Created by: jakofalltrades
Project

ACU Upcycle.

What are you most proud of? My sons' military service. 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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jakofalltrades made ACU Upcycle. with:

Sew Better, Sew Faster: Garment Industry Secrets

Online Class

Sew Better, Sew Faster: Garment Industry Secrets

with Janet Pray

  • 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.

Project Description

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

Q&A with jakofalltrades

Jules12345 asked:
I LOVE your jacket! And what nice fabric source. Thank you to your son for his service.
jakofalltrades answered:
Thank you.
saxostamper asked:
What a brilliant jacket, it's beautiful.
jakofalltrades answered:
Thanks