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Capote blanket coat

in Fabric, Knitting, Sewing, Weaving, Clothing

Create a Coat - Choose your style


with Betty Firth & Heidi Breaker

Calendar Feb 10, 2020 at 12 pm

This is a 2-Day Class
Monday, February 10, 2020    12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, February 11, 2020   12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Tuition: $100  Materials: $5

Wrap yourself in tradition with a beautiful blanket coat or choose to make a different style. Woodsmen and Native Americans alike favored blanket coats or capotes as practical, warm, comfortable, and easy-to-make.

Learn how to design a coat custom-fit for you without even using a pattern! You will learn how to measure, cut, construct, and hand-sew your coat. Decorative stitches used for constructing the pieces and embellishing the final garment will be introduced. You don’t need to have any experience, really! Come, learn, have some fun, and walk away with a coat, ready to wear or ready to finish at home.

Students will need to bring a new or used full size (double) blanket, 80” x 90” or larger or an equivalent measure of wool fabric. Other types of fabric can be used, but will hang differently.

About the instructors: Betty Firth and Heidi Breaker both have a long history of doing a lot of different things, and making a unique coat that suited their style is one of those things. They decided it would be fun to teach others how to do it, so come help them have some fun.

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