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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jennellh
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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Polly Esther
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. . In message , Polly Esther writes
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Patti
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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Susan Torrens
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< . In message , Susan Torrens writes
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Patti
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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Val
That is interesting. 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". Around here a sweatshirt weight jacket is frequently the heaviest jacket we need in the winter. So they are very popular in many variations.
Pati, in Phx
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Pati C.

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