Sew Along - Thayer Jacket
Sew along with us as we walk you through making the Thayer Jacket! In this sew-along you’ll learn basic pattern alterations for your Thayer, how to assemble the jacket, insert our unique inseam pockets, bag a jacket, and attach a collar.
Need Inspiration?Browse our Thayer Pinterest Gallery before you start!
Thayer Sew-Along Posts
1. Pattern Introduction
Meet the Thayer Jacket! In this post we introduce you to all aspects of this versatile workwear-inspired jacket.
2. Pattern Inspiration
Not sure what direction you want to take your Thayer? Check out this post full of inspiration!
3. Fabric Selection
We walk you through the process of fabric selection for your Thayer Jacket and provide links to fabrics that would work well.
4. Gathering Supplies
Find out everything you'll need to create your own Thayer Jacket, all in one convenient checklist!
5. Choosing a Size
If you aren't sure what size to make, this post is for you! We run you through the best practices for successfully choosing a size that will fit.
6. Pattern Adjustments
In this post we take you through some common pattern adjustments from lengthening and shortening your pattern to full bust adjustments on princess seams.
Check out our cutting tips and cheat sheets to make sure you've got everything you need for a smooth sewing process!
8. Assembling the Fronts
In this step we'll sew together the fronts of our jackets, including princess seams, yoke, and that ingenious little yoke pocket!
This is a topstitching heavy post so get ready, you may want to check out our Topstitching Tips post! We'll guide you through with ease.
11. Assembling the Shell
Today we're sewing up the jacket shell. Lots of long stretches of topstitching so make sure your bobbin is loaded up!
12. Assembling the Lining
This post will feel familiar since it's essentially the same as assembling the shell – but without the topstitching!
13. Lining the Jacket
If you've ever bagged a jacket this will be familiar, though due to the construction we've switched a few things up. Never fear, though, we've got all the photos you need here!
Thayer Variations & Extras
Do you fear topstitching? We're here for you with our favorite topstitching tips to help you get a professional look every time!
Jen's Loon Watch Thayer
The Thayer is a great canvas for customization and making a statement. Jen had the back of her jacket chainstitched, then sewed it up!