this jacket can be made from old sweatshirts that need a new life

Step 1: Recycle and Keep Warm

Use two sweatshirts of the same size

Step 2: Cut the Sweatshirts Down the Front Center

Step 4: Pin Edges and Sew Leaving Neck Open

turn the jacket to the right side and topstitch edges
you can sew the neck closed at this time

Step 5: Embellish

You can embellish anyway you choose.I chose to use chalk to create a quilt pattern
 It may be easier to ad patches etc before  you sew the sweatshirts together

Step 6: Finishing

I followed the chalk lines using white thread on the navy side and and in the bobbin I used navy.
The pattern is easy and the jacket is very warm when you turn down the heat in the house a degree or two to save energy
it'd be cool to do a peacoat version. ya know a double-breasted sweater. two rows of buttons.
I'm thinking buttons down the front instead of a zipper.
How 'bout a zipper too.<br />
thought I would keep it really simple
NO! Velcro is sooo 80's use magnets instead! <br /> <br /> You'll have to un-sew <em>(new word?) </em>the front opening edges and sew them inbetween the two layers. Simple and clean!
&nbsp;whoa.... awesome!
&nbsp;wow! very cool, in a warm way, huh? a zipper would also be a&nbsp;nice&nbsp;feature.

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