New Tutorial! Learn to Sew a Moto Jacket!

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Learn to Sew a Moto Jacket -- A Step-by-Step Video Tutorial -- Erica Bunker DIY Style!
So, here's my first piece of outerwear for the season and it's also a tutorial!
Learn to Sew a Moto Jacket -- A Step-by-Step Video Tutorial -- Erica Bunker DIY Style!

A leather moto jacket has been on sewing bucket list, for years, and I'm finally getting around to it. This will be my go to, throw-it-on-with-everything jacket for the season. I can't stop looking at it and I'm completely in love with it.
Learn to Sew a Moto Jacket -- A Step-by-Step Video Tutorial -- Erica Bunker DIY Style!
This is the Style Arc Ziggi Jacket. I've had this pattern for years. I've been pulling it out every season, looking at those lack of instructions, and tossing it to the side. This year, I decided to bite the bullet and tackle it. It's such a beautifully drafted jacket -- seriously! It's identical to ready-to-wear. And with these style lines there's so much creativity and design ideas that you can toss at this.
Learn to Sew a Moto Jacket -- A Step-by-Step Video Tutorial -- Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I cut the size 16. It's a little roomy, but that's okay. It'll fit fine over sweaters. Muslins made with muslin fabric never cuts it for me. I have to go through the entire process... wear... live with it and then decide if I actually enjoy the fit. The real test of a jacket is IF I can comfortable drive in it. Can I reach in the back seat without feeling restricted. So, time will tell on this one. 
Learn to Sew a Moto Jacket -- A Step-by-Step Video Tutorial -- Erica Bunker DIY Style!
And that's why I made it in a faux leather. Granted, this isn't a cheap faux leather, it's a good one. I've used it for my gold jacket and these brown leather jeans. I've bragged on this fabric before... it's amazing. It feels like lambskin. It's buttery soft.
Learn to Sew a Moto Jacket -- A Step-by-Step Video Tutorial -- Erica Bunker DIY Style!
The zippered sleeves are one of my favorite details. It's what I regret most about my gold jacket. I wish I'd added this detail.
Learn to Sew a Moto Jacket -- A Step-by-Step Video Tutorial -- Erica Bunker DIY Style!
And most of all, I love the quilted details. This was the first time I've ever done a detail like this before. Not only do I love the way it looks, it was fun to create.
Learn to Sew a Moto Jacket -- A Step-by-Step Video Tutorial -- Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I was inspired to create my own tutorial for this jacket because I genuinely think it's a good pattern. But it's pretty restrictive without any type of visual instructions. You have to be really experienced to tackle this on you own. So, that's why I created this tutorial to inspire others to stretch their sewing abilities and try some techniques they perhaps have never done. So, I hope you give it try and learn some new things!

You can get it here!







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9 comments

  1. Great minds think alike! I'm just beginning a moto jacket project for my daughter. It'll be made of a crushed velvet for a holiday ensemble including a sparkly knit tee dress. I'm planning on using MimiG's Simplicity pattern for both pieces. I've long had my eye on that Stylearc confection, Erica! You've convinced me that I need that pattern, so it's going (back) on the acquisitions list.

    After I get everything made up for DD, I'll likely be back and check out the tutorial. Judging from your YouTube videos, I know I'll learn a lot. Thanks for doing it!

    Oh yes. That jacket is FABULOUS! As usual. :-)

    Sewsy

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    1. Thank you so much! I appreciate it!

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  2. It's gorgeous. I had making one my list every year too. You did a fab fob.

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  3. JOB. Fab job πŸ˜„

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  4. Erica this is just too good! Your attention to detail is superb. You've inspired me to get moving on one.

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    1. You should! Such a great wardrobe addition! Thank you Dei!

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  5. Erica, I think this jacket looks totally terrific. I have question that you might be able to answer: I like stylearc patterns and they are fine for someone with sewing experience. Being a guy, sewing patterns are few and far between. I have used stylearc in the past to make myself trousers with good success. I wanted to find out is this pattern adaptable for a man? The jacket looks form fitting so if you want more room you would have to go up in size. I would love to make this jacket for myself even get the same fabric you used. What do you recommend?

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