Sew a Button-Down Shirt
Learn to sew the perfect button-down shirt!
Under the guidance of teacher Joey Casey, you'll learn the basics of shirt construction as you master several garment-sewing essentials.
In this class, we'll work with the Archer Pattern from Grainline Studios. You'll learn:
- How to measure your body and select the correct pattern size; some sizing and simple fit modifications will be addressed
- How to correctly cut your fabric from a pattern
- How to construct a collar, cuffs, button placket, and buttonholes
Intermediate sewing experience is required; YOU MUST BE COMFORTABLE WORKING ON A SEWING MACHINE and have some basic experience sewing garments.
We will provide the shirt pattern to students, however other materials are not included in registration fee. We have a variety of plaid shirting fabrics, as well as all necessary notions, available for purchase with a 10% student discount.
Important Note on Class Dates
This is a two-Sunday intensive workshop on 2/25 and 3/4, 11am-6pm. You must be available to attend both sessions. A midday break will be given; feel free to bring lunch or step out to pick something up in the neighborhood. There are plenty of options!
Please note that depending on skill level and work speed, there may be some short homework assignments between class sessions, which could include some sewing. If you do not have access to a sewing machine, we are happy to set up time for you to use our shop machines, free of charge.
Date & Time: Two Sundays, 11am-6pm: 2/25 and 3/4
Location: Brooklyn Craft Company's NEW LOCATION, 165 Greenpoint Avenue (here’s where we’re located)
Cost: $195 includes all necessary tools, and use of our BERNINA sewing machines; does not include fabric or notions, which will be available for purchase during class with a 10% student discount.
All class registrations are final; please view our policy for more information.
About the Instructor
Joey Casey is a fashion and textile designer and teacher based in New York City. After studying fashion design at Parsons School of Design, Joey went on to work for many young designer collections. His love of aiding small and up-and-coming designers allows him to apply his skills to many aspects of designing a collection. He has worked in design, production, pattern making, sample making, and most currently tailoring; he frequently teaches textile design and garment construction throughout New York.
Joey is also an avid knitter, working in both hand knitting and machine knitting. He has created pieces for commercial advertisements and art installations and has also worked with fashion brands to develop editorial knits, samples and small production.
His continued enthusiasm for fashion and textiles keeps every day full of exploration, problem solving, and most of all fun!