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Bud Shacket Sewalong

Part jacket, part shirt, Bud is a great addition to your wardrobe. Sew one with us!

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In this sewalong, you’ll see each step from the instructions in action and get some extra tips to help you sew. Tip: keep the instructions nearby while you watch!

This pattern is rated intermediate, but adventurous beginners are welcome! We we assume that you’re not an absolute beginner and you have some experience cutting out fabric, finishing seams, and using your machine and tools. If you need extra help along the way, click the “Links” tab below the video player or hop onto the Community to post a question.

Bud is a cross between an unlined jacket and a relaxed button-up shirt, but it is also a skill-building superstar. When you sew this classic layering piece, you’ll learn all the techniques needed for making button-up shirts—while sewing a cozy jacket that you can layer over any outfit.

The Bud shacket will walk you through techniques like assembling button and cuff plackets, using the burrito method to finish the back yoke, and sewing a two-pieced collar. Plus, it has some fun details like pleated chest pockets, patch pockets with side openings, and a locker loop at the back yoke. Pair this shacket with your favorite bottoms and wear it as an outer layer or button it up on its own.

Fit: This pattern has gender-expansive drafting. This means that it was fit on both male and female models during development. The most important measurements to consider are your across shoulder and bicep. Compare your measurements to the finished garment measurements to pick the amount of ease you want, and you can lengthen or shorten as needed. If you have a button-up or another shacket in your closet, measure that garment and compare it to the Bud measurements.

Fabrics to shop:
Look for medium-weight or heavyweight fabrics such as flannel, denim, canvas, twill, moleskin, and corduroy. When picking out fabric, consider a few things—the weight of the fabric and the details you will need to sew. For example, this pattern has plackets and a collar that will require you to sew through several layers of fabric.

Fabrics to avoid:
Avoid lightweight fabrics like rayon or double gauze. While they might be suited for button-ups, a shacket is intended to have more bulk and structure.

Bud Shacket Sewalong

Here’s what you’ll need for this project:

  • Bud pattern

  • All-purpose polyester thread

  • Sewing machine needle

  • 7/8 yards (.8 meters) of lightweight fusible interfacing

  • Eleven 5/8” (20 mm) buttons or snaps

  • Point turner

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