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Please show your quilted sweatshirt jackets :)

Please show your quilted sweatshirt jackets :)

Old 09-30-2013, 03:45 AM
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Default Please show your quilted sweatshirt jackets :)

Who would have thought it would be so difficult to find that in between season jacket? This morning I had the idea that maybe I should make one and am looking to you all for inspiration!

Please share your quilted sweatshirt jackets and pattern info. And, are you happy with the result?

Thank you!
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Old 09-30-2013, 04:10 AM
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I did one years ago where you cut the side seams of a sweatshirt apart and down the center front. You then pieced on top of the sweatshirt and then re-sewed the seams back together. It turned out okay but I have seen better jackets made from an actual pattern. I no longer have it so I can't post a picture.
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I made one without a pattern, just undid the side seams & covered the whole thing with raw edge squares & FMQ the whole thing, then removed the ribbing & added a collar and zipper. Also made another from a pattern, will have to check if I still have the info, you undid the side seams & sewed strips to the body part but left the arms the sweatshirt fabric (poor description) will try to get info later today.
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I have never made one, would love to see some pics.
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Hi, I just typed in sweatshirt jacket in the little search box and I got several threads to look at... Hope this helps.
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Old 09-30-2013, 08:05 AM
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Originally Posted by NIICHMOM View Post
Hi, I just typed in sweatshirt jacket in the little search box and I got several threads to look at... Hope this helps.
Yes, I did that too but was looking for things more recent. Sometimes it's easy to forget! Also, for some reason I thought the edges were finished and not jut put on top and FMQ.
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This is my favorite thing to make for charity. You can do just about anything your heart desires. I foundation piece using the opened sweatshirt as my foundation. Also use left over quilt blocks to fill in areas. With children I get to be WILD with ribbons, lace, buttons, old jewelry and just about anything that can be washed. If in doubt as to a design ask a child between 4yrs and 8yrs. Believe me they have no reserves when it comes to color or design.
Start with a washed and dried sweatshirt, set in sleeves work best. Remove the binding from sleeves and bottom of shirt. Open the arms at seam and down the sides (keeping everything straight and even. Fold center in half making sure you have the same amount on each side at neck. DO NOT REMOVE THE NECK BINDING YET! Open the shirt out flat and start "auditioning" my granddaughters favorite word, your fabrics. I use
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Originally Posted by carolstickelmaier View Post
This is my favorite thing to make for charity. You can do just about anything your heart desires. I foundation piece using the opened sweatshirt as my foundation. Also use left over quilt blocks to fill in areas. With children I get to be WILD with ribbons, lace, buttons, old jewelry and just about anything that can be washed. If in doubt as to a design ask a child between 4yrs and 8yrs. Believe me they have no reserves when it comes to color or design.
Start with a washed and dried sweatshirt, set in sleeves work best. Remove the binding from sleeves and bottom of shirt. Open the arms at seam and down the sides (keeping everything straight and even. Fold center in half making sure you have the same amount on each side at neck. DO NOT REMOVE THE NECK BINDING YET! Open the shirt out flat and start "auditioning" my granddaughters favorite word, your fabrics. I use
Sorry not sure what happened. I use LOTS of pins. Laying each fabric where I want it and pinning in place. Leave at least an inch extra for adjustments. When ready fold shoulder seams of back over the front shoulder and then the top of sleeves over the jacket front and back. I use a very small blanket stitch for a seam. When working on the center front leave a 2 inch overlap of fabric on each side. Double fold the fabric to the back over the cut edge. You are not losing any inches to the top. finish the side seams as you like. If you have a serger it will make a nice seam with no raveling. Now is the time to measure again the neck opening making sure it is even on both sides and then remove the neck binding. Adjust the sides as needed. I use binding (like for quilts)for sleeves, bottom and neck. For closure I use separating zippers that I pin in place and then topstitch. Pockets are your choice. Patch pockets are the easiest but do what you like. SORRY I FORGOT TO SAY MAKE THE SWEATSHIRT AT LEAST ONE SIZE BIGGER THAN YOU WEAR. I wish I knew how to post pictures as I have five little girls done and ready to send out on my dining table right now. Sorry this is so long but if you have questions please PM me
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Originally Posted by Butterfli19 View Post
Who would have thought it would be so difficult to find that in between season jacket? This morning I had the idea that maybe I should make one and am looking to you all for inspiration!

Please share your quilted sweatshirt jackets and pattern info. And, are you happy with the result?

Thank you!
Hi Nancy. I just posted a picture of of Batik Bargello Jacket with Lizard on Sept. 2oth. It is made from a sweat shirt!! Hope you can view.

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Old 09-30-2013, 01:47 PM
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I don't use a bought sweatshirt. I found a log cabin sweatshirt pattern years ago that told you how to use any sweatshirt pattern to make. You made a log cabin top, and quilted it, then cut out and finished using the sweatshirt pattern.
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