Sew an Artist Smock
Beginner | 11 min 58 sec
Every artist needs an apron, and making one couldn't be simpler when you begin with a ready-made button-down shirt. Creativebug staffer and upcycling enthusiast Faith Hale explains how to choose the perfect shirt, then shows how to disassemble it and turn the sleeves into giant patch pockets. This project is great for beginners and quick to sew for the more seasoned sewist. With ample coverage and large pockets for stashing art supplies and tools, the resulting smock is sure to become a studio staple.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • XL+ button-down shirt in cotton or linen
  • Sewing machine and matching thread
  • Iron and ironing surface
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Tailors chalk or other marking utensil
Learn how to:
  • Disassemble a shirt
  • Make patch pockets using the sleeves
  • Sew a double-fold hem

What You'll Get:
  • An easy-to-follow video lessons on how to make an artist smock from an upcycled shirt
  • 4 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list
  • Step-by-step instructions by expert instructor Faith Hale
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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303 users recommended this class to a friend
Klara Cserny
What a great idea! I've been just using old men's shirts as is, but getting rid of the sleeves & using them for pockets is SO much better. Will make these ASAP. Thanks.
January 5, 2023
Jennifer Whitmer
Thank you! Very fun and easy. Best of all, useful!
More than 3 months ago
arlene etzold
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