Dates and Times

Day – Saturday Afternoons

Dates – 17th and 24th April

Time – 1.30-5pm and 2-5pm respectively

Make Your Own Copenhagen Coat

The Copenhagen Coat is an unlined, knee-length easy-fit coat perfect for Spring/Autumn. The coat is designed with roomy patch pockets, button front and a pinked edge. Great for a first coat project, or if you need a stylish new look for the weekend.

A generous fit, with room to wear over a sweater.   


The pattern includes the extended size range and goes from size 6 – 22. See product image for full sizing details

The pattern is designed to be knee-length but it would work just as well as a 3/4 length jacket, mid-calf coat or floor-sweeper!

A coat might seem like a big project but in fact coat-weight fabrics are surprisingly easy to work with and because there is a generous ease they are not difficult to fit. Have a go!

Suitable for a  double-face fabric that doesn’t fray as you will see both sides. We have selected a beautiful softshell 3-layer raincoat fabric which is double-face and has a fleece backing from our collection so that we are all sewing with fabrics that we are familiar with and are therefore able to troubleshoot any problems that any students encounter.

The Sew-Along  runs over a series of 2 weeks with two 3hr class allowing you enough time to digest each stage in between classes and maybe make another one alongside. The first class will include a introduction to the coat by the pattern designers themselves, Alice and Lilia and they may even pop back at the end to see you fabulous coats made up!

Skill Level

Confident Beginners



What skills will I learn?

  • The anatomy of a coat
  • How to choose the right size
  • How to layout the pattern pieces to make the most of your fabric
  • Tips and tricks for cutting out
  • Tips and tricks for working with coating fabrics
  • How to set in sleeves
  • How to attach a hood
  • How to attach and place pockets
  • How to place and attach anorak fasteners
  • Ideas to customise your coat

What’s included in the price of the course?

  • The price of the sew along includes everything you need including the pattern, fabric, haberdashery and classes. Unlike pre recorded classes you can ask questions as you go along and you have links to a Sew Along support group in between sessions. Alice and Lilia from Alice and Co Patterns will also join us at the beginning and end of the group to introduce themselves and answer any questions.
  • 2 x 3 hour tutorials guiding you through each step of your coat
  • Inclusion in a WhatsApp group for the duration of the course
  • Ongoing membership of our community group – The Sewial Society WhatsApp group

How will it work?

The class will take place in a ‘virtual classroom’ using the video meeting software Zoom. You will need to have Zoom installed on the device you intend to use for the class, it’s free and easy to use. If you haven’t used Zoom before we suggest you have a practice before the class. Please download the free version via this link

  • We also suggest choosing a quiet area to set up your machine next to your device. To achieve the best internet connection please reduce as many items as you can that are connected to your router.
  • You will receive an email link once you have signed up that will take you directly to the class. All you need to do is click on the link just before we are due to start. We suggest signing in 10 mins before the start time, you will be held in a virtual waiting room.
  • We encourage you to turn on your own video and audio so we can interact, and you can ask us questions – the idea is that it’s as much like an in-person class as possible!

What do I need to prepare in advance of the course?

  • Purchase your workshop and select your size and fabric choice. We will package your complete course kit ready for you to start the course.
  • Please note if you join the sew along  less than 7 days before the start there may be added postage costs associated with getting your kit to you on time for week 1 or you can catch up before week 2.

Course Kit

The Copenhagen Coat. We have selected a fabulous range of colours in a matt softshell 3-layer showerproof fabric and haberdashery which we would recommend for this workshop. For inspiration and to see other makers versions of this dress please check out #copenhagencoat on instagram. Please find below a list of all the items that are included in your workshop price.


We will all work with a similar weight of fabric in order to make sure we are all working under the same conditions to help with troubleshooting. We have selected a coating fabric in a range of beautiful colours from our collection.  All versions require the same amount of fabric so just select your fabric colour choice.

Fabric Requirements

2.7 – 3m Fabric at least 140cm wide – just select your fabric colour choice. We have options: Red, Navy Blue, Coral, Green and Blue.


A printed pattern will be supplied in the kit and the pattern instructions will be supplied as a PDF download.

Essential Haberdashery

Optional items which can be ordered separately via the links below 


What will I need to prepare for each week of the course?

  • Sewing machine fitted with a microtex needle and threaded with your matching Gutermann Sew–All thread colour.
  • Access to an iron and ironing board for pressing your fabric.
  • Your usual sewing haberdashery including all the basics (see Dressmaking Kit)

All of these items in italics including sewing machine needles can be purchased from our website in advance of the workshop.


We have handpicked a collection of premium Germany haberdashery equipment from the Prym range, which complements this course. If you would like to purchase this kit, please click here for more details and to buy.

Skill level – Confident Beginner

This course is suitable for those who have used a sewing machine before, can confidently thread the machine and bobbin and who have made at least one garment before.

Our sewing classes are relaxed and friendly. Class sizes are kept small (this also applies to online courses) to ensure everyone gets the time and attention they need. This does mean that booking is essential. The course will only run if there are sufficient numbers. Please note online course are open to all levels of beginners and confident beginners and it is hard to estimate timings need to complete.

Fabric Colour

Blue, Coral, Green, Navy, Red, Geometric Circle Soft Shell

Anorak Press Fasteners

Silver, Antique Brass, Black


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