Advance beyond the basics and learn to make your own, lined jacket. Our expert garment sewing instructor, Beth Galvin, will walk you through constructing a beautiful coat.


This class will cover techniques such as: 

  • Choosing pattern size and fit adjustments
  • Cutting and marking your fabric 
  • Interfacing tips
  • Closures
  • Collars
  • Lining the jacket
  • Making a welt pocket
  • Bound buttonholes
  • How to put in sleeves
  • Finishing techniques
  • Lots of tips on how to sew faster and with more accuracy


Recommended patterns:


Bamboo Coat from Waffle Patterns - PDF

Yuzu Coat from Waffle Patterns - PDF

Sapporo Coat from Pappercut Patterns - Paper pattern available at Stonemountain & Daughter or PDF

Butterick B6423 by Lisette - Paper pattern or available anywhere that sells Butterick patterns



Goldstream Peacoat from Thread Theory - PDF or available at Stonemountain & Daughter

Burda 6932 - Paper pattern or available anywhere that sells Burda patterns


-- So that you can come to class prepared with your pattern, we have set up a Pattern Tracing session at the studio for this class on Wednesday, January 3rd from 6-8pm. You can use our large tables to tape your PDF printed pattern and copy it off onto a more flexible pattern paper or interfacing, which will be available for purchase at Hello Stitch. You can even print your pattern at the studio for $.15 per page. We also have a blog post explaining how to assemble your PDF pattern. --


About the instructor: Learn more about Beth Galvin on our blog!


This class is two, six hour sessions over two days.

Date: Two Sundays, January 7 & 14, 10am -  4pm

Skill level: Sewing 201

Instructor: Beth Galvin

Supplies: Once you have signed up for class, we will email you more information with suggested fabrics.

Lunch and snack provided!


*This class comes with free lab time at Hello Stitch! You can stay until 8pm in order to work on your project with the help of Hello Stitch staff.

Jacket Essentials | 2 Day Workshop | January 7 & 14, 10am -4pm

Sewing Machine?
  • Under most circumstances, Hello Stitch Studio can provide you with all of the tools and equipment that will be required for any class or camp, that includes your sewing machine! However, if you would like to bring your own tools or machine, you are welcome to do so. We just ask that you make sure your items are adequately marked so they don't end up in our cabinets at the end of the day!


    As for other class supplies, please check the supply list that we will send after your order has been processed. In some cases, all supplies will be included or available to purchase as a class kit, other times you will need to bring supplies with you to class. We do not have a large retail section of the shop, so please make sure you come prepared!

1708 University Avenue | Berkeley , CA 94703

510-982-6549 |

Tuesday - Members Only

Wednesday to Sunday 10am-8pm

Monday - Closed

*Although the studio does keep regular hours, please check our CALENDAR before your visit as we are occasionally closed for special events.

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