My 3rd Coat – hand weaving on floor loom


Hand weaving a coat with floor loom

As I hand weaved the fabric on my floor loom, I had this coat in mind.

picture of weaved coat on a floor loom embedded in painting
coat embedded into photo of My painting in back ground

When I chose the wool from the stash that was given to me, I had this particular coat in mind to hand weave on my floor loom, and I was able to put it together. YAY! I’m so pleased with it.

Towards the end of the weave, I recorded a little video, and then when it was finished I recorded another when it was unraveled.

Video of finishing the weave

The length was about 8 and a half meters, and the width was excessive. It is possible to use the leftover material in some way.

cutting and unrolling the weave

As I laid the material out on the cutting table, I checked that I had enough to make the coat I wanted.

The Raglan sleeves were difficult

In order to make the Raglan sleeves, I had to alter the pattern shoulders. As you can see from watching YouTube videos, it wasn’t an easy task. An example here. Using the other coat pattern I have been using, I used the regular shoulder seams. As well, I lengthened the bodice below the knees to the calves. .

the two halves of the coat with facings
Two front halves of the coat with facings

My Singer sewing machine was used to sew the pieces together, and I overlocked the edges before adding the lining. Lining is linen, the same green as the coat’s wool.

green linen lining on the coat
green linen lining

The cutting of the lining was going well until a distraction occurred. Having forgotten what I had done for the first half of the front lining to allow for the facing, I had some trouble fitting it later. I ended up unpicking some stitches to get it done.

As a final step, I hand stitched some buttonholes and completed my dream coat.

picture of a hand sewn button hole on the coat
a hand sewn button hole

I had previously knitted a collar and sewed it into the facing. It’s a warm and lovely coat.

picture of the knitted collar on the coat
the knitted collar on the coat

Check out my hand woven second coat on a floor loom here and my first hand woven coat on a rigid heddle here

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