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The Iconic Tweed Jacket

with Lorna Knight
The Iconic Tweed Jacket
Make a lasting style statement: Sew a couture tweed jacket with an elegant quilted lining, custom trim and weighted chain.

Join couture sewing expert Lorna Knight and sew an iconic jacket that will play a starring role in elegant ensembles for years to come. This chic garment is both supremely comfortable and an endlessly versatile addition to any wardrobe. Lorna will help you choose the perfect wool tweed fabric and match patterns seamlessly throughout your garment to produce a superior finish. Ensure a fantastic fit with tips for making a muslin (toile), and then let Lorna guide you through sewing your jacket and lining. Construct, gather and shape your sleeves before you sew them high into the armholes for a classic look. Complete your jacket with classic patch pockets, stylish trim and a weighted chain that gives your garment a dreamy drape.

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Meet Lorna

  • Meet Lorna and get introduced to the fabulous jacket you will be making in this class.


Lesson 2. Fitting

  • Before you start sewing, learn about the pattern and how to use it. You'll learn how to check fit and mark the pattern to make a jacket that you'll love for years to come.


Lesson 3. Materials

  • Lorna leads discussions on the best fabrics for this jacket as well as choosing stabilizers and chain embellishments that add structure to this iconic jacket.


Lesson 4. Cutting

  • Now that you're ready to start your project, use the pattern to cut the fabric.


Lesson 5. Getting Started With Sewing

  • After all those careful measurements and cutting, it's time to sew! Stabilize the fabric, press the seams and watch this beautiful garment come together right before your eyes.


Lesson 6. Quilting the Jacket

  • Quilt your jacket to create stability and a beautifully finished lining.


Lesson 7. Constructing the Jacket

  • Put together all of the pieces. Construct your jacket and become an expert at catch-stitching.


Lesson 8. Installing the Sleeve

  • Install the sleeve of your jacket as you learn the best ways to gather, pin and sew sleeves.


Lesson 9. Pockets

  • Construct your pockets then add embellishments like ribbons and a braid to create a clean, classic finish.


Lesson 10. Finishing

  • Now that everything is put together, finish your jacket with a delicate chain or ribbon to add a touch of class.

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