How to Turn a Quilt into Jacket (With Sewing Pattern)

How to Turn a Quilt into Jacket (With Sewing Pattern)

Transforming Comfort: Upcycling a Blanket into a Stylish Jacket!

In today's world of sustainability and eco-consciousness, upcycling has become a popular way to repurpose items that might otherwise end up in landfills. One versatile item that can be transformed with a bit of creativity is an old blanket. Instead of discarding it, why not turn it into a fashionable jacket? Not only will you be giving new life to a cherished piece, but you'll also have a unique garment that's sure to turn heads. Follow these steps to embark on your upcycling journey:

The Coast Coat PDF Sewing Pattern & Instruction Booklet is a must-have for the newbie and the beyond! This boxy, oversized jacket is perfect for anyone who loves to repurpose and reinvent. Whether it's blankets, quilts, or wool blankets, this unisex pattern caters to all body types. Plus, the instructions are a breeze to follow. Less technical jargon = more fun. Even if you make some slip-ups along the way, you can adjust and keep it moving.

Thank you everyone for your support, this was so much fun to make and I cannot wait to see what you all create!! Use #coastcoat if you post so everyone can see your creations, and it can inspire us all! 🫶✨ 

PDF Files Included:

  1. Step-by-step Instruction Booklet with detailed drawings + video tutorial links
  2. Letter PDF (8.5” x 11”)
  3. A4 PDF (210mm x 297mm)
  4. A0 PDF (33.1” x 46.8”)

Skill Level - Confident Beginner & Beyond

IG Tutorials

YouTube Tutorials

The Coast Coat PDF Sewing Pattern

Materials You'll Need:

  1. Blanket: Choose a blanket with a material and pattern you adore. Wool, fleece, or flannel blankets work particularly well for this project.

  2. Scissors: Sharp fabric scissors are essential for precise cutting.

  3. Sewing Machine: While it's possible to sew by hand, a machine will make the process quicker and more efficient.

  4. Thread: Ensure the color complements or matches your blanket.

  5. Measuring Tape: To ensure accurate sizing.

  6. Pins or Clips: These will help hold the fabric in place while sewing.

  7. Bias Tape - 9+ yards of 1/2" double fold Bias Tape.

Step 1: Design and Plan

Before diving into the project, consider the design you want for your jacket. Think about the length, pocket design, and any additional features you'd like to incorporate. The pattern includes quite a few options!

Step 2: Measure and Cut

Measure a puffy jacket you already like wear by laying it flat on the foor. Measure it flat from the bottom of one armpit to the other. Use these measurements and use the Chest Measurement in the chart to find what size works best for you! This pattern is oversized, so when in doubt size down.

Step 3: Follow The Pattern

The in-depth Pattern Manual has awesome step-by-step instructions with illustrations that make it really easy to follow along. Follow each step carefully and visit @laraehandmade on Instagram and YouTube for video tutorials that break down each step and make it easy to understand!


Step 5: Add Details

At this point, you can get creative. Add pockets, a collar, or any other embellishments you envision for your jacket. Remember to securely sew these in place.

Step 6: Finish the Edges

Neaten the edges of your jacket by folding them over and sewing them down. This not only gives a polished look but also prevents fraying.

Step 7: Optional Closures

If you'd like your jacket to have closures, like buttons or a zipper, now is the time to attach them.

Step 8: Final Touches

Give your jacket a once-over to ensure all seams are secure and any loose threads are trimmed. If you like, you can also add any final embellishments or details.

Step 9: Wear Your Creation With Pride

Congratulations! You've successfully transformed a blanket into a stylish, eco-friendly jacket. Wear it proudly, knowing that you've not only saved a cherished item from being discarded but also created something truly unique.

Remember, upcycling is about embracing creativity and sustainability. Don't be afraid to experiment and make the project your own. Enjoy your one-of-a-kind jacket, and spread the word about the wonderful world of upcycling!

Get the pattern here: The Coast Coat PDF Sewing Pattern

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