• VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Sew a Marlo Sweater
  • VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Sew a Marlo Sweater
  • VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Sew a Marlo Sweater
  • VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Sew a Marlo Sweater
  • VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Sew a Marlo Sweater
  • VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Sew a Marlo Sweater
  • VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Sew a Marlo Sweater

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP: Sew a Marlo Sweater



Learn to sew a super cozy and stylish True Bias Marlo Sweater, perfect for fall & winter!

The Marlo pattern is an oversized cardigan sweater with a dropped shoulder, deep V-neck, wide bands and large buttons. View A is cropped length. View B has patch pockets and hits above mid-thigh. Choose whichever view you prefer!

This workshop will (virtually!) meet for five sessions. You'll learn how to:

  • Print and assemble a PDF pattern at home (or opt for the pre-printed version of the pattern!)
  • 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
  • Sew a button-down front
  • Sew wide sleeve and hem cuffs
  • Sew front patch pockets
  • Sew a drop shoulder

This is a 5-part course being held on the following dates:

NOTE: Registration opens on Friday 9/2 at 3:30pm EST!


Tuesday 10/18 at 6:30pm-7:30pm EST- The is an introductory info session to kick off the workshop and discuss sizing, fabric prep, pattern cutting, etc. Students will be tasked with washing/pressing their fabric + cutting out their patterns and fabric at their own pace before the first session of sewing. For the remainder of the course, students will sew along with the instructor as they demonstrate each step. Homework may be assigned between sessions.

Thursday 10/20 at 6:30pm-8:30pm EST

Friday 10/21 at 6:30pm-8:30pm EST (Canceled)

Saturday 10/22 at 12pm-2pm EST (Rescheduled for 11/5 at 12pm-3pm)

Sunday 10/23 at 12pm-2pm EST (Rescheduled for 11/6 at 12pm-3pm)

**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.** 



Skill Requirements

Please note this is an advanced beginner level workshop. This workshop is suitable for advanced beginners/intermediate students who are comfortable using their sewing machine and have completed a garment project in the recent past.


Materials + Tools Required

**Save 10% on supplies purchased at Brooklyn Craft Co with code MARLO10**

  • Marlo Sweater Pattern -  If you purchase the PDF pattern and prefer not to print/ assemble your pattern at home, we highly recommend our friends Brooklyn Motif for wide format pattern printing! They have generously extended an offer of 15% off pattern printing for Brooklyn Craft Co workshops with code CLASS.
  • 2-3 yards fabric depending on size and fabric width (see charts above). The main sweater can be sewn up in stretch or nonstretch fabric! The bindings require at least 20% stretch. You can use the same fabric for both or use a contrasting fabric for the bindings. Suggested fabrics include medium weight fabrics such as sweater knit, french terry, sweatshirting, polar fleece, rib knit and boucle.
  • View A - 3 x 1 1/8” (30mm) buttons / View B - 4 x 1 1/8” (30mm) buttons
  • Optional : 1 yd (3/8") clear elastic
  • Sewing machine -- please make sure your machine is in good working order before registering for this workshop. 
  • Iron and ironing board or mat


Class Details

Date & Time: Five parts-- see dates above! Please note: the date you select a the top of the page is the first of five 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.

Cost: $225

Max # of students: 8

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




 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. 

Christine can be found at www.christinehaynes.com and on Instagram at @christinehaynes


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