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Batik Blues Jacket

This class will start with a short version jacket fitting class (2 hours). Then go directly into the  jacket class (8 hours).  Students will create a scrappy design using a micro-fleece fabric base. Students will trace their custom fitted jacket pattern, onto micro-fleece base. They will learn techniques for applying scraps using the flip and sew method. This jacket style has a figure flattering belt at the back waist and is attractive on all body types.

1 day (8 hr.) class
Pre-class preparation: Cut enough 1 ½" strips that when sewn end to end you will have 55-75 yards (depending on your size). 

Difficulty level: Beginner


2  yards 60" width micro-fleece fabric or 2 ½ yard of 45" fabric

Micro-fleece is thin 100% polyester. It is knit on one side and fuzzy fleece on the other side. It stretches, so be careful when handling. This type of fleece is extremely comfortable and feels like a sweater when you wear it.

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Fabric choices:
This jacket looks best with batiks that are all of similar color value.  i.e. All lights, all medium or all dark values will yield the most Figure Flattering look. The cover jacket has all medium-dark color values.

12-16 fat quarters or a box full of scrap strips 1 ½" wide
(Jelly rolls may be used, cutting strips in half lengthwise. Use the entire jelly roll for 1 ¼" strips)
½ yard fabric for binding