New Zealand Community Education Centres

T-Shirt to Tunic

Change a basic T-shirt design into a funky tunic with different panels, necklines, sleeves and take away a pattern and a garment.


Find out how easy it is to adapt a T-shirt pattern into a personalised tunic – you choose the style, the neckline, hem and sleeves! Using a basic design, you’ll find out how to cut out a pattern, trace it on card (which you can take away to use again), then cut out and sew your own design, incorporating panels and different fabrics.


By the end of the workshop, you’ll be able to:
• Change a basic pattern to your design, using panels and sleeves
• Cut out stretch on the correct grain
• Construct your garment using the overlocker
• Create different finishes on the overlocker
• Take away a pattern for future use

A list of things to bring, including stretch fabric, will be sent out when course numbers are confirmed. 

Note:  Courses need a minimum number to go ahead so if we don't have enough enrolments a few days before the start date, we have to cancel. We'll let you know by email so please check yours regularly. If you need to cancel your registration, here are our terms and conditions: "What You Need to Know".

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For those with basic sewing and overlocking skills.