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Sew Better, Sew Faster: Shirtmaking

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Sew a button-up shirt in just three hours.

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including pattern
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Janet Pray
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.


Create a custom-tailored button-up faster than ever before! And do it all without sacrificing any of the quality. Tune in with Craftsy favorite Janet Pray as you learn how to sew a shirt from start to finish without pins or basting — even the pleats, plackets and pockets.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Express Order
Speed up your sewing with popular instructor Janet Pray! Janet explains how to sew in express order, so you can finish a shirt in just three hours. Start by using stripes as handy guides for lining up patterns. Then, learn to interface and mark pattern pieces to get them ready to assemble.
2. Sewing Without Pins
3. Professional Pressing
4. Setting Sleeves
5. Tricky Topstitching
6. Buttonholes & Buttons

Taught by

Janet Pray
Janet Pray
Janet Pray is the owner of Islander Sewing Systems, which offers patterns and instruction for industrial sewing techniques. She's also the founder and president of The American Sewing Expo, the largest independent sewing expo in the United States. Janet served as the executive director of the National Sewing Council for three years, and she is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award given by the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals.

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