by pennyhal2 20 Jun 2020

I've done so many rug jackets with different themes that now that I look back, I wish I had kept some of them for myself...especially this one. It's called, "Mr. Livingston I Presume." I might make a black and gold one for myself when I get around to it as that combo is more elegant.

Hope I get the uploading process done correctly this thime!


by peafarm 22 Jul 2020

Made several jackets using sweatshirts. They are nice and warm and when you take them apart and quilt them you can line them or not. Take ribbing off and bind suggesting bias since it goes around the curve of neckline. I love them and especially when you make them all your own creation. This one I love all those animals in the fabric.

by anitapatch 29 Jun 2020

Lovely. Like it very much

by stock 22 Jun 2020

i ,was wondering the same as
Chris, so the black that's showing between the patches is the original sweater? What do you bind them with? Haven't seen them before really nice....wendy

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 22 Jun 2020

Yes. In this case I used a black sweatshirt. I match the color of the sweatshirt to go with the collection of fabric I'm going to use. I bind them with either plain cotton, in this case black, or out of leftover fabric.

by mrskiki 21 Jun 2020

Beautiful. Do you sell these? Lots of work involved. Hugs. Nan

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 21 Jun 2020

I sold a lot of these at craft shows until 2007 when the the economy took a dive. Now, there are not any craft shows around here. If I do a theme like dogs or Africa, it takes about 50 hours for me to complete. A color wave takes about 45 hours as I don't have to think about the fabric being right side up so you see the design correctly. This includes shopping for all the different fabrics. I

by pennifold 21 Jun 2020

So Penny, do you cut out all the animal shapes and applique them onto black fabric and then cut out a pattern, or some other way? Love Chris

P.S. It's fantastic by the way!

pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 21 Jun 2020

If I'm doing an jacket that has a specific theme, I do fussy cut everything. If I'm doing a color wave like blue, I just cut the fabric up. I cut the sweatshirt's side, under arm seams, and neck and bottom ribbing off. I throw this stuff away. This allows the sweatshirt to be mostly flat. I work one section at a time and lay out the fabric so that it pleases me and glue everything down one section at a time. Then I start stitching everything down using severay different shades of thread and making sure I get all edges stitched down. I stitch the jacket back together, add binding to the raw edges, and add a pocket inside with a ME fun saying. PM me if you want more specific info.

pennifold by pennifold 29 Jun 2020

That it is so cool, you are really good at making these and they all look awesome. Love Chris

by babash 20 Jun 2020

Wow what a lot of work goes into these jackets. Love this one.

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 21 Jun 2020

Thanks! Yep. Not difficult, but time consuming.

by crafter2243 Moderator 20 Jun 2020

This jacket makes quite a statement. I bet a animal lover owns it. This was a lot of work.

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 21 Jun 2020

Thanks! People tend to try and see the details when you werar it.