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Materials:

  • Wool Blanket (57″ x 42″ / 145 cm x 107 cm)
  • Bias Binding (just under 2 meters  / 2.5 yards)
  • Machine sewing thread (colour to match the bias binding)
  • Kilt Pin to close the coat

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Tools:

  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Needle and thread for tacking
  • Sewing machine & a standard machine needle size 14
  • Tailor Chalk

How To Make:

Fold your chosen blanket in half and lay on a table with the fold facing you.

Measure from shoulder to shoulder across your back. (My measurement for this project is  14” / 36 cm) Divide this measurement in 2.

You will need the length of the arm opening. (My measurement for this project is 12” / 30.5 cm)

With the fold of the fabric facing you measure down 7″ / 18cm from the left hand side (this will be the top of the coat) Note this measurement is taken from the first one above after it is divide by 2.

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Turn the measuring tape to point away from you, as in the image above; measure in 7”/ 18 cm.

Finally turn the tape again horizontal to you and measure down the 12” / 30.5 cm.

Mark this line with some tailor chalk and cut through the two layers of material.

You should end up with a cut in the fabric as shown in the image below.

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You now have your armholes.

Finish off the armholes by attaching bias binding.

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