Skill Level

Intermediate


Course Description

Spend the weekend with us, and we will take you step by step through each of the tailoring techniques needed to produce a crisp cotton shirt.

What skills will you learn?

  • Preparing and attaching a collar and collar stand
  • Creating a button placket
  • Sewing a shirt yoke
  • Creating a sleeve cuff
  • Yokes, collars, cuffs and hems
  • Run and fell seams
  • French seams
  • Creating contoured waist darts
  • Tailored pocket
  • Set in sleeve
  • Sleeve placket with pleats
  • Pin hem
  • One-step buttonholes

What’s included in the price of the course?

  • Studio at Number 30 tote bag to all new members
  • Full individual use of Janome sewing machines and overlockers
  • Use of premium sewing tools
  • Full tuition to make your shirt during the course from your tutor and afterwards via the closed Facebook group
  • Hot drinks throughout both days
  • Morning biscuits, lunch and afternoon cake on both days

Your Makers kit, to include:

  • Paper pattern, including step-by-step instructions
  • Up to 2m of cotton poplin
  • 1.2 m Vilene medium-weight fusible interfacing
  • 9 x 1.3 cm white buttons
  • 1 reel of white Gutermann RPet thread

What do I need to bring?

Nothing! But you will need to collect your kit and launder your fabric prior to the course.

Pattern Sizing

The pattern we use is a US pattern and the sizes range are as follows;

XS S M L XL
Bust 31.5–32.5”

80–83cm

34.5–35.5”

86–90cm

37–38.5”

94–98cm

40–41.5”

102–106cm

43–45”

110–114cm

Waist 22.5–23.5”

57–60cm

24.5–26”

63–66cm

27.5–29”

70–74cm

31–33”

79–84cm

35–37”

89–94cm

Hip 32.5–34”

82–86cm

35.5–37”

90–94cm

38.5–40”

98–102cm

41.5–43.5”

106–110cm

45–47”

115–120cm

Back waist length 15.5”

39cm

16”

41cm

16.5”

42cm

17”

43cm

17”

43cm

Please note: If you fall outside of these measurements, please contact us prior to booking.

We have handpicked a collection of premium German haberdashery equipment from the Prym range, which complements this course. If you would like to purchase this kit, please click here for more details and to buy. We will prepare it for you and have it ready for you on your first lesson.


Haberdashery

We have handpicked a collection of premium German haberdashery equipment from the Prym range, which complements this course. If you would like to purchase this kit, please click here for more details and to buy. We will prepare it for you and have it ready for you on your first lesson.

Skill Level – Improver

This course is suitable for those who have used a sewing machine before, can confidently thread the machine and bobbin, and have completed at least one simple sewing project. Note: If you are new to sewing, it is advisable that you join our beginners machine course before enrolling on this course.

Our sewing classes are relaxed and friendly, taking place at our beautiful studio. Class sizes are kept small to ensure everyone gets the time and attention they need, but this does mean that booking is essential in advance as classes sell out quickly.

Attending a course at The Studio entitles you to 10% off everything in our shop during your course.

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