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Sew the Camp Shirt

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Sew a customizable camp shirt with step-by-step guidance from clothing designer Peter Lappin.

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What You Get

  • 6 streaming video lessons, available anywhere, anytime
  • Downloadable class resources, including a printable supply list, pattern options, tips for sewing with vintage patterns and a glossary
  • Detailed instruction, explanation and demonstration
  • Answers from fellow classmates in our virtual classroom

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.


Ready to take your stitches up a notch? Learn to sew a classic camp shirt, a breezy short-sleeved button-up that's perfect for warmer weather. Expert sewist Peter Lappin shows you how, step by step.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Getting Started
Learn all about the style known as the camp shirt, then learn about fabric and pattern choices (including vintage patterns), and tips for matching prints at the center front, a sign of a well-made shirt!
2. Front & Back
3. Yokes & Shoulder Seams
4. Sleeves & Side Seams
5. Collar & Neckline Finishing
6. Pocket, Hem & Finishing Details

Recommended with this class

  • Shirt pattern of your choice (see the class materials for nearly two dozen options, both vintage and modern)
  • Shirting material according to your pattern (e.g. quilting cotton, linen, cotton poplin, rayon blends)
  • Interfacing: Peter uses fusible lightweight woven poly interfacing. Sew-in interfacing is another possibility for delicate fabrics.

Taught by

Peter Lappin
Peter Lappin
New York native Peter Lappin is a custom clothing designer and one of the sewing world's most sought-after teachers. Peter shares his passion with sewists of all levels through his blog, Male Pattern Boldness. Check out his work on Instagram @peterlappin.

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