This wool coat I made for my six-year-old son, he loves fun and colourful clothes. Green is his favourite colour and if I always listened to him everything he wears would be green jumpers, trousers, socks, shoes, you get the picture….
I used a fabric called boiled wool, it’s 100% wool and available in many colours. The lining is of the same fabric, but a different colour, so it’s really cosy and warm.
Boiled wool is a woven fabric that has been felted and thickened, it’s warm, durable, windproof and water-resistant, which makes it a great fabric for winter kids clothes.
I cut the appliqué from handmade wool felt, it’s much thicker than the usual felt you can buy and a beautiful quality. The owl and fox I hand stitched onto the fabric. For the drawings inside the figures, I used chain stitch.
The pattern for the wool coat is from Ottobre magazine issue 6/12. It’s a magazine from Finland that is translated into many languages and as far as I know the only magazine dedicated to sewing for children. Yes, I’ve had it for years, you can still buy this issue.
The boiled wool fabric is from Dragonfly Fabrics, they have lots of beautiful colours available.
The felt is from 100% Wool Felt, embroidery threads are 6 strand cotton. I used printed coconut shell buttons, my favourite buttons and affordable too.
If you are interested in embroidery I have an embroidery Pinterest board with many inspiring photos and links to embroidery stitches and projects.