Class Name: Grainline Studio Tamarack Jacket
Length of Class: 8 Hours, Sunday March 24th 2024 9 AM-5:30 PM (with a lunch break)
Pattern Difficulty: Intermediate
Price: $149 plus materials; machine rental $5
Quilted garments are all the rage, and we can’t help but hop on board this trend train! Learn how to quilt and sew the Grainline Studio’s Tamarack Jacket! You’ll learn how to stitch together this great transitional garment, and once you learn the basics, you can take that knowledge on to a more advanced version of this garment, where you actually create a patchwork design to use as the outside of the jacket!
*PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CLASS INCLUDES PRE-CLASS WORK*
What You’ll Learn: Bias Binding, Welt Pockets, Snap Closures, French Seams, Garment Quilting
What You’ll Need:
All supplies are available at 15% off at the shop.
- Grainline Studio Tamarack Jacket Pattern
- Tracing material
- Fabric for the outside of jacket. Quilting cotton or Essex Linen/Cotton is recommended.
- Lining fabric. Cotton lawn or quilting cotton will work great for this purpose.
- Lightweight Iron-on interfacing (Pellon Shape Flex 101 best)
- Matching thread
- Snaps (½”)
- Marking chalk or disappearing ink pen
- Walking foot for your sewing machine
- NOTE: This is an intermediate pattern
- Proficient sewing skills and familiarity with a sewing machine required. You must have sewn at least one garment prior to this class.
- Comfortable sewing consistently straight seams. Understanding of how to read a pattern.
- Prerequisite of Garments 101 prior to this class for guidance on proper garment sewing prep.
Come having all fabrics prepped, cut and ready to sew!
Instructor Bio: Nishi has been sewing garments since her grandma taught her how to sew an apron for her stuffed bunny rabbit. Her love for sewing her own clothing only grew from there. “I love the feeling of pride I get when I wear something I’ve made myself out in the world. It’s a special sense of confidence that what I’ve made is unique and more beautiful than anything store-bought!” She now works at Hartford Stage as a stitcher sewing costumes.
Fabric and Pattern Prep:
- Decide which version of this garment you will be sewing (View A – Hook and Eyes; View B – Snaps)
- Find your size using the provided size chart.
- Purchase your fabric. Please do not wait until the day of to purchase fabric! Please also ensure if you’re using fabric from your stash that you have the required yardage.
- Trace your pattern on tracing material with all the markings and cut out the appropriate pieces for your version. (This is taught in Garments 101)
- **Pre-wash your fabric**
- If your fabric looks prone to fraying, zig zag stitch the cut edge before washing.
- You want to make sure your fabric does all of it’s shrinking before sewing it into a garment so you don’t get weird pulling after your first wash. Use your best judgment, but generally you want to put it through a tough wash and dry cycle prior to sewing, and then care for it delicately post sewing.
- Use a Color Catcher if you’re concerned about colors bleeding and running.
- At the very least pre-wash your fabric as you’ll be washing it after it becomes a garment.
- Take it out after drying immediately, block, iron, and roll so your fabric is wrinkle free and prepped for cutting
- Cut out your fabric using your traced pattern. SEE PRE-CLASS ASSIGNMENTS FOR FURTHER INSTRUCTION
- Don’t forget to pack a lunch or bring some cash for food!
- CUT OUT fabric, batting, and lining for all necessary pieces in your selected version.
- HAND BASTE pieces together as shown on page 15 of your booklet.
- Decide on your quilting pattern and MARK IT with tailors chalk (sometimes disappearing ink will leave white marks on fabric, please TEST before using this to mark your quilting lines)
- CUT OUT and JOIN bias binding as shown on page 9 of your booklet
- TRIM and PRESS to create bias binding as shown on top half of page 10