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

 
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Step 1: Recycle and keep warm

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Use two sweatshirts of the same size

Step 2: Cut the sweatshirts down the front center

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Step 3: Place the sweatshirts right sides together

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Step 4: Pin edges and sew leaving neck open

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turn the jacket to the right side and topstitch edges
you can sew the neck closed at this time
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Step 5: Embellish

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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

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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
OnTheRange2 years ago
it'd be cool to do a peacoat version. ya know a double-breasted sweater. two rows of buttons.
CapnTac3 years ago
I'm thinking buttons down the front instead of a zipper.
SeamusDubh4 years ago
How 'bout a zipper too.
mahoney (author)  SeamusDubh4 years ago
thought I would keep it really simple
 velcro?
NO! Velcro is sooo 80's use magnets instead!

You'll have to un-sew (new word?) the front opening edges and sew them inbetween the two layers. Simple and clean!
 whoa.... awesome!
jrv4114 years ago
 wow! very cool, in a warm way, huh? a zipper would also be a nice feature.