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Topic: Horse hair into retro style western coat  (Read 3604 times)
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« on: April 04, 2012 10:57:39 AM »

I had a fairly big chunk of horse hair (from the last time my horse got his hair did), sitting in a drawer, and I'd been planning on doing something with it for ages.

I pulled a jacket outta the closet (really nice pendleton one that fits me well, but booooooring).

Made the hair into fringe by sandwiching it between- shoot, I don't remember. Bias tape or hem tape or something like that from my crafty stash drawer.

Then I drew a little rope design, programed it, and sewed it...

Fit it to the jacket

Same thing for the front-

Added piping from the stash

Cut some platinum leather fringe for under the hair, because it really wasn't popping... guess I didn't take pics of that, but you can see it attached here.

added piping to the front too

And finished it all up. Sorry the modeling pics aren't the best- took 'em with my computer.


« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2012 02:54:28 PM »

What an amazing use for horse hair! The jacket looks really cool too.

Look twice, buy once. Nooooo
Look twice, decide I can make one instead.
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2012 07:46:16 PM »

WANT WANT WANT and I live in Hawaii where there is no use for jackets!

Omg..I love the rope design and I seriously want to steal your machine. The jacket is so much better with the additions and now you'll always have your horse with you when you where it!

I wonder if you wore it around him if he'd sniff it and be confused.

Běifāng yǒu jiārn, jush r dl. Y g qīng rn chng, zi g qīng rn gu. Nng b zhī qīng chng yǔ qīng gu. Jiārn nn zi d.
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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2012 09:19:18 AM »

Now that's what I call a crafty mind!

One for all, and all for crafts!
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2012 11:03:38 PM »

Then I drew a little rope design, programed it, and sewed it...

This is the point where I got really really envy...  Wink

Road goes ever ever on...
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2012 07:20:38 PM »

What a great jacket! Another reason why I love Craftster: a person with a drawer of horse hair.
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