Makers Manual is a collaborative project between exciting makers and STORE STORE. These downloadable manuals are a practical guide to making at home for beginners and experts.
This manual provides an easy way to create a simple wearable collarless-style jacket and is an introduction to garment construction. The purpose of this manual is to gain an understanding of pattern cutting without it feeling overwhelming. You will be joining your pattern pieces together without using a sewing machine. You can be as imaginative as you like in what you use to join your pieces together. Once you have followed these basic steps you can use your pattern pieces to make a jacket out of any material you like! Think about cutting pattern pieces out of an old rug or lino; the possibilities are endless.
Dharma Taylor is a multidisciplinary designer and maker based in Hertfordshire with roots in menswear and textiles. Her work has changed over time moving from menswear to furniture and large-scale textiles for the home. Her respect for materiality and application is reflected in her cross-disciplinary approach.