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Working with Felt to make the Perfect Coat

Beginner's Guides | Sustainable Fashion Joe Higgs October 17th, 2023

Making a Jacket with Felt: All You Need to Know


Firstly, what is Felt?

Working with felt can produce super stylish fashion items but first, what actually is felt? Felt is a textile produced by matting, condensing, and pressing wool fibres together making it a warm, durable, and versatile fabric that can be used to make a variety of clothing items.

Why make a coat with Felt?

Some of the benefits of choosing to work with felt.

Warmth: Felt is a very warm fabric, making it ideal for the colder months
Durability: It is very durable and can last for many years with proper care.
Water resistance: One of the best features of a felt coat is that it's naturally water resistant. Ideal for those sporadic British showers.
Versatility: They can be dressed up or down, making them a good choice for all occasions.


Lady wearing beautiful blue Hovea pattern suitable for flat felted coat fabrics

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What to make when working with felt. Types of coats

Overcoats: Felt overcoats are long, warm coats that are typically worn in the winter. Shop our full range of patterns for coats here
Dusters: Dusters are long, lightweight coats that can be worn for both warmth and style. Shop our full range of patterns for jackets here
Blazers: Felt blazers are short, tailored coats that can be worn for dressy occasions.
Cape coats: A cape coat is loose-fitting and typically worn over other layers of clothing.


How to care for your felt coat

You have worked with felt to produce a stunning new coat. Now, how do you look after it? Luckily, coats are relatively easy to care for. However, it is important to follow the care instructions. At Higgs & Higgs we will always give you wash and care instructions half way down the product page in our item specifics. You can see our current range of felt coating fabric here. It is important to avoid machine washing and drying felt coats, as this can damage the fabric.


Heavy, very soft felted flat boucle coating blue in a swirl

How to style your new garment

Felt coats can be styled in a variety of ways. For a casual look, pair a felt coat with jeans or leggings and a sweater. For a more dressy look, pair a felt coat with a skirt or dress and heels.

Here are some specific styling tips for felt coats:

Overcoats: Overcoats can be worn over a variety of outfits, including jeans, chinos, and suits. For a more formal look, pair an overcoat with a tailored coat and tie.
Dusters: Dusters can be worn with dresses, skirts, or trousers. For a casual look, pair a duster with jeans and a t-shirt. For a more dressy look, pair a duster with a skirt and heels.
Blazers: Blazers can be worn with nearly anything. The perfect garment to dress up a casual look for work or to give a party outfit that stylish edge.
Cape coats: Super comfy and super versatile. Your cape coat can be worn with anything and everything.

No matter how you choose to style it, a felt coat is a great way to add warmth, style, and versatility to your wardrobe.


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