Hackney Shirt PDF Sewing Pattern

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The Hackney Shirt is our first menswear pattern. A classic shirt, it features a collar with collar stand, back yoke with box pleat, traditional shirt cuffs with a tower placket, flat felled seams, grown-on button stands, slightly curved hem and patch chest pocket.

Contemporary and cool, it’s slim-fitting yet comfy, and because the collar can be worn both open and with a tie, it works for everyday casual as well as keeping you smart at the office.

The Hackney Shirt makes a great menswear gift, but it can also work as womenswear if you like that oversized shirt look! Make it in viscose and wear it tied over a dress or with jeans and a tank top!

Get inspired by our Hackney Shirt Pinterest Board and see what other people have been making on Instagram with hashtag #soihackneyshirt

Sewing Level
The Hackney Shirt is an Intermediate sewing pattern.

Fancy some extra help?
If you’d like some extra help, the Hackney Shirt is also available as part of our Intro to Sewing Shirts online class on Stitch School, which comes with both video tutorials as well as illustrated written instructions for this pattern and our womenswear Ultimate Shirt. You can purchase the class individually for £60, or get it for free as part of a Premium Stitch School subscription.

Find out more about Stitch School here.

Fabric Suggestions
For the Hackney Shirt we recommend light to medium weight woven fabrics such as cotton lawn, poplin, flannel, chambray, needlecord and shirting fabric. You will also need 9 x 11mm buttons and 0.75m of lightweight interfacing.

Sizing & Fabric Requirements
The Hackney Shirt sewing pattern is sized between UK sizes XS-XXL. See the chart for details on fabric requirements. 

Like all our patterns, the sizes are nested to make it easier to grade between the sizes, depending on your measurements.

What will I receive?
The downloadable pattern file contains:

  • printable pattern (in both tiled print-at-home and copyshop format) in all sizes
  • fully-illustrated printable instruction booklet
  • imperial/metric conversion size chart

The Hackney Shirt pattern is either 32 A4 pages, 32 US letter pages, or 2 A0 copyshop page.

If you purchase the PDF Pattern + Copyshop Printing option, you will also receive your pattern printed on A0 paper in the post. Find out more about our PDF Printing Service here.

So what is a PDF pattern?
A PDF pattern is a downloadable pattern that you print yourself at home on A4 or US letter paper. Alternatively you can choose to have the copyshop files printed on large A0 paper, and posted to you at home. If you’re using the A4 or US letter options, simply download, print at home, tape together and let the sewing begin! When you print the pattern, print at 100% (you might have to uncheck the scale box). Print page 1 first, the square should measure 10cm x 10cm.

Never used a PDF pattern before and would like some help? Learn everything you need to know in our handy Guide to Assembling PDF Patterns over on our blog!

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