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« on: February 05, 2008 12:29:55 PM »

Hi, all you crafting gurus!
My sister in law has a wool high school letter jacket that she obviously doesn't want to wear since she's in her 30's, but she doesn't want to get rid of it. Her name is on the front and her school name is on the back. You know the kind.
Any suggestions? My only idea was to sew it shut and make a throw pillow. Her high school colors were orange and blue so I'm guessing she wouldn't want a pillow that color in her livingroom, but I don't know.
If you guys come up with something good, I'll have to do something with my jacket, too.

Thanks in advance!
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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2008 07:05:49 AM »

It would make an awesome mesanger bag, just make sure you have a clear plan (and the proper needles for sewing leather) before you proceed...

Thinking of this makes me want to do the same with my University leather jacket...
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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2008 10:58:22 AM »

aaaahhh!!!! i actually have one.  i got it for my highschool graduation and it was made out of an old letter jacket.  i will try to find it and post a pic of it.  it's cute but honestly hasn't made it out of a box in the last 9 years. 
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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2008 10:31:16 AM »

I wonder if I could revive this topic? I've doing deep cleaning and came across my letter jacket. I think the sleeves are vinyl, as vinyl tends to get gooey when in contact with colored pencils and such (and there are signs that something like that has happened to the sleeves of the jacket). I don't know if I could use another messenger type bag, as I'm up to my eyeballs in bags. Any other ideas?
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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2008 05:27:39 AM »

Depending on the size of the lettering it might be possible to use it to cover a clipboard or something to turn it into a portfolio.

On the other extreme end of the spectrum if you found coordinating fabric it could be incorporated into a beanbag chair or an ottoman, or any other stuffed furnature (I know Simplicity used to have some good looking patterns for this sort of thing).

I think that's it for ideas for now... Maybe someone else has some... 
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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2009 01:22:16 PM »

I'm looking for a project with a letter jacket too.   Keep the ideas coming.  Maybe a journal cover with the letter and name portions?  And use the leather sleeves for something else?  Isn't wool supposed to be good for potholders?  I have an old wool blanket I'm wanting to re-purpose too.  Hmmmm....
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