Canberra Region Feltmakers

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Making a garment from your felt

  • 11 Aug 2021
  • 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Textile Works Meeting Room 19/70 Maclaurin Crescent Chifley
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  • This Skillshare will include tracing off a pattern, fitting the garment and sewing a vest made from felt or boiled wool.

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Helen Cox will teach basic pattern tracing, fitting and sewing techniques suitable for sewing your felt into garments.  No felting techniques will be included.  Participants will learn how to trace off a downloaded PDF pattern, how to fit the pattern and how to construct a simple but stylish vest from felt you have made.  

If preferred, the vest can be constructed from boiled wool or similar fabric which doesn’t need the edges finished with a binding, facings or the like.  You will take home your finished garment, your pattern ready to use again and the printed instructions from Tessuti (they have the best instructions).

We will be using the Amara vest pattern from Tessuti (cost $10 which will be included in the price of the Skillshare). If you already have this pattern you will be reimbursed.

This is a members-only event. Please log on to register.

Other information

Materials and equipment

You will need either:

Two pieces of felt, approximately 95cmx70cm finished size. Embellish as you wish.


Boiled wool

  • Small (size 6-10)  80 cm x 140 cm.
  • Medium (size 12-14) 1.25m x 140 cm.
  • Large (14 -18) 1.30m x 140 cm
  • X-large (18-22) 1.35m x 140 cm

Sewing machine in good working order, thread to match your fabric, scissors, pins and your regular sewing kit. If you have these please also bring scissors to cut the tracing fabric, your rotary cutter with a new blade and your cutting mat. I will also bring extras.

Sources of boiled wool (These are online fabric shops, so if you are ordering fabric please allow sufficient time for your parcel to arrive):

  • The most expensive and the best.

Backup plan if COVID restrictions are in force: if we are unable to run a face to face class due to COVID restrictions, participants will be offered an online alternative workshop using Zoom.

Cancellations: see Workshop Terms and Conditions.

Canberra Region Feltmakers Inc

Meetings:  19/70 Maclaurin Crescent,  Chifley ACT

Post:  PO Box 455 Curtin ACT 2605

ABN: 16 718 242 055

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