Shirtmaking: Developing Skills for Fine Sewing

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Taunton Press, 1998 - Crafts & Hobbies - 173 pages
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Why make a shirt? Because, with the skills you'll learn in Shirtmaking, you can create elegant, custom-fit garments for a woman or man that look like the best money can buy. Includes full-scale patterns for collars, cuffs, plackets, and pockets, and complete instructions for developing custom-fit shirt patterns.

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Lots of techniques and instructions to take basic shirt making to a much higher level. Coffin goes far beyound the pattern companies to show the user how to adapt to differences in body and posture to create 'expensive' shirts most anyone would be proud to wear. Read full review


Developing a Basic Pattern
Collars Plackets Cuffs and Pockets
A Workshop in Precision Sewing Techniques
Sewing It All Together
Kionogramming Shirts

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About the author (1998)

David Page Coffin, a former editor at Threads magazine, is the author of Shirtmaking: Developing Skills for Fine Sewing (Taunton Press, 1998). He has conducted sewing and tailoring workshops throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. David has also been a frequent guest host on several online sewing forums and has hosted live chats on He has appeared on Sandra Betzina's HGTV sewing program, and his instructional videos have been broadcast on and have received great reviews on,, and other sewing sites. David hosts and He lives with his wife, Ellen, in Brookings, Oregon.

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