Learn to Make a Denim Button Up Shirt
A button up denim shirt can be worn on any occasion, with pants or a skirt. Tailored to fit, this is a must have addition to any wardrobe. OK, so you could pop down to the mall and buy a shirt, or even buy a pattern to make one… but where’s the fun in that! We have found a tutorial video that demonstrates how to sew a shirt by using an existing jumper as a pattern base.
Warning : This tutorial is not a first-time sewing project. Shirts have lots of parts – think sleeves, cuffs, collars, pockets, to name but a few. They also require knowledge of several different sewing techniques – buttonholes, darts, hand-sewing hems, using interface… You get the picture! However, if you have a couple of successful sewing projects under your belt, and you feel ready for a challenge, then let the sewing commence!
The following video not only shows you how to sew a shirt, but also how to make a shirt pattern. The materials you need to make this project are 2.5 metres of denim, 5 front buttons, 5 decorative buttons and half a metre of fusible interfacing.
Whoa, hold on there – Inter-what?
Interfacing is fabric which is used to strengthen your main sewing fabric. The simplest interface to use is ‘fusible’ which means when you iron it onto your fabric, it sticks. Ask your haberdasher for help to choose the right one for this project.
Finally, never rush the sewing of any large project, such as this shirt. There are a lot of steps to the construction and you want to be sure to get each step right. It will take you at least a day of sewing to complete, so if you only have limited time each day break the project down into bite-size pieces.
You will soon be able to turn your hand to any future sewing project with confidence, once you have learned and mastered, how to sew a shirt.
How to Sew a Shirt Video Tutorial:
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