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Lesson 1: Welcome!

Welcome to the Marlow sewalong class! The Marlow shirt is an ideal short-sleeved button-up. With a relaxed fit, a faced V-neck, and split stepped hem, this shirt helps you brush up on your sewing skills and make something you could wear every day.

In this class you’ll learn how to:

  • Choose the best fabric for the silhouette you want

  • Install a facing and buttons

  • Sew a split stepped hem

  • Each step to sew the Marlow pattern, including a fun way to sew cuffs

The best part about this class is that you can connect with other Seamworkers who are sewing up the Marlow shirt in the Community.

Let’s sew this button-up together!


Hi everyone! I’m Sienna the content producer here at Seamwork. Each month in the Seamwork Classroom, we have a new sewalong class that walks you through each step to sew a new Seamwork pattern. This month, we’re sewing up the Marlow top. Let’s take a look at this pattern and talk about all the cool skills you’ll pick up when you’re done with this class.

The Marlow shirt is a relaxed fit button up. If features cut on sleeves with a fun cuff, a v-neckline, bust darts for a bit of shaping, a faced neckline, a split stepped hem with a facing, and buttons down the center front.

In this class, we’ll sew each step including the tricky parts like the facing on the neckline and split hem, the sleeve cuffs, and bust darts.

The best thing about this class is you’re not in it alone! You can connect with other sewists in the Seamwork community and chat about choosing fabric, selecting a size, and sewing up your Marlow top. It’s a great place to ask questions and cheer each other on!

In lesson 2, I’m going to pass things over to Haley who designed the patterns. She’ll talk about what fabrics will work well for Marlow and she’ll share the fabrics she chose for the photo samples.

Let’s get started!

Marlow Button-Up Shirt Sewalong

Here’s what you’ll need for this project:

  • Marlow pattern

  • Light to medium weight woven fabric

  • All-purpose polyester sewing thread

  • Sewing machine needle

  • 1 yard of lightweight fusible interfacing

  • Six 5/8” buttons

  • point turner

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