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    Emily @eboyd83

    Has anyone made this jacket out of duck canvas from like joanns as the outer? Can anyone show me an example of how it turned out?

    Thanks,

    Emily

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    Nicole @motherof5

    Yes, it definitely has been done and looks awesome!

    I will hunt out a few for you, I remember some Echino canvas ones.

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    Emily @eboyd83

    Thanks, I would appreciate that. I was looking but couldn’t find any examples. I was thinking of waxing one for a raincoat.

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    jax @capnjax

    I have a question that sort of relates, if I want to make a coat with waxed canvas should I wax the material before or after I sew it?

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    Liesl Gibson
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    @liesl

    I’ve always waxed afterward so it doesn’t clog up the machine. I know someone who sews with waxed canvas all the time and it does tend to make your machine a bit dirty, so if you wax beforehand be sure to use a press cloth and clean your machine well afterwards!

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    Nicole @motherof5

    Rapunzel Coat

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    jax @capnjax

    Thank you.

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    Emily @eboyd83

    Thanks for the example photo. I ended up finding some cheap wool so I’m going that route. But at some point I still think I want to do a raincoat version of this.

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    Liesl Gibson
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    @liesl

    I’m thinking about looking for a heavy twill when I’m in London next week. I’ve realized there’s an outerwear gap in my closet: winter coats, rain coats, and nothing in between. What do most people wear when the weather turns too cool for a raincoat but before you need a full-on winter coat? I’d like something that travels well (i.e., not too bulky).

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    Que @pqtn

    Has anyone made this as a rain coat from indoor/outdoor home decorator fabric? There are some nice prints. I’m wondering if the drape of the material and water repellancy would work for a rain coat.

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    Lightning McStitch @LightningMcStitch

    I’ve certainly seen people make this coat in cotton laminates. They will be water repellent but have more drape than a home Dec weight outdoor furnishing fabric. However, I think the pattern lends itself quite well to a fabric that has minimal drape. It will be quite boxy but that can be fine, just be aware that it may be a beast to sew – setting in sleeves etc is not so much fun with a really stiff fabric.

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