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Thread: How to Make an Easy Patchwork Jacket

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    Your jacket is beautiful. I love the curved bottom of the jacket. Doesn't look like it would be hard to do. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimistutz
    Ok, I think I'm ready to start now with one last question. Maybe I missed this, but to add the cuff to turn up, do you just continue with the piecing to the inside of the sleeve?
    When I did my cuff, and I'll take pictures when I get to them on the one I'm working on now, I did it just like quilt binding.

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    After you cover the sweat shirt then what do you do? instructions are incomplete?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luwana
    After you cover the sweat shirt then what do you do? instructions are incomplete?
    I'm posting them as I go and I'm just over halfway through covering mine.

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    This looks like something even I can do! Then I can be like Joseph, with a coat of many colors. :D

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    I also liked the curved bottom, but even more the curved neckline. Seems like it shouldn't me too hard to cut it that way. Getting both sides the exact same might be the hardest part. The tip of doing it after the pieces are attached sounds like a good one to help keep from stretching it any.
    Amazing how they are all different, but all beautiful!!!

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    After you cut the fabrics into different widths don't you have to cut those strips into different length before you cut your shapes? What lengths

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    Has any one tried a fractured bargelo jacket? Now that's a challenge...Mine is half done and it has been that way for over a year! LOL....need to get on that again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbearbetty
    After you cut the fabrics into different widths don't you have to cut those strips into different length before you cut your shapes? What lengths
    I cut a bunch of rectangles, triangles, squares and "other" shapes. Mostly around 2-5".

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    Ok, I finally have all of the pieces on.

    At this point you need to decide how you will finish your edges. You can use packaged binding, make your own binding, or use ribbon, a zipper, or ???

    I am going to use a piece of the leftover fabric to make my binding. I will cut 2" strips and press 1/4" in from each side. Four strips, the width of the fabric, should be more than enough. I like to have plenty.

    After trimming the wild threads, I sewed the ribbing on the collar down. I simply folded it towards the front, bending it at the seam, and straight stitched it. Since I will have binding running up the front edge, I just needed to get close to the front opening with the collar.

    After straight stitching it, I decided I wanted the collar to have the same zig zag stitch I will be finishing the binding with so I added that.

    Turning the ribbing on the collar down
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    Decorative stitching I added
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    Now, if you are putting your sleeve binding on and then sewing the sleeve seam, do it now.

    I am going to put a "seamless" binding on mine, like on a quilt so I am going to go ahead and stitch my sleeves and sides shut.
    Start at the sleeve and just stitch all the way up to the arm pit and down to the bottom edge.

    I LOVE my serger for this!

    One thing to keep in mind: this does make a slightly narrow sleeve. If you have large arms, you should measure before you stitch it up. You might want to make your 3/4 sleeves.

    I pin the cuff, the arm pit, and the bottom to make sure they come out even
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    Thank you so much (I hate to call you ugly cook) for your tutorial . . . you make it sound easy!

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    Oops, you only press one side of the binding in 1/4 inch.

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    I was going to ask you to post a pic of the inside and viola - there it is! Thanks so much for this wonderful tutorial. Di

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    Here are the pics of how I did my cuffs

    Three width-of-fabric strips sewn together, 1/4 inch pressed over
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    Pin the binding around the sleeve and mark with a pin where the ends will be sewn
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    Sew the binding and you end up with a circle like this
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    Slip the cuff onto the sleeve, right side of cuff facing the wrong side of the sleeve. Raw edges together, creased edge away from the opening
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    I sewed inside the circle, rather than trying to slide the sleeve onto my machine. After stitching the raw edges together, I flipped the pressed edge to the patchwork side and zig zagged it down to match my patchwork pieces
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    Here's how it looks when finished
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    That is just gorgeous. How did you make that? Is it the same way as the other one that uglycook made. Her directions were great. i guess you could do it the same just round off the front and bottom. Its beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blessed_beon
    That is just gorgeous. How did you make that? Is it the same way as the other one that uglycook made. Her directions were great. i guess you could do it the same just round off the front and bottom. Its beautiful.
    I'm thinking about giving the rounded corners a try on this blue jacket. I think that if I just take a small plate and place it on the corner and trace around it, I can trim matching curves. It will actually make putting the binding on even easier.

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    I JUST GOT BACK FROM THE THRIFT SHOP WHERE I BOUGHT SWEATSHIRTS FOR $.50 EACH. GUESS WHAT THE GRANDKIDS ARE GETTING FOR CHRISTMAS? :roll:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerrie1940
    I JUST GOT BACK FROM THE THRIFT SHOP WHERE I BOUGHT SWEATSHIRTS FOR $.50 EACH. GUESS WHAT THE GRANDKIDS ARE GETTING FOR CHRISTMAS? :roll:
    I can't wait to see them!

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    I decided to make the front of my jacket with curved edges so I pulled some plates and bowls from my cupboards and decided that an 8 inch (lunch size) plate worked the best.

    I chalked around the edge of the plate
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    Stitched just to the inside of the line to hold the patches in place after I cut
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    Put the plate back on the line and run the rotary cutter around it
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    Time to finish the binding!

    Placing the front of the binding, unpressed side, to the back of the top edge, leave about a half inch folded over at the top edge. Stitch it down, about 1/4 inch from the edge.
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    Fold the top edge down like this and then tuck the corner under
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    and then fold your pressed edge over like this
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    and then fold the whole piece over to the front and you are ready to stitch it down.
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    All done!
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    Very nice! Thanks again for the tutorial and encouraging so many people to give it a try.

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    I really like how that turned out, have you got pockets there as well, is that what I can see?

    Its beautiful

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterflyspain
    I really like how that turned out, have you got pockets there as well, is that what I can see?

    Its beautiful
    Thanks! No pockets.

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