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Kantha Jacket Class, featuring The Elemental Coat Pattern

Jean season is almost here and so is The Elemental Coat workshop! On November 1st, Cheri’ Hanschu will walk us through making a simple modular jacket with repurposed quilts, vintage textiles, or Kantha quilts. These are loose fitting with many options - you just have to choose your hem length, sleeve length, hood or collar, and even the pockets are optional! Your choice - your jacket! This is the perfect jacket to bring together the quilt makers, textile collectors and garment designers!

Grab the quilt of your choice - whether it be antique, new, or Kantha cloth and let's get rolling. Kantha cloth is a centuries-old tradition of stitching lively colored fabric pieces into cloth using long running stitches. They are lightweight with just two layers of cotton. They are available to see and purchase at the shop!

The workshop will be from 9-4 on Wednesday, November 1st. We already have quite a bit of interest, so sign up soon! You will need to have the main fabric - repurposed or new.

For example, a Kantha cloth approx 58 x 108 made a size 20-22 full length coat with a little longer than 3⁄4 sleeves and a collar. It did have a little bit of play room with the pattern design elements.

You will also need the bias binding for around all the edges.  This is the fun part, be creative!


November 1st   9 – 4 (doors open at 8:15 am)

Workshop - $50

Pattern Kit (pattern + 3 yards pattern ease) - $29.76 (includes the tax & 10% off with class sign up)

Kantha Cloths - $30.00 + tax (several different ones to choose from here at the shop)

Lunch - $10.00 or you can brown bag your own

Supply List:  Click here for printable list

A quilt for repurposing or Kantha quilt of choice
1/2 - 1 yard of coordinating fabric for bias binding

Sewing machine
Rotary Cutter / mat (large mats will be available in the classroom)
Scissors - (serrated are nice) available day of the class
Pins / clips
Seam ripper
Pen / Pencil
12" ruler or any straight edge. (Does not need to be quilting tool)
Any of your favorite sewing notions

Be sure to check out Cheri` Facebook Page - Cheri Hanschu Quilting - for idea and suggestions on the Elemental coats.

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Don't worry if you haven't made garments before. This coat goes together so simply that you don't need any garment sewing experience. You also don't need quilting experience! The perfect bridge between garment makers and quilters!
Requirements: see the list above
Instructor: Cheri' Hanschu
Instructor Bio: Cheri' has been interested in stitching and fabrics from a young age. For her first sewing project in high school, she took on a skirt and jacket - wool and fully lined! She later went to college to study fashion merchandising and interior design - all the while enjoying color and textures! The Kantha jackets are the perfect merge of two worlds bringing quilters and garment makers together!
This price is for the class instruction ONLY!

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
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