How To Tell Canvas Jacket

A necessary addition to any wardrobe is a properly fitting canvas jacket. Yet, locating the ideal fit can be a challenging task. Tailoring often proves to be the solution to obtaining the desired aesthetic and comfort. In this article, we will provide step-by-step instructions for tailoring a canvas jacket.

Materials Needed

First, let’s gather the necessary materials:

  • Canvas Jacket
  • Measuring Tape
  • Fabric Marker or Chalk
  • Sewing Machine
  • Thread
  • Straight Pins
  • Scissors

Step 1: Take Your Measurements

The first step in tailoring your canvas jacket is to take your measurements. Using a measuring tape, calculate the following measurements:

  • Shoulder width: Measure across the back from one shoulder seam to the other.
  • Sleeve length: Measure from the shoulder seam down to where you want your sleeve to end.
  • Body length: Measure from the collar down to where you want your jacket to end.

Note: It may be helpful to have someone assist you with these measurements to ensure accuracy.

Step 2: Mark Your Jacket

Next, use a fabric marker or chalk to mark the areas on your jacket that need adjustment according to your measurements. Be sure to mark both sides of the jacket for symmetry.

Step 3: Pin and Sew

Using straight pins, pin along the lines you’ve marked. Try the jacket on again to make sure the fit is as you want it. Make any adjustments needed before proceeding.

Now, it’s time to sew! Using your sewing machine and thread, sew along the pinned lines. Be sure to remove the pins as you go.

# example code of a basic stitch on a sewing machine.
Stitch settings:
Stitch type: Straight 
Stitch length: 2.5mm 
Stitch width: 0mm

Step 4: Trim Excess Fabric

Once you’ve sewn the new seams, use your scissors to trim away any excess fabric, leaving about a 1/2 inch seam allowance.

Step 5: Try It On!

Your tailored jacket is ready to wear! Try it on to enjoy the new fit. Remember: practice makes perfect. The more you tailor, the better you’ll get at achieving the perfect fit.

Tailoring your own canvas jacket can be rewarding and cost-effective. With these steps and some practice, you can make any jacket a perfect fit!