Hand-Embellishing Knit Fabric

Stenciling, Applique, Beading and Embroidery

with Natalie Chanin

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Designer Natalie Chanin will show you how to hand-sew appliqué and add artistic stencils and stitches to turn a Vogue coat pattern (included free!) into a work of art. Read More…

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Class Rating

(27 reviews)

rated 5 stars


What else can i say. I am so motivated to try some of these techniques after watching this class that i can hardly contain myself. Beautiful work! I never thought I would consider hand stitching a coat, but I definitely will now. Thanks for such a wonderful class. Can't say enough.

rated 5 stars

A Lifelong Fan

I took this class, and bought 2 of Natalie Chanin's 3 books. I never made the coat in the class, but I jumped in and made an entire outfit (skirt, top, and bolero). No one can believe that this outfit - which fits perfectly, by the way - was the very *first* handsewn thing I have ever made in my life.Natalie's patterns, by the way, are simple (the patterns come with the books); the embellishing techniques for making the garments can be as complex or as simple as you want them to be. You can ...

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rated 5 stars

Getting to know Natalie Chanin

I've been participating in the forums for a long time, so I was surprised I hadn't already written a review of this fantastic class. There are many things I love about it:

* Natalie's teaching style and warm manner make the videos a pleasure to watch more than once. It's so different from merely reading the books (which I adore); you feel like you're getting to know Natalie a little bit, and understanding why she has won friends and admirers and awards galore.

* Other ...

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rated 5 stars

for anyone who likes to hand sew

this is not a class but a journey. it reminds me of an Outward Bound class, in that I am given something to do that seems impossible, (make a jacket totally by hand), and with the help of the intructor, and my classmates, it actually happens! there is nothing like that feeling of accomplishing the impossible. even if you don't make the jacket, this class will change your idea of what sewing is. i had never heard of natalie chanin, or alabama studio, so the whole premise was a bit of a shock. ...

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rated 5 stars

Great class!

Possibly my most favourite class here on Etsy. The techniques shown are great, Natalie is a wonderful instructor. Although I have all her books, to actually see her explaining the different techniques is awesome. Very inspiring!


Included with this class:

Vogue Misses' Jacket Pattern (V1263). more info

Vogue Misses' Jacket Pattern (V1263)

Vogue Misses' Jacket Pattern

Gorgeous, loose-fitting jacket from the Donna Karan Vogue American Designer collection. Full of fantastic details, this pattern includes a front extending shawl collar, side front dart seams extending into pockets, back princess seams, back darts and flat fell seam finishing.

Price: $0.00 (included with class purchase), Retail: $21.00

Finished garment measurements:

SIZE XS (4-6) S (8-10) M (12-14)
Bust 38in (97cm) 40in (102cm) 43 1/2in (110cm)
Hip 51 1/2in (131cm) 53 1/2in (136cm) 57in (145cm)
SIZE L (16-18) XL (20-22) XXL (24-26)
Bust 47 1/2in (121cm) 51 1/2in (131cm) 55 1/2in (141cm)
Hip 61in (155cm) 65in (165cm) 69in (175cm)

This pattern will be shipped directly to you by Vogue Patterns. Please allow 14 business days for U.S. shipments (international shipments will require additional time for delivery).

For $49.99 You Get:

  • 9 HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Vogue pattern included
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers from Natalie in our virtual classroom 
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