Intermediate Sewing Level 3 - Donny Shirt
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Intermediate Sewing Level 3 - Donny Shirt

Class Duration:
 4 Hours + 1 hour of independent work time after class

Students Bring: Your cut out pattern pieces, thread, the printed pattern, your scrap fabric (you will receive an instructional video on how to cut out your pieces upon registration) 

Materials Required: Fabric, coordinating thread

Suggested Fabric: This pattern is for woven fabrics. You can choose from a variety of fabrics depending on how heavy you would like your shirt to be. We suggest our Cairo LinenJubilee Cotton, you could even do Quilting Cotton!

Materials Included with registration: PDF Printed pattern, and digital copy of the Donny Shirt by Friday Pattern Company (available for pick up at the store upon registration. We can also mail it to you for $5). Use of all needed tools including sewing machine, seam ripper, iron, etc

You will leave with: A (mostly) finished Donny Shirt, and the knowledge and confidence to continue making your own clothes!

Skill Level: Confident Beginner or above

Skill Details:

  • Intermediate: Students should have a good amount of sewing experience. Students should have made 5+ sewing projects, including at least one garment, on their own. They are very comfortable operating and troubleshooting a sewing machine, are comfortable using a rotary cutter, seam ripper, and basic sewing tools. If you've never made a garment before we highly recommend taking our Intro to Garments class first!

Age Range: Adults 18+


The Donny Shirt is a great project for building your garment making skills! The Donny Shirt is a boxy pull-on top that is designed to be a workhorse in your wardrobe. It is a dartless top with a lapel collar and patch pocket. The Donny is a great everyday top that can be worn with practically anything. Because of its boxy silhouette, the Donny is comfortable but still cool. Pair it with jeans or a skirt, layer it over or under a dress - the sky’s the limit!

Prior to class we'll send you a video guide with instructions of how to:

  • Measure yourself to determine your size

  • Prep your fabric and pattern

  • Cut your pieces and transfer markings 

  • Apply interfacing and finish raw edges

You'll need to order or buy fabric at least 1 week prior to class to allow time for washing and other prep. You'll arrive at class in the store with your fabric pieces already cut out, raw edges finished, and interfacing applied. You'll receive a video with instructions for how to prep your fabric, measure yourself, and cut out your fabric pattern pieces. 

In this course you will learn how to:

  • Create and sew on a collar

  • Pocket placement and attachment

  • Burrito Method
  • Gathering
  • Making and top stitching a placket
  • Hemming and finishing 

  • How to work from a printed pattern

At the end of class you’ll have a completed shirt body with finished collar and placket.  Depending on the pace you work at you may need to finish the shirt hem on your own. There will be an hour after class that you can stay to continue working on your project, this hour will not include an instructor.

If our classes are not financially affordable for you we invite you to apply for our scholarship program! Details can be found here.


  • By registering for this class you agree to all terms. 

  • Cancellation Notice: Makers are kindly requested to provide a minimum of 72 hours' notice in the event of needing to cancel or reschedule an appointment. This advance notice allows us to accommodate other makers and make any necessary adjustments to our schedule.

    Refunds: Any class cancellations made more than 72 hours in advance will receive either a full refund on a gift card, or a full refund minus a $5 card processing fee to the card used for registration. This fee accounts for the costs associated with the transaction and ensures a smooth and secure refund process.

    Late Cancellations: Cancellations made less than 72 hours before and no shows will forfeit the registration fee.

    Contact Information: To request a cancellation or reschedule, please email or call us at 425-291-7452

Class Full? Registration for additional classes open the first Saturday of each month at Noon PST. Other questions? Email

Instructor: Katie Lewandowski
Instructor Bio: For ten years Katie was a middle school Art Educator before transitioning into making full time. Everything she makes currently is fibered based, and she loves experimenting with new way to manipulate and alter fabrics. In addition to fiber arts, Katie explores printmaking, fabric painting, marbling, quilting, natural dying with mushrooms, weaving, and embroidery! ⁠
Includes a PDF printed copy of the pattern, video guide on prep and cutting, and in studio instruction

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