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Make a Jacket, Part 2

In this video series part 2 by Threads, Judith Neukam shows us the finishing touches on how to make a jacket. The project began in part 1 with selecting and preparing the pattern, laying out and cutting the design, and assembling some of the jacket pieces. Now it’s on to more fun construction details as the jacket really comes together.

This tutorial will show you a method that doesn’t exactly follow the order in the pattern guide sheet. That’s because we have some tips and tricks to share that will make your finished jacket look more professionally sewn.

This detailed tutorial is one video in the comprehensive Teach Yourself to Sew series.


Teach Yourself to Sew

Judith got her first taste of sewing when she took the free lessons that came with her mother’s sewing machine purchase. Judith was 9 at the time. Soon after, she was sewing her own clothes and feeding her passion for the craft. In her Teach Yourself to Sew series, Judith shares her enduring love of sewing and her invaluable years of sewing experience.

Getting started

She starts with discussing the equipment and the essential sewing notions for anyone who sews. You’ll learn about shopping for fabrics, choosing patterns (including selecting the correct size), and planning the perfect pattern layout. From machine-sewing simple seams to inserting zippers and stitching buttonholes, Judith demonstrates the key steps to making a custom garment.

Discover methods for clean-finishing seam allowances and applying facings so all edges are neat. To add shape to garments, Judith explains how and why to sew darts, and how to gather fabric for volume. Other garment elements, such as sleeves, pockets, and elasticized waistbands, are shown in easy-to-follow video tutorials.

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