So if you read my post a couple of weeks back on scrap quilting you’ll know a bit about the steps that goes into the making of a scrap patchwork quilted jacket, but today – just for fun – I thought I’d share a bit more about making our scrap patchwork Hovea Curve quilted coat sample from leftover fabrics!
A patchwork Hovea is such a great way to use up left over fabric from other projects, even the tiniest of bits can be put to use and given a new life. All of the fabrics that went into the Hovea Curve Scrappy Coat were sourced from our studio stash which if you wanted a sneak peak at, you can see in the fabric storage post the team wrote a few months ago. As I was delving through our cupboards, beginning to plan my colour scheme & patch work design, it felt like a trip down memory lane! I kept spotting the scraps of fabric we’d used in other samples and as I pulled out the remnants, I even noticed the shapes of pattern pieces left in their negative space. I felt like I was doing a puzzle, trying to spot which pattern pieces from which pattern had been cut out from each scrap!
The scoop of a Tania pleat, the curve of an Opal pocket or the point of a Floreat hem – each left their distinct silhouette in the fabrics. It was so wonderful to reflect on all the beautiful garments we had made over the years and so satisfying to know that every last scrap that we’d kept & squirrelled away was now getting not only used, but celebrated! The scrappy coat was going to be like a sewing scrapbook – except wearable.
As I sorted the scraps, I matched them to their samples and by my count, the rems of at least 17 samples got used in the scrappy coat! SEVENTEEN! It’s so amazing to me that the fabric of so many garments are now connected together in one coat and that the different shapes that their pattern pieces left behind, were the shapes that created the patchwork design we ended up with. It feels so meant to be!
Thanks for coming along on that little reflection of mine! It’s so important to sometimes stop and appreciate the amazing skills we have, the beautiful things we make and how far we’ve come in our making journeys. I hope you’ll be able to look through your own scrap stashes and reminisce on all the amazing things you’ve made yourself – and then maybe make them into your own scrap patchwork Hovea jacket ;)
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Here’s the full list of Hovea inspiration and ideas:
- Inspiration & Ideas for Hovea
- Hovea Tester Roundup
- Hovea Curve Tester Roundup
- Hovea Planning Template
- Traditional Korean Textile Arts with Youngmin Lee
- Beginner Quilting concepts with The Weekend Quilter
- Top 10 tips from a quilters first journey into Me Made Clothing with Shannon Fraser
- Introduction to Indian Kantha Quilting with Manjari Singh
- Simple Log Cabin patchwork tutorial with Scribbly Gum Quilting Co
- Wholecloth quilting with Natalie Ebaugh
- Introduction to Japanese textiles and embroidery with Mari Yamada
- How to make a patchwork quilt design without a pattern with Broadcloth Studio
- Modern Quilting with Porfiria Gomez
- Making a patchwork jacket with leftover fabric
Here’s the full list of Hovea tutorials & Hacks:
- Sewalong | How to Choose Between Hovea & Hovea Curve
- Sewalong | Common Hovea pattern alterations
- Sewalong | Quilting prep
- Sewalong | Quilting Design & Planning
- Sewalong | Machine quilting
- Sewalong | Tips for making a patchwork jacket from scrap fabrics (this post!)
- Sewalong | Basic Binding Method for quilt coats
- Sewalong | Pockets and Seams Quilted Views BDF
- Sewalong | Inset Sleeves Quilted Views BDF
- Sewalong | Final Finishes Quilted View BDF
- Pattern Hack | Tips for making Hovea reversible
- Pattern Hack | Sewing a Hovea Dressing gown
- Pattern Hack | How to make a quilt coat from a vintage bed quilt
- Sewalong | Unlined pockets Views ACE
- Sewalong | Lined pockets Views ACE
- Sewalong | Flat Sleeve Insertion Views ACE
- Sewalong | Ties & Hang Loop Views ACE
- Sewalong | Hemming Unlined Views ACE
- Sewalong | Full Lining Views ACE
- Sewalong | Collar band Views ACE
- Sewalong | Belt & Belt Loops Views ACE
We absolutely love seeing what you make, so don’t forget to tag your creations with #MNhovea and @megannielsenpatterns when sharing on social media, and check out what everyone else is up to!
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