Online Class

Sew the Camp Shirt

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

Skill Level

Intermediate

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.

Class Overview

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
11:14
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
10:52
3. Yokes & Shoulder Seams
11:53
4. Sleeves & Side Seams
16:38
5. Collar & Neckline Finishing
22:36
6. Pocket, Hem & Finishing Details
10:59

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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