Sew a Fully Lined Swing Coat Course ✄✄✄

What to Bring

  • Thread matching your main fabric
  • 3 metres of heavy weight coating; boiled wool, tweeds and wool blends are ideal
  • 3 metres of lining fabric
  • Coat closures to your own preference; frog closures, toggles, rivet studs or 4 to 6 large buttons
  • 3 metres of low or medium volume fleece interfacing (fusible or non-fusible)

What to Wear

  • Casual

Appropriate For

  • ✄✄✄ You've made several items, know basic pattern markings & sewing lingo. But most importantly you want to take on a challenge!

Sew a Fully Lined Swing Coat Course ✄✄✄

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • 12 hours of tuition scheduled in 4 x 3 hour workshops.
  • Winter 2017 dates: Monday 14th, Wednesday 16th, Monday 21st and Wednesday 23rd August from 6-9pm each night.

What You Will Learn

  • Taking measurements and choosing the right size, pattern placement and transferring markings, cutting technique.
  • How to set in a sleeve with ease, bag out a fully lined coat and achieve professional finishes, .
  • Using soft fleece interfacing, sewing a garment with darts, pleats, facings on pockets, sleeves, hem and centre front.

What You Get

  • A beautiful statement piece that will stand the test of time - made by you!
  • Complete instructions to making the swing coat and the support of your teacher throughout
  • A copy of the coat pattern


Pattern Design: This is a classic swing coat, featuring; a double breasted front for warmth, an oversized asymetric collar and bell sleeves. The coat is fully lined, as well as being fully interlined with a fleece interfacing, and includes side pockets. It will stand the test of time, with your high quality construction and the pattern's detailed inclusion of facings throughout where the coat joins to linings.

Click here to see many more photos of our featured coat.

With the support and guidence of an experienced teacher, you will learn advanced skills that you'll be able to incorporate into your future sewing projects, including;

Block fusing interfacing, pattern placement, transferring pattern markings, tracing off and cutting out technique. Creating a centre back pleat with pleat patch, how to sew professional darts and press to shape. Inserting pockets bags with full facings, attaching a faced asymetrical collar. How to set in sleeves with ease, sew fully lined sleeves with facings and bagging out the fully lined coat. Pressing and tailoring techniques for a professional shape, tricks and tips to working with thicker fabrics, hand tacking facings.

Click here to read about choosing the right interfacing.

Photographed Sample: This hot pink wool (from The Fabric Store in Brunswick) coat has been completly interfaced with a fusible lining. The closure is a vintage rose belt buckle and the fabric's selvedges have been used as a feautre in the collar seams.  

Notes on supplies: ClearIt on Brunswick Street in Fitzroy is a great spot to check out for novelty linings at great prices (head upstairs and look in the right hand corner). For your main cape fabric you could use wool coating, corduroy or tweed. When you are looking for closures, a visit to Jimmy Buttons in Fitzroy is in order! This pattern is not suitable for knit fabrics. The amount of fabric to bring to class is based on a width of 150cm. Extra fabric is required if your fabric is narrower or if you wish to match plaids, stripes and one-way designs. 

See other photos of our bottle greeen coat sample and others made in class in this Facebook album - click here.

Our Coat patternsd cover a bust measurement from 81cm to 100cm.  If your measurements fall outside this range, please shoot us an email to prepare your pattern (a few days advanced notice is needed). 

Workshop skill levels explained – click here.

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Our coat is offered only in the cooler months of the year.  Prices are subject to change and Member Discounts are applicable to class prices that are not already discounted or bundled).

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