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Counterpoints Jacket (Collage It! Template Set 2)

May 09, 2010
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It’s getting rather warm to wear felted wool sweater jackets, so I made my Counterpoints Jacket  with Collage It! Template Set 2 using sweatshirts. There’s no interfacing or lining needed! Just pre-wash and dry new or up-cycled sweatshirts. For this one, I used 5 different sweatshirts for a tone-on-tone composition. Instead of tear away stabilizer, I used wash away to stabilize the seams when sewing, then tossed it into the washer on the handwash cycle to remove the stabilizer.  To create the collaged “fabric,” the seams were butted with a 3-step zigzag stitch and a 4-thread overlock stitch was used for the jacket construction. Decided to add some beads to highlight design details. On-seam side pockets were made with Bemberg rayon.The colors in this jacket remind me of coffee with cream and sugar. Hope you like it!

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  1. sews4fun August 3rd

    This looks like pieced leather and its great. I would never, in a million years have guessed it was sweatshirts!

  2. User avater SerendipityMuse July 9th

    Wow! Love this jacket! I love the angles, the colors, and the beadwork is wonderful!

  3. User avater LindaMatthews June 14th

    Love the beaded embellishment; it makes all the difference.

  4. ellenatstitchart June 9th

    YES - I like it. Well done.

  5. User avater 4bev2 May 17th

    What a great jacket!! thanks for sharing.

  6. decoratrice May 10th

    Love the way the piecing lines keep the eye flowing! I have upcycled felted sweaters, but hadn't thought of using sweatshirts. This looks like a good way to upcycle leather garments, too.

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