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Make Paxton, a speed tailored jacket using professional construction techniques. Create in your choice of fabric, leather or faux leather. Check out our Paxton Jacket Kits

Paxton is a fitted, double breasted jacket, with an asymmetrical zip front fastening, notched collar and sleeves with zip fastened cuffs and gussets. The jacket is fully lined, using a bagged lining construction technique and features zip fastened welt pockets and an optional flap pocket. 


What will you learn?
Paxton will help you take your sewing skill set to the next level. You will learn professional jacket construction techniques, and how to speed tailor a jacket using fusible interfacing products. 

Challenge yourself and choose to work with leather or faux leather. The Paxton jacket will share tips for working with these tricky materials; where and how to apply interfacing, tips for sewing, topstitching and securing seams and using a leather adhesive. 

Join the accompanying Online Class if you want to learn more about speed tailoring, sewing leather or faux leather and get detailed help and support on your #paxtonjacket journey.

What do you get with your purchase?
1. The Paxton jacket is available in two sizes ranges; 0-8 (UK 2-18) (B Cup) and 7-15 (UK 16-32) (D Cup). Each size range has 55-pattern pieces; professionally drafted to provide you with Outer, Lining and Interfacing patterns. To work out which size range to purchase view the Size Chart

Paxton is currently available as a PDF pattern (suitable for A0 printing at a copy shop and home printing (A4, US Letter)).

2. The detailed, interactive Instruction Booklet has clear, high-quality photograph imagery and 193 pages of informative instructions. 

Your pattern download will include:
1. PDF Pattern A0 | Copy Shop *
2. PDF Pattern Print at Home A4|US Letter *
3. Interactive Instruction Booklet
4. Read Me File
* pattern will be supplied in the size/sizes you choose at checkout

Sewing Level

0-8 and 7-15 (view size chart)

Finished Garment Measurements
Size 0-8: Imperial Metric 
Size 7-15: Imperial Metric

Print at Home PDF (US Letter & A4)
Size 0-8 Outer: 44 pages
Size 0-8 Lining: 27 pages
Size 0-8 Interfacing: 22 pages
Size 7-15 Outer: 52 pages
Size 7-15 Lining: 32 pages
Size 7-15 Interfacing: 27 pages

Copy Shop PDF (A0)
Size 0-8: 4 pages
Size 7-15: 5 pages

Suggested Fabric
Outer: Paxton can be made in a variety of materials. From virgin wool to bouclé, taped tweed and wool blends, through to faux or real leather products.

The pattern instructions enable the creation of the complete jacket on the sewing machine, this is required for faux or real leather materials that cannot easily be hand sewn. Check out our Paxton Jacket Kits.

Lining: Choose a non-stretch, quality lining material such as acetate, cupro or viscose blends.

Interfacing: The garment will require fusible interfacing for speed tailoring; a lightweight product, as well as a medium or heavy weight product, depending on exterior material.

Fabric Requirements
Size 0-8: Imperial Metric
Size 7-15: Imperial Metric

Additional Supplies
Zips (5mm wide teeth):
- Open Ended Zip - Jacket Front
(Measure the front of the pattern, after alterations, approx 60cm).
- Closed Ended Zip - Sleeve Gussets - 2 x 12cm
- Closed Ended Zip - Pockets - 1 x 10cm (optional), 12cm, 15cm

- Fusible woven stay tape (2cm (3/4") wide) - 2 metres (2 yards)
- Shoulder Pads (or make using felt and wadding, pattern included)
- Sleeve Heads (or make using wadding, pattern included)
- Thread (exterior, lining and top-stitching)
- Press Studs (optional), 1.2cm (1/2") size. Tool for attachment.

Useful Leather Tools:
- Leather Adhesive
- Clover Wonder Clips
- Clover Double Sided Basting Tape
- Metal Seam Roller
- Metallic Gel Pen