The Basics Collection - The Block Tee

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This is the block tee from Paper Theory Patterns, a lovely modern, oversized t-shirt, designed to be made in a woven fabric.

This six hour class will add new skills to your basic knowledge, including right angled seams, stabilizers, and bias.

The concept of the corners can be a little difficult to sew at first, so we have prepared pre-cut samples for every student to practice with and gain confidence from before sewing their actual garment.

There are also examples available at the studio made in various fabrics, as well as a number of test garments made to try on in sizes 28/24/20/16/12/8/6 so we can find a perfect fit before you cut your garment.

The studio carries a selection of linens, and solids that are available to purchase, or you are welcome to bring a fabric of choice, we just ask that you contact us first to make sure that it will be suitable.


Duration: 6 hours over one day or two evenings.

What We'll Cover

Fitting, design elements and pattern adjustments .

Understanding patterns, cutting fabric and prep work for sewing.

Bias, stabilizers, and right angles, hems, and top stitching.

What's Included

The pattern, pattern paper and basting threads

Use of all studio sewing & serger machines, irons, pressing tools, scissors, and more

Complimentary snacks and drinks throughout the day


What level should I be sewing at to take this class?

This class is for a confident beginner.

How many students are there per class?

The studio is equipped to hold 16 students comfortably, but due to the current circumstances we have a cap at 8 students for the safety of our staff and students.

How much 1-1 time will I get?

Each students will get as much time - both as a group and individually - as they need in order to construct their garment. The aim is for each student to complete their garment having fully understood each step, so they can build off their new skillset for future individual projects.

Can I bring my own sewing machine and/or notions?

Yes! If you have a sewing machine you love to use, you are welcome to bring it. If you have a machine that you do not use often and need help with, then please plan on using the studio machines.

Scissors, pins, threads, etc are all supplied but if you have your own favorites, then of course, bring those!   We just ask that you label them and take full responsibility for your items while in class.

Will I finish my garment in class?

We try to make sure all projects can be completed in the time allotted unless otherwise stated when booking.

Some of the ongoing classes and workshops may have the potential for some voluntary homework or the option for extra learning but it cannot be guaranteed that any garment, item, or project will be completed in its entirety during the physical time spent in the studio.

What refreshments and snacks will be available?

Local treats, king cakes, bagels for breakfast, coffee and tea throughout the day... and a BYOB if you feel like celebrating at the end of a fun class. There is a small fridge, a Keurig, water cooler, microwave, and toaster in the studio and these can be used throughout the day.

As we are in the Quarter, there are lots of food options as well as delivery, so we will make a list of those available to you before lunchtime rolls around.

You are also welcome to bring snacks and lunch to eat at the studio if you prefer.