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flannel western shirt

Added Apr 2, 2011

by iandeye

High Desert, Uni...






Christmas is a great time to use my friends as guinea pigs for new sewing projects. I found this blue-green flannel while looking for something else of course, and I envisioned a Western shirt with pearl snaps and piping. I have never piped nor attempted to pipe anything, so I bought some piping…

I already had the McCall’s M6044 pattern. I used the internet to get some tips on said piping and I kind of did ok. It’s certainly not perfect nor pointy enough at the yokes, collar and flaps, but it’s a start. I also don’t think I’ll ever make another buttonhole again after discovering pearl snaps! Just bang ‘em on? Sold. Biggest issue was getting the bias cut pieces to work out right. They didn’t quite and I’d love tips on that.

Material Notes

flannel, cotton piping, pearl snaps




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Geek, Punk, Vintage

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  • Sam_0095_large

    Apr 27, 2011, 03.33 PMby Adam-Dean Bourne

    Great piping work, especially on the collar.

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    Apr 4, 2011, 04.25 PMby scruffybadger

    Awesome piping! And the shirt of course is also great :-) I know what you mean about getting sharp corners piped – not sure how you do that??

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    Apr 3, 2011, 08.52 PMby Justine of Sew Country Chick

    I love the retro style on this and pearl snaps. Cool!

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    Apr 3, 2011, 02.26 PMby iandeye

    thanks Ralf. it was one of those “just go for it” moments and it was a lot easier than i anticipated. now i’d like to try making my own piping out of scrap fabrics.

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    Apr 3, 2011, 06.05 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    what a lovely shirt and i love the piping (and can not belive, that this is your first piping you did ever!)

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