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Cambria Duster

Sew To Speak

Cambria Duster


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The duster has its roots as far back as the 1860s frontier. They were worn by horseback riders to keep the dust from the trails off of their clothing, followed by both and women wearing them at the turn of the century while riding in early automobiles. Some included a small cape for extra warmth and to keep rain from soaking through.

The modern version, The Cambria Duster pattern, is a great addition to any wardrobe. The design is a loose fit, with an optional tie belt and a shawl collar and can be used for warmth when made from a heavier fabric or as a layering piece with your favorite pants and top when made from a lighter weight. You will use your topstitching skills, as well as binding skills on seams allowances. 

Suggested fabrics:

For warmth: denim, heavyweight wovens, corduroy, lightweight wool, boucle

For layering: fabrics with drape; such as twill, cotton, rayon


Sewing machine

Coordinating thread

Washable fabric marker

Small scissors for cutting threads

Scissors for cutting fabric

Tape measurer

Topstitching thread (coordinate with fabric)

Topstitching needle

15 yards of bias tape (lightweight commercial or handmade ahead of time)

Pinking shears (optional)

Extra fine ballpoint pins

Bodkin or other fabric turning tool

Fusible interfacing-enough for front piece A (lightweight for layering fabrics, medium weight for warm fabrics)

Prerequisite: Experienced/advanced beginner sewing skills. Experience should include cutting out pattern and topstitching. Must be willing to cut out pattern before class or schedule a private lesson before class. 

Note: A topstitching and interfacing class is offered on February 8th for those who need to develop those skills.


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