David Page Coffin
Craftsy Instructor

Brookings, OR USA

David Page Coffin has been an editor at Threads magazine for 18 years. He's also the author of Shirtmaking: Developing Skills for Fine Sewing (Taunton Press, 1998), Making Trousers (Creative Publishing, 2009) and The Shirtmaking Workbook (Creative Publishing, 2015). David has also taught sewing and tailoring workshops throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

David Page's Craftsy Classes


Pant Construction Techniques: In the Details

Elevate the quality and style of your casual, workaday and formal pants alongside fine-sewing expert David Page Coffin. Make success simple as David breaks down a variety of sophisticated construction techniques for both men's and women's pants. You'll build confidence creating understated in-seam pockets, stylish slash pockets and refined single- and double-welt pockets. Then, learn top-notch techniques for flawless fly fronts and zipper installations. Move on to creating gorgeous cut-on or sewn-on waistband treatments and even learn to line a waistband with Petersham ribbon. Along the way, use the templates included with your class to customize any pattern with high-end details you want for pants you love.


$19.99 $49.99


Shirtmaking Details

Go beyond standard patterns with techniques for making a shirt that looks like it came from a designer boutique. Renowned sewing instructor David Page Coffin teaches you how custom details can completely transform basic shirt patterns. David begins by breaking down the shirt silhouette and giving you tips for adjusting the yoke. Delight in the details as you discover how to shape, sew and attach a stand, convertible and combination collar. You'll learn to use the burrito technique, sew a variable roll line and cut your own collar pattern. Once your collars look sharp, see how to mark, cut, sew and press perfect sleeve plackets. Even add refined details with custom cutting and pressing templates. Move on to learning techniques for adding pockets and topstitching. Finish with tips on construction order and how to incorporate new details into your pattern.


$19.99 $39.99

David Page's Projects

Bar Tacks, by Machine and by Hand
Welt Pockets
Couture Details for Perfect Pants
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