Scoop neck t-shirt

Another lesson and another garment completed in the Sewing With Knits course.  This time the scoop neck t-shirt.

Again my fabric shop only had a limited choice in knit fabrics, so I got this rather dubious piece of green lycra knit from the remnants bin for a few dollars.  Enough for a t-shirt and a skirt so this was ideal for making my first test t-shirt.  Remembering how my sewing machine ate the fabric on this Cowl Neck Knit Dress, I wasn't too confident about using any ‘good' material for my first try – and of course I needed to check sizing too.

The course is excellent and the t-shirt pattern is included in the course.  I was supposed to add clear elastic to stabilise the shoulder seams, but couldn't get any right away, so I went with a piece of regular white elastic for this practice piece and it did make the shoulder seams a little bulky but it still looks good when worn.  I learned how to insert sleeves, and how to make and attach the neckband and got a lovely smooth finish.  All my seams turned out great and all the stretching and pulling getting the t-shirt on and off hasn't popped any of my stitches – thanks to all the tips from the course instructor.  I do prefer a snug fit for my t-shirts as it feels more slimming than having them loose.

So Sew Easy - Sewing with Knits - T-ShirtI was really pleased with this.  (Although I am not delighted by the only photo I could persuade my husband to take – not very flattering.)  The fabric and the color aren't really me, so this is purely a practice piece and not a wear out garment. But now I am confident that if I can find some nice fabric I can replicate this t-shirt into something I would certainly wear.  T-shirts and shorts are the go-to clothes every day here in Cayman.

If you are interested in learning more about sewing with knits, you can click this banner to go to the course info.  I highly recommend it.  And do go back to look at the fleece hoodie which was the first project in this course.

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20 Responses to Scoop neck t-shirt

  1. Isobel Morrell says:

    There’s nothing wrong with the fit of this item! Well done: most professional outcome and definitely wearable, despite the colour being wrong!

  2. Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama says:

    Looks wonderful! You are so talented 🙂 Thanks for sharing at Artsy Corner

  3. marigoldsloft says:

    I totally love that Tee – you look great!
    Thanks for sharing on Tutorial Thursdays.

  4. Lynaea says:

    I’ve always been a little intimidated to sew knits…ok, a lot intimidated. And I felt validated when I read that your sewing machine ate one of your projects (= and hopeful when I looked at the pic of your finished project. I’m impressed. Maybe you could get a petition going for your husband to take just a couple more clicks. Do petitions work for husbands? (= Lynaea @

  5. justine says:

    It fits well. did you also draft
    it? It’s hard to sew knits without a serger and a coverstitcher IMO.

    • Hi Justine – the pattern is just one of many that comes free with the Sewing with Knits course from Craftsy. The course really covers in depth how to sew with knits using a regular machine, no serger required. After frustrating times before – I now LOVE knits. Easy to sew once you know how – and so much easier to fit for a newbie like me. Thanks for dropping in.

  6. suzyhomemaker says:

    I love it. I think it fits you so well. Very inspiring.

  7. Clydia says:

    Great job! I so wish I could sew. Thanks for linking up to ITS PARTY TIME. {HUGS} Clydia @ Three Mango Seeds

  8. I gave up clothes sewing long ago. But one thing I learned. Find a great pattern, learn how to make minor changes to if, and make it over and over again if you can make it fit. My most successful projects were ones using a favorite pattern.

  9. Geni McNutt says:

    Great job on your T. I too took this course and learned that I truly love sewing with knits. I have since made six tops and actually created my own version. You can check it out on my NEW blog that I was inspired to begin because of your blog! 🙂 I am at Hope you visit…I am trying to get out there.
    Thank you for your blog, which helps build community.

    • Blush – I don’t think I’ve ever inspired anyone to do anything before! Thank you for your kinds words. I just looked over at your blog – WOW – those jeans! How can you say you are a beginner sewer – those look awesome! I assume you took that Jeanius course from Craftsy. Its on my list if I ever get the time.

      And I entirely agree about Girl Charlee having great knits – they feature near the top of my Big Fabric Shops Directory – and I have arranged an exclusive discount code just for my readers too.

      Good luck getting visitors to your site – you might be interested in my Money Making for blogs newsletters – look under Blogger Opps in the top menu. Might help fund some more fabric for your stash!

  10. ntcreations says:

    great! I’m on the lookout to buy some good material for t-shirts right now… I’m thinking of cotton mix jersey… I want some really thin… hard when I am ordering online to see if its right…

    • Geni McNutt says:

      Check out it is a great source for finding quality knits. They are very fast and will send you a swatch for free as long as the fabric is stocked with 15+ yards. Also come see my blog … trying to get out there in the sewing community! I am going to yours right now! Good luck with your fabric search 🙂

  11. ngnrdgrl says:

    Looks great! Nice to find a pattern you like and would like to make more of. Good thinking to do a test run on a less expensive remnant.

  12. Leslie says:

    It looks great, I love scoop neck tees. They are very flattering.

    Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
    Make sure to check back on Friday to see if you were featured.

  13. Judi says:

    That tee is next for me at Craftsy. I hope it turns out a nice as yours…great job!

  14. GourmetGetaways (@GourmetGetaway) says:

    Well done, the shirt looks great 🙂

  15. laughinglioness says:

    What a great shirt! I used to sew and don’t at all anymore…hopping by from Share It Saturday!

  16. Sugar Aunts says:

    Thank you for sharing with us at Share It Saturday! My sewing machine does not get enough use and you are inspiring me!!

  17. amyfrisingerAmy Mayen says:

    Good job!!!they should pay you lol. Have you been to Great site to submit pattern reviews & link to your blog. 🙂
    Amy from

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