Learn to Sew a Jacket video

Learn to Sew a Jacket! (Digital Edition)


featuring Marta Alto

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Sew a jacket and ALL your FUTURE sewing will improve!  Sew your jacket as you watch Marta Alto sew her lined blazer. Follow along as Marta sews a lapel-style jacket with double-welt pockets, vented sleeves, sleeve heads and lining for maximum learning. Clear, step-by-step close-ups take you each step of the way. (2hrs 54mins)

NOTE: This Learn to Sew a Jacket video is the updated and remastered streaming and downloadable edition of the Palmer/Pletsch DVD Jackets for Real People.

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Learn to Sew a Jacket! - A Peek inside the Video

Sew Jackets with Perfect Fit!

Take your fitting and sewing skills to the next level with ‘Learn to Sew a Jacket’ featuring Pati Palmer and Marta Alto.  This detailed video workshop will show you everything you need to know in order to make fabulous jackets that are ‘custom fit’ to your or your favorite person.

1.8 GB Storage Space required for Full Download

3 Hours, English Language • 7 Videos + 3 PDFs

Tissue Fitting a Jacket Pattern

Welt Pockets and Details

Using Fusible Interfacings

Sewing Perfect Sleeves

"Learn to Sew a Jacket!" is...


  • Prepare Fabric
  • Cutting
  • Using fusible Interfacings
  • Marking
  • Jacket Front
  • Patch Pockets
  • Welt Pockets and Other Details
  • Jacket Back

  • Taping Roll Line
  • Under Collar
  • Sewing Perfect Sleeves
  • Lining a Jacket
  • “THE SEAM”
  • “Bagging” the Lining
  • Machine Buttonhole
  • Bonus Technique: Easy Bound Buttonholes

    Learn how you vary from a standardized pattern and alter the tissue to fit you using the Palmer/Pletsch Tissue Fitting Method. After watching Marta at work, you’ll be able to customize patterns so your handmade garments look and feel awesome.

    Bonus Class PDFs: Anatomy of a Jacket, The 'No-Fail' Double-Welt Pocket and the class Chapter List

    This digital edition  includes 3 bonus PDFs — “Anatomy of a Jacket”, “The ‘No-Fail’ Double-Welt Pocket”, and the “Chapter List”.   Download and print out these full color PDFs to get the most from this video class.

    Still not sure?

    Learn all about using fusible interfacings in this video class sampler!

    Video Class Instructor: Marta Alto

    Marta Alto - Sewing Instructor & Author - Palmer Pletsch Digital

    Marta Alto’s sewing experience stems from her study of home economics at Oregon State University, combined with several seasons sewing costumes for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Marta is co-author with Pati Palmer of The Palmer/Pletsch Complete Guide to Fitting, Pants for Real People, and Jackets for Real People. She stars in most Palmer/Pletsch DVDs. During the past 30 years she has taught sewing throughout the US, Canada, and Australia. See our workshop pages for the four-day Fit workshops Marta teaches.

    This video is a companion to our book Jackets for Real People. More fitting help is available in other videos such as Full Busted? Sew Clothes That Fit!

    Jackets for Real People book
    Jackets for Real People book
    Full Busted? Sew Clothes That Fit video
    Full Busted? Sew Clothes the Fit.

    1 review for Learn to Sew a Jacket! (Digital Edition)

    1. Sabine AMSELLEM

      Hello i have your Books and i am very interested by your dvd download. But i am french .and it is difficult for me understanding english. So Could you Say me if There are subtitles in english at the buttom of the screen .thanks you very Much

      • andrew

        Hi there! Right now the answer with regret is no, however we are looking into this possibility and perhaps if you subscribe to our mailing list then we can let you know if subtitles are available in the future. Thanks for being a Palmer/Pletsch customer!

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