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Elven Cloaks for Young Hobbits - A Lord of the Rings Costume Sewing Workshop

Students will learn to hand sew an Elven cloak suitable for a young Hobbit (or other members of the Fellowship of the Ring) inspired by the classic fantasy epics by J.R.R. Tolkien!
Heather Linke
99 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 10 learners
year old learners
learners per class


Charged upfront
$25 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 3 weeks
80 minutes per class

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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
I've been sewing costuming and historic garment reproductions since I was about 8 years old. 

I've worked in several living history museums, for over more than 18 years, creating my all my own professional costuming for various time periods in history... as well as researching and writing staff costuming standards guides for two museums and drafting patterns from photographs and historic garments in the collection. I currently consult as a domestic and textile historian for Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center. 

My professional costuming spans from creating historic and movie reproductions to unique custom wardrobes for Wizards & Witches, Hobbits, Dwarves, Elves, Fairies, Jedis, Siths, and more... 
1 - 2 hours of sewing per week outside of class.
Students will need to purchase fabric, thread, and notions: Approximately 2-4 yards of Cloak Fabric - Preferably woven fabric such as mid-to-heavy weight linen or lightweight wool/wool blends. (More or less may be needed, depending upon the students height and the width of the fabric. For reference: at a height of 5'5" I will purchase 3 yards of this 57" wide linen: https://fabrics-store.com/fabrics/linen-fabric-4C22-moss-softened-heavy) 1 spool of Thread to match fabric 1 Extra Large Hook & Eye (For closure at neck. Dritz 767-11 Extra-Large Covered Hook & Eye Closures tend to be easy to find... but there are lots of different ones available, some more decorative than others, and any you choose is fine!) STUDENTS SHOULD ALSO HAVE: Fabric Scissors Thread Snips or Embroidery Scissors Hand Sewing Needles in assorted sizes Straight Pins (and pincushion/magnet) Thimble Flexible Tape Measure Pencil Roll of Craft or Wrapping Paper (bonus if it has a 1" grid on the back!) PLEASE NOTE: I understand that some fabric can be VERY cost prohibitive! It is never my intention to make costuming or historic sewing beyond anyone's grasp by demanding exorbitantly expensive supplies. Historic and movie accurate fabrics can be *wonderful* to work with... but please know that there are truly amazing pieces that have been made from thrifted bed sheets, old curtains, and discount fabric! Choose what works for YOU and your budget, makes you happy, and feels nice against your skin. Remember that natural fibers are always cooler in hot weather, and often hold up better to washing. I aim to help students create a useful and attractive garment... and quality fabric helps the finished product look and feel the best it can... but what is more important is that they are learning the skills to construct them and they offer their best efforts. :)
1 hour 20 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Students will be using sharp scissors, needles, and pins. 
They should have the impulse control and patience to work carefully with these items. 
The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien, and an assortment of works of art and film that they have inspired.

I will often provide links in the classroom for students to visit other craftsperson websites for pictures, additional information, and extra topical resources. At times we may utilize videos from YouTube to give fun extra content to help clarify skills and information during out of class time. These will all be considered "extra credit" and are for the students' enrichment and enjoyment, often inspired by class discussion. 


Heather Linke
Lives in the United States
Textile Artist, Domestic Historian, and Forest Kindergarten Teacher (she/her)
99 total reviews
125 completed classes

About Me

Hi Friends! 

I grew up homeschooling in the woods of Maine. I spent my summers at Girl Scout camp, and traveling across the country on adventures primarily focused on the outdoors and history - like a wagon train traversing the North Dakota... 
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