She was working on a denim throw. She found some pre-cut 6 inch squares at her local thrift shop, but needed more to finish the blanket, so she went to her closet and pulled out a denim dress that no longer fit. After cutting what she needed, she had this left over:
|The front of the dress, with embroidered detailing.|
Once everything was pinned in place, I used my sewing machine to stitch it down, following the original stitching lines of the dress. For most of the sewing, I used an 'even-feed' foot, a presser foot that moves both layers of fabric under the needle evenly. When it came time to stitch next to the buttons on the front placket, I switched to the zipper foot so I could get in close. Applique scissors were the tool I needed next. They are sometimes called 'duckbill' scissors, because the have a wide flange on one side. This allows you to cut the fabric on top very close without snipping into the fabric underneath.
I turned the shirt inside-out, and started trimming away the sweatshirt, first by cutting up the center front, and then by trimming next to the stitching lines. With sweatshirt fleece, you don't need to worry about fraying.
|When using applique scissors, you lay the flanged side flat against the fabric, cutting carefully so you don't snip it!|
In less than an hour, the jacket was complete!
Hope this is what my sister had in mind!