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Up Styled Jackets with Susan Madu (Zoom Workshop)



In search of a jean jacket that reflects your personal style? Learn to customize your jacket with stylish hand stitching and by swapping out denim for cotton fabrics on the collar and cuffs.

This two session workshop is all you need to take your jean jacket and make it unique. 

Part 1, Styled Collars & Cuffs on September 8th, 6-9pm EST will cover:

  • how to create freezer paper templates to cut a feature cotton for the collar and cuffs of your jacket.
  • turned-edge applique method to make statement collars and cuffs

Watergirl Quilt Co.
Part 2, Styled Stitches on September 15th, 6-9pm EST will cover:
  • techniques to assist with starting and finishing stitching on unlined jackets
  • how to add big stitches in line to echo the existing stitching in your jacket
  • how to use wash away stabilizers pre-printed with geometric designs to add design elements to the jacket back, shoulders and elbows, including transfer techniques

Watergirl Quilt Co.

So dig out your old jackets or drop by the second hand shops and get up-cyling to make a stunning jean jacket that everyone will notice!


Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: This is a hand sewing project that is suitable for all levels of sewists and quilters.
Requirements: A detailed supply list will be emailed one month prior to class. This is a hand sewing project and you will not need a sewing machine. There will be a small list of supplies needed, including some stabilizers, threads, sashiko needles, freezer paper, fabric, scissors, thread gloss and a chalk marker plus typical sewing notions. An iron and ironing board will be used during class and a wool pressing mat is recommended. Please note that you will need a pre-washed jean jacket for this workshop.
Instructor: Susan Madu
Instructor Bio: Susan is an award winning quilter and pattern designer from Calgary, Canada.
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Includes workshop and any handouts provided by the instructor.

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