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with Peter Lappin
Online Class

Sew the Camp Shirt

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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.


  • intermediate
  • 6 episodes
  • 1h25m

Included in this Class

1. Getting Started

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

2. Front & Back

You're ready to sew! Start your shirt by interfacing and finishing the edges of the front facings. Then form and stitch pleats for easy wearing in the back, and construct the pocket to attach later.

3. Yokes & Shoulder Seams

3. Yokes & Shoulder Seams

Next, see how to quickly attach the yokes to the back and front of your shirt using the popular burrito method. Add an optional button loop at the neck for a convertible collar that you can wear open or closed.

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.
  • Clear ruler
  • Edgestitch presser foot
  • Loop turner and point turner
  • Pressing tools: press cloth, point presser/clapper, sleeve board