Intermediate Sewing Level 2: The Jackson Tee
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Intermediate Sewing Level 2: The Jackson Tee


Are you intimidated by sewing with knit and stretch fabrics and you’re not sure where to being?

Join us for an introduction to knits class and make your own Helen’s Closet Jackson Tee! Students will learn a variety of skills and techniques needed to sew knit fabric on a regular sewing machine. No serger necessary!

This class will cover the basics including how and why knits stretch, calculating stretch percentage, determining the right amount of ease for your tee, how to sew the fabric, unique tool considerations, and options for hemming.

Jaynie is ready to answer any questions you may have about working with knits, de-mystify the process of construction, and help you achieve a basic tee that’s uniquely you.

Class Duration:
 3 hours + 1 hour of independent work time (optional)

Students Bring: You will prepare your pattern and cut out all of your fabric pieces prior to arriving at class. About a week before class we will email you the pattern and video that covers how to prep your material and cut out your pattern and fabric. You will need to bring your fabric pattern pieces, paper pattern, scrap material, and coordinating thread. We will supply all the needed tools and sewing machines. (you are welcome to bring your own machine if you prefer.)

Needed Materials: Knit fabric for your garment. Check out our selection of knits here. 

You will leave with: The knowledge and confidence to work with knit fabrics! We'll cover direction of greatest stretch, how to dial in your knit stitch, how to finish knit seams w/out a serger, how to attach a neck band, and how to make fit adjustments

Skill Level: Intermediate 

Skill Details:

  • A good amount of sewing experience. Students should have made at least 1 garment on their own before attending class. It's okay if this is your first knit project! Overall students should be comfortable operating and troubleshooting a standard sewing machine, and able to maintain a consistent seam allowance.

Age Range: Adults 18+

If our classes are not financially affordable for you we invite you to apply for our scholarship program! Details can be found here.


  • By registering for this class you agree to all terms. 

  • Cancellation Notice: Makers are kindly requested to provide a minimum of 72 hours' notice in the event of needing to cancel or reschedule an appointment. This advance notice allows us to accommodate other makers and make any necessary adjustments to our schedule.

    Refunds: Any class cancellations made more than 72 hours in advance will receive either a full refund on a gift card, or a full refund minus a $5 card processing fee to the card used for registration. This fee accounts for the costs associated with the transaction and ensures a smooth and secure refund process.

    Late Cancellations: Cancellations made less than 72 hours before and no shows will forfeit the registration fee.

    Contact Information: To request a cancellation or reschedule, please email or call us at 425-291-7452

Class Full? Registration for additional classes open the first Saturday of each month at Noon PST. Other questions? Email

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: Sewing 101 or equivalent skills AND experience sewing at least two garments from a pattern.
Requirements: Helen's Closet Jackson Tee pattern printed, assembled, and ready to use! Required fabric prewashed and ready to use! Thread Ball-point pins or quilting clips (optional, but recommended)** Notetaking supplies (optional, but recommended) **Note: Regular pins are fine, but may cause subtle damage to knit fabric that becomes more noticeable with time and washing.
Instructor: Jaynie Healy
Instructor Bio: Jaynie is a primarily-self-taught sewist, seamstress, crafter, and artist. She has been active in the Seattle sewing community for many years working in fabric retail, teaching sewing classes, making her own clothes, doing production sewing, and occasionally sewing costumes for local performers and a couple of famous drag queens. She is currently in training to become an Art Therapist and lives in Bremerton, WA with her partner and beloved dog, Smash.
Includes a digital copy of the Jackson T pattern by Helen's Closet

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.