Making my first Sapporo Coat
Number Six from my make nine challenge
Image Sapporo Coat by Paper Cut Patterns
At the time of writing this post during the Easter break I have managed to sew my first Sapporo coat, which is the sixth item on my make nine challenge, you can see the post here. I used a black faux fur fabric which is a viscose/polyester mix from Maybachufer market. The fabric is medium thickness just the perfect cosyness for spring and autumn. I added my own hack to this pattern by adding a contrasting bottom panel below the pockets in a gorgeous black and gold paisley satin quilted fabric from Pound Fabrics. The knit fabric needed stabilising to prevent it from stretching out. I ironed a medium weight interfacing to all the faux fur knit fabric pieces before sewing. The stretch fabric allowed me to match the quilt fabric block on the front and back panel easily. From tracing the pattern pieces, cutting pattern pieces, main fabric, lining, and interfacing to stitiching up the complete coat, it just took over a day with plenty of breaks chasing after my little one. I had a smile on through most of the process as I was eager to see the completed version. Whenever I put on my Sapporo coat I get such a warm happy feeling!
One of my favourite pastimes is to look up #Sapporocoat creations by other #sewistsofinstagram and #sewingbloggers and each time there is a new post I get so excited. I know you are thinking about doing a search right now, go for it! Instant gratification and I am sure once you look at all the array of Sapporo Coats you will be itching to get the pattern and sew one for yourself. If you come across my version make sure you give it a like ❤️
I purchased my pattern after seeing Juliet Uzor’s version of her Sapporo Coat on Instagram. I am sure you all now her as the winner of the 2019 Great British Sewing Bee her blog Sewsonatural is full of fantastic tips, tutorials and much more.