Men & Women's Shirt Making Weekend or Two Weekly Sessions

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Maximum Class Size: 5

Over a weekend, learn to make a classic shirt with all the details such as cuffs, collar, yoke and placket.

Level: This class is suitable for experienced, confident machine sewers who are already experimenting with making their own clothes. This course is ideal for students looking to develop their technical skills in making clothes.

You can choose either the Archer Shirt pattern for women designed by Grainline Studios or Fairfield Shirt for men by Thread Theory. After you have cut the pattern out in your fabric you will focus on a wide range of advanced garment construction techniques. You teacher will explain how to get the most professional finish for your garment and demonstrate a skill set that will enhance your sewing and make you feel more confident when using other sewing patterns.

You will cover the following techniques in class:

  • Constructing a collar, placket & cuffs
  • General garment construction techniques and tips
  • French seams
  • Run & Fell seams
  • One-step button holes
  • Curved Hem

Prep: We ask that students for this class cut their paper pattern out at home and arrive ready to cut their fabric, this means you will have more sewing time in class. You are welcome to come by our shop to collect the pattern or we can send one to you in the post.

Materials: The pattern's are included, however you are required to bring your own fabric.

A machine and scissors will be allocated to you. We also recommend you either bring with you, or purchase from Ray Stitch, small tools such as needles, and thread snips.

Fabric Requirements:

Fabric 110cm wide
Mens Shirt XS/M 2.8m L/XXL 3.2m
Womens Shirt size 0-10 2.4m or size 12-18 2.6m

Fabric 140cm wide
Mens Shirt XS/M 1.8m L/XXL 2.3m
Womens Shirt size 0-18 2m

Fabric Recommendations: Laundered linen, cotton chambray, satin, poplin, organic crossweave, bamboo drape, double gauze, brushed cotton, flannel, dobby weaves.

Booking a class at Ray Stitch entitles you to 10% off everything in-store and our team are happy to help and advise on fabric choice.


Please take a moment to read our cancellation policies here before booking.