Sew Your Own Quilt Coat

August 5 – August 6, 2023
9 am to 5 pm


In this workshop, students will learn how to transform a quilt that they provide into a Chore-style or Shawl Collar Coat! Instructor, Ashley Saville (owner/founder of ANEMONE) will cover the coat making process from start to finish – customizing the pattern to create the style of coat you would like, things to consider when laying out the pattern of the quilt, construction of the garment (including collar attachment and pockets), and attaching closures if desired (snaps or buttons).
Students of all skill levels are welcome, so long as they have basic knowledge of how to use a sewing machine. Ashley will work with each student at a pace they feel comfortable with to create a piece they will be able to wear for many years to come. Students with questions about sourcing a quilt for this workshop will be able to contact Ashley. Email to be connected.

Skills and Techniques:

• Pattern Reading and Customization
• Garment Construction
• How to attach snap closures or create a shawl collar

Materials Fee: $5 for snaps if you would like to use them on your coat.

Special Tools or Equipment:

– The quilt of your choosing that you would like to rework into a coat (light to medium weight recommended)
– Sewing machine
– Students should have denim or leather needles for their machine and test in advance to be sure it can handle the thicker fabric/layers.
– Serger/Overlocker or a sewing machine capable of doing a zigzag stitch. Pinking shears is another option if you do not have it.
– Pins
– Thread for your machine
– Fabric scissors
– Measuring tape
– Tailor’s chalk or water-soluble marker
– If you would like to use buttons on your coat, you will need to provide the buttons of your choosing and will want to bring a machine with the buttonhole function

Instructors COVID preference: Your instructor reserves the right to require safety requirements depending on the state of the pandemic at the time of the workshop.

Workshop Policies

Please be sure to read our policies before you register for a workshop.

Age Requirements

The minimum age to attend a regularly scheduled workshop is 16 years. We have set this age to ensure a safe, productive, and community-building experience for all of our students. There are no exceptions.

Accessibility & Accommodations

If you have questions about accessibility or would like to request reasonable accommodations, please contact our main office at 603-435-7314.

Student Cancellations

Cancellations must be made at least 30 days prior to the start date of a workshop in order to receive a refund.
Registration and material costs will be refunded, minus a non-refundable $25.00 registration fee.
A full refund will be made for any amount paid for overnight housing.

Sanborn Mills Farm Cancellations

Each workshop must have a minimum number of students to be held. If Sanborn Mills Farm finds it necessary to cancel a workshop, we will notify students two weeks prior to the scheduled workshop start date. A full refund will be provided to registered students. Refunds for a workshop purchased as a gift will be made to the purchaser only. Sanborn Mills Farm cannot be held responsible for any refunds for travel expenses or for off-site housing expenses incurred as the result of a cancellation of any kind.

Housing & Meals

Please refer to our housing page for more information.


Each workshop has its own safety procedures. Your instructor will review the specific safety requirements at the start of your workshop and throughout your class. Sanborn Mills Farm is a rural setting. If you are allergic to insect bites, please alert your instructor of your allergy and bring an epipen with you. For draft animal workshops or courses requiring time in the woods, be sure to review tick safety procedures from Tick Free NH. We advise students to wear comfortable clothing, comfortable and secure shoes, and consider your personal needs for a day or extended stay.