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Fairfield Button Up - Shirt Making with Diane

This class is perfect for an adventurous beginner or intermediate sewist starting on a button up shirt, appropriate for both men and women. However, please note that this pattern is most suitable for a straight fit. Diane recommends any forms larger than a C cup that wish to have a more fitted shirt take the three hour class the week before for fitting. It is called the Fitting the Fairfield for Curvy Bodies. If you have already done the Scout Tee Fitting Class (or have your own fitting experience) and feel confident with your skills, please feel free to apply them and use them in the pattern for this class. Notable features you will lean in this class are sewing collars, buttons and button holes, and shirt cuffs. 

The class is a total of 6 hours in two, 3 hour sessions.

Purchasing this class provides you with the teaching time and the pattern. You will also need to purchase the amount of fabric needed for the size of shirt you wish to make from SEAMS. We require the purchase of fabric from SEAMS since the class price is entirely in support of the teacher. The SEAMS Team greatly appreciates you supporting both the teacher and the store.

This class is a bring your own machine class. If you are unfamiliar with using your machine please book an one hour "Get to Know Your Machine" one on one class by emailing

There is one machine available to borrow in class if you do not have your own. Please email if you wish to use this machine it is first come first serve.

Before the Class begins:

  • Please purchase fabric needed from Seams. 
  • Do all tracing and fabric cutting including cutting interface pieces

Bring to class:

  • Sewing Machine
  • bobbin
  • Fabric as called for
  • Interfacing as called for
  • Thread
  • Buttons as called for
  • Pins
  • Hand Sewing needle
  • Sewing scissors
  • Thread clips
  • 18 x 2" ruler
  • Metal 6" ruler
  • Chalk marker or Frixon erasable ink pen

If you need help tracing your pattern please stop by the shop to ask an employee for help. We will also set up a table in the back that can be used if you don't have enough room at home.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: Should already be familiar with operating your own machine and have some experience with sewing clothing.
Materials Included: Pattern and Parking
Requirements: See to do before class and what to bring in description.
Instructor: Diane
Instructor Bio: Diane Wilson has been sewing all her life. She was certified as a Fit Instructor by Palmer and Pletsch. In addition to teaching sewing classes she has a sewing business specializing in custom shirts.
Includes Pattern and Parking

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Included Materials



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

East Lansing

325A Grove Street
East Lansing, MI 48823


3933 Gull Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

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