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Recycled sweatshirt

May 9, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

What to do with all the old sweatshirts that my husband no longer wants? ... Repurpose them into a new jacket for me of course!   cut the seams apart and cut the sweatshirt down the middle for the front opening.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I had these squares in my stash, so this would be perfect to use for this project.  I sewed the squares together to cover the shape of the sweatshirt. I sewed the squares to the sweatshirt, stitching in the ditch. 

 

I next wanted to break up the squares with a design, which I would raw edge applique on top of the squares.  I backed fusible web on the back of selected fabric for the embellishments, so I could iron on the embellishments, and not have to pin them.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I used a sizzix die and machine to cut out all the tree branches.  I peeled all the paper backing off, so that fusible was exposed, and ready to iron on my project.  (I think that was the  longest part of this project!).  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I randomly placed all the tree branches, alternating the colors until the project was covered. 
the next step was to free motion quilt all the tree branches to the piece.  I matched the color thread to the color branch. 

 

 Once I finished all the top quilting, It was time to put the sweatshirt back together.  I sewed the sleeves and down the side of the jacket.  What was great is that i have long arms,so I extended the sleeves to fit me!!  So fun to wear a jacket with long sleeves!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I wanted to give the sweatshirt a bit more of a finished look - but not knowing how to put a yoke or lining in, I got out my ancient sewing books .... 

 

 

 Somehow I made it work .. to my surprise! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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