How To Make A Jacket Out Of A Quilt

How To Make A Jacket Out Of A Quilt | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

This jacket made from a quilt is my new favorite sewing project, and I just couldn’t wait to share it! Emily Lightly has created a gem with this one. The best part of it is that you can pick up a quilt from the thrift store for very little money and make it into this adorable jacket.


Materials Needed For This DIY:

  • Quilt
  • Jacket Pattern
  • Sewing Machine
  • Scissors
  • Thread


Step One

Start by laying your quilt out on a flat and even surface. Look online or in-store for a jacket pattern you like.

Step Two

Remove all of the binding from the edge of the quilt.

Step Three

Lay your pattern out and pin it on the quilt and begin to cut the fabric out.

Cut Out Fabric For Your Jacket - DIY Quilt Jacket

Image by. Emily Lightly via YouTube video.

Step Five

Thread your sewing machine with a color of thread that will match your project. Test your thread on pieces of scrap fabric to make sure it will work for your project.

Step Six

Pin the fabric that makes up the shoulders of the jacket together, then sew. Use a serger to sew the edges of the material. Make sure you are sewing the material inside out.

Attach Binding To DIY Jacket - Quilt DIY

Image by. Emily Lightly via YouTube video.

Step Seven

Next, pin and then sew the sleeves of your jacket. Once the sleeves and front panels of the jacket are attached, try on the jacket to see if you are happy with the length.

Step Eight

Add the binding to the cuffs of the sleeves. You will likely have to use lots of pens to keep the binding on as you sew.

Step Nine

Continue adding binding to the rest of the jacket. Use lots of pins and pull the fabric tight as you sew.

Step Ten

Finally, add pockets with the scrap fabric if you want.

How To Make A Jacket Out Of A Quilt

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