This instructable teaches you how to make a clever and durable hooded rain jacket out of simple and inexpensive materials.
This project was conceived during my studies at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation in 2006 (and is the reason why I had access to a Laser Cutter - no longer).
Step 1: Materials
Materials for the Flower Gasket Rain Jacket are listed as follows:
1. E.V.A. Ethylene Vinyl Acetate Foam Sheet, 2mm Thickness, with a variety of colors to choose from (this may come in stock sizes, try to get Approximately 4+ yards material)
2. PVC Clear Vinyl, 12 Gauge or thinner. This should be very flexible, with little rigidity. Approximately 4+ Yards material.
3. Sewing Pins
4. Heavy Duty Nylon Thread
5. Fabric Measuring Tape
6. Tape (optional) - for taping together printed pattern
7. Fabric Shears
8. Printer (or large plotter is easy if accessible) to print pattern
9. Heavy Duty Sewing Machine for Leather/Canvas (if you do not have a heavy duty machine, consult a tailor/upholsterer for assistance)
Computer and Drawing Software (I used AutoCAD, and then Adobe Illustrator to create pattern)
Laser Cutter (to cut patterns)
I purchased the E.V.A foam and PVC Vinyl from Canal Rubber in New York, NY. There are many other rubber/vinyl distrubutors of this kind.