Sanders Shirt by Elbe Textiles Course ✄✄✄

Sanders Shirt by Elbe Textiles Course ✄✄✄

Sew a semi-fitted button up shirt


This gorgeously detailed shirt pattern is from Elbe Textiles based in Perth, Australia. 

Make your own Sanders Button Up Shirt in this fast-paced, 12 hour course, with a teacher supporting you every step of the way.

A semi-fitted button-up shirt that is suitable for students that have previously made The Shacket or participated in our Ultimate Shirt-Making Course and are ready for a more fitted style.

The front of this design is a standout with inseam pockets featured in the front yoke inseam. The back has gently shaped panels running down the waist (creating a closer fit), and an enclosed yoke with a hanging loop. Choose between short sleeves or long sleeves with cuff, pleat and beautiful placket details. View B has the option for additional pocket flaps. It includes a separate button stand on the front and is finished with a subtly curved hem.

Large size range included.

  Participants in this course must purchase and print their own copy of the pattern - click to buy it here.

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.


Homework maybe required to stay on track

Workshop 1:

  • Taking measurements & size selection
  • Tips to using multi-size patterns accurately
  • Pattern lay up, cut out & transfer markings
  • Apply interfacing
  • Commencing construction

Workshop 2:

  • Sew inseam feature pockets
  • Assemble back unit & hanging loop
  • Shoulder seams
  • Double yoke - burrito method/magic roll

Workshop 3:

  • Top stitching & stay stitching
  • Insert flat lay sleeves
  • Create sleeve button placket, pleat & cuffs

Workshop 4:

  • Front button packets
  • Collar
  • Hemming
  • Buttonholes

Check out this Shirting Fabric Guide from Tissura. 

Workshop skill levels explained – click here.

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What you will learn

  • Extensive techniques; collar with stand, plackets, cuffs...
  • Interfacing, pleats, plackets, sleeves, buttonholes, narrow hemming
  • Taking measurements, choosing the right size, pattern placement and transferring markings, cutting technique.

What you will get

  • A semi-fitted button up shirt made by you
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

  • Fabrics and notions as per the pattern information

What to wear


Appropriate for

✄✄✄ Sewciopath!: You have been using sewing patterns you pick up at Spotty, buy online from indie designers or download and print. The garments you have been making are from a wide variety of woven and knit fabrics, including challenging materials like silk blends. You are keen to gain knowledge that will allow you to alter patterns, improve the fit of garments, achieve impressive results and learn couture sewing techniques.

Suggested Fabric

Soft cotton shirting, mid weight washed linen, woven hemp blends, lightweight denim, flannelette

Thread Den

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Learn to sew, craft and create with Thread Den

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, craft and create. 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.  

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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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

  • A refund can be requested 1 day before class starts. An admin fee of AU$35.00 applies.
  • A transfer can be requested 4 days before the class starts. An admin fee of AU$10.00 applies.
  • A credit note can be requested 4 days before the class starts. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

Taking part in a workshop at Thread Den is fun and we love teaching people our craft, but here we have to get serious for a moment:

It is your responsibility to clear your diary for the booking you've made - especially if there are multiple sessions in your course. If you want to finish your project(s), you need to attend all workshops. You'll also need to arrive on time. We can't start again because it just isn't fair to your fellow participants. 

Allow us this indulgence for a second, our workshops and courses - are usually sold out weeks in advance. It isn't a quick switch to pop you into another workshop. If we have an appropriate session where you can attend to keep going, we will try to offer you a discounted space. If that isn't possible, you will need to book a private lesson to stay on track (the minimum cost is NM -$144 or M -$119.52). 

We also won't follow you up to check that you are coming along to class and/or that you have the right supplies for your class. Almost every workshop will require you to bring along your supplies, for some workshops we sell a supplies kit at an additional cost - but not for all. If you are unsure about what you need, just shoot us an email - .  We also want you to learn and love what you make as much as possible, please carefully consider the fabrics we recommend that you use. If you choose a fabric that is suited to a more advanced level you aren't going to enjoy your experience.

We've tried to answer any questions you could have in the workshop description, but again, don't hesitate to email us for any further details or with any queries. We loooove to see that fabric you are thinking of using and sending you off to some of our favourite fabric and habby suppliers. 

Thanks for sticking with us and reading through those annoying details. 

The details of our refund policy appear during the booking process.

Medical Events

  • If you are required to isolate, with the supply of a medical certificate or COVID-19 testing referral covering the date of your workshop, you will be able to transfer your booking without incurring any penalties.
  • Your safety is our priority, we reserve the right to make decisions if necessary to preserve the safety of all. 
  • In the event of a medical emergency, we may have to seek ambulance services on your behalf and at your expense.

Course Cancellations 

  • Classes are subject to sufficient enrolment numbers (usually this is 3 participants).
  • We reserve the right to cancel any scheduled course.

This policy can be viewed on our website -

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