Hand weaving a coat with floor loom
As I hand weaved the fabric on my floor loom, I had this coat in mind.
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.
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. .
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.
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.
I had previously knitted a collar and sewed it into the facing. It’s a warm and lovely coat.
Check out my hand woven second coat on a floor loom here and my first hand woven coat on a rigid heddle here