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  • 7 Aug 2022
  • 9:00 AM
  • 9 Aug 2022
  • 5:00 PM
  • Twin Towns Resort, Coolangatta
  • 0


Bookings for this workshop are now closed

FORMAT - Hands-on

TUTOR - Aneka Truman (read about tutor)

SKILL LEVEL - previous sewing and dressmaking experience required - intermediate level

PRE-WORKSHOP To make the most out of this class, students must purchase the Paxton Jacket pattern and fit a sample garment/toile prior to the start date.  Participants will be given access to an online course which will help with  fitting of the toile.  This online course also gives you access to Aneka for help and support should you not be able to complete your jacket in the 3-day workshop.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION Make a leather jacket and learn first-hand how to speed tailor a professional looking garment.  The Paxton Jacket (from Made to Sew) can be made in your choice of leather, vegan leather or fabric.

The jacket is created using top quality professional interfacing, with the addition of shoulder pads and sleeve heads.  The jacket is fully lined and is constructed with a bagged lining technique.  You will learn how to sew a notched collar, attach a front zip fastening, introduce zip fastened welt pockets and zip fastened gussets on the sleeve cuffs.

During the course you will learn to understand the concept of speed tailoring and how you can apply these techniques to future garments.  The pattern is designed to be constructed from leather and therefore can be sewn without any hand sewing.  However, hand-sewing techniques may be adopted should individuals prefer.

WORKSHOP KITS - There are two different kits, depending on your choice of leather or fabric.  The kit is NOT included in the workshop booking fee.  You must purchase your kit separately.

Leather/Vegan Leather Jacket Kit - $450

  • 3 leather hides or 2 metres fabric
  • 2 metres lining
  • 6 zippers
  • 2 metres light-weight interfacing
  • 2 metres fusible stay tape
  • shoulder pads
  • sleeve heads
  • 2 x thread

Fabric Jacket Kit - $160

  • 2 metres lining
  • 6 zippers
  • 2 metres light-weight interfacing
  • 2 metres fusible stay tape
  • shoulder pads
  • sleeve heads


  • fitted toile of Paxton Jacket
  • fabric for jacket, if choosing the fabric version
  • 2 x matching thread, if choosing the fabric version
  • normal sewing tools

Aneka will meet with participants via Zoom, once bookings have been finalised, to chat about choices and colours of leather/vegan leather, provide you with the pattern and arrange access to the online course.




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