Morris Blazer

Created By:

Rachel Barnes

Skill Level: Intermediate


 If you’ve been wanting to sew an easy, but beautiful blazer jacket, this project is for you! Some fun features of the pattern include: 

  • The blazer is unlined (which is helpful for speedy sewing). 
  • The construction is not fitted (which is helpful when sewing printed fabrics for minimal seam construction to not disrupt the print). 
  • The pattern allows for using a stable knit or stretch cotton fabric for comfort and versatility. 
  • The blazer is cropped for an updated look. 

The Morris Blazer pattern is by Grainline Studio. Two sewing machines are recommended for this project, the Air Thread 2000D and the Skyline S7. Supplementary notes and tips are included to be used in parallel with the pattern directions.

Janome Supplies Required
  •  Sewing machine needles (matching selected fabric) 
  • Air Thread 2000D 
  • Standard sewing machine (sample was made with the Skyline S7) 
  • A Knee lifter bar is recommended for the armhole seam 
  • Dual feed foot


Fabric and Notions Required
  •  Morris Blazer pattern from Grainline Studio
  • 2 yards, 44” wide stretch cotton or stable knit fabric (note fabric requirements for sizes and fabric width) 
  • Suggested fabrics: Medium weight woven fabrics with a bit of stretch or medium weight stable knits. Various stretch wool suitings, stretch cottons, ponte knit, and French terry are all suitable, though the drape on each may be slightly different. This blazer is unlined. Extra fabric may be needed to match plaids, stripes, or one-way design prints. 
  • 1 ⅛ yards 20-25” SF101 Woven Shape Flex Interfacing 
  • Matching or contrasting thread 
  • Marking pen/chalk/French curve ruler 
  • Tailor’s ham/Iron 
  • Rotary cutter/ruler/mat/paper scissors/pinking shears 
  • Highlighter (to note size to cut from the pattern) 
  • Knit Picker or sewing needle (to pull through serger chain thread ends) 
  • Point Turner 
  • Sleeve board

For extra resources on the Morris Blazer, check out this resource from the Grainline Blog.

If you would like to add a lining to this garment, use this blog post from Grainline.



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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

I like the concept, but the directions are "sloppy." Nowhere in the supply list does it mention the felt or the batting (how much?). Also, I would never use a high loft batting in a placemat, or a table runner, as I think that it would be too unstable for a glass. The next time I make these, I will cut out the batting (I use flannel) and spray baste it to the wrong side of the Dresden plate before I put the Dresden plate on the felt to cut out. I have not yet washed the finished placemat, and am hoping that the single layer of felt does not curl up, or become distorted after washing/drying.
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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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Friday, February 24, 2017

I made this today but your cutting directions need to be changed. You only need 4 of color 1 and color 3 4.5 squares for the triangles. Also the inner border, you only need 2 cuts as WOF is long enough to cut each in half to fit the sides.
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

I've had this machine for only a week now. I bought it used from a lady who makes her own clothes, but she no longer needed the machine. During the purchase, she noted that she is almost sad that it's better to give it away because of how well the machine performed. (I also bought it along side a computerized machine of another brand.} She demoed the machine for us, showing it worked and gave us everything (including the box it came in!) She took amazing care of this machine. I have used it a few times now, and the directions for threading were easy to follow (albeit my hands are quite large so the lower looper was a pain, but that is no fault to the machine or brand.) And I recommend this machine to anyone who wants to learn to serge and wants a machine that can grow with them. I will happily use this machine time and time again.
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Sunday, February 25, 2018

I love, love, love my S9! It's sews and embroiders beautifully and it's simplicity of use amazes me. I would recommend this machine for both a beginner and an experienced seamstress. If I would ask anything of Janome it would be to upgrade the programming to run a larger hoop size. I understand that it can't get much wider but there is most definitely room for it to go longer. That is the only limitation of this machine.
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