2019 06 12 02 d1cf8000 6ee3 0137 343f 063bd7b5133d

Button Down Shirt-Making Course: unisex ✄✄✄

Next Available: Wed, 23 Oct 6:00PM
3.0 hours
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In the Shirtmaking course, you will learn how to craft a detailed shirt over 12 hours (15 hours for the long sleeve with button cuffs). The pattern design features a standard collar, double yoke and full button up front. 

There are several pattern pieces, great new techniques and details, this is a great choice if you have made a few garments like; a simple shirt, a pair of pants, our Sigma Dress, A Line Skirt with Princess Seams, or similar.  Trying a detailed pattern like this for the first time with a teacher will bring you confidence, help you overcome challenges and create a wonderful shirt.

Students will use overlockers, sew pleats, set in a sleeve, apply interfacing, finish with welt seams, stitch narrow hems, make buttonholes and sew on buttons.

Check out this Shirting Fabric Guide from Tissura. 

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What you will learn
  • Measurements, sizes, pattern placement, transferring markings
  • Fusing interfacing, pleats and setting in a sleeve
  • Overlocked welt seams, sewing a collar, using the one step buttonhole and hemming
What you will get
  • A button up shirt with sleeves
  • Instructions to make the blouse/shirt
  • A copy of the pattern
Parking Info
  • Level 1, 329 Brunswick St, Fitzroy. Look for the red door.
  • Most Brunswick St parking is ticketed & max' 2hrs. However, longer time parking is available in the paid Coles Car Park.
  • Public Transport is the ideal way to get here - jump on the 11 tram & get off at Johnston St.

What to bring
  • 9 (or 15) x 1-2.5cm buttons
  • .5 metre iron/fusible lightweight interfacing
  • 1.8-2.3 metres of light weight to medium weight woven frantic
  • Matching sewing machine thread
  • .5 metres of light-mid weight fusible interfacing
What to wear


Appropriate for

✄✄✄ Perfect for students who have now made a few garments like pants, shorts, a skirt.

Suggested Fabric

Light to medium weight woven fabrics: crisp shirting, linen, lawn, flannel, gingham, poplin.


Thread Den

Vendor since 2013

Learn to sew and make your own clothes.

Located on Melbourne's vibrant Brunswick Street, in Fitzroy. At Thread Den you can start at the very beginning, take your skills to the next level, and find your own unique style.

At Thread Den it's just like a friend (a super nice clever one) teaching you and a few friends to sew. There is no need to clear off a space and find somewhere to work at home. When you come in; take advantage of having all the equipment on hand, lovely big cutting tables, smooth running Janomes with plenty of feet accessories, inspiring resources, and friendly people to chat to. Everything is right here. 

Students simply need to bring along their fabric, matching thread and notions like buttons, zips, etc.  Your teachers have years of experience, their own labels and businesses, and the desire to share their skills and craftsmanship with you.

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

Cancellations or Request for Change:

  1. Participants may request a transfer to their booking without penalty up until seven (7) days prior to the course or workshop start date.
  2. Participants cancelling their booking up until seven (7) days prior to the course or workshop start date will receive a refund less a $10 administration fee.
  3. Requests to change received less than 7 days before an event will incur a 30% administration fee (including GST).
  4. Requests to cancel received less than 7 days before an event will receive a partial refund – incurring a 30% administration fee (including GST).
  5. Cancellation or requests to transfer received the day before, the day of, or after a course start will not be eligible for a refund, are not eligible for transfer, and are not eligible for credit towards another course.
  6. Bookings (without date changes) are fully transferrable to another person without incurring any penalty.

Notice periods above are based on your original booking date, if a transfer has been made, the notice periods do not reset.

Any refunds are made to the original method of payment.

Last updated 22nd May 2019.

This policy is available for viewing on our website - https://threadden.com/about/bookings-and-cancellations-policy/ 

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19 November 2018 • Button Down Shirt-Making Course: unisex ✄✄✄

If you are thinking about doing this course, do it!! Really enjoyed the process, the flexibility and the way this course was taught. You are given the opportunity to learn the way that suits you. Plus you learn how to make your own shirt.


24 June 2018 • Button Down Shirt-Making Course: unisex ✄✄✄

A hands-on, well documented course. I enjoyed making this pattern, and I'm sure I will enjoy wearing the shirt (blouse!). It was well paced and plenty of time was given to achieve each week's goals, plus the option to do homework after class. A great class for men as there is the option to make a man's shirt too.