Rag Jacket for Kids

Alright I finally got around to doing another rag jacket for my daughter because she lost the one she had! The last thing I need to do is make a tag with her name and phone number on it "just in case" and sew it in her jacket. Here is a pic of the finished jacket before brushing. I still have to take a lint brush to it.

So basically this is another pieced item. You find 4-5 colors and or prints that go well together. I used solids and prints. I used one solid color for the inside of the jacket I think I had a yard and a 1/2 of that fabric and 1/2 yard of the other fabrics to make this jacket. You cut up your flannel in 10 inch strips and then pair them off in different colors sewing up your two layer of flannel with another 2 layers:

Here is my 10 inch strip backed with the pink which will be the inside of the jacket

All seam allowances are to the right side of the coat.

Here are two strips sewn together, you use a 1/2 inch seam allowance

Using all the different colors sew up 4 of your matched fabrics together:

I then take my pattern pieces and lay them on the pieced fabric using the seam as a design element:

Your pattern is sewn up with wrong sides together:

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The jacket once completely sewn up with finishing edges then gets clipped. I love this part because it starts to look really good as its being clipped. I clip all seams 1/4 inch apart.  Then throw all that fuzzyness in the washer and dryer. Be careful taking it out of the dryer you will get invaded by flannel fuzz! It will cover your floor and blow around like rainbow tumbleweeds :)