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Making Connections with Pendleton Wool

The Wonders of Wool

Here at the Woolen Mill Store, we are passionate about wool and its properties; durability, sustainability, ease of tailoring, and beauty. That’s why we love the Make it With Wool competition. We’re also passionate about the Sewing and Stitchery Expo in Puyallup, Washington that happens each year (shown in time lapse, above). With the displays, booths, classes, and wonderful conversations we have there, we learn as much as we teach.

Creative Customers

That’s why we were delighted when a Make It With Wool contestant dropped by our booth to show us the entry she made with wool purchased from our booth last year. She graciously allowed us to share these photos of her creation: a pieced coat with a unique back zipper and beautiful tonal embellishment.

Isn’t this coat a work of art?

Safety Concerns and More

We understand that many of you are home right now, whether you are working from home, or home with your children due to school closures, or, sadly, in quarantine. We want you to know that we can ship directly to your house. Pre-shop the fabrics on the fabric tab, and then call 1-866-865-9285 or email us at  WoolenMillStore@penwool.com for help.

Pendleton Woolen Mill Store

8500 SE McLoughlin Blvd. Portland, OR 97222

(503) 535-5786 • http://www.woolenmill.store • WoolenMiIIStore@penwool.com

Store Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10am – 5:30pm • Sunday 11am – 4pm

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The 1949 Jacket pattern

Introducing the 1949 Jacket Pattern by Pendleton!

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This is based on our famous ’49er jacket, star of our women’s line debut in 1949. Read about it here: The Pendleton ’49er jacket

The joy of sewing your own jacket is that you can make all the changes you’d like to.

  • Choose a plaid, a stripe or a solid wool – even a jacquard pattern!
  • Add or omit pockets.
  • Add a self-belt.
  • Lengthen or shorten the body and sleeves.
  • Use any buttons you’d like – maybe some special vintage buttons you’ve been saving for a project!
  • Sew it up in cotton for summer wear.

The list is endless! So call and order yours today. We are so excited about this one! And click here to check out the wonderful wools we have available: Plaids and Apparel fabrics

More information:

  • The 1949 jacket pattern has eleven pieces.
  • Description: The Pendleton 1949 Jacket is based on the original Pendleton ’49er. It is an unstructured, unlined jacket with a straight hem. Button front has a French placket and peaked lapels. Flanged shoulders allow ease of movement. Long sleeves are finished with single-button rounded cuffs. Two open patch pockets can be cut on the bias, matched to grain, or omitted.
  • Recommended fabrics:
  • Pendleton Umatilla wool. Lightweight woven fabrics, including denim.
  • Fabric needed:
  • 60″ – bias pockets 2.5 yards, grain-matched pockets 2 yards.
  • 45″ – bias pockets 3.5 yards, grain-matched pockets 3 yards.
  • Small fits a size 4 to 6, Medium fits a size 8 to 10, Large fits a 12 to 14. Please call or email us for exact body measurements. Call to order: 503-535-5786
  • Also, thanks to popular demand, this pattern is in development for Plus sizes!
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Make It With Wool Winner & Pendleton Tartan on the cover of Threads magazine!

Cover of a sewing magazine called "Threads" featuring three dresses on display forms, that won the Make it With Wool contest. one dress was made with Pendleton Hunting Tartan fabric.

Make it with Wool

Kelsey Clear of Niles, Michigan, who learned to sew when she was only six years old, recently won First Runner Up honors in the Make It With Wool contest–and she did it with Pendleton wool. But not just any Pendleton wool! Kelsey sewed her winning look with our very own tartan, as registered with the Scottish Tartans Society.

Photo of a certificate from the Council of Scottish Tartans Society, officially recognizing the Pendleton Hunting tartan. Dated July 20, 1998.

Pendleton Hunting Tartan

Pendleton Woolen Mills registered the official Pendleton Hunting Tartan with the Scottish Tartans Society in 1999. It was created to commemorate Pendleton’s roots in the Pacific Northwest and the many generations of family that have overseen Pendleton’s business through the years. The official company tartan also salutes the British Isles origin of Pendleton’s weaving heritage, thanks to our founder, Thomas Kay.

And yes, that’s the very tartan bordering the certificate. For a closer look at the winning look, which includes more than just that adorable shirtwaist dress, pick up a copy of Threads today–we have it in stock at the store. Perhaps you’ll be inspired to sew your own project with Pendleton Hunting Tartan. We would love to see it!