Skill Level

Beginners

Tutor

Kaye

Date – Saturday 9th January 2021      Time – 10-5pm

Course Description

For this year’s coat course we have chosen this gorgeous Anni Blazer pattern by Dragonfly Patterns 

A lovely all-year-round staple. This easy jacket is semi-fitted, unlined, with trimmed-back raw seams on the outside, a front shaped hemline, one button closure and with two sleeve options: cuff trimmed-back raw seams or all-in-one turned up sleeves.

What skills will I learn?

How to work with boiled wool, including the following techniques 

  • Steaming
  • Easing seams 
  • Seam grading 
  • Stay stitching  
  • Stabilising with stay tape
  • Working with a walking foot
  • How to make a collar with collar stand
  • Mock fell seams
  • Sleeve insertion
  • Covered buttons

What’s included in the price of the course?

This full day course will include:

  • A paper copy of the pattern with full instructions
  • Full days tuition covering the techniques specified above
  • Free flowing hot drinks throughout the day
  • Hire of a spacious COVID approved venue with free parking outside

You will need to bring with you

  • 1.20m or 1.40m (depending on your choice if view A or B)  140cm wide boiled wool ( N.B Your fabric MUST be boiled wool)
  • Thread to match your chosen fabric
  • Cotton stay tape
  • Small scrap of medium weight fusible interfacing
  • 1 x medium to large button
  • Ballpoint needle for your machine

To make this experience as easy as possible for you we have put together an optional course kit (see below) We have also sourced some fabulous peacock blue boiled wool similar to the one shown on the pattern. Please order you kit using the drop down menus above and it will be added to the total price of the course.

Due to our new COVID rules you will also need to bring will you

  • Your own sewing machine and it’s accessories especially the buttonhole foot and a walking foot if you have one.
  • Your own packed lunch
  • Your own mug

Optional useful items:

Fray Check

Pinking Shears 

Applique / Layering Scissors

Dressmaking Kit

Optional course kit

The full day workshop and pattern are included in the basic price.  If you would like to purchase the optional course haberdashery kit or boiled wool fabric please select from the drop down menu.

Fabric 

There are 2 view options for the Anni Blazer.

View A requires 1.4m and View B requires 1.2m of fabric. Please select from the dropdown menu the quantity of fabric you would like to purchase with your kit.

  • 1.20m or 1.40m (depending on your choice if view A or B)  140cm wide turquoise wide boiled wool

Haberdashery Kit includes:

  • 1 x Gutermann rpet Thread to match our turquoise boiled wool
  • 1 x pack Ballpoint needles
  • Cotton stay tape
  • Small scrap of medium weight fusible interfacing
  • 1 pack Prym 22mm Cover Buttons

Pattern Sizing

This pattern ranges from 30” 76cm to 42” 106cm bust 

Please note: If you fall outside of these measurements, please contact us prior to booking.

Haberdashery

We offer 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. We will prepare it for you and have it ready for you on arrival.

Skill level – Beginner/Improver

This course is suitable for those who have used a sewing machine before, can confidently thread the machine and bobbin, and have completed at least one simple sewing project. Note: If you are new to sewing, it is advisable that you join our beginners machine course before enrolling on this course. Places are limited to 5 due to COVID regulations so prompt booking is advisable.

Where does the course take place?

The course will be held at

St Michael’s Road Community Centre
St Michael’s Road, Hitchin SG4 0QA
Haberdashery Kit

Yes, No Haberdashery

Fabric

1.2m Turquoise Boiled Wool for Version B, 1.4m Turquoise Boiled Wool for Version A, No Fabric

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