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Thread: sweatshirt jacket for my mom

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    Super Member Pam H's Avatar
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    I looked at pictures and read tutorials on here and then just went for it. My mom's favorite color is light blue so that's why I trimmed it in that color. After cutting off the binding from the sleeves and bottom of the sweatshirt I felt it needed more length. I added the patch pockets so she will have a place to carry her cellphone. I could not find any sweatshirts in the stores so I used one from my closet. It says Curves on the inside. She'll be surprised when she finds that. Any ideas on how to cover up my inside seams? That's the only thing I am not happy with. Well, maybe too that the sweatshirt is dark and shows through the lighter fabrics. Thanks for looking!

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    Very pretty. Your mom will love it.

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    It looks great - I have 2 sweatshirts in my stash just waiting. Could you use some sort of bias tape to cover the seams?????

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    Looks really nice...

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    Cute.

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    Very nice.

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    I was thinking bias tape also over the inside seams. Looks great. I am thinking both of my sisters might like one of these. Thanks for sharing.

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    Lovely Jacket, I know your Mom will enjoy it for a long time. I'd like one myself!

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    you did a nice job on it...bet she loves it.

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    Beautiful! I wish you had some before pics.

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    I usually serge the seams when I put them back together. Nice job on the jacket. I also put zippers in them. This is where I try out new blocks or designs. Sometimes I put tailored slash pockets in if the design I've used warrants them. They are quite warm when finished. The most fun is making small childrens jackets. They love the bright colors. I have used beads, ribbons, fun trims and buttons but always put a zipper in with some kind of a zipper pull. Lately I have used charms that state it was "made for an angel" I then donate them to charity as I no longer have any small grandkids.

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    love the sweatshirt jacket! do you have a pattern you use?

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    It is going to be so much fun for your Mother to wear. It is beautiful

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoriEl
    Beautiful! I wish you had some before pics.
    It was just a burgundy sweatshirt that had a small curves emblem on the right. I sewed my strips to the fuzzy size so that the inside would be smooth to wear over clothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin57
    love the sweatshirt jacket! do you have a pattern you use?
    I just searched the tutorials here and went by that. No real pattern.

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-106940-1.htm

    Here is the link to the one I made for my mom this spring- they are very similar! My mom's favorit color is pink so her jacket is very pink! I added some length to the bottom too because it didn't seem long enough. Yours is great!

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    I wish I had looked more closely at your jacket before I put the pockets on. I really like the way you did yours.


    Quote Originally Posted by Maggiemay
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-106940-1.htm

    Here is the link to the one I made for my mom this spring- they are very similar! My mom's favorit color is pink so her jacket is very pink! I added some length to the bottom too because it didn't seem long enough. Yours is great!

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    Lovely!

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    I did an edge stitch on most of the seams so it looks like it is surged. That made it look a lot more finished. Around the arm holes I used my pinking shears.
    I gave it to my mom over the weekend. She loved it and was impressed with how much work I put into it.

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    So where do seams show?
    I just made a tote that I had to cover the seams. I just cut a strip of the fabric used in the tote and sewed it like binding. I put the raw edge next to the seam, stitched right sides together, folded fabric over the seam, turned under the edge, & stitched that side down. On one I had to hand sew the 2nd side. I trimmed the seam I was covering so it wouldn't be bulky.

    Pretty. I want to make one. Queen size quilt & table runner in progress at the moment.

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    Very pretty. I'm sure your Mom will love it. I made several of these for my Mom. She was always cold and these were warm and comfortable for her. Keep up the good work.

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    The seams don't show unless you looked on the inside.

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    Very nice

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    The jacket is so pretty. Are these hard to make for a beginner?

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    Perhaps the next time you make one you could use a french seam? You could also use binding on the seams?

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