Shirtmaking: Developing Skills for Fine Sewing by David Page Coffin

Shirtmaking: Developing Skills for Fine Sewing

byDavid Page Coffin

Paperback | October 1, 1998

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Here is the definitive resource on the fine art of making shirts. Author David Page Coffin shows how to create elegant, custom-fit garments for a woman or a man that have a great tailored look and fit perfectly. And, even more important, once you learn to make and fit a shirt -- whether you have sewn for weeks or years -- your sewing skills will be dramatically improved.

David shares the construction secrets of garments from the world's finest shirtmakers. Discover how to duplicate and even improve on these garments, using simple tools and techniques any sewer can acquire. Includes 15 pages of full-sized patterns for collars, plackets, cuffs, and pockets.

In the companion video, Shirtmaking Techniques, Coffin demonstrates the techniques that are the hallmarks of fine shirtmaking and shows how to master rolled hems, flat-felled seams, collars, cuffs, and plackets.

"This book is great -- fresh, focused information on shirtmaking. David Coffin's approach is straightforward and sooner do you pose a question than he answers it."

-- Sandra Betzina, syndicated sewing columnist, author of Power Sewing and More Power Sewing, and host of HGTV's Sew Perfect

About The Author

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 h...
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Title:Shirtmaking: Developing Skills for Fine SewingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.41 inPublished:October 1, 1998Publisher:The Taunton PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1561582646

ISBN - 13:9781561582648

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Exploring the construction methods of the world’s finest shirtmakers, Shirtmaking: Developing Skills for Fine Sewing shows readers how to duplicate and improve garments using simple tools and techniques. With full-size patterns for collars, plackets, cuffs and pockets, this helpful volume provides readers with a wealth of authoritative advice, tips and techniques for creating perfectly tailored shirts. In addition, readers will learn how to master rolled hems, flat-felled seams and much more.