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with Kenneth D. King
Online Class

Sew the Velveteen Blazer

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Class Overview

Blazers are a wardrobe staple that will never go out of style. Learn to create a sleek velveteen blazer alongside sewing and tailoring expert Kenneth D. King. With patch pockets, a shawl collar and lining with piping, this modern design is perfect for adventurous sewists who have some experience sewing jackets. (Pattern sold separately.)


  • intermediate
  • 11 episodes
  • 3h2m

Included in this Class

1. Getting Started

1. Getting Started

Ready to make a gorgeous jacket tailored with ready-to-wear techniques? Begin as Kenneth discusses velveteen, lining and piping fabrics as well as interfacings and support fabrics. Then find out how to make modifications to your base pattern.

2. Drafting Lining & Support Pieces

2. Drafting Lining & Support Pieces

Watch as Kenneth demonstrates his method for drafting pattern pieces for a full lining and support elements, including a back stay. This will add structure to your jacket and ensure it's as beautiful inside as it is outside.

3. Cutting & Lining Assembly

3. Cutting & Lining Assembly

Discover the secrets to using a with-nap layout to cut out your jacket pieces. After that, assemble the lining to install later.

Recommended with this class

  • Velveteen or cotton velvet
  • Lining: silk taffeta or jacquard
  • Mouse-tail cording for piping
  • Shoulder pads
  • Support materials: Cotton or wool flannel, muslin, hair canvas, fusible tricot interfacing
  • Polyester sewing thread, silk thread or fine rayon machine embroidery thread, and topstitching or buttonhole thread
  • Standard garment-sewing supplies and pressing tools