Plush velvet bomber jacket project for Sew Now magazine

Its very exciting to discover a new sewing magazine has recently launched. Sew Now mixes sewing projects with the latest high street trends, which seems like a great idea to me. Shopping and sewing all in one magazine! I mean.. what could be better?

Its equally as exciting to find myself designing a project for the second issue of the magazine!

You might have noticed the shops are peppered with all sorts of versions of bomber jackets, from satin to jersey, they really are a key item for this season. Worn casually or dressed up, a brilliant versatile style.


When sourcing fabrics for my online fabric shop I discovered this gorgeous rich stretch velvet that was available with matching rib in several colours. The idea for this project immediately started to form.




I think its a style that looks good across all age groups and sizes and timeless enough to stick around in your wardrobe for a few seasons. I have a few plans to make some different versions in other fabrics. Of course I will be sharing these makes on this blog.





I would love to see your version if you make this project and hear how you got on making it. You can share directly on my facebook page or send me an email and I will share on social media.


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Julia Claridge

I was about 6 or 7 years old when I had my first go on a sewing machine, it was an old hand crank machine that my mum used with her patients, she was an occupational therapist. I still vividly remember watching with amazement as the tiny perfectly formed stitches were created as I turned the handle. I Grew up in the 70’s and 80’s when buying clothes was less affordable and dressmaking was an answer to updating your wardrobe more regularly. My own mother was a talented dressmaker who made most of my clothes and my sisters clothes as well as a many for herself. I soon got involved with making my clothes, I loved the whole experience of picking out fabrics, trims and a pattern to create a new outfit, then going home to make a new garment or outfit. When it came to leaving school I visited a careers advisor who asked what I wanted to do next. My answer was ..Sew! Read more...


  1. Deborah Mckenzie on December 11, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    Hello Julia. I love the velvet bomber jacket and will attempt it once I’m home from hospital. I’ve previously made the hoodie you had in ‘Simply Sewing’ and it’s one of my well established go-to favourites, on those occasions when I want to feel cosy without too much fuss.

  2. Louise Ambrosi on December 11, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    Fabulous and very on trend!

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