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Artist Own Studio Workshop: Crafting Shirts for Beginners with Jane McCann

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Create your own timeless wardrobe staple – a classic shirt – in this workshop for beginners with Jane McCann


Those with a love of timeless clothing and with an interest in textiles, workwear with some basic experience in sewing / making. To produce a basic calico garment, with corresponding pattern, to represent a simple customised garment shape that will provide a basis for on-going style development.

The focus will be on an individual shirt pattern block for the participant, adaptable to different end-uses. The workshop will cover: An Introduction to the pattern development process, for the cutting of a basic but personalised shirt block: Front/ Back/ Sleeve and collar.


Please bring;

  • An existing ‘shirt type’ garment that is comfortable in terms of measurement
  • 2-3metres of Calico in a suitable weight for the type of garment envisaged (Light/medium/heavy weight),
  • Tape measure
  • Ruler
  • Set square (if available)
  • Pencils (Soft & Hard)
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Rubber
  • Paper scissors & Fabric scissors
  • Pins, Needles & thread
  • A pattern Tracing Wheel – would be helpful.


Those with a love of timeless clothing, with an interest in textiles and simple shirts/ workwear and some basic experience in sewing / making.

Please bring a packed lunch.


To book email

Event Address: Address on booking

Advanced Booking is Required

Suitable For: Adults 16+

Accessibility Information

If you have access needs, it is best to phone any studio or venue in advance. The Creative Peninsula workshop programme is a series of engaging and interactive workshops designed to explore the processes used to create unique pieces of art and craft. All materials will be provided. As numbers are limited for all workshops advance booking is essential.

Organiser: : Creative Peninsula

Event Contact Number: : 028 9181 0803

Event Website: :

All August Craft Month events are run independently by the event organisers. For questions regarding this event please contact the event organiser directly.

Event Details

Maker: Jane McCann

Starts: Mon 5 Aug at 10:00 am

Ends: Mon 5 Aug at 4:00 pm

Craft Type: Fashion Design, Textile Making

Event Location: Down

Event Type: Workshop

Price: £75