Hi, I’m Joanne Banko and I wanted to share my latest sewing project, a tutorial on making a couched collar for a coat in Cuddle® Suede. This project appeared on It’s Sew Easy Public Television – Series 1400.

Joanne Banko Couched Collar Cuddle Suede Coat sewing tutorial as seen on It's Sew Easy TV

Joanne Banko Couched Collar Cuddle Suede Coat sewing tutorial as seen on It’s Sew Easy TV

This faux suede coat features Shannon Fabrics Cuddle® Suede fabric, in a luxurious charcoal grey. It’s easy to add creative couching to a collar for a stunning textured effect! Watch It’s Sew Easy TV and see how!

Joanne Banko Couched Collar Cuddle Suede Coat sewing tutorial as seen on It's Sew Easy TV

Joanne Banko Couched Collar Cuddle Suede Coat sewing tutorial as seen on It’s Sew Easy TV

Shannon Fabrics Cuddle® Suede, (color – charcoal) is the featured fabric for this coat.  It’s constructed entirely from scratch using New Look pattern #6416 Misses’ Coat, Jacket and Vest Sewing Pattern from Simplicity® Pattern Co.

Joanne Banko Couched Collar Cuddle Suede Coat sewing tutorial as seen on It's Sew Easy TV

Joanne Banko Couched Collar Cuddle Suede Coat sewing tutorial as seen on It’s Sew Easy TV

I thought the beautiful large collar on this pattern was begging for embellishment and couched yarn proved to be the perfect accent! Couching can be easily added to embellish collars, cuffs, or even an entire garment. You’ll see the Brother Dual Feed foot featured in this project. With the added couching accessory, this helps feed both fabric and yarn smoothly at the same time. Visit the Free video section of www.letsgosew.com to learn about additional accessory options you can use for couching.

Joanne Banko Couched Collar Cuddle Suede Coat sewing tutorial as seen on It's Sew Easy TV

Joanne Banko Couched Collar Cuddle Suede Coat sewing tutorial as seen on It’s Sew Easy TV

You can find Shannon Fabrics at many local quilt shops and fabric stores. A few online shops with a large selection of their fabrics –include the following:  fabric.comfabricdepot.comfatquartershop.commissouristarquiltco.com and also theminkyboutique.com. You can also view their Store Locator to find more online shops and shops near you.

Visit my website, www.letsgosew.com and download a free Faux Suede Fabric Tip Sheet to help you sew this luxurious fabric and have fun making your own beautiful coat with Shannon Fabrics Cuddle® Suede!

Happy Sewing!

Joanne

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