Quilting and fashion come together in this new course! Make your own quilted jacket in just four weeks. You can choose between two different jacket styles and of course your own fabrics to personalize it. This jacket is quilted, meaning each pattern piece is made up of three layers (outside fabric, batting, and lining) which are first quilted (sewn together) and then assembled with a bias binding finish on the seams. The quilting itself can be as simple or intricate as you like, and students have the option to quilt by hand or by machine.
This course is a great introduction to both garment construction and quilting – no previous experience required, but students should feel comfortable sewing on a machine.
The course is taught by Canadian textile designer Alice Tsibulsky. The shape of the jackets are a design by Natalie de Koning of De Steek and the quilting design and sample is made by Alice (the one you see in the pictures).
Alice Tsibulsky is a textile artist with a background in cultural and environmental anthropology. She completed a Fibre Arts certificate course in Canada and has worked at a sewing studio in Toronto for several years. She likes making all different things, but lately her focus has been on hand quilting and natural dyeing as means of slowing down and enjoying the process of her craft.
With this course the materials are excluded. You will get a little list with everything you need. You just have to purchase the materials, all tools and machines are included anyways. If you don’t know what to buy, you can also purchase all materials in our little store. Then you can choose between different organic fabrics. The batting we sell is an soya/cotton-mix, so all materials are animal-free as well (so no wool is used).*
*Organic materials can be a bit more expensive, so if you want cheaper materials it is better to search materials yourself. After purchase of the course you can download a list with all the materials you need.
**This course is in English and not in Dutch.