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Textile: Intro to Sewing Shirts

Event Details:

Event Type: Announcement
Location: Grinnell Arts Center, 926 Broad Street, Grinnell, IA 50112
Time: Tuesday, January 31, 2023 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Categories: Arts & Culture
Workshops & Classes

Event Description:

Tuesday: January 31, February 7, 14, 21, 28, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Instructor: Lee Smith
Ages: 18+
Tuition: $75 (Grinnell College students receive a 25% discount; use code STUDENT25)
Location: Grinnell Arts Center, 926 Broad St

Click HERE to sign up.

Learn to sew a classic women’s or men’s shirt in our Intro to Sewing Shirts course.  This class is designed for intermediate sewers who want to build their skills and learn advanced shirt-making techniques. You’ll need a good understanding of basic garment construction and a familiarity with simple sewing techniques. You will be supplying your own pattern and materials for this class.

Choose from one of these patterns:

  • Archer Button-up Shirt from Grainline Studio
  • Cornell Shirt from Elbe Textiles
  • Fairfield Button-up Shirt from Thread Theory

You will also need to purchase your fabric and notions based on the requirements of the pattern you are using.  Choose light to medium weight woven fabrics which would include cotton shirting, lightweight denim, oxford cotton, flannel or medium weight linen.

Please contact Lee Smith if you have any questions or need additional information.


For current Arts Council Covid-19 information, click here: . General questions? Call 236-3203 or email

Cancellation policy: Registrants may cancel their enrollment 48 hours (2 days) before a class begins for a refund or credit. After this deadline, no refund or credit is available. GAAC/The Stew reserves the right to cancel classes due to a minimum enrollment not being met.


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