Online Class

The Iconic Tweed Jacket

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Make a lasting style statement: Sew a couture tweed jacket with an elegant quilted lining, custom trim and weighted chain.

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What You Get

  • 10 Steaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including Vogue 7975 (mailed separately)
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Lorna Knight
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Meet Lorna
Meet Lorna and get introduced to the fabulous jacket you will be making in this class.
2. Fitting
3. Materials
4. Cutting
5. Getting Started With Sewing
6. Quilting the Jacket
7. Constructing the Jacket
8. Installing the Sleeve
9. Pockets
10. Finishing

Taught by

Lorna Knight
Lorna Knight
Lorna Knight grew up surrounded by fabric and patterns, so it's no surprise that she went on to study sewing and textiles. While working as a regional director for couture designer Terry Fox, she discovered the inside secrets of the couture world. Lorna eventually set up her own business making custom clothing and running specialist sewing workshops throughout the UK. She has written five books, including Dressmaking to Flatter your Shape, Compendium of Sewing Techniques and The Dressmaker’s Technique Bible.
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