Ashley Hough

Customize a Commercial Jacket Pattern

Ashley Hough
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Customize a Commercial Jacket Pattern
  • In-depth Instruction; over 97 mins
  • On-demand video access anytime
  • Bonus downloadable PDF resources
  • Access to class Q&A
  • Available for purchase: $11.99
This session is all about the supplies you need to sew your jacket. You will learn some of possible changes you can make to the jacket, like replacing buttons with a zipper and adding a custom collar. Ashley will help you get set up with everything you’ll need to measure, cut and sew your jacket from start to finish.
Before you can make a jacket, you need to know what size to make it. Learn how and where to take the proper body measurements and what kind of measuring tape is right for the job. Don’t fit into the same size category on a commercial pattern? Don’t worry! Ashley has just the techniques for you, too.
Pattern pieces can be easily altered to change the entire look of the jacket. Learn the best ways to add height to a collar piece, how to add length to the sleeves for a decorative cuff and how to change from a buttoned front to a zippered front.
Once you’ve made some changes to the pattern piece, the directions for assembly that came with the pattern may not apply. Learn how to easily sew all the pieces you’ve made changes to and how to still use some of the existing pattern marking to line everything up.
Lining fabrics can have fun prints and colors, and cuffs are a great way to expose the lining fabric. Learn these tricks and more on how to add different lengths to the outer and lining fabrics to create the cuff, how to stitch the lining into the sleeves and how to attach the sleeves to your jacket.
Learn how to add all the final finishing touches that will bring your jacket together. Ashley can’t wait to share some of the different fabrics that can be used to make a jacket and how they can change the entire look of a project.
6 Lessons
1  hrs 37  mins

Lightweight jackets are perfect for any season. Learn how to take one commercial jacket pattern and make several finished jackets, each with a different look. Ashley Hough will show you all the supplies you will need; from the sewing machine to markings pens and everything in between.

You will have the opportunity to learn it all, from how to take the correct body measurements and select the best pattern size to transitioning sections between sizes, which is helpful if all your measurements don’t fit into one category on a commercial pattern. You will learn different alterations you can make to the pattern pieces to change up the style of a jacket

  • adding different collars
  • making large cuffs to show off fun lining fabrics
  • changing from a buttoned front to a zippered front
  • placing the zipper on an angle
  • You’ll get to sew all the pieces you made changes to and how to utilize some of the existing pattern markings to make things a little easier.

    In addition Ashley will walk you through how to make other changes that fit your personal preference, like an easy way to make front pockets larger. You will then learn how to put it all together from start to finish including laying out fabric, understanding pattern markings, the easiest order to assemble the jacket, how to sew the tricky parts like sleeve and how to add all the final finishing touches. You will even get the chance to learn tips on how to sew with bulky or difficult fabric. Also included is a PDF shopping guide listing the tools and supplies needed along with a Class Resource with specific instructions to customize your next jacket project.

    Ashley Hough

    Ashley has sewn for years. Her mother taught her at a very young age. When first starting out, she stuck to mastering commercial patterns before venturing into creating her own. Her patterns have been featured in <em>Sew News</em>, <em>Sew It All</em>, and she has even been on <em>Sew It All TV</em>. Quilting is somewhat new to Ashley, but she dove in head first – coming up with an original design for her first quilt that included curved seams and hand appliqué! She was even lucky enough to have it featured in one of Quilty’s "This is My Quilt" episodes. Ashley loves all things crafty, from sewing to knitting, crochet to quilting, and everything in between. When she isn’t working on a new project or learning a different technique she loves teaching her passion to others.

    Ashley Hough

    Bonus materials available after purchase

    Customize a Commercial Jacket Pattern Purchase this class for $11.99.