Eco-Friendly Sewing Giving New Life to Scraps





Eco-Friendly Sewing Giving New Life to Scraps

You status in front of a yellow and blue wall. She is carrying her memade reversible quilted jacket pieced entirely from Ace & Jig scraps. She is carrying an Ace & Jig maxi get dressed in colorful stripes.

hiya Sewcialists!

This project has been months in the making, and i’m so excited to percentage this actual exertions of affection with all of you!

Jenna Wilson, Natalie Ebaugh, and Cary Vaughan pose in Natalie’s one-of-a-type Ace & Jig quilted jackets.

My proposal:

i was stimulated to create eco-friendly version of my quilted jacket with the aid of the incomparable Natalie Ebaugh . Her line of quilted coats pieced, quilted, and created from leftover Ace & Jig scraps are lovely and awe-inspiring. Natalie’s quilted jackets in reality encompass the spirit of Ace & Jig, which is committed to decreasing fabric waste with the aid of using each ultimate scrap of their leftover custom woven textiles. i was fortunate to take Natalie’s quilted jacket Sewalong via Topstitch Studio & front room, in which she shared pointers and hints on how to make a quilted jacket.

right here’s numerous views of the colorblocked quilted jacket I made inside the Topstitch sewalong with Natalie:

In that magnificence, I used the Pauline Alice styles  “Ayora” sample to piece, duvet, and assemble my personal quilted jacket from Diamond textile cloth. With this successful effort below my belt, I felt recommended to tackle making a quilted jacket totally from Ace & Jig scraps.

Pile of Ace & Jig scraps organized by using coloration.

It’s All within the sew Gibson sample flat lay incorporating the Ace & Jig patches that I want to awareness my quilted jacket around.

My Ace & Jig Scrap Jacket:

Having pieced my Ayora jacket using easy large blocks, I anticipated that the hardest a part of this method will be the pre-making plans, mapping the patchwork design, and reducing cover portions of eco-friendly products from irregularly fashioned scraps. I knew it might clearly take plenty longer than reducing from sparkling yardage, but i used to be confident the greater time would be well worth it to give new life to these stunning Ace & Jig scraps I had been amassing from , the community, and the periodic releases of Ace & Jig Patch Kits, that are diverse bundles of their scrap textiles. And boy, did it take time! It took me nearly a month to source Ace & Jig scraps! For this jacket, I determined to use It’s All in the sew “Gibson” pattern.

here’s numerous views of the making plans method I began earlier than the piecing system. I made a miniature paper “toile” to visualize how one side could be color-blocked.

right here’s several perspectives of the lengthy process of getting ready the scraps for piecing:

First, I reduce the randomly sized scraps into strips of numerous widths. next, I organized all the strips into shade and began pairing them collectively to make strip sets. I used the “chain piecing” method to keep time. Chain piecing is a way of stitching together blocks of a material one right after another in an extended chain, with a non-stop sew, without lifting your pressure foot or slicing the thread.  think of it as meeting line stitching! Then, I took the strip units and cut them into chips of diverse widths. ultimately, I took the chips and commenced stitching them together into mini blocks.

right here’s  perspectives of what the quilted pieces appeared like when I completed quilting but before I started out constructing the garment itself:

Whew! The prepping of the scraps and piecing them together became honestly the hardest and longest part of this assignment. as soon as the mini blocks had been executed, I used the ones blocks to stitch the portions of the jacket.

right here’s  snap shots of the reverse aspect before I commenced building the garment. I lucked out with the reversible facet. I had big scraps and did no longer ought to do much piecing.

And right here are several perspectives of the completed garment! once the piecing became performed, attaching the unfairness binding and the construction of the garment changed into a breeze! I also used a massive scrap for the unfairness binding.

right here’s several pictures of me modeling one of a kind perspectives of the finished quilted coat. i like how each aspect is absolutely one-of-a-kind!

Monelle lives in the San Francisco Bay place.

She discovered a way to stitch when she became nine years antique and she has revisited her adolescence pastime as her grownup lifestyle and pastimes focus on gradual style and sustainability. when she’s now not hiking, tenting, or exploring the outdoors along with her  little boys, she’s sewing. observe Monelle’s stitching and outside adventures on Instagram.

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