Holiday Sewing: Sewing a Kids Knit T Shirt for Intermediates

What to Bring

  • 1.2 metres of knit fabric with at least 30% stretch both horizontally and vertically
  • lunch, snacks and water bottle
  • Matching poly sewing machine thread

What to Wear

  • comfy clothes and proper shoes (no thongs).

Appropriate For

  • Children aged 9 to 14 years. To participate in this class you must have taken our Holiday Sewing: Learn to Sew for Kids.

Holiday Sewing: Sewing a Kids Knit T Shirt for Intermediates

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • Four hours, scheduled from 10am to 2pm

What You Will Learn

  • Using patterns; placement, tracing out and cutting out fabric
  • How to sew and work with stretch/knit fabric
  • Get creative with screen printing and embellishment

What You Get

  • Unique tee made by you!


Pattern Design: Students will create and customise a T.  This shirt pattern has a sloppy joe style and depending on your skill level and creativity you'll embellish by adding a pocket, turning cuffs, slashing and weaving, putting in gathers, a drawstring or adding extra decorative stitching. We'll also screen print the fabric. We'll teach just what you need to know to walk out with a finished garment at the end of the day. We know that achieving results is an important part of keeping teen sewers motivated to continue!  

Notes On Supplies: You must choose knit fabric with at least 30% stretch in both directions.  Synthetic fibres need to be below 15% as we will be heat setting the ink and highly synthic fabrics will scorch.  You could have contrasting fabric for sleeves and contrasting panels.  Additional embellishments like elastic trims and ribbons for decorative details can be included . For directional prints or large prints you should purchase extra fabric. For best results - pre-wash your fabric to reduce shrinkage.

This class is only offered during the School holidays. Our school holiday program is hosted by our super talented, super nice and super fun instructors.

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Apr 2017

I loved the class and particularly liked the flexibility in the course. There were lots of choices to personalise your top and that was great.


Wonderful as usual. My daughter loves coming to a Thread Den in the school holidays, always a nice atmosphere to learn some new skills.


Thread Den has the BEST sewing classes for kids. I'm 10 years old and people don't believe me when I tell them that I made my T-shirt and bag (from a different class at Thread Den). I can't wait to do another class with them.