Cal Patch: Boxy Tee aka PATCHY STITCH JAM 4/14

Cal Patch: Boxy Tee aka PATCHY STITCH JAM 4/14


Sewing your own clothes is satisfying and practical. Drafting your own patterns goes one step further and puts the entire design process in your hands. Cal will teach you how to draft a pattern for a simple woven top that can easily be customized in myriad ways. This is a perfect intro to pattern-drafting if you’ve been wanting to dip your toe in the water, and the sewing couldn’t be simpler. This basic t-shirt shape makes a lovely “blank canvas” pattern to use as a foundation for all sorts of techniques: piecing, quilting, embroidering, dyeing, eco-printing… and of course you can combine and layer the treatments to create the most special garments. 

We all have fat quarters or other smallish cuts of precious fabrics, too small to use for garments - until now! You can play around with different seam placements and piece together smaller scraps of fabric, placing some of those treasured morsels front and center. You will be able to incorporate some dyed & eco-printed pieces, courtesy of Craftwork, into your project.

In this workshop, we’ll begin by drafting the basic pattern to your measurements, then cut + sew a quick muslin (fit sample) to check fit, and tweak the pattern if necessary. Next you’ll either continue by turning your sample into a *wearable muslin*, or cut a new one, perhaps adding extra seams or pockets. Beginner stitchers will keep it fairly simple, and those with more advanced skills can customize to their hearts’ content.  

  • Day & Time Sunday, April 14th from 11 - 5:30


+Sewing Machine

  1. + Paper for drafting

  2. + Pencil, eraser and sharpener

  3. + Ruler (18” x 2” clear sewing ruler is best)

  4. + Tape measure

  5. + Paper scissors

  6. + Clear tape

  7. + Basic sewing kit: Fabric shears, pins, marking tool, seam ripper



  1. + About 1 1/2 yards total of woven fabric, though this can made up of smaller pieces of a few different fabrics, and is also dependent upon the actual measurements of your pattern

  2. + Thread to match

  3. + 2 yards 1/2” single-fold bias tape


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