Beginner Garment Making - Ilford Jacket Summer Edition!
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Beginner Garment Making - Ilford Jacket Summer Edition!

Class Duration: 3 Hours + 1 hour of independent work time after class

Students Bring: Your cut out pattern pieces with raw edges finished and interfacing applied, thread, the printed pattern, your scrap fabric (you will receive an instructional video on how to cut out your pieces upon registration) 

Materials Required: Fabric, coordinating thread, and buttons

Suggested Fabric: This pattern is for woven fabrics. You can choose from a variety of fabrics depending on how heavy you would like your jacket to be. For this class we'll focus on making a lightweight ilford. For this version we recommend our Eco Vero Viscose, Or Linen.

Materials Included with registration: PDF Printed copy of the Ilford Jacket by Friday Pattern Company (available for pick up at the store upon registration. We can also mail it to you for $5). Use of all needed tools including sewing machine, seam ripper, iron, etc

You will leave with: A (mostly) finished Ilford Jacket, and the knowledge and confidence to continue making your own clothes!

Skill Level: Confident Beginner or above

Skill Details:

  • Confident Beginner/Intermediate: Students should have a good amount of sewing experience. Students should have made 5+ projects on their own, are very comfortable operating and troubleshooting a sewing machine, are comfortable using a rotary cutter, and are familiar with sewing terminology like RST, WST, backstitch, edgestitch etc.

Age Range: Adults and Teens 16+


The Ilford Jacket is a great place to start on your garment sewing journey! The Ilford Jacket is a versatile style that’s modular design makes for a pattern that is simple, yet impactful. It can be customized a million different ways and really is a “choose your own adventure” type of pattern that incorporates your design sense into the project!

For this edition of class we'll be focused on making a lightweight version of the Ilford for summer!

It features drop shoulders and comes with two sleeve options: a placket sleeve with cuff, and an easy to sew boxy sleeve for a more relaxed vibe. We will be making the boxy sleeve option. It also includes two lengths as well as a bunch of pocket templates that you can mix and match. The possibilities are endless! You can wear the Ilford as a jacket or shirt depending on the fabric you use.  This is a fun, skill building pattern that you will want to make/wear again and again! This pattern is for everyone and looks great on all gender expressions!

prior to class we'll send you a video guide with instructions of how to:

  • Measure yourself to determine your size

  • Prep your fabric and pattern

  • Cut your pieces and transfer markings 

  • Finish Raw Edges
  • Apply Interfacing


You'll need to order or buy fabric at least 1 week prior to class to allow time for washing and other prep. You'll arrive at class in the store with your pieces already cut out, edges finished, and interfacing applied. 

In this course you will learn how to:

  • Create and sew on a collar

  • Create and sew a button placket

  • Attach a drop sleeve

  • Pocket placement and attachment

  • Hemming and finishing including how to make button holes

  • How to work from a printed pattern

At the end of class you’ll have a completed jacket body with finished collar and button placket. We’ll demonstrate how to make button holes. Depending on the pace you work at you may need to finish the button holes, buttons, and jacket hem on your own. There will be an hour after class that you can stay to continue working on your project, this hour will not include an instructor.

If our classes are not financially affordable for you we invite you to apply for our scholarship program! Details can be found here.


  • By registering for this class you agree to all terms. 

  • Cancellation Notice: Makers are kindly requested to provide a minimum of 72 hours' notice in the event of needing to cancel or reschedule an appointment. This advance notice allows us to accommodate other makers and make any necessary adjustments to our schedule.

    Refunds: Any class cancellations made more than 72 hours in advance will receive either a full refund on a gift card, or a full refund minus a $5 card processing fee to the card used for registration. This fee accounts for the costs associated with the transaction and ensures a smooth and secure refund process.

    Late Cancellations: Cancellations made less than 72 hours before and no shows will forfeit the registration fee.

    Contact Information: To request a cancellation or reschedule, please email or call us at 425-291-7452

Class Full? Registration for additional classes open the first Saturday of each month at Noon PST. Other questions? Email

Instructor: Katie Lewandowski
Instructor Bio: For ten years Katie was a middle school Art Educator before transitioning into making full time. Everything she makes currently is fibered based, and she loves experimenting with new way to manipulate and alter fabrics. In addition to fiber arts, Katie explores printmaking, fabric painting, marbling, quilting, natural dying with mushrooms, weaving, and embroidery! ⁠
Includes a PDF printed copy of the pattern, video guide on prep and cutting, and in studio instruction

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.