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786 Goldstream Ave. Victoria BC. V9B 2X6

Sew a Jacket, Sweater or Coat with Bonnie

Join our sewing class and master the art of creating your own stylish jacket! In this comprehensive course, you'll delve into the intricacies of fitting, shaping, and an array of sewing techniques tailored specifically for jacket making. Whether you're a novice or have some sewing experience, this class will guide you through step-by-step instructions, ensuring you grasp every aspect of crafting a fashionable yet easy-to-make jacket.

Highlights of the course include:

  1. Fitting: Understand the nuances of proper fitting, ensuring your jacket complements your body shape flawlessly.

  2. Shaping Techniques: Learn how to manipulate fabric and employ various shaping methods to achieve the desired look for your jacket.

  3. Sewing Expertise: Explore a diverse range of sewing techniques essential for jacket construction, from stitching pockets to assembling sleeves and collars.

  4. Personalized Guidance: Benefit from personalized guidance and tips from our experienced instructors, catering to your individual skill level and goals.

By the end of the class, you'll not only have a stunning jacket to flaunt but also a comprehensive understanding of sewing principles that can be applied to future projects. Join us and elevate your sewing skills while creating a fashionable statement piece!

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: 1. Pattern Understanding: Interpretation of jacket patterns, layout, and fabric selection. 2. Measuring & Alterations: Taking accurate measurements and making basic alterations for a better fit. 3. Seam Finishes: Exploring different seam finishes like serging, French seams, or bias binding for a professional look. 4. Pockets: Construction and attachment of various pocket styles, such as patch, welt, or inseam pockets. 4. Sleeve Insertion: Techniques for setting sleeves and ensuring a smooth insertion without puckering. 5. Collar and Lapel Construction: Creating and attaching collars and lapels, understanding interfacing for structure. 6. Finishing Touches: Hemming, closures (buttons, zippers, snaps), and topstitching for a clean final appearance.
Materials Included: Supplies list will be providied prior to class, fabric can be purchaced at The Cloth Castle with a 20% off discount on supplies.
Requirements: Before diving into more intricate sewing projects like making a jacket, it's crucial to have a strong foundation in general sewing techniques and machine operation. Here's an overview of the general knowledge required: 1. Threading and Operating the Sewing Machine: - Understanding the parts of the sewing machine and their functions. - Threading the machine correctly, including the needle, bobbin, and thread tension adjustments. - Practicing stitching techniques like straight stitch, zigzag, backstitching, and controlling speed and stitch length. Cancellation Policy for Students: - No cancellations permitted within seven days of the class. - No refunds after the seven-day mark; no exceptions. - Special events and special guest classes are non-refundable. Cancellation by The Cloth Castle: - If the minimum registration of 4 people is not met, The Cloth Castle reserves the right to cancel the class three days before the scheduled date, issuing a full refund. - If a class is canceled by the instructor or The Cloth Castle, a full refund will be issued.
Instructor: Bonnie Harper
Class fee only. Supply list will be avialable from Cloth Cloth before class.

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.