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Haori Jacket

Course by Kathleen Blackmur

  • Advanced Beginner
  •  / Age 13+





3 tickets available

You may have noticed by now that we are gaga for the Haori by Wiksten. This oversized light to mid weight jacket is inspired by Japanese style overcoats and looks great on everyone. With large pockets and a fold-over collar, this jacket is functional, comfortable, and stylish. Fully lined and reversible (but with pocket on only one side), it looks more complicated to make than it actually is. The design includes three different lengths to choose from – short (hip length), mid (below-hip length), and long (thigh length). The pattern is sized XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL to fit US Women's sizes 00-18.

Skills Learned

  • Reading sewing patterns
  • Taking measurements
  • Selecting pattern size
  • Cutting and marking patterns
  • Staystitching
  • Pocket construction
  • Installing facings
  • Understitching
  • Proper pressing
  • Interfacing
  • Hemming

Materials Required

10% off at Cattywampus for class participants

  • Main fabric: 2-3 yards medium weight woven fabric with good drape, such as textured cotton, chambray, linen, soft denim, cotton/linen blend, twill, and wool
  • Lining fabric: 3-4 yards light to medium weight woven fabric with good drape, such as textured cotton, chambray, linen, cotton/linen blend, and silk
  • 2 1/2 yds flexible, lightweight fusible interfacing
  • Matching thread
  • Haori Pattern by Wiksten (this is a PDF download - purchase online and email the file to the Ojai Business Center to have it printed on their large format printer)
  • Sewing machine (bring your own or rent ours for $10 - leave a note on your order if you want to rent a machine)
  • Basic sewing kit: scissors, seam ripper, tailor's chalk, tape measure, pins, bobbins


  • April 18, Saturday, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • April 25, Saturday 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Please note that the project may take additional time outside of class to complete.


Any beginner level sewing project or equivalent skills (comfortable with basic functions of a sewing machine, sewing straight seams, zigzag stitch for edge finishing)


Kathleen Blackmur is a passionate home sewer committed to making the majority of her wardrobe. If you're looking for handmade clothing inspiration, Kathleen is your source! She is a retired elementary school teacher, so she's super pro at teaching as well. We promise you'll come away from any of her classes having learned new tips and techniques.