Sewing The Denim Jacket - Topic Overview & Techniques


Hi Everyone! Let's talk about - Denim! More specifically, the classic wardrobe staple, the Denim Jacket. This is a true classic! The denim jacket can be worn at any age and compliments a variety of styles. 

Throughout this 4 part topic, we will cover the techniques used and explore a few added variations to this classic design. 

I'll be demonstrating these techniques while walking you through a step by step sew along for the Liberty Jane Denim Jacket pattern. We will begin by working on a few of the specific techniques used in the pattern. I feel it's important to take our time, practice the techniques, and look closely a the fabrics and supplies needed so we can have successful outcomes!

Over the course of this 4 part topic we will cover:

  • Topic Overview (Part 1)
  • Supplies & Fabric(Part 1)
  • Flat Felled Seam Tutorial (Part 1)
  • Topstitching & Button Holes Practice Tutorials (Part 1)
  • Denim Jacket Sew Along (Part 2)
  • 14.5" Wellie Size pattern released (Part 2)
  • Hoodie Pattern Hack - Two Ways(Part 3)
  • Fur Lined Jacket Pattern Hack (Part 4)
  • Adding Embellishments (Part 4)

We have so much planned for this course. It's going to be a fun month!

Are you ready? Let's go...

In the videos posted below, I share with you an overview of the month-long topic, go over the supplies needed for this project,  and then take a deep dive into our first practice tutorial - the flat felled seam.

Special Note - The pattern includes cut lines and instructions to make the jacket with flat felled seams (fully enclosed) or faux felled seams (exposed seam allowances, finished with a zigzag or serger). Both methods are fine to use, it's really just personal preference. The flat felled seam has a cleaner more professional look but may seem intimidating if you haven't mastered it yet. Experimenting with the techniques and figuring out which method works best for you and your fabric choice is the key to success! I encourage you to take the time this week to practice this type of seam. Then move on to the next tutorial video - Topstitching and Buttonholes. Follow along and then practice these things too. It's better to feel confident in these techniques before beginning your denim jacket project!





Pattern Overview (designs that feature princess seams and sweetheart necklines):

  • Liberty Jane Denim Jacket For 18" Dolls
  • Liberty Jane Denim Jacket For 16" AGAT Dolls (Also fits 18" BFC, Ink Dolls)
  • Liberty Jane Denim Jacket For 14.5" Welliewishers 




    Resource List:

    Rivets  - Hobby Lobby

    Buttons - Home Sew

    Quilters Tape - 1/8" check in stores locally

    Wonder Tape - 1/4" Amazon

    Design Tape - Draping Tape Amazon

    Edgestitch Foot - Low Shank Amazon

    1.6mm /80 Twin Needle - Amazon

    Denim Fabric (I like the 7 oz. weight stretch denim) - Joann Fabrics




      Week One task:

      • Get your pattern (or wait for the 14.5" size), find your fabric and supplies, and practice the techniques and seam styles demonstrated. Decide which style seam line you would like to sew. At that point, you can move on to cutting out your pattern pieces and decide what fabrics and supplies to use for your jacket project! Don't forget to practice topstitching and buttonholes! This is the part that really makes the jacket look so authentic!
      • Jump over the SWC Facebook Group for conversation and project sharing.


      Next Tuesday - Week 2: The Denim Jacket Sew Along.



      January 05, 2019

      This is an awesome in depth tutorial. I love how the video camera is angled to show close up of “how to sew”. I am so glad I joined the Sewing with Cinnamon

      Gail Orr
      Gail Orr

      November 11, 2018

      Connie, I think you misunderstand what you did. When you downloaded this lesson you used a code to access Vimeo. It happens to be the same code that one uses to buy the pattern. I think you will find that you can still use DENIM1811 to buy your pattern as they aren’t really the same.


      November 11, 2018

      I used the coupon to download the monthly course. Now I have to pay $5.99 for the denim jacket pattern because I have already used the coupon? I thought both were part of the yearly membership fee.


      November 07, 2018

      Thanks so much, Cinnamon. Just loved all the videos for week 1. I learned a lot already and can’t wait to watch you sew the Denim Jacket and variations. Seeing you make a garment is a brilliant way to learn. So glad I joined Sewing with Cinnamon.


      November 06, 2018

      I really like the hands on classes, thank you!

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