fleece jacket free pattern

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http://www.fabriccafe.com/ look in the free pattern page - link on
the left of the page - pdf pattern for sweatshirt jacket.  jennellh

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I see a "zippy jacket........is that it??

Pat in AR

Re: fleece jacket free pattern
Yes - the pattern details conversion and zipper insertion ideas - this
one uses chenille strips but I can see that any quilty ideas could be
substituted.
jennellh

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That's a beautiful jacket.  A word of warning:  never, ever approach a
sweatshirt with scissors until you do something to stabilize its stretch.  A
sweatshirt cut down the center front will sag like . . .well, you know.
Dunno why.  Just does.  Polly


Yes - the pattern details conversion and zipper insertion ideas - this
one uses chenille strips but I can see that any quilty ideas could be
substituted.
jennellh

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Re: fleece jacket free pattern
I've done about half a dozen! and that moment when you approach it with
the scissors is always scary!!  I have the line marked, and the binding
ready on the table beside me, so that the minute the fabric is cut it
has binding pinned to it - binding cut to the length the sweatshirt was
before the cut (plus a little for turning under the ends).  I turn the
raw neckband edges in on themselves, so there is an angled end to each
side.
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Best Regards
pat on the hill

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Watched a sweatshirt show on Nancy's Notions once.  They suggested that you
stitch on both sides of the centre line before cutting, to stabilize the
edge.

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Good idea.  When I was doing mine, I didn't know enough to do that!  I
just relied on speed >g<  They were all OK; but the stitching or
something similar would have taken away the adrenaline rush >g<
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pat on the hill

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I watched a demo years ago at the sewing expo where a gal was making these.
She drew a line down the center front of the sweatshirt, ironed a 1/2 inch
wide strip of Steam a Seam stuff (guess what company she was repping) down
the mark and then cut to take care of the stretching droop. Don't know how
well that really works, I've never made one.

Val

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That is interesting. <G> I have done a few of these with no problems. Of
course some of them were modifications as I was making the sweatshirts
from "scratch". <G>
Around here a sweatshirt weight jacket is frequently the heaviest jacket
we need in the winter. <G>  So they are very popular in many variations.

Pati, in Phx

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