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The Fashionably Quilted Jacket

with Mary Ray
The Fashionably Quilted Jacket
Award-winning designer and Threads contributing editor Mary Ray will guide you as you create a gorgeous quilted garment. The pattern is included!

Mary Ray's wearable creations have been featured at shows and galleries throughout the country. In this class, sew along with Mary as you create a beautifully quilted tailored jacket using the provided pattern. You'll learn which fabrics, threads and battings are ideal for use in quilted garments as well as Mary's invaluable tips for constructing, quilting, seaming and creatively finishing your jacket. Quilters and garment makers, you will find this project the perfect fit as you combine your passions to create an elegant, figure-flattering jacket that is also a work of art.

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet your instructor, Mary Ray, and learn more about your class.


Lesson 2. Choosing & Fitting a Pattern

  • Mary walks you through what to look for in your pattern, how to adjust the fit and make a muslin. She also discusses how shoulder pads can add balance to your garment.


Lesson 3. Materials

  • You'll need to decide what fabrics you want to use for your jacket. Mary gives tips on choosing your fashion fabric, lining, batting and thread.


Lesson 4. Piecing & Embellishing

  • Sew along with Mary as you prepare your pattern pieces and sew together the components of your jacket. Mary shows how you can embellish your seams and how to attach the lapels.


Lesson 5. Quilting the Layers

  • Now it's time to start quilting! Mary discusses how to plan your quilting lines and start quilting your pattern pieces. She also shows you some fun variations to try.


Lesson 6. Construction: Darts & Seam Finishes

  • Learn how to sew darts in your quilted garment and finish the seams. Mary demonstrates the Hong Kong seam and other decorative seam finishes you can try.


Lesson 7. Construction: Sleeves & Collar

  • Mary walks you through the process of sewing in the sleeves and attaching the collar. She also demonstrates how to prepare and sew a flat-felled seam.


Lesson 8. Binding

  • You'll want to bind the edges of your jacket for a clean finish. Mary explains how to prepare the edges, sew bias strips and attach them to your jacket to create the binding.


Lesson 9. Finishing Touches

  • Your jacket is almost ready to wear! Learn how to add closures and optional shoulder pads to complete your work of art. Get ready for oohs and ahs!


Lesson 10. Design Variations

  • Once you've made one jacket, you'll be itching to make more! Watch Mary's trunk show for inspiration to create your own closet full of gorgeous garments.

"If you are unsure about taking this class, let me assure you it is worth every penny and you will learn a lot! Mary really is a wonderful teacher and her warmth and passion come across during each lesson - but there is no haste. Each step is taken at a good steady pace and you see Mary sew every single step and stage, giving a thorough explanation along the way. I have made my jacket and it wasn't at all difficult but be warned, they do take time and are totally addictive, I am planning my second already! Thank you Mary and thank you Craftsy for another great class."
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  • A jacket pattern plus downloadable guidelines for a perfect fit and templates for quilting your lapels
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