Shirt Making 101:

Join Whitney on a creative journey with TomKat Stitchery's online button-up shirt making class. Each lesson will delve into essential techniques guiding you through the intricacies of shirt construction. From selecting fabrics to mastering button placement, this class ensures a seamless and enjoyable experience as you hone your skills in creating the perfect button-up shirt from the comfort of your own space at your own pace.  

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Are you ready to learn all about sewing a button-up shirt?

A button-up shirt is a wardrobe staple. It can be worn dressed up or casual, as a topper or a stand alone garment.  You can never have too many and here's your chance to express your creativity in your wardrobe.

Are you ready to 

  • enhance your sewing skills with some new techniques?
  • understand the differences between interfacings?
  • explore different seam finishes, collars and cuffs?
  • expand what you learn to other projects?

Button-up shirts are one of my favorite types of garments to sew.  I am so excited to share with you all the tricks and tips that I've learned over the years to create a beautiful button-up shirt.  

Join me as I teach you . . .

How to choose the fabric, interfacing, and appropriate supplies to create a beautiful button-up shirt. 
Three ways to construct side seams for a professional finish.
Finishing techniques for a  button-up shirt beautiful inside and out.

All for just $97

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What's Inside Shirt Making 101?

9 Modules with 33 lessons including:


Introduction to Button-Up Shirt Making

I'll tell you why I love button-up shirts and help you choose the pattern and fabric right for you.

Prepare the Pieces 

Together we will cut out the pattern and interface some of the pieces.

Sewing the Shirt Fronts

I will demonstrate the construction of the front of the shirt with button placket and optional darts and pockets.

Sewing the Back and Yoke

I will demonstrate the different ways to construct the back of the shirt including attaching the back to the front using the Burrito Method.

Sewing the Collar

I will cover three different types of collars and how to attach them to the shirt body.

Sewing the Sleeves

I will teach you all about different cuffs and tower plackets in sleeve construction and then show you different seam finishes for the sides.

Sewing the Finishes

I will demonstrate how I finish off the curved hems of shirts as well as placing buttonholes and machine sew on buttons.

Your Finished Shirt and What's Next

Get ready to take all these skills into some of your future projects.  And proudly wear your handcrafted shirt!

PLUS! Additional Bonuses to assist you with creating your shirt!

  • A Resource Center: A catalog of step-by-step videos and written instructions for each of the sewing techniques.
  • Lifetime Access: You will have access to all the videos and supporting documents for life.  This includes any updates that I make for future classes!

What past students say about Shirt Making 101

Diane M. 

Take Whitney’s class. She’s a great teacher. You’ll learn a lot and she will make you feel at ease. I learned to do things I never thought I could accomplish. 

Michelle E.

I highly recommend the Tomkat Stitchery shirt making class. I learned many new skills, the step by step demonstrations were very helpful and I was inspired by and gained knowledge...I had a wonderful time making my button up shirt.

Mary Jo K.

Whitney has a true passion for inspiring people to be their best version of who they were created to be. And it comes to life as she guides individuals through her 101 Shirtmaking class. She walks participates through every step of the construction process. Her years of sewing experience make her extremely knowledgeable in explaining the “how’s” of putting the shirt together. And her “you can do it” attitude makes the process fun!

Christina M.

 This class was a great opportunity to learn construction and finishing techniques with Whitney.  I definitely learned new ways to approach shirt making which greatly simplifies many procedural steps, and produced a beautiful finished product. 

Do you still have some burning questions?  Maybe these will help!

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