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Thread: sweat shirt jackets

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    Well, while I was writing my lengthy instructions I see that you do not want patches. Here's another way.
    Use a large sheet of clear plastic--we use the kind you get at Home Depot or such .--they are sold as drop cloths.
    Lay your sweat shirt out and lay plastic on top. Smooth and pin down and trace sides and seam lines with a sharpie.. This will be your pattern. Add seam allowances to what you have drawn on plastic. Cut it out.
    It really works. I've done it twice also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by houstonjudy
    Well, while I was writing my lengthy instructions I see that you do not want patches. Here's another way.
    Use a large sheet of clear plastic--we use the kind you get at Home Depot or such .--they are sold as drop cloths.
    Lay your sweat shirt out and lay plastic on top. Smooth and pin down and trace sides and seam lines with a sharpie.. This will be your pattern. Add seam allowances to what you have drawn on plastic. Cut it out.
    It really works. I've done it twice also.
    That's a cool idea! I am hopeless with clothing patterns, but I think I could manage that! Thanks!

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    Thank you for the instructions. I will give this a try, as well. I wanted to do a test piece prior to doing a full quilt as you go jacket. Size and comfort play a big part of my investment of time and materials.

    Piecefully yours,
    Kay Susan

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    HoustonJudy...
    Thanks for the instructions...
    I may haveto try this.
    kirsten

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    Neat ideas on this site.
    http://www.makeasweatshirtjacket.com/

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    I am going to try the plastic method and see how it works on a muslin model before I cut the batiks. thanks for the tips everyone. If I get it done, I'll post a photo.

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    You can do the strip piecing and STILL do the free motion quilting on top of it. I teach a class on making this type of jacket and that's the instructions I gave. (I hope I am understanding what you mean)

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