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Sew Better, Sew Faster: Garment Industry Secrets taught by Janet Pray

Sew more quickly and efficiently, without sacrificing quality, once you’ve learned Janet Pray's garment industry secret techniques.

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Style Eco-Friendly
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What materials did you use? I took several of my sons' Army Combat Uniforms apart. I had to remove cargo pockets from the pants and sleeves to get enough single layered fabric. It took longer to prep the fabric than to actually make the jacket.

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What are you most proud of? My sons' military service.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Read the directions completely. I made the extra small and ended up sewing the pocket flaps down because I didn't read ahead. Also, if I had planned to use the pockets, I would have made the button holes before sewing on the flaps. I ended up sewing the buttons on with no button holes.

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I LOVE your jacket! And what nice fabric source. Thank you to your son for his service.

07/01/2014 Flag

Thank you.

07/04/2014 Flag

What a brilliant jacket, it's beautiful.

07/21/2014 Flag


07/25/2014 Flag

Very hip! Great job!

08/15/2014 Flag

That is SO dang cool! Very nice job :-)

08/19/2014 Flag

great up cycle

12/08/2014 Flag