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    Pop in my mind

    I was sitting here thinking what I should make for Christmas this year, pillow cases, purses. I don't know why but pop in my mind, BATHROBE. Has anyone made a quilted bathrobe? Pattern to share? I know my dh is in need of a new one but hard to find heavy robes now.

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    What a great idea. I don't have a pattern, but I'm someone will have one.

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    http://m-sewing.com/patterns-catalog...bath-robe.html

    Here is a free pattern to get the ideas flowing.

    I think a bathrobe is a great idea. It could be quilted or made of fleece. I suppose if someone is really cold natured you could use cotton and line it with fleece.

    The fabric combinations would be endless and there would be something out there for everyone from babies to grandpas.

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    A couple years ago, my favourite housecoat was past it's day. I carefully laid it on some ugly fabric I had, and traced all the pattern pieces around with a magic marker, then cut the pattern from the fabric. Then laid them onto the polar fleece yardage I was using. It's oh so cuddly and warm! And the bonus is, you can make it as long as you want!

    If you wanted a quilted housecoate ... you could quilt your yardage and then cut the quilted fabric. Or cut out the pieces and quilt them before assembly.

    Depending on the weight and warmth desired your sandwich could be ... terry and cotton? fleece and cotton? double cotton and batting? flannelette and cotton? double flannelette? Possibilities are endless!


    Here's another pattern ...
    http://www.connectingthreads.com/patterns/Kimono_Robe_Pattern_Download__D991495.html
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    that IS an excellent idea
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    Check patterns such as McCalls, Simplicity or Butterick. I know they have bathrobe patterns.
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    A quilted bathrobe would make an excellent gift!

    I think I'd look for a more tailored pattern, myself, as too much quilted yardage might feel more like a Snuggie than a robe. That said, a quilted Snuggie would be pretty awesome, too!

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    I made a bathrobe from fleece for my daughter..By the time I was done it cost tons more than buying one...Connecting threads has a free kimono pattern for a robe

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    You can always add quilted accent such as pockets, belt, cuffs.

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    Haven't sewn robes in years but used to. The great snuggly, wrap around kind that didn't require buttonholes! With so many wonderful fleeces, it would be a snap and warmth without weight and easy care. If you didn't want to do the cotton and batting, etc., just wait until Joann's has a sale on their quilted fabric - already done for you. Remember as a kid in the late 50's, early 60's, the robes were made out of pastel, quilted nylon. Yikes I'm showing my age for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthPStitches View Post
    Haven't sewn robes in years but used to. The great snuggly, wrap around kind that didn't require buttonholes! With so many wonderful fleeces, it would be a snap and warmth without weight and easy care. If you didn't want to do the cotton and batting, etc., just wait until Joann's has a sale on their quilted fabric - already done for you. Remember as a kid in the late 50's, early 60's, the robes were made out of pastel, quilted nylon. Yikes I'm showing my age for sure.
    Mine was pink with flowers!! Guess I'm old too!!

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    And joanns has patterns for. 99 this weekend

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    And you can make those neat head towel thingys, they sell them on tv but theyre too thin,
    And they are light on the head, and you an customize them or use emb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnie View Post
    And joanns has patterns for. 99 this weekend
    Only Simplicity patterns.

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    Mine was plain pink. One of the very few things I ever had that was bought in a store.
    My Mother and Grandmother made all my clothes including winter coats even through high school.
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    I can't wait to check these sites out. Thanks for sharing!

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    I always say that I no longer sew clothes, but as my sisters say the Christmas season has officially started when I start working on pajama pants. We have 7 children (all grown) and 13 grandchildren, they all want pajama pants. They usually start telling me what kind of fabrics to look for right after opening their gifts. This has become a tradition and I love it. The first year (about 9 years ago)I made pajamas and robes for the little ones and robes for the adults but the adults all wanted pajama pants too and so it started. Now they all get pajama pants and occasionally a robe when one tells me they need one. By the way, the Christmas season started this past Saturday.

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    connecting threads has a free one just go to their freebies link

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    I like the idea for myself!

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    Wonderful idea for my husband. thank you

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    I agree with Tashana. Fine a reasonably priced terry robe and add quilting to the pockes, cuffs and collar, or even add something along the hem or on the back. I would love to receive something embellished with quilting!

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    you might want it to be all silk light weight so your shoulders don't sag
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    Many years ago, my family that is pretty large, had a Christmas exchange where we each drew a name and that is who we needed a gift for. The challenge was that the gift was supposed to be hand made. My brother's wife taught him how to sew and he had drawn our Moms name. He made her a quilted robe. She loved it and never wanted to tell him this but the robe was too heavy for her. So, please just think about who is getting this wonderful gift and be careful about the weight of the robe! Have fun and share pics!

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    I have two fleece robes. One I made in 1992 and one my Granddaughter bought as a Christmas gift, several years ago. Both are too warm and I haven't used them much. Now I sleep in long PJ pants and tee shirt and usually don't cover up much.
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    I made a quilted jacket with a regular pattern. Ii was a bargello.I just made a piece of fabric the right size and cut out the pices. It turned out great.
    Good luck
    Quote Originally Posted by juropat View Post
    I was sitting here thinking what I should make for Christmas this year, pillow cases, purses. I don't know why but pop in my mind, BATHROBE. Has anyone made a quilted bathrobe? Pattern to share? I know my dh is in need of a new one but hard to find heavy robes now.

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