Jul 2, 2007 at 6:41 pm #1223942
Christopher EldredBPL Member
i am interested in making a quilt, synthetic pants and adding an insulated hood to a synthetic jacket that I own. i already have the materials (ripstop nylon, insulation, elastic, drawcords, etc.) i just need the patterns. I was considering using the Green Pepper Cold Weather Hood for the insulated hood and The Rain Shed Unisex Pullover Pants for the insulated pants. For the sleeping quilt I was going to use one of the many online guides (can someone recommend a good one?)
I have two questions:
Does anyone have an experience in extending these patterns to insulated garments rather than fleece/single layer garments? And does anyone have other recommendations for patterns?Jul 2, 2007 at 8:53 pm #1394198
@sdwhiteyLocale: Smoky Mountains
Check out this thread:
A couple of people posted patterns with measurements for a quilt. I used them as starting point and customized them to my own needs to make a quilt that I am very happy with.Jul 3, 2007 at 7:45 am #1394241
green pepper has great patterns, and if you watch the ads for fabric stores (joann's fabrics, hancock fabrics, etc) you can often find them at a substantial discount (maybe $2 instead of $10)
i would definately check a couple of stores, or just the websites, because there have got to be a few great 4th of july sales going on right now!
(p.s. i have not used the specific patterns you are considering, but i do know from personal experience and word of mouth that green pepper has very good patterns overall)Jul 3, 2007 at 1:32 pm #1394283
@need2boatLocale: North East
I've used the directions on the thur-hiker webiste to make a hood. He's got pictures of the pattern but I don't think a PDF or anything to down load. Check the site under the workshop area.
He's also got some directions on how to make a down quilt in the same area. I don't think it would be hard to use them for insulated.
another idea would be to just pattern one from a jacket or wind breaker you already have. Use cotton or something easy to sew. I bet you'll make one or two and have it nailed
You can do a seach on this site and I made a pair of insulated pants from a patter I already had.
I've used a few patterns from the rain sheld and gree pepper. I was very happy.
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