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Reversible Sewing/Christmas Vest

Reversible Sewing/Christmas Vest

     This vest is an example of paper piecing.  Paper piecing is a great way to make small pictures that turn out perfect every time!  I got the patterns from Carol Doak’s book “ Easy Reversible Vests ”.  I love vests, and I love paper piecing, so when my mother saw this book she knew it would be the perfect birthday present for me.

     Carol Doak is an award-winning quilt-maker, author, and teacher.  This particular book demonstrates many techniques other than paper piecing.  There are chapters on fabric and color selection, piecing techniques, assembling and finishing, among others.  It has a section on embellishments, which includes prairie points, decorative top-stitching, ribbon and lace, and beads.  There is also a large selection of vest patterns.  And she gives several options for buttons and other closures for your vests.  I love this book!

     Most of my vests are reversible, since I have to line them anyway.  This gives me two vests for the price of one.  One side of this  vest is pieced together from strips of my favorite “sewing fabrics”: pictures of thread, scissors, pincushions, thimbles, etc.  There is a paper pieced heart on the front, and two paper pieced flowers on the back.  The reverse side is made of Christmas fabrics.  It has paper pieced house, trees, and candle on one side.  The back design is made up of four paper pieced butterflies.  When sewn together they make a fabulous star!

  Click on the picture of the book below or the link above if you would like to purchase carol's book "Easy Reversible Vests" - We highly recommend it!

 

 

 

 

 

Susie really enjoyed making her vest.  (When we were putting together this page, I still remember her proudly hanging her vest so I could take pictures of it. - Jack) The book provides lot's of great ideas for fabrics to make your vest like the picture below.

These vests are examples from the book.  There are more reviews and pages from the book at Amazon.com.  We think you would enjoy it.  Remember too that you don't have to buy a new copy of the book.  Amazon.com now has used books for sale at sale prices!

 

 

 

 

 

This is the back cover of the book.  You can click on the picture here or the picture above to buy one for yourself.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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