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x Learn to Sew a Knit Top that FITS

Learn to sew a basic knit top that can be hacked into a variety of styles. This is a 2 or 3 part class and it starts with a good fit. Your pattern will be altered for fit, pinned on the fabric and cut out. 

You will experience the basic construction process of stitching seams, seam finishes, neckline finishing and hemming a knit top.

You may or may not finish in this class, depending on sewing experience. Be prepared to attend Part 3 in a Learn to Sew 2/3 class to finish or sew another top with a style change.

Pattern Suggestion favorites

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Simplicity 8613 pattern for men

Simplicity 1605 pattern for men or boys

Butterick 5572 loose fitting pattern for Misses’, men’s, girls and boys

McCalls 5992 loose fitting pattern for Misses’ and Men’s

Kwik Sew 4088 pattern for Men’s


Skill Level:
Skill Details:
Completed Learn to Sew 1 or get the instructor's permission.
Materials Included:
Sewing machine, serger, pattern paper, scotch tape, cutting mats, irons available for the student's use.
Pattern, pre washed fabric, matching all purpose sewing thread, pins, scissors.
Instructor Name:
Ryliss Bod
Instructor Bio:
Ryliss Bod is the Founder and Director of the Sewing & Design School and has extensive experience teaching Fashion Construction and Design at a Washington State Technical College. She instructed courses for both continuing education and career training in all levels of sewing construction, home d?cor construction, fashion accessory construction, fashion design, fitting & pattern alterations, pattern-making, textiles, history of fashion and quilting.

She received her teaching degree in K-12 grades and studied art, clothing and textiles at Central Washington University, pattern-making and CAD at Gerber Technology, fashion design at the Paris Fashion Institute, pattern-making and construction techniques with Kenneth D. King and countless others.

Throughout her career she developed workshops and fashion shows, hired instructors and conducted fashion and fabric shopping field trips to Portland, San Francisco and New York. Ryliss has been a Contributing Editor at Sew News Magazine, Threads Magazine, judge for the 2014 RAGS Benefit, Make it With Wool and the Washington State 4-H Dress Revue and host of Instagram's Sew Photo Challenge #sewApril2017, #sewapril2018 and #SewApril2019. She may be contacted at

x Learn to Sew a Knit Top that FITS

$ 55.00