Pattern: Tamarack Jacket
Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Sew along with us as we walk you through making the Tamarack Jacket! In this sew-along you’ll learn basic quilting techniques, how to insert a welt pocket, tips for applying bias binding, and more.
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Tamarack Jacket Sew-Along
The Tamarack requires quite a few unique supplies due to the quilting of the jacket. To avoid your project stalling out when you realize you’re missing something you need, follow our guide to make sure you have all of your supplies ready to go before you get started.
For a lot of garment sewers this is going to be the most foreign part of the process unless you have some quilting experience. Fear not, we’ll walk you through with ease and soon you’ll be wanting to quilt all sorts of things!
In this post we expand on a few basic quilting techniques you might find useful if you’re making a Tamarack Jacket, as well as introduce a few alternative quilting options.
There aren’t a lot of things more frightening than cutting a hole through the middle of your garment which is why we walk you through each step of the welt pocket process with plenty of step by step photos. You’ll be a pro after this!
Here we walk you through that process which includes our technique for turning corners with bias binding. If you’ve ever made a quilt this part will be familiar for you, and if not you’ll be learning something new!
11. Setting Snaps
The last step in your Tamarack jacket is adding the closure! There are a few different options you can use for this, but we’re going to show a quick and easy method to set snaps using the tools that came with your snap set.