Intro to Sewing Coats: Chloe Coat Online Class


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Always wanted to learn to sew your own coat but nervous to go it alone? Intro to Sewing Coats is the online class for you!

Our most requested pattern EVER, the Chloe Coat is a beautifully classic coat with simple details and an exquisite finish. With lined patch pockets, a pretty rounded neck and detachable scarf, it’s easy to wear, versatile and looks great with any outfit. For casual days pair Chloe with the Cowl Neck Top and Mia Jeans, or for a more dressy affair try her with a silk Ultimate Shift Dress or slinky Nancy.

The Chloe Coat fastens either with an open-ended zip, or press studs for a 60’s vibe. It’s tailored at the shoulders and fully lined for a beautiful finish on the inside and a perfectly structured coat on the outside. Designed to be semi-loose fitting yet flattering, the Chloe Coat is fitted to your shoulders, and shaped at the front with a long cut-away dart.

The Chloe Coat is a true year-round staple. Depending on your fabric choices you can wear this pattern all the way through from spring to winter. Choose from a myriad of medium weight wovens for your Chloe Coat; from wool to viscose linen, stable crepes and more, it’s easy to make this pattern your own. Go plain or choose a big print, Chloe is a blank canvas for you to play with as you like.

See what everyone has been making in the Chloe Coat gallery!

Why do an online sewing class?

The Intro to Sewing Coats: Chloe Coat online class is perfect for anyone after a step-by-step guide to sewing their first coat, but doesn’t have access to physical sewing classes.

  • With the option to dip in and out of the class as you like, you can learn at your own pace. Rewind as many times as you like!
  • Fit your sewing around your busy schedule. With access to the course 24/7, stop and start at your leisure.
  • Wherever you are in the world, get the Sew Over It class experience from the comfort of your own sewing table.
  • Sew as the mood takes you. Have a glass of wine at the same time if you like!


Who is the class for?

The Intro to Sewing Coats: Chloe Coat online class is designed for coat-sewing newbies who want to take their skill level up a notch. A perfect course for intermediate sewers, you’ll get most out of the lessons if you’ve made a few garments before. You’ll need to have a good understanding of garment construction, and have inserted a sleeve and zip before.


What is included?

The Intro to Sewing Coats online class includes:

  • the Chloe Coat PDF pattern (in both tiled and copyshop formats)
  • step-by-step video tutorials taught by Lisa Comfort, covering every aspect of making the Chloe Coat
  • written instructions to accompany the videos
  • a series of written PDF guides on fitting and alterations
  • size charts, layplans, supplies list


What will you learn?

In this online sewing class, we’ll teach you all about how to sew a coat. From measuring yourself to choosing fabric to inserting the zip and adding your lining, we’ll go through how to sew your Chloe Coat in easy-to-digest, step-by-step stages.

The online class covers:

  • how to measure yourself
  • how to assemble your PDF pattern
  • choosing the correct fabric and lining for your Chloe Coat
  • top tips for pressing coat fabrics
  • how best to interface a coat depending on fabric
  • creating cut-away darts
  • setting in sleeves
  • tailoring the sleeve-heads for a beautiful finish
  • attaching patch pockets
  • constructing a zip placket
  • inserting an open-ended zip
  • how to sew a press stud closure
  • working with a lining and facing
  • attaching the lining
  • how to create and attach the detachable scarf

In the fitting surgery, Lisa covers:

  • lengthening and shortening the coat and sleeves
  • grading between sizes
  • adjusting the front dart for a fuller bust
  • choosing your size for broad shoulders

The video lessons are supported by written instructions and a series of helpful PDF guides.


Sizing & Fabric Requirements

The Chloe Coat pattern is available in UK sizes 8-20. See the size chart for fabric and lining requirements.

You will also need:

For inspiration and to find the perfect fabric, have a look at our specially curated suggestions.