Sew The Nova Coat by Paper Cut Patterns



Saturday July 6th, 13th and 20th. 1-5pm
(3 consecutive weeks)

Learn to sew one of the most popular coat sewing patterns just in time for a Melbourne winter – The Nova Coat by Papercut Patterns. This coat has a dramatic cocoon silhouette and angled seaming. You can choose lightweight fabric for a spring/summer version or cosy wool for cooler weather. The fully lined Nova features pockets hidden in the front seams, and is a pattern for every season: choose between cropped and long sleeves, the full length coat and the shorter jacket, and it’ll be your fave go-to piece year round.

Please read our cancellation policy before booking.



What you will learn.

  • How to take your measurements and adjust the pattern to fit your body shape.
  • Sew tailors tacks for accurate cutting and marking
  • Apply interfacing
  • Pressing and tailoring techniques
  • Set in sleeves
  • Sew and bag out lining
  • Mitre corners
  • Hemming

What to bring

 FABRIC SUGGESTIONS – Any woven fabric from cotton right through to wool.


  • 140cm wide – Short length coat 2.2m – Long length 2.5m.
  • Lining – Short length 2m – Long length 2.3m
  • Iron on interfacing – 50cm
  • Matching thread – 1 large spool for fabric and lining


If you fall outside the size range, please contact me beforehand so we can help adjust the pattern accordingly before the class.


  • A copy of the Nova Coat  (Valued at $30)
  • Sewing machines and basic supplies
  • Plenty of tea, coffee and biscuits.

Lessons are run in our cool little studio in Elsternwick, right near the train station.

Skill level required

This course is for sewers who are looking to advance their skills. You will need to have sewn a few garments before and feel comfortable with cutting fabric, using a sewing machine and basic construction.


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