Advice 1: How to sew a vest out of scraps in the style of "Patchwork"

Technique patchwork Patchwork is always relevant. Quite often in the house accumulate remnants, or scraps of different fabrics or obsolete clothing. It all lies in the wardrobes and in the attic "dead weight", but throw a pity. Right! Pieces of different material can make amazingly beautiful, fashionable, practical and absolutely exclusive things – for example, the vest!
How to sew a vest out of scraps in the style of "Patchwork"
You will need
  • - multicolored stripes of cotton fabric, matching each other in color, different widths – from 5 to 8 cm, length 60 cm;
  • - cotton fabric for the lining and trim – monochrome or color, suitable in color to the patches – width 80 cm, length 1.2 m;
  • - batting the same size as the fabric for the lining;
  • - bias binding for trim in the same colors – 4 meters;
  • - 10 small bright buttons;
  • - graph paper.
To transfer the pattern from the drawing onto graph paper, or print on the printer to increase. This pattern is designed for 44 Russian size. To reduce or increase the size of the pattern you need to add or subtract a few inches along the crease lines at the bottom of the vest and the shoulders.
Strips of fabric spread out in the correct sequence – so that they are beautifully combined with each other, and then astrocyte, leaving a seam 1 cm; the seams should be smooth on both sides. The result should be two square patchwork cloths 60 x 60 cm
Fold these cloths in half lengthwise; place pattern, cut around the chalk along the contour, leaving no seam. To find front and back vests. In the same way to find details of fabric for lining and padding.
Chopping the pins on three paintings front and back, right sides out, protegat them on the car – each line must be performed 2 mm from each seam on the details of patches. Trim off the excess fabric, if any, aligning all edges.
From piping to do 10 loops in the form of arrows as shown in the figure. Tack them from the back to the front of the vest towards the inside, to stitch. Where should be placed the loops and buttons are indicated on the pattern.
Bias binding to complete the edging vests – first tack around the perimeter, and then defer on the machine. Bend the loop outwards and pin in the desired position. Sew on buttons; if desired they can be covered used cloth.
Useful advice
Helpful tips: Instead of piping you can use fabric for the lining, raskroyu from the remnants of "bias" wide strips of 4 cm and astrochem of them a long strip. This strip need to pristroit to every detail from the front around the edge, then bend the edging on the wrong side and sew on hand.

Advice 2: How to sew a vest out of jeans

Jeans have long ceased to be exclusively working clothes. Denim sew any clothes now, because even the frayed fabric looks stylish and interesting. Moreover, even with torn pants of a material the person is not in a hurry to leave – maybe useful. Discard and do not need. From old jeans, you can sew a Romper for the baby, and shorts, and vest.
Try to make maximum use machined part
You will need
  • - old jeans;
  • - cotton thread in the color of the jeans;
  • - cotton thread in contrasting color;
  • - sewing machine;
  • - needle for hand sewing;
  • - the tape;
  • - dressmaker pins;
  • blade;
  • - the main pattern blouse.
  • paper;
  • pencil;
  • - long range;
  • - chalky.
Before you begin to alter, wash and dry the jeans. Inspect the damage. Scrapes and even holes on the inner parts of the legs do not have to embarrass you like that cut up the side seams. You need the back part with pockets and pant legs. Can be useful another belt. In General, the stirring by the articles of denim, try to use machined part – pockets, the yoke, etc.
Fight back zone. Strut stepper, sciatic and side seams. Try to do it gently, without damaging the fabric. The yoke, if it is not unsew, and carefully cut it in half. For the front vests you will need the rear part of the pants with pockets and yoke pieces. All the vest consists of four parts: two shelves, wide straps, around the neck and a wide belt. The back turns open.
Make pattern shelves. It is a circle or regular septagon. The size is determined empirically – the item should fit into a piece of his pants pocket. Attach the workpiece to the chest, pin them with pins to the shirt and measure the line at which the strap goes from the top of the blank through the neck and to the top of the other workpiece. Add to this measure five centimeters.
Of the side parts of the pants will break the bar. It can be either solid or composite, with the seam in line with the spine. The strap can be with a zipper or button closure. It all depends on the size of the pants. Better to do detail such that it was wider where will participates to the shelves, and a narrow top.
Measure the underbust girth and the width of the belt. From the internal parts of the jeans take a strip of appropriate length and width. It will partecipates to the lower parts of shelves. Add to each slice a couple of inches.
Cuts both straps finish with a serger. Fold the allowances on the wrong side and zautyuzhte. How many items together as they will appear in the finished product. Try what you got. If you are satisfied, stitch detail.
Decorate your vest. Her style is such that the embroidery of colored threads or beads can be performed on the finished product. Think of the clasp. It can be short zipper, buttons or lacing in the grommets. Effectively look vest with three short zips in the front and at the back waist and behind the upper limit.

Advice 3: How to sew a vest made of fur

In the winter period when winter cold has receded, and spring has not yet come, often the question arises – what to wear in this weather to feel comfortable enough. In the winter a jacket may be too hot, but in a thin windbreaker, on the contrary – too cold. In such a situation, the solution can be stylish, light and warm fur vest, which, however, is perfect for winter weather. This vest is versatile and suitable for sports casual style and delicate evening costume. You can sew yourself a fur vest of any color, suitable to jeans, and skirts.
How to sew a vest made of fur
You will need
  • -Knit base;
  • - fur
You will need a meter of silk lining and a meter of any faux fur, any texture and any color. It is best that your chosen fur was quite smooth and soft, and its base was crafted from a stretchy knit – this will facilitate the process of stitching fur details vests.
Remove the scoop with the chest, and then build the pattern. Draw on paper a rectangle whose length is equal to the calculated circumference of the chest, and a width of 75 cm Cut out detail and fold it in half.
In order to outline the contours of neck and armholes, take your finished vest of your size, attach to the pattern and trace the line of the arm openings and neckline. Pattern means no side seams in the product that makes your jacket a more elegant and less bulky.
Then lay the fur wrong side up and transfer it to the pattern. Cut the angle of the neck and then the prepared pattern cutting fabric lining.
On the sewing machine stitch together fur and lining details. Then stitch together the shoulder seams of the front and rear parts, and turn the vest inside out on the front side.
From the same piece of fur cut strips of 10 cm, sew them together and turn, then sew collar to neckline. Sew to the vest clasps and add accessories and ornaments.
Let's start with simple patterns, for which you'll need approximately half a meter of fur width of about 150 centimeters. To cut out the details, the stitching, the same to cut out of lining fabric, I sewed the vest ready. The second pattern fur vest, like two drops of water similar to the first, but it edged wide straps long-pile fur.
Useful advice
In this case, the perfect solution may be stylish, warm and lightweight fur vest, perfect for winter period. Pattern fur vest is versatile and suitable for everyday casual style, and for a beautiful evening outfit for going out. You can sew a vest from fur any colors and style that will be suitable for skirts and jeans.
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