Coat Sewing for Beginners: Tips and tricks to get a great finish

Last year I embarked on a sewing saga making my namesake coat, the Rumana coat (By Hand London). It was one of those slow and steady projects, with toiles and tribulations- but the end product was something I was really really proud of. Apart from the actual pattern itself, there’s a few things that I learnt along the way which stepped my sewing up a notch, giving it a really clean and crisp finish. So, I thought I’d share the top 5 tips and tricks I learned to get a great finish. I should add though- these are speed tailoring techniques I picked up from my research, combining a bit of traditional tailoring with some short cuts.

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