Tailoring with Felted Wool, Part 1: The Bark Coat Project
Recently, I was given several lengths of dense felt fabric. The challenge was that the felt pieces were 12 inches wide by 3 yards long–not conducive to making a traditional garment. However, wool felt and boiled wool are fabrics that don’t need edge finishing. You can use a cut edge as the finish, and this property appealed to me. It gave me another dimension for tailoring.
More tailoring techniques from Kenneth D. King:
• How to Make a Surgeon’s Cuff, Part 1
• How to Make a Surgeon’s Cuff, Part 2
• How to Make a Tailored Collar
• How to Replace a Sleeve Lining
• How to Make a Perfect Notched Lapel
• Eliminate Buildup in Your Seam Allowances
• How to Sew a Catch Stitch
In the first of three related tutorials, I’ll demonstrate how I created a tailored coat using wool felt.
Do you remember the kilim carpet coat shown in this post?…
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