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Knit Moto Jacket Sew Along and Tutorial

Ann Siegle

The Christine Jonson Moto Jacket 1006 is the classic cool-girl jacket designed for stretch fabrics. The Moto features classic asymmetrical zipper, collar, shaped body and single piece sleeve. This jacket is designed so a beginner sewist can tackle a cool-jacket project without having sewn jackets before. You can make it in traditional black, or go upscale in burgundy, add a punch of color with coral or pale blue or even try gray and print stable knit fabrics for fun.

The Sew Along and Tutorial will take you through the process of sewing your own Moto jacket. We recommend sewing it in 4-way Ponte di Roma “Ponte” knit fabric. This jacket can also be made in a stretch wool, stretch denim, cotton Lycra or stretch double-knit fabric. Any stable, stretchy, jacket-weight fabric can be used, but your FIRST Moto should be made in a ponte knit.

The Moto Jacket sew along will be in four parts, from fabric and size selection to styling and wearing.


October 6

Order the pattern at the link below, get your fabric and cut your size as per the Perfect Sizing Worksheet and the pattern envelope. We recommend rayon nylon Ponte knit with Lycra, 4-way stretch. We cover how the sew along works, how to select the size for your Moto, how to pair up the best fabrics for the best results for your Moto, how to cut and prepare pattern pieces. Videos will be posted below each section once they are complete.

Stretch ruler: download and print one here (with instructions on how to use it.)

Calculate your size:  Download the Perfect Sizing Worksheet™ (paper PDF) 

Lesson one video: what you’ll need and prepping your pattern, cutting it out.

October 13:

You will need some strips of interfacing for the zipper insertion, and a zipper (as per the pattern envelope.) You’ll be sewing the Moto body assembly in this segment

October 20:

Sew the Moto body – you’ll sew the Moto zipper.

October 28:

Facing, sleeves and hem!

Sleeves (video 1) and side seams, sewing the collar (video 2) and inserting the collar (video 3)

We’ll show you how to style the Moto, how to modify it in other fabrics, add pockets, rivets and other details.

Sew the Christine Jonson Patterns Knit Moto Jacket - topstitching and finishing details
Sew a Christine Jonson Patterns Moto Jacket - Sew the hem!

How it works: 

1  Join the Christine Jonson Patterns Facebook Group

2  Join the event in the pinned post to participate and see group posts

3  Sew yours at home on your schedule, following along with videos that will be added to this blog post or LIVE on our Facebook page.

4  Post on the group with questions or progress photos

5  Post your finished photos when done!

20% off discount code available from October 1- 31, 2018. Get yours by joining the Christine Jonson Sewing Circle on Facebook and looking for the pinned post at the top.