Always wanted to learn to sew your own coat but nervous to go it alone? Intro to Sewing Coats is the course for you!
The Chloe Coat is a classic coat with simple details and an exquisite finish. With lined patch pockets, a pretty rounded neck and detachable scarf, it’s easy to wear, versatile and looks great with any outfit.
The Chloe Coat fastens either with an open-ended zip, or press studs for a 60’s vibe. It’s tailored at the shoulders and fully lined for a beautiful finish on the inside and a perfectly structured coat on the outside. Designed to be semi-loose fitting yet flattering, the Chloe Coat is fitted to your shoulders, and shaped at the front with a long cut-away dart.
Who is the class for?
This course is designed for coat-sewing newbies who want to take their skill level up a notch. A perfect course for intermediate sewers, you’ll get most out of the lessons if you’ve made a few garments before. You’ll need to have a good understanding of garment construction, and have inserted a sleeve and zip before.
What is included?
- downloadable PDF pattern (in both tiled and copyshop formats)
- start to finish step-by-step video tutorials taught by Lisa Comfort
- written instructions to accompany the videos
- a series of written PDF guides on fitting and alterations
- size charts, layplans, supplies list
What you will learn
What will you learn?
In this online sewing class, we’ll teach you all about how to sew a coat. From measuring yourself to choosing fabric to inserting the zip and adding your lining, we’ll go through how to sew your Chloe Coat in easy-to-digest, step-by-step stages.
The online class covers:
- how to measure yourself
- how to assemble your PDF pattern
- choosing the correct fabric and lining for your Chloe Coat
- top tips for pressing coat fabrics
- how best to interface a coat depending on fabric
- creating cut-away darts
- setting in sleeves
- tailoring the sleeve-heads for a beautiful finish
- attaching patch pockets
- constructing a zip placket
- inserting an open-ended zip
- how to sew a press stud closure
- working with a lining and facing
- attaching the lining
- how to create and attach the detachable scarf
In the fitting surgery, Lisa covers:
- lengthening and shortening the coat and sleeves
- grading between sizes
- adjusting the front dart for a fuller bust
- choosing your size for broad shoulders
The video lessons are supported by written instructions and a series of helpful PDF guides.
Sizing & Fabric Requirements
The Chloe Coat pattern is available in UK sizes 8-20. See the size chart for fabric and lining requirements.
You will also need:
- 2x pieces of ice wool wadding (measuring 10cm x 23cm)
- 22″ open-ended zip for the zipped coat
- OR 5 or 6 2.1cm press studs if you’d prefer to close your coat with poppers
For inspiration and to find the perfect fabric, have a look at our specially curated suggestions.
Choosing Fabric & Measuring Yourself
Preparing to Sew
Sewing the Chloe Coat
- 1. Interfacing
- 2. Marking Your Fabric
- 3. Stitching the Darts
- 4. Stitching the Back Seam
- 5. Stitching the Shoulder Seams
- 6. Side Seams & Fitting
- 7. Trimming the Fronts for the Zip Placket
- 8. Setting in Sleeves
- 9. Stitching Ice Wool to the Sleeve Head
- 10. Inserting the Zip
- 11. Patch Pockets
- 12. Making up the Lining
- 13. Attaching the Facing to the Lining
- 14. Attaching the Lining to the Coat
- 15. Finishing the Sleeve Hems
- 16. Finishing the Coat Hem
- 17. Topstitching
- 18. Sewing the Poppers/Press Studs
Extra: How to Sew the Detachable Scarf