Unisex Bomber Jacket Sewing Course

Unisex Bomber Jacket Course ✄✄

Including tips & tricks to a reversible bomber!

Over 50 people have attended this class


Learn to make a bomber jacket over 12 fast paced hours. Choose contrast fabrics for the sleeves to create a traditional bomber, suiting fabrics for a super slick look or go glam with brocade or satin!

With a full lining, cuffs, waistband, neckband, POCKETS and open-ended zip, this is a project ideal for tackling with a teacher's support. For an easy level; choose stable woven fabrics that are not silky or stretchy. If you are ready for the challenge; select a satiny lining and trickier fabrics for your jacket. Source a reversible open-ended zip and you can even make your bomber jacket completely reversible!

Course Plan:

Workshop 1 - 3 hours

  • Workshop overview
  • Taking measurements
  • Selecting the size to make
  • Pattern lay up and cutting out
  • Fusing interfacing
  • Starting jacket assembly

Workshop 2 - 3 hours

  • Assembling jacket fronts including pocket bags
  • Stitching jacket main and jacket lining
  • Assemble sleeves

Workshop 3 - 3 hours

  • Set in sleeves
  • Assemble hem band, collar & cuffs
  • Attach hem band

Workshop 4 - 3 hours

  • Insert zip
  • Attach collar and cuffs
  • Closing the gap

You may need to do some homework to stay on track with this project. 

We've filled a Pinterest board with bomber jacket ideas - click here

We have all the tools you'll need. Each participant is setup with fabric shears, pinking shears, thread snips, unpicker, hand needles, tape measures, pins, tailor's chalks, hem guides, ironing/pressing tools, rulers, stationery... there is no need to lug around your whole sewing kit. We've taken care of it all.  

Workshop skill levels explained – click here.

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What you will learn

  • A reversible or fully lined sleeve
  • An intermediate level pattern that is ideal to tackle with a teacher's support
  • How to handle ribbing and sew an open ended zip

What you will get

  • A reversible bomber jacket
  • Tuition to make this sewing pattern
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

  • 1 metre of main fabric, and .6 metres of contrasting sleeve fabric
  • 1.6 metres of lining fabric and .4 metres of firm ribbing, scuba or Ponte for cuffs etc
  • Matching sewing machine thread and a 55cm open-ended reversible zip

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.

Thread Den

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Learn to sew, craft and create with Thread Den

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.

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 (20 reviews)
Nadiarated it
04 Aug 2023
I thoroughly enjoyed this class. Our teacher was lovely. I learnt so many new techniques and gained confidence in my sewing abilities. I have a gorgeous reversible jacket 🥳🥳
Catherinerated it
28 Jul 2023
Great class thank you! Ali was a great tutor - really appreciated the extra effort she put in to help us all finish our jackets! I did rush a little at the end and made a few mistakes - but with my new found skills I was able to fix these back home and am very happy with my jacket :)
Pamelarated it
27 Jul 2023
Loved every minute of this 4 week class. Amazing we finished our bomber jacket and could wear it home after the last class. Arlie was a fabulous teacher. So patient and generous with advice and help. Highly recommend!
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

  • A refund can be requested 1 day before class starts. An admin fee of AU$35.00 applies.
  • A transfer can be requested 4 days before the class starts. An admin fee of AU$10.00 applies.
  • A credit note can be requested 4 days before the class starts. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

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 - 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 - info@threadden.com .  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 those annoying details. 

The details of our refund policy appear during the booking process.

Medical Events

  • If you are required to isolate, 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.

This policy can be viewed on our website - https://threadden.com/about/bookings-and-cancellations-policy/

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