Shirt Making Workshop

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Shirt Making Workshop

Begins: Saturday 13 April 2019

Ends: Sunday 14 April 2019

Session: 2


Time: 10.00am - 5.00pm

Level: Intermediate

Maximum Class Size: 6

During this weekend shirt making workshop you will learn how 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 All Day Shirt for men by Liesl & Co. After you have cut the pattern out in your fabric you will focus on a wide range of making up 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 is included as well as refreshments. Tools, equipment and sundry notions are provided also however you are required to bring your own fabric

    Fabric Requirements:

    Long Sleeves
    140cm wide - 1.6m
    110cm wide - 2.5m

    Short Sleeves
    140cm wide - 1.15m
    110cm wide - 1.8m

    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.


    Moyna Hamilton studied clothing technology at London College of Fashion before going straight into the fashion industry and working as a pattern cutter. For over 18 years she worked for a wide range of companies from designers to high street suppliers and, after having children, she also successfully set up and ran her own children’s bed linen and accessories company called Eazy-Tiger. More recently she has been teaching in primary and secondary schools and is pleased to be combining her experience in schools with her years of experience in fashion to teach others the art of sewing, pattern cutting and making their own clothes.

    Luisa Tobitt began to develop her interest in stitch and textiles whilst studying for a BA in Sculpture at Brighton University. Much of her work involved taking garments apart, reworking them and stitching onto them. On completion of her degree, Luisa returned to London and studied a Diploma in Theatrical Costume at Kensington & Chelsea College. She spent the next two years studying design, pattern cutting, construction and decoration for 18th Century dress and the Victorian era. Gaining a Diploma in Handcraft Tailoring at London College of Fashion closely followed this and three years later Luisa also gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Pattern Cutting & Garment Technology, also at London College of Fashion. With a strong love for vintage fashion, Luisa enjoys using vintage patterns, reworking vintage garments and studying traditional sewing techniques.