Rachel Raw Edge Coat
If you want an easy to wear one size jacket/cardigan for the Autumn then this is the class for you. This easy to wear garment is perfect for any time that you want to throw on an extra layer – a country walk, a breezy seaside stroll or doing a few jobs in the garden.
This jacket is a straight forward make suitable for anyone who is happy using a sewing machine. The construction works with raw edges using a simple technique and just a couple of pattern pieces including optional pockets. Please note there is no lining.
This fab one size garment is so easy to wear and make that we suspect you will be making them for friends and relatives too.
Suited to non fraying fabrics like boiled wool, loden and the lighter weight melton wools. Other fabric choices will work it is just important that when purchasing you check it does not fray. When choosing your fabric note that you do not want heavy coat wool, rather something with a little more drape to it for the relaxed style.
What will we cover?
In this workshop we will cover basic dressmaking techniques including the most efficient way of using your fabric and how to lay it out when cutting a pattern. We’ll talk about the best way to get a good crisp finish to your cutting (for this raw edge style) and the unusual construction technique for sewing the pieces together to make the coat.
How will I be taught?
You’ll be taught in our lovely studio by a friendly and experienced tutor, through demonstration and guidance as you work.
You’ll also be able to ask questions, making sure everything is clear and that you’re getting the best results you can.
Do I need any previous experience or skills?
This workshop is suitable for beginners to sewing or dressmaking.
Are materials provided? Is there anything I need to source myself?
You will need to bring 2m fabric (min 130cm wide) and matching thread.
This raw edge coat is suited to non fraying fabrics like boiled wool, loden and the lighter weight melton wools. When choosing your fabric note that you do not want heavy coat wool, rather something with a little more drape to it for the relaxed style.
You may also like to bring a 2cm” popper fastener or a large statement button.
What will I take home with me?
Your very own stylish and versatile coat plus a copy of the pattern with instructions so that you can make more at home.
Drinks and biscuits will be available but we recommend that you bring a packed lunch with you.
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