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Papercut's Nova Coat/Jacket Course ✄✄

Previously known as The Sapporo

Sun, 17 Oct 10:00AM (AEDT)
3 hours x 3 Weeks
Over 20 people have attended this class


Papercut's Nova Coat/Jacket is an exceptionally popular pattern - we have helped to make so many of these! Previously this pattern was called the Sapporo. 

In this course, you will get our expertise and support to make your Sapporo over three x 3 hour or two x 4.5-hour workshops. 

Course Plan:

Workshop 1 

  • Lay up pattern pieces, and cutting out the lining, fabric and interfacing (note you need to have your pre-purchased pattern prepared and ready for this workshop). 
  • Reminders on setting up and adjusting the sewing machine.

Workshop 2:

  • Assemble lining.
  • Assemble coat/jacket shell.

Workshop 3:

  • Finish assembly.
  • Bag out the lining.
  • The tips and tricks along the way to getting a great result!

  View or buy the Sapporo now - click here to go to Papercut Patterns.


Go bold with this dramatic cocoon silhouette and angled seaming. Choose lightweight fabric for a spring/summer version or cosy wool for cooler weather. Our fully lined Sapporo features pockets hidden in the front seams, and is a pattern for every season: choose between cropped and long sleeves, the full-length coat and the shorter jacket, and it’ll be your fave go-to piece year-round.

Workshop skill levels explained – click here.

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What you will learn

  • Pattern lay up and cutting technique for fabric, lining and interfacing.
  • How to assemble the main coat/jacket shell and the lining - plus how to bag out a lining.
  • All the tips and tricks to achieving professional results in a supportive workshop environment..

What you will get

  • A stunning Nova Coat/Jacket made by you
  • Tuition to make an intermediate level sewing pattern
  • In the event of a Lockdown, all workshops are moved ahead by 7 days. We try to minimise the impact on our timetable, but usually, all workshops (even those that were not scheduled during the Lockdown timeframe) move ahead by 7 days.
Parking Info
  • Level 1, 329 Brunswick St, Fitzroy. Look for the red door.
  • Most Brunswick St parking is ticketed & max' 2hrs. However, longer time parking is available in the paid Coles Car Park.
  • Public Transport is the ideal way to get here - jump on the 11 tram & get off at Johnston St.

What to bring

  • Sapporo paper pattern prepared and cut out in your size
  • Mid-to-heavy weight woven main fabric, light-to-medium weight woven lining fabric, interfacing, & matching thread
  • Amounts required are included in your pattern

What to wear


Appropriate for

✄✄ Intermediate Sewing Star: This sewing thing is really growing on you! You can follow a suggested layout and have now worked with a variety of woven fabrics, maybe even your first knits. You've stepped up to using patterns for simple garments like basic skirts, pants and tops. You've sewn a dart, inserted a basic zip and have finished edges with an overlocker.

Prior to commencement of the first Sewing Workshop students must have their pattern ready and cut to size.

Thread Den

Vendor since 2013

Learn to sew, craft and create with Thread Den. Workshops offered face-to-face and online.

Located on Melbourne's vibrant Brunswick Street, in Fitzroy. At Thread Den you can start at the very beginning, take your skills to the next level, and find your own unique style.

Thread Den has developed a teaching model that is supportive and nurturing, designed to make each student feel like the focus of our attention, whether you learn with us face-to-face or online.

At Thread Den it's just like a friend (a super nice clever one) teaching you and a few friends to sew, craft and create. When you come in; take advantage of having all the equipment on hand, lovely big cutting tables, smooth running Janomes with plenty of feet accessories, inspiring resources, and friendly people to chat to.  

Your teachers have years of experience, their own labels and businesses, and the desire to share their skills and craftsmanship with you.

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4.9 (12 reviews)
30 June 2021Papercut's Nova Coat/Jacket Course ✄✄
This was a fun little project and a great class. Megan was very helpful and able to assist with small modifications to the pattern (such as lengthening the sleeves if you have long arms!). The three sessions were well-structured and while students worked at their own pace we were still able to overhear advice to each other and thereby learn more. I felt lucky that we had a small class with only 3-4 participants as that meant more time for support and advice. If this had been a larger class I think I would have ended up waiting for assistance/a 'good to go' check quite a few times. I'll definitely come back for more ThreadDen classes!
Thread Den 30 June 2021

Thank you for your feedback Signe, we hope you love and enjoy your coat. 

Cheers, Amy & Thread Den Team 

30 June 2021Papercut's Nova Coat/Jacket Course ✄✄
Highly recommend this class- Meghan is a lovely, experienced, patient and very calming teacher! Instructions were very clear which is helpful as I’m a novice sewer. Finished the beautiful coat within the allocated classes over the 3 weeks and very happy with the finished product- my favourite garment so far. Really enjoyed this class, excellent teacher and great vibe of 3 other students. Would really recommend- the coat is amazing! My proudest sewing project with thread den so far.
Thread Den 30 June 2021

We are so happy and proud to hear you love your new Coat Christine, you've come so far! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. 

Cheers, Amy & Thread Den Team 

21 November 2020Papercut's Nova Coat/Jacket Course ✄✄
Thanks so much Thread Den and Meagan. The coat making workshop was fantastic. I learned so many new skills and tips about construction as well as different fabrics we could use. A friendly, relaxed atmosphere for sewing.
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Refund Policy

See Terms & Conditions.

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Terms & Conditions

Taking part in a workshop at Thread Den is fun and we love teaching people our craft, but here we have to get serious for a moment:

It is your responsibility to clear your diary for the booking you've made - especially if there are multiple sessions in your course. If you want to finish your project(s), you need to attend all workshops. You'll also need to arrive on time. We can't start again because it just isn't fair to your fellow participants. 

Allow us this indulgence for a second, our workshops and courses - they are usually sold out weeks in advance. It isn't a quick switch to pop you into another workshop. If we have an appropriate session where you can attend to keep going, we will try to offer you a discounted space. If that isn't possible, you will need to book a private lesson to stay on track (the minimum cost is NM -$144 or M -$119.52). 

We also won't follow you up to check that you are coming along to class and/or that you have the right supplies for your class. Almost every workshop will require you to bring along your supplies, for some workshops we sell a supplies kit at an additional cost - but not for all. If you are unsure about what you need, just shoot us an email - .  We also want you to learn and love what you make as much as possible, please carefully consider the fabrics we recommend that you use. If you choose a fabric that is suited to a more advanced level you aren't going to enjoy your experience.

We've tried to answer any questions you could have in the workshop description, but again, don't hesitate to email us for any further details or with any queries. We loooove to see that fabric you are thinking of using and sending you off to some of our favourite fabric and habby suppliers. 

Thanks for sticking with us and reading through these annoying details. Here's the stuff that is often hidden behind an *asterisk* or in teeeeenie little print:

Refund Policy

  • All refunds are subject to a 25% administration fee.
  • Refunds will only be processed back to the original method of payment.
  • Refunds are processed as soon as practicable. While Thread Den’s part of the process should be undertaken within three days of notice, the combination of the bookings platform and your banking institution’s processes will also influence the exact amount of time taken for you to receive the refund.

Transferring Your Booking

  • If you wish to transfer your booking to another workshop we require at least four days notice prior to the start date of your original workshop/course booking.
  • Bookings without date changes can be transferred to another person without incurring any penalties.
  • Changes to your workshop or the commencement date (within all other terms listed here) will incur a $10 administration fee.
  • Changes to your booking date will not reset the four day notice period.

Medical Events

  • If you feel unwell, do not attend your workshop. With the supply of a medical certificate or COVID-19 testing referral covering the date of your workshop, you will be able to transfer your booking without incurring any penalties.
  • Your safety is our priority, we reserve the right to make decisions if necessary to preserve the safety of all. 
  • In the event of a medical emergency, we may have to seek ambulance services on your behalf and at your expense.

Course Cancellations 

  • Classes are subject to sufficient enrolment numbers (usually this is 3 participants).
  • We reserve the right to cancel any scheduled course. In the event of a cancellation, students will be notified two days before the scheduled start date and refunds will be provided.

This policy can be viewed on our website -

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