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Thread: My Christmas Scrap Jacket

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    My Christmas Scrap Jacket

    Year after year I see my Christmas fabrics, not enough to really do anything with but too nice to get rid of. This year when the last quilt went home, I decided to see what I could play with. I got the sweatshirt that was a size too big that DH bought me last year, cut it into pieces....took band at waist off, neck band off, sleeve bands off, cut down front in middle and then also sides and shoulders, which left me with two fronts, a back and two sleeves. I took some polar fleece and added 3 inches to each sleeve by butting it against the cut edge and zigzagging. Now for the fun....I got out my blessed Accugo and began cutting pieces and putting them on the sleeves doing a sew and flip method...I would sew a row and triangles, then flip and sew the row to the sleeve bottom, etc....this went on for several days. I did some quilting once the pieces were on the sweatshirt in the big areas with matching thread, just on the sewingmachine with the wave stitch. I used poneytail holders for the button loops and covered the buttons. I wore it yesterday and it is definitely WARM.....
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    Beautiful!

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    You are a smart creative person. What a cool idea.
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    wow it is beautiful. very creative.

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    Very pretty and well done
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    beautiful...

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    I love it! Great job.

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    Wow you did a wonderful job, nice work
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    That is a very pretty jacket. Awesome job. Thanks for sharing your project with us.

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    Very pretty,creative and classy. Love the poinsettia fabric. One would not suspect the humble base is sweatshirt. Well done!
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    Awesome!!!...absolutely Love,love it!

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    Very beautiful.

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    How awesome is that? I think you did an amazing job on that jacket! A jacket like that would cost top dollar at a boutique. And you are all decked out for the holidays.
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    Just gorgeous. I would like to try that sometime. Thanks for sharing with us.

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    Greta way to use of your Christmas fabric and look great for those parties!!!!

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    Now that is the craftiest jacket I've seen - and I just love it- what a great way to get rid of Christmas scraps and have a warm jacket too - wow!
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    I love sweatshirt jackets! They're so versatile--great for dress or even with a good pair of jeans. You could do something like this for every season or holiday.

    Isn't it great that you won't see someone else wearing the same jacket?

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    Very pretty. Great job. I have one called "sewing room Floor" jacket.

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    This is just beautiful. I have long admired the jackets made out of sweatshirts but have never attempted one myself.

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    Very creative, festive and beautiful!!

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    what a wonderful idea - beautiful jacket.
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    Your jacket is so pretty, very creative.
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    very pretty! good job!
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    What a wonderful jacket! Thank you for sharing the pictures.

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    it's so very beautiful! you did a fantastic job
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