1 old suit jacket
lining fabric (I used fleece)
Use either coordinating sweaters or an old scarf. Cut off the ends of the jacket sleeves, mine average a finished length of around 9 inches. Cut them a little longer than you want so you can fold them down making a finished edge.
Step 1: Sewing the Scarf
I try not to have a seam at the back of the neck (it tends to be a little bulky) so I have one length that goes around the neck and patchwork it down the sides.
Once you have the scarf the length you want, fold it lengthwise and sew a seam the long way making the tubel
Step 2: Pockets
Fold the jacket sleeves down to make a finished edge at the top.
Fold the lining down to make a finished edge.
Insert the lining into the sleeve and pin together on the front side only.
Step 3: Finishing It Up
Sew around the top edge catching the lining .
Step 4: Details
I used scraps of leather for the closing buttonhole just to add a little interesting detail.