Gillet Session

Gillet Session

(Sessions are 6 weeks from date below)
  • Tuesday 12th March

What to expect...

7pm to 9pm - 40 Rock Lane - £60 - 6 weeks

We will spend the 6 weeks making a Gillet. The Gillet we are making is from Kwik Sew 3813. We will be making view B which is semi-fitted, lined gillet with a collar and faux welt pocket. The way the pocket is inserted in this is a really clever technique. The bottom of the gillet has an optional drawstring casing and is all done up with an open ended zip.

It is a great jacket to take you from winter to spring and depending on the fabric you choose can be a casual, outer jacket with quilted fabric or even fur! You could also make it from fleece as a body warmer style, which wouldn't be lined. If you need some fabric inspiration we have created a Pinterest Board for you here!

The fabric you choose for this pattern will really change the way it looks and feels. The pattern is designed mainly for fleece fabric but I would break all the rules and choose a quilted puffer, quilted tweed, teddy coat or fur fabric.

You will need to purchase both Fabric and the Pattern for this session. Full details will be sent to you upon booking but you will need approx 1.5m of fabric

Is this session for me?... you must not be a complete beginner and know how to thread and use a sewing machine. This is a great course for those who would like to make clothing for the first time or have made basic run of the mill items before and learn to use outerwear fabric and skills

You leave the session at the end of the 6 weeks with a beautiful gillet... handmade by you!

You will Learn...

Gillet Sewing Session Images
  • Inserting Lining
  • Adding a Collar
  • Topstitching
  • Inserting pockets
  • using interfacing
  • Open Ended Zips
  • Adding a Yoke

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The Course is £60 for 6 weeks (7pm - 9pm). Paypal is our preferred method of payment. We also accept cheques, please send to

44 Newbury Rd Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 5EX

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Gillet Session

By purchasing a Sewing Session you are agreeing to our Cancellation Policy above. Once payment is received you will get a confirmation via email from The Sewing Sessions within 7 working days. If you wish to borrow a sewing machine please let us know so we can pop your name on one!