Well, this was an interesting project! The script called for a coat made from the month’s giveaway which were some paper placemats. I first ironed the paper to some very lightweight interfacing to keep the paper from tearing as I worked with it. I tried sewing it, but wound up using good old duct tape to hold it together and to outline and emphasize some features like pockets. My fellow RH co-host Donna was my model. 🙂
Hot glue, a few buttons, and a magic marker helped add some detail.
After sewing the sleeves on and turning it right-side-out, the interfacing began to tear between the placemats. PLAN B! GET THE DUCT TAPE!
The finished product
Ironing the placemats to some iron-on interfacing
It was pretty flimsy with just the lightweight interfacing to hold it together, so Donna and I re-inforced it with good ole duct tape.
By connecting several of the mats together to make "fabric", I cut out pieces to sew together for the jacket.