Shirt Making Workshop

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Shirt Making Workshop

Begins: Saturday 30 September 2017

Ends: Sunday 01 October 2017

Session: 2


Time: 10.00am - 5.00pm

Level: Intermediate

Maximum Class Size: 6

This two full-day shirt making workshop is lead by London based clothing designer Henrietta Adams. Over the course of the weekend Henrietta will guide you through the intricate garment construction process involved with making a shirt.

You will start the workshop by choosing a pattern to cut from one of HENRI’s own shirt blocks in a timeless unisex designs. After cutting the pattern out in your fabric you will focus on a wide range of making up techniques. Henrietta 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.

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

You will cover the following techniques in class:


  • Tracing and cutting patterns from a block

  • Constructing a collar, placket & cuffs

  • Garment construction techniques and tips

  • French seams

  • Run & Fell seams

  • One-step button holes

  • Finishing


    Tools, equipment and sundry notions are provided and lunch is included but you are required to bring your own fabric.

    Fabric Requirements: All sizes: 2.5m

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



    Henrietta Adams studied at London College of Fashion where she specialised in womenswear design with a particular focus on pattern cutting. Drawn to perfecting timeless styles she focuses on the small details that make garment construction an art form as well as developing that perfect fit from the pattern table. After working for brands such as Richard Nicoll, Rebecca Taylor NY, Amie Robertson and J.Won she founded Henri, a clothing label which celebrates beautiful simplicity in the form of that classic staple - the humble shirt.