School Days Coat Sew-a-Long, Day 10

Ahh, the last day!  Today is mostly hand sewing, so, set aside a little time and turn on some Law & Order: SVU!

Blindstitch or slipstitch the folded edge of the lining hem to the jacket hem at the topstitch.  Note, the lining's extra length will hang down from the coat hem, creating a bit of ease that will allow for movement when the jacket is worn.

 

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Slipstitch or blindstitch the extra fold of the lining to the front facing to secure it.

 

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Now, remove basting stitches from the pleat at the center-back lining.

If you are using snaps instead of Velcro for the front closure, sew them on now.

If you are using button tabs (I am), stitch a button to each of the 3 tabs on the wearer's left side at the markings that you transferred from the pattern.

 

 

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We just completed a coat!  Wasn't that amazing?  

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Are you ready to do another like I am?  I am going to start the rain jacket really soon!

7 thoughts on “School Days Coat Sew-a-Long, Day 10

  1. Thanks for the Sew-a-Long. I haven’t made the school days coat yet but will definitely use your sew along as a resource when I do! THANKS!

  2. So now I can spot you around town in your new coat!!
    I cannot sew worth a hoot but I’ve enjoyed following your tute..remins me of watching my Grandmother sew. You have mad talents like she did!! You either got it or ya don’t :)/I DO love me some SVU though.
    Stay warm!!
    Blessings~

  3. Your project step-outs encouraged me to bust out my machines. I even tried to thread the damn serger.
    Operative word.
    Tried.
    See you in a few days!

  4. I recently dropped way too much money on fabric for two school days coats for my daughter and son, and am nervous to begin. However, I just read your entire sewalong series, and I feel SO much better! I really need to visualize what I’m going to do thoroughly before I do it. I have grandparent daycare lined up all day tomorrow and I can’t wait to begin! Thanks so much!!!

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