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Old 02-27-2012, 06:58 PM   #1
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I am wanting to make a cover for a friend...I have an old wool jacket that I am planning on using. It is thicker than a sweater...I think one layer will be bullet proof! Would foe work? I don't have enough to cut 2 pieces and turn and topstitch. Any other ideas?

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It might not be strong enough to gather much around the legs and back if you want a tight fit.
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Could you make casings of sorts for the legs and back then serge the non cased areas? I've never done it but figure it's a similar concept to the back pocket part when you make a RRP. As long as you have the extra fabric in those sections.

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Re: FOE and wool?

Ive used FOE with wool in the past, and haven't had issues. You may want to double stitch it though if it is super thick. Especially if you use cotton thread. Cotton thread is not as dourable as poly thread IMHO. I'm no expert, but this is what I've done GL!
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Hmm casings is an idea but I don't have a serger...

And not gathering enough is what I am afraid of, I have never sewn with foe before and the wool is thicker than pul for sure!
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