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Reversible sweatshirt jacket. Two sweatshirts in different colors are sewn together and trimmed with fringe, cuffs, pockets and lapels of polar fleece. Cuffs, lapels and collar are edged with glass beads.
CRAFTS Oct 1991 (v.14#10) pg. 30

Convert a T-shirt into a woman's lightweight summer jacket and trim with fanciful painted silk flowers.
CRAFTS Jul 1994 (v.17#7) pg. 60, 39

Falling leaves jacket. Sweatshirt turned into jacket is fused with maple and oak leaves cut from printed fabric. Dimensional fabric paints are used to outline and highlight the leaves.
CRAFTS Sep 1997 (v.20#9) pg. 72, 55

Cotton mop heads and mattress pads can be turned into dressy jackets, robes, snuggle bags, etc.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #83 Oct 1981 (v.7#11) pg. 38

How to make a skirt and jacket using sewing scraps made into a patchwork.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS May 1975 (v.5#7) pg. 62

Romantic quilted jacket and blouse ensemble forms a special evening outfit.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jun 1981 (v.12#5) pg. 14

Quilted satin bolero jacket and "instant dress" made from tube jersey gathered on elastic bands.
FAMILY CIRCLE Oct 23 1978 (v.91#12) pg. 120, 160, 162

How to make windowpane shorts, bandeau and jacket from four terry kitchen towels.
FAMILY CIRCLE Jun 5 1979 (v.92#8) pg. 110, 148

Things to make from placemats. Instructions for three styles of purses, a toaster cover, double shoe bag, travel kit for cosmetics, magazine rack, a chair caddy for magazines and a jacket.
FAMILY CIRCLE Aug 28 1979 (v.92#12) pg. 74, 98

Seven quilted jackets for women. All are sewn from commercial patterns and the special quilting instructions in this article.
FAMILY CIRCLE Feb 1 1980 (v.93#2) pg. 68, 98

Brocade top (jacket) for a woman. One size fits all. Est. cost: $22.
FAMILY CIRCLE Oct 23 1984 (v.97#15) pg. 111, 174

Woman's sporty jacket (vest) is made from four place mats. Est. cost: $17.
FAMILY CIRCLE Oct 23 1984 (v.97#15) pg. 111, 174

How to make a quilted jacket in the Log Cabin pattern from fabric scraps and old denim jeans.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Jul 1978 (v.187#1) pg. 140, 201

Hooded jacket is made from blanket pieces crocheted together.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Jul 1978 (v.187#1) pg. 144, 230

A "Sew-Fast" wardrobe all cut from one basic T-shape pattern with variations in neckline, sleeve, and hem lengths. Complete instructions for (1) Slender long gown with V-neck, (2) Wrap jacket, (3) Cowl-necked tea dress, (4) Wing-collar blouse, (5) Bloused tunic, and (6) Big wrap coat.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Jan 1979 (v.188#1) pg. 109, 194

A woman's vest and a jacket sewn from reversible placemats.

Seminole patchwork, narrow pieced strips in geometric designs. Instructions for using the patchwork to make a quilt, a blouse, tote bags with basket bottoms, a woman's jacket, a ruffled hat, an apron, and a dirndl skirt.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING NEEDLECRAFT Spring-Summer 1979 pg. 70, 130

Woman's antelope skin leather jacket is constructed from geometric shapes and requires no tailoring.
HANDMADE Spring 1982 (v.2#1) pg. 34, 49, 109

Woman's lightweight jacket with mutton sleeves and a belted waist and peplum.
HANDMADE Summer 1982 (v.2#2) pg. 14

Chinese-inspired satin jackets with embroidered designs on the back.
HANDMADE Winter 1982-83 (v.2#4) pg. 32, 67

Pattern for 2 women's jackets. (1) Linen suit jacket features single button closing and set in sleeves. (2) Quilted jacket featuring wide contrast band around outside edges and cuffs.
HANDMADE #8 Spring 1983 (v.3#1) pg. 40, 103, 63

Woman's full-length denim coat or a jacket are made from the same simple, three piece pattern.
HANDMADE #10 Sep-Oct 1983 (v.3#3) pg. 43, 58

Seminole patchwork technique is combined with overdyed denim and quilting to create a comfortable seasonal jacket for men and women.
HANDMADE #10 Sep-Oct 1983 (v.3#3) pg. 48, 61, 67

Trillium-flower felted woman's jacket.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1992 (v.13#1) pg. 66, 88

Two styles of patchwork jackets in satin and velveteens. One is a boxy Mandarin style; the other is a waistcoat with accentuated shoulders and a rolled collar. Waistcoat version requires a Vogue pattern.
LADIES HOME JOURNAL NEEDLE & CRAFT Fall-Winter 1979 (v.10#1) pg. 75, 111

Machine sewing garment leather. Pattern and instructions for making a woman's bolero jacket.

Machine sewing garment leather. Part 4. Patchwork jacket.
LEATHER CRAFTERS JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1992 (v.2#4) pg. 13

Woman's quilted Oriental-style jacket sewn from a McCalls pattern and quilted with hearts and a rabbit design.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Spring 1979 (v.24#1) pg. 96, 170

How to quilt a home-sewn jacket with variations of the log cabin quilt patterns.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Summer 1980 (v.25#2) pg. 62, 119

Edwardian applique. Two women's velveteen jackets and a collared vest are appliqued with leaf and vine decorations.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Sep-Oct 1983 (v.28#5) pg. 50, 114

Woman's long-sleeved jacket has hand-knit sleeves and a body of quilted patchwork. Yolk has flower appliques.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Aug 1985 (v.30#4) pg. 84, 105

A skirt and jacket to make from old neckties.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #62 Mar-Apr 1980 pg. 24

Woman's satin evening jacket is quilted with paisley motifs. Purchased pattern required for the jacket.
NEEDLE & CRAFT Oct 1989 (v.12#5) pg. 45, 30, 37

Log cabin patchwork jacket uses commercial pattern. Instructions for basic quilting technique furnished.
NEEDLE & THREAD Mar-Apr 1981 (v.1#1) pg. 10

Velvet crazy patchwork jacket decorated with floral embroidery on some panels. Uses purchased pattern.
NEEDLE & THREAD Mar-Apr 1981 (v.1#1) pg. 10

White on white jacket and matching camisole combines satin, lace and other fabrics. Uses commercial pattern.
NEEDLE & THREAD May-Jun 1981 (v.1#2) pg. 9

Quilted rainbow jacket. Requires a commercial pattern.
NEEDLE & THREAD Mar-Apr 1982 (v.2#2) pg. 9, 23, 43

Woman's strip-pieced jacket incorporates five different prints. No hand or machine quilting required.
NEEDLE & THREAD Jan-Feb 1983 (v.3#1) pg. 12, 43

Woman's "Signature" jacket. The jacket is machine quilted in 4" squares. The quilt "line" incorporates the "signature" of the owner every 4".
NEEDLE & THREAD Jan-Feb 1983 (v.3#1) pg. 13, 44

How to sew a blazer easier, faster, and which is much more professionally-tailored in appearance.
NEEDLE & THREAD Sep-Oct 1983 (v.3#5) pg. 6

Sew a woman's long-sleeve reversible jacket.
NEEDLE & THREAD Sep-Oct 1984 (v.4#5) pg. 11, 42

Sew a woman's long-sleeve denim jacket with seminole trim on the sleeves.
NEEDLE & THREAD Nov-Dec 1984 (v.4#6) pg. 13, 43

Sew a woman's long-sleeve zippered and belted leather jacket.
NEEDLE & THREAD Jan-Feb 1985 (v.5#1) pg. 11, 35

Sew a woman's long-sleeve, Western style suede leather jacket with snap front closing and two breast pockets.
NEEDLE & THREAD Jan-Feb 1985 (v.5#1) pg. 14, 42

Make a woman's long-sleeve lined jacket with a stenciled flower pattern.
NEEDLE & THREAD Mar-Apr 1985 (v.5#2) pg. 12, 42

Sew a woman's lace-trimmed camisole top and matching long-sleeve satin jacket.
NEEDLE & THREAD Nov-Dec 1985 (v.5#4) pg. 8, 39

Sew a woman's long-sleeve mixed-media jacket, combining beading, shisha mirrors and embroidery.
NEEDLE & THREAD Nov-Dec 1985 (v.5#4) pg. 8, 20, 38

"Raggles," the art of tearing strips of fabric and sewing them to an item, creating a fringe-like embellishment. Includes diagram for making a lightweight woman's long-sleeved jacket with a drawstring bottom. Also includes suggestion for a pillowtop with "Raggles" applied along two diagonals.
NEEDLE & THREAD Jan-Feb 1986 (v.6#1) pg. 6

Woman's cocoon jacket.
NEEDLE & THREAD Jan-Feb 1986 (v.6#1) pg. 14, 43

Woman's "Sunshine" jacket is made using a commercial pattern. Fabric is tie-dyed, strip-pieced and hand-quilted.
NEEDLE & THREAD Mar-Apr 1986 (v.6#2) pg. 13, 39

Woman's short-sleeved reversible jacket/blouse is made from silk. One side is painted in a soft spring-trees design. The other side is randomly painted and floss-tied.
NEEDLE & THREAD Mar-Apr 1986 (v.6#2) pg. 13, 21, 40

How to convert a pullover sweater into a "European-style" sweater/jacket with embroidered trim, silver buttons, and lining.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Jan-Feb 1983 (v.6#1) pg. 6

Tip: How to avoid slipping or twisted sleeve linings in coats and jackets.
THREADS #2 Dec 1985-Jan 1986 pg. 6

The application of architectural design principles to clothes. Includes instructions for Knap-pants, an elaboration on basic drawstring pants, and a matching Knap-jacket.
THREADS #17 Jun-Jul 1988 pg. 31
Added Info THREADS #18 Aug-Sep 1988 pg. 4

"Soft tailoring," techniques used in tailoring a jacket for a woman. Includes instruction for preshrinking woolen fabric, for edging the canvas interfacing with muslin, and for making bound buttonholes.
THREADS #22 Apr-May 1989 pg. 44

Practical tailoring techniques from Coco Chanel. Describes quilting a shell to a jacket lining and construction of the jacket. Instructions for making a Chanel buttonhole, for adding trims, and for making a Chanel button with a fabric ring with gold center.
THREADS #23 Jun-Jul 1989 pg. 24
Added Info THREADS #25 Oct-Nov 1989 pg. 4

Perfecting the lapel. How to succeed with the trickiest part of a tailored jacket. Explains cutting and shaping a collar, the turn of the cloth, preparing facings, alignment of parts, creating notches, sewing, and final trimming and pressing. Also includes fabric suggestions for tailored jackets.
THREADS #24 Aug-Sep 1989 pg. 57

How to create a jacket modeled after Patagonia's shelled fleece-lined jacket.
THREADS #25 Oct-Nov 1989 pg. 52

Inside an Armani jacket. A description of how interfacing is used, of the two-piece collar and under collar, use of fabric grain in cutting, adding bust dart shaping and shaping fabric with an iron.
THREADS #30 Aug-Sep 1990 pg. 24

Clothes to live in. Angelheart designs for comfort, fun and ease of wear are described. Includes pattern for the "I can wear Angelheart to work" jacket. Sketches show how to make flat-fell and split flat-fell seams, and how to use them to attach a placket.
THREADS #32 Dec 1990-Jan 1991 pg. 30
Added Info THREADS #38 Dec 1991-Jan 1992 pg. 6

Against the grain. Exploring the subtleties of couture lapels found in Ungaro and Yves Saint Laurent jackets. An explanation of techniques and how to incorporate them.
THREADS #32 Dec 1990-Jan 1991 pg. 44

How to correct jacket hemlines that ride up. Both back and front corrections described.
THREADS #35 Jun-Jul 1991 pg. 8

Second time around. How to alter a man's sport jacket to fit a woman's frame. Describes how to take a garment apart and realign the pieces. Shows how to change a vent to a kick pleat.
THREADS #35 Jun-Jul 1991 pg. 72

Straight line garment design. How to shape squares with tabs, loops and buttons. Ideas on placing pockets and using bias bindings for necklines. Includes pattern for making an easy basic jacket.
THREADS #36 Aug-Sep 1991 pg. 32

Safari for the city. A simply sewn jacket made from prints you quilt.
THREADS #36 Aug-Sep 1991 pg. 54

Contemporary tailoring. How to construct a woman's classic cardigan jacket completely by machine. Construction details for making a patch pocket and adding fusible interfacings.
THREADS #37 Oct-Nov 1991 pg. 36

Vent first. How to simplify construction of a classic two-piece jacket sleeve.
THREADS #38 Dec 1991-Jan 1992 pg. 36

A surprising turn of the pleat. Manipulating striped fabric to create interesting texture and color in a jacket.
THREADS #39 Feb-Mar 1992 pg. 32

Jacket lining made easy. How to sew and insert it completely by machine.
THREADS #39 Feb-Mar 1992 pg. 62

The incredible, reversible, one-technique jacket. How to use randomly stitched, machine-quilting to construct the fabric. Also describes jacket construction, including making reversible pockets.
THREADS #40 Apr-May 1992 pg. 30

Tip shows how to create a removable jacket placket.
THREADS #42 Aug-Sep 1992 pg. 29

Two jackets in one. How to select the right fabrics and pattern to create a reversible jacket.
THREADS #43 Oct-Nov 1992 pg. 66

How to alter a blazer pattern to fit the lower back when the wearer has rounded shoulders and a flat rear.
THREADS #44 Dec 1992-Jan 1993 pg. 20

Shaping a perfect jacket sleeve cap. How to use bias strips, machine stitching and steam shrinking to cup fabric for a smoother set.
THREADS #44 Dec 1992-Jan 1993 pg. 33

Tip shows how to make shoulder-pad pockets for reversible jackets.
THREADS #45 Feb-Mar 1993 pg. 12

How to make a closure on a reversible jacket so it can be buttoned right over left when worn either side out.
THREADS #45 Feb-Mar 1993 pg. 12

The no-seam armhole. How to eliminate a set-in sleeve without sacrificing the fit of a jacket. How to convert a set-in-sleeve jacket pattern to a princess raglan style.
THREADS #48 Aug-Sep 1993 pg. 32

Fitting jacket shoulders. How trying on ready-to-wear will help identify changes that need to be made in a sewing pattern.
THREADS #49 Oct-Nov 1993 pg. 62

How to make a woman's basic linen jacket in three days. Insert shows a fast way to shape a lapel with fusible interfacing.
THREADS #52 Apr-May 1994 pg. 36

Advice on how to deepen the armhole on an existing jacket.
THREADS #57 Feb-Mar 1995 pg. 10

Tips on how to make an authentic letter jacket (like school athletes wear) with leather sleeves and a wool body.
THREADS #61 Oct-Nov 1995 pg. 10

Setting in a jacket sleeve. Adjust ease, insert sleeve head and shape shoulder pads like a professional. Drawings show how to create personalized shoulder pads.
THREADS #61 Oct-Nov 1995 pg. 40
Correction THREADS #66 Aug-Sep 1996 pg. 12

When geometry meets fashion. A scaled-down version of a Ronaldus Shamask origami-based jacket. Includes details for making inseam buttonholes, mitered-corner patterns, a fold-over flap from neckline to cuff, a triangle-based collar and geometric lapels.
THREADS #63 Feb-Mar 1996 pg. 30

Smooth sewing on high-tech, breathable outerwear fabrics. Making an unlined parka. Includes the do's and don'ts in pressing, cutting, needles and thread, sewing and pattern selection. Includes instructions for adapting a collar pattern to make a wind-resistant funnel collar and for customizing a pocket to make them expandable and with a flap.
THREADS #64 Apr-May 1996 pg. 36

Details to die for. Unique construction techniques for one-layer fashions in which seams and hems blend unobtrusively into the garment. Includes instructions for making the seams, for shaping using holes instead of darts and for making figure-eight tacks at seam junctions. Also includes the pattern for a bias camisole and variations that add cape sleeves, extend it to a shift dress, a flared bias dress with spiral sleeves, a bias tank top and a short draped jacket.
THREADS #64 Apr-May 1996 pg. 64

Perfecting the parka. How to alter a commercial ski-jacket pattern to get maximum protection against cold and wet. Includes adding a lining, an insulating layer, double zipper shields, drawstrings at waist and hem, zipper pockets and a retractable hood in an insulated collar.
THREADS #68 Dec 1996-Jan 1997 pg. 40

A new hemline for an old jacket. How to revive a jacket by shortening the existing hem or entirely changing its shape.
THREADS #69 Feb-Mar 1997 pg. 46

Serge a mock-tailored jacket. How to practice basic serging skills while making a jacket in one day.
THREADS #70 Apr-May 1997 pg. 40

Two-in-one silk jacket. How to make a woman's reversible bomber jacket.
THREADS #70 Apr-May 1997 pg. 64

Zip it up! How to update a jacket pattern with a zipper closure, without refitting.
THREADS #73 Oct-Nov 1997 pg. 46

Design ideas from a Miyake shirt. Pattern for constructing simple jackets and shirts based on folkwear-inspired designs by Japanese designer Issey Miyake.
THREADS #76 Apr-May 1998 pg. 52
Added Info THREADS #77 Jun-Jul 1998 pg. 11

Upholstery fabrics for jackets. Advice on a pattern selection and alteration. Guidelines on reducing bulk in a notched collar, at corners and in the sleeve hem. How to do Spanish snap buttonholes to give the flattest look.
THREADS #80 Dec 1998-Jan 1999 pg. 54

Tip suggests using lead-weighted drapery chain in a jacket's bottom hem to keep it from hanging up on the hips.
THREADS #82 Apr-May 1999 pg. 18

The Armani effect. A look at the tailoring that makes Giorgio Armani's jackets distinctive and how to alter a commercial pattern to achieve similar results. Part 1. Describes curing the shoulders, shaping the back seam, creating a nonoverlapping front closure, adding a bias-bound and pieced-strip closure and adding a turn-back lapel to a collarless pattern.
THREADS #82 Apr-May 1999 pg. 30
Added Info THREADS #84 Aug-Sep 1999 pg. 8

The Armani effect. A look at the tailoring that makes Giorgio Armani's jackets distinctive and how to alter a commercial pattern to achieve similar results. Part 2. Interfacings, shoulder pads and set-in sleeves.
THREADS #83 Jun-Jul 1999 pg. 40

The Armani effect. A look at the tailoring that makes Giorgio Armani's jackets distinctive and how to alter a commercial pattern to achieve similar results. Part 3. Finishing details. Adding lining with pleat at center back, in-seam buttonholes, hidden plackets, bound edges and other details.
THREADS #84 Aug-Sep 1999 pg. 40

A quick-to-sew shrug in several variations.
THREADS #85 Oct-Nov 1999 pg. 80

Woman's shaggy jacket is made from long strands of yarn sewn in rows on a fabric jacket.
WOMAN'S DAY Oct 23 1978 (v.42#2) pg. 111, 190

Fabric shrug to sew from boucle knit fabric.
WOMAN'S DAY Nov 1 1979 (v.43#2) pg. 78, 129

Quick-sew reversible summer-weight jacket is made of poplin on one side and terry on the other.
WOMAN'S DAY Jun 16 1981 (v.44#11) pg. 20

How to turn a shirtwaist dress into a jacket.
WORKBASKET Jan 1985 (v.50#3) pg. 69