Classic Courses
Intro to Sewing Coats: Chloe Coat
With Lisa

Class Overview


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

The Chloe Coat is a 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.

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.

Who is the class for?

This course 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?

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

What you learn

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.

Class Content

Total learning: 38 lessons
  • Introduction  0/4

  • Choosing Fabric & Measuring Yourself  0/3

  • Preparing to Sew  0/5

  • Pattern Amendments  0/4

  • Sewing the Chloe Coat  0/18

  • Extra: How to Sew the Detachable Scarf  0/1

  • Glossary  0/1

  • Conclusion  0/2

Skill Level

Intermediate Level Intermediate Level

Purchase options

Online Class £50.00
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  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer

Taught By

Sewing Instructor

Lisa has been teaching people to sew for over 10 years. As the founder of Sew Over It, she has a passion for teaching and enabling the joy of sewing in others!