Intermediate | 1 hour 5 min
A hanten coat is a Japanese style of short outerwear that is often padded or quilted and sewn with cotton fabric. Artist, author, and illustrator Sanae Ishida designed this modern version of a hanten with interestingly angled pockets, no padding or quilting, and a faux suede outer shell with a silky lining. Beginning with the front and back torso slopers that you can make in Sanae's Torso Sloper Class, she'll teach you how to make adjustments to your slopers to draft the coat pattern, prepare the pockets as well as a pleat for the coat lining, then sew together the outer shell and coat lining with a technique called bagging which also means you don't have to finish any raw edges on your seams. This coat has no closures and can be worn by anyone, and the beauty of drafing your own pattern is that you can make your hanten just the way you like. Watch the compliments fly as you wear this coat out and proudly explain that you made it from start to finish.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Drafting kit (paper, ruler, writing utensil)
- Torso slopers
- Approx. 3-4 yards woven fabric for coat (denim, mid- weight linen, canvas)
- 3-4 yards woven fabric for lining (lightweight cotton or brushed cotton)
- Sewing machine with coordinating thread
- Fabric scissors
- Scissors for paper
- Seam ripper
- Cutting mat and rotary cutter
- Marking tool
- Pattern weights
- Iron and ironing surface
- Seam gauge
- Hand sewing needle
- Draft and sew a hanten coat
- Modify your own torso slopers to create patterns for the outer shell and inner lining of a coat
- Add pockets
- Bag a coat lining
- Create an inverse box pleat
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Draft and Sew the Hanten Coat Reviews
13 users recommended this class to a friend
Amazing. I really didn't think I could take a bodice block and turn it into a jacket. Can't wait to try it!
Very good class. Good teacher and explanation goes at a good, understandable pace.
November 11, 2023