Intermediate | 1 hour
Taught by Deborah Kreiling
A coat may seem like an ambitious sewing project, but Deborah Kreiling – the Design Development Director at Simplicity Patterns – breaks it down into simple steps that you can do at home. In this class, Deborah shows how to make a fit and flared coat by Leanne Marshall, featuring all of the bells and whistles: lining, princess seams, double collar, and toggles. This coat can be made in two lengths and in a variety of fabric weights for all seasons. Deborah will be with you every step of the way, sharing expert insight from her 35 years of experience at Simplicity Pattern Company. 
Learn how to:
  • Work with bulky fabrics
  • Sew princess seams
  • Sew a double collar 
  • Add a lining to a coat
  • Add toggles 
What you’ll get:
  • A hands-on course showing how to construct a winter coat.
  • 10 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list and pattern references
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from Deborah Kreiling, the Design Development Director of Simplicity Pattern Company
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
Sew a Winter Coat
Preparing Pattern Pieces
Sewing the Coat
Lining and Finishing
Here’s what you’ll need:
Pattern: Simplicity Pattern 8262 Leanne Marshall Coat or Jacket for Simplicity 
Outer coat fabric: suitable fabrics are Denim, Lightweight Wools or Wool blends, Linen types, Medium weight Poplin or Sateen. Fabric should be purchased in the yardage amount that corresponds with the size you are sewing and the width of chosen fabric (e.g. Size 10 needs 4 ½ yards of 60” wide fabric). See pattern envelope to determine size and yardage.
Lining fabric: 45” wide and in the yardage amount that corresponds with the size that you are sewing
Interfacing: 2 7/8 yards of 20” to 22” wide medium or lightweight fusible interfacing (weight of interfacing should be appropriate to the weight of the fabric purchased for the coat; e.g. a lighter weight fabric will use a lightweight interfacing)
Closures: Four medium size purchased toggles and one medium sew on snap.
Basic Sewing Tools:
  • Sewing machine
  • Pins
  • Marking tools
  • Fabric shears
  • Thread in matching color
  • Seam ripper
  • Ruler
  • Tape measure
  • Iron and ironing board
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