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Thread: Swearshirt jacket -selvage style

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    Super Member SandyinZ4's Avatar
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    I wanted to try a sweatshirt jacket so here is my first attempt using selvages. I found the sweatshirt on sale for $3 so bought it. Learned from doing this to take the advice of others and buy a size larger. I really should have had a XL instead of the L. It turned out quite well, except that there is no stretch in the fabric after sewing on the selvages so it is too snug of a fit for me. But a teenage granddaughter might really like it. I love all the wild colors though. If I do another, I will do a tutorial as I go along. So, keep saving your selvages. I cut them 1.25 inches (1 1/4) as this seems to be just the right size.

    I proofread everything but the title! It wasn't really a swearshirt jacket!

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    Very cute

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    pretty cool!

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    Beautiful jacket! Good job :D:D:D

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    Every time I see a jacket made by a quilter, I think of an old song by Dolly Parton, "Coat of many colors". It was one of the very few county songs my grannie owned.(southern babtist says it all). Thanks for sharing your lovely jacket and bringing back some fond memories of my grannie!

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    Well, won't that be a conversation piece! Very nice.

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    WOW

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    Absolutely love it!! You did a great job. This colorful jacket should have people talking - what a conversation piece! Thanks for sharing.

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    OMG is that fun.

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    like Joseph's coat of many colors..........nice.

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    So unique. How many selvages did you use?

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    Good use of what most of us throw away. Very nice

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    I love the colors. Would never have thought of useing salvage.

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    Well done. I am going to make one of these someday.

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    What a great thing to do with selvage!

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    Love it! I have a huge collection of selvedges and can't wait to try this! Thanks for the idea.

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    You did a great job! Wow! How in the world did you sew that stuff around the sleeves. That had to have been a chore. Looks great and I bet that DGG would have fun with the jacket!

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    that is cute !

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    Quote Originally Posted by neayact
    What a great thing to do with selvage!
    Very nice!
    :thumbup:

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    I Like It!

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    Really pretty.

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    Sweet.. :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Very colorful. Really neat idea. I'm sure your granddaughter will love it.

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    very nice

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    Very cool use of selvages!

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