip length with hem facings. The neckline includes three options: a neck facing, a rib neckband, and a mock neckband.
In this workshop, you'll learn how to:
- Measure the body accurately to create a perfect fit
- How to print and assemble a PDF pattern at home
- Work from a commercial pattern, including size selection, deciphering instructions, cutting from paper pattern pieces, and more
- Best practices for sewing stretchy knits
- How to sew a drop arm hole
- How to sew either a neck facing, a rib neckband, or a mock neckband
This is a 4-part workshop being held on the following dates:
**Will be open for registration on Friday 7/22 at 4pm EST!**
Friday 8/5 6:30pm-7:30pm EST - The instructor will demo how to properly print and assemble the PDF pattern, plus how to cut the fabric. Students are to complete these steps at their own pace between the first and second session.
Saturday 8/6 at 4pm-6pm EST - Students will sew along with the instructor during this session.
**Each session will be recorded and access links are sent by 11:30am EST the morning following class. If you can't make a session, no sweat! Use the recording to catch up.**
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 in the recent past.
Materials + Tools Required
**Save 10% on supplies purchased at Brooklyn Craft Co with code MAX10**
- Max Tee Pattern -- Purchase PDF pattern here!
- 1.25 - 2 yards (depending on size and fabric width. See size chart in photos above!) medium weight knit fabrics with 25-50% stretch, like jersey, french terry or sweater knit. The minimum fabric required is listed. If you think you will need more for shrinkage, directional print, pattern matching or print repeat, please purchase accordingly.
- Optional: 1/8 Rib Knit for the neckband if sewing View B. Must have 75%-100% stretch and 90% recovery. Main fabric can be used if it meets the stretch and recovery requirements.
Optional: Tricot Fusible Interfacing. Using Tricot Fusible Interfacing on the armhole facing pattern pieces can accentuate the shoulder shape and works best on a stable knit.
- Tailor's Chalk or water soluble pen
- 1 spool of all-purpose sewing thread
- Stretch machine sewing needles
- Straight pins
- Fabric scissors or rotary cutter/mat
- Sewing machine -- please make sure your machine is in good working order before registering for this workshop.
- Iron and ironing board or mat
Date & Time: Four evenings-- see dates above! Please note: the date you select a the top of the page is the first of four parts for this workshop.
Location: Anywhere! This workshop will be hosted virtually via Zoom! Details will be emailed within 24-48 hours before the workshop begins.
Max # of students: 8
All class registrations are final; please view our policy for more information.
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Christine Haynes is a Brooklyn-based sewing author, teacher, and pattern designer. Christine grew up in Saugatuck, MI, a small beach community on the southwestern coast of Lake Michigan, where the arts were part of her daily life. She attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in the department of Film, Video, and New Media.
Her mother taught her to sew around the age of 10, and it grew from a personal hobby, until it became her main artistic outlet. After selling ready-to-wear garments for many years, Christine turned her focus to teaching others to experience the joy of making clothing for themselves through her patterns, books, and workshops.