My Hubby had a quadruple bypass 2 winters ago. Ever since then, he has had a hard time “keeping his core warm”. He has resorted to cutting the sleeves off sweat shirts and wearing the sweat shirt sleeveless, as part of his keeping warm agenda. I asked my Hubby what he would like in a warm vest. The next day he bought a sweat shirt and zipper for me to use to make one. Here we go on the adventure of creating a Warm Vest out of a Sweat Shirt.
A sweat shirt, new ($5-$10) or used (raid the closet)
24” jacket zipper (+/- $3, this kind releases at the bottom so you totally open your vest)
If your sweat shirt is new, please wash and dry it before starting on your project. This way any shrinkage will occur before you make the vest.
Lay out the sweat shirt on a table for cutting. Cut off both sleeves. Set aside, these will provide the material for the pockets. Did I forget to tell you that this vest would have pockets? Okay, it will have pockets.
(At this point I will apologize that this sweat shirt is so dark. I didn't realize how hard it would be to photograph. I will remember this and consider it a lesson learned.)
Fold a ½ inch of material around the arm hole, in toward the body of the shirt. Steam Press it.
Sew this down to finish the edges. I used a zigzag stitch. It looks nicer. Do the same thing to the other arm hole.
Now the arm holes are done.