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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 sleev...
Supplies: A sweat shirt, new ($5-$10) or used (raid the closet) Matching thread 24” jacket zipper (+/- $3, this kind releases at the bottom so you tot...
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 ...
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.
Cut the sweat shirt down the middle, from the, oh so convenient, V at the throat, to the hem, in as straight as line as possible. If you must have a l...
Using the straight edge, draw a chalk line
from the neck to the hem. Now cut along the chalk line. Ah, very good.
My Hubby likes little pockets in which he keeps his “Mike & Ikes” for munching. So I will include pockets in this vest. There are two types of pocke...
Determine where you want the pockets to go. Use the chalk to mark a line where you want the opening of the pocket to go. Make the line 4 inches long...
Cut along these lines, and turn the shirt inside out. Fold in the little triangels in and sew them down (this will make the finished pocket look nicer...
Now with wrong sides together, sew an edge of a pocket to the cut edge of the top of the slit, (½ inch seam). Sew another pocket piece to the bottom c...
Put the zipper foot on your sewing machine. Did I forget to tell you that this vest will have a zipper? Okay, it has a zipper. Now, open the package ...
With the zipper still closed, and the needle on the right side of the zipper foot, slowly sew the left side down to the left side of the zipper. Okay...
Now switch the needle to the left side of the zipper foot, and repeat, sewing the right side of the vest to the right side of the zipper.
Now go get Hubby to have him model the vest! See that smile, he likes it.
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Posted:Dec 28, 2011
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