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Button Down Shirt Class

Making a button down shirt can be easy as pie! Come learn all the skills you need. In this two-day class you will sew a button down shirt from start to finish. Join patternmaker and textile artist Ann Tilly and learn how to cut, fit, stitch, and finish your own button down shirt with confidence. 

Fear collars and button holes no longer!  

Walk away with your amazing button down along with the pattern and skills to make many, many more. 
Now is the time to level up your sewing abilities, try something new and have fun. 

Space is limited, sign up today! 

This is a two-day class:


Friday Sept. 16th 5:30-7:30pm
Sat Sept. 17th 4pm-8pm 

Village Fabric Shop

This class is suitable for a range of ability levels- from advanced beginner to advanced sewist 

Please note, we will have the custom shirt pattern available at Village Fabric Shop and participants are required to trace pattern and wash and cut out fabric before the class. If you do not have experience with this, please call the shop and set up a time to do this together.

  • 2.5 yards of a fabric (some sizes will require more, inquire at the shop)
  • 1/2 yard of lightweight interfacing 
  • Matching thread 
  • 6 - 1/2 inch buttons (snaps will be provided by instructor if you prefer snap closure) 

Please bring your own sewing machine that is in good working order. 
We do have a limited amount of shop machines available for use please call to inquire/reserve. 

This is a size inclusive and gender spectrum inclusive class. 

 ***** all bodies welcome! / everyone welcome! **** 

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: This class is suitable for the advanced beginner, and intermediate sewists who want to polish their fitting and sewing construction skills.
Requirements: Bring your own working sewing machine, limited number of shop machines are available for use, please call to inquire/reserve.
Instructor: Ann Tilly
Instructor Bio: Ann Tilly is a textile artist & technical fashion designer in North Carolina. She specialize in helping new and existing garment businesses get off the ground with patterns + samples, and consultation + advice about getting into production, with an emphasis on local, ethical, and environmental production practices.

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.