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  1. EVO3's Avatar
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    May 7, 2006, 10:02 AM - Vest question..... #1

    Hi, i was gonna attempt to sew my own vest. I found some good material and a pattern. My only question is, what do you guys normaly use to line the inside of the vest with? I gotta make sure i get this right the first time. Thanks in advance!
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    May 7, 2006, 10:16 AM - Re: Vest question..... #2

    I'm lining the insides of the short little sleeve type things with that 1/8" foam used for the upholstry in cars for like the ceiling but other than that I don't think anything needs to be lined.
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    May 7, 2006, 11:11 AM - Re: Vest question..... #3

    I pad the front with batting, and use the same for the quilted sleeves. You can get it at Jo-Ann's or Hancock Fabrics...even Wal-Mart carries batting.

    I don't use anything for the back.
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    May 7, 2006, 12:15 PM - Re: Vest question..... #4

    Sweet! Thanks guys. I'll go to the local Wally world and pick some up.
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    May 7, 2006, 12:26 PM - Re: Vest question..... #5

    is the 1/8" foam type stuff the same as batting?
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    May 7, 2006, 1:53 PM - Re: Vest question..... #6

    No, batting is used mainly for quilting and bedding for cribs. It's not foam.
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    May 8, 2006, 10:17 AM - Re: Vest question..... #7

    Quote batninja said:
    I pad the front with batting, and use the same for the quilted sleeves. You can get it at Jo-Ann's or Hancock Fabrics...even Wal-Mart carries batting.

    I don't use anything for the back.
    I went to wally world yesterday and found a few different thickneses. How thick is the batting that you use?

    Thanks!
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    May 8, 2006, 10:22 AM - Re: Vest question..... #8

    I just use what's called 'low loft' batting. I'll have to dig out the packaging.
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    May 8, 2006, 1:31 PM - Re: Vest question..... #9

    I think low loft is is the 1/4" stuff. thats the info i needed. thanks again!
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    May 28, 2006, 8:08 AM - Re: Vest question..... #10

    I am thinking about doing my own vest as well-heck there's a brand new sewing machine sitting idle. Now I just have to learn how to use it! My question is, where do I find a suitable pattern to fit my needs? Can I find one for free online in someone's tutorial or something? Or will I have to modify a McCalls pattern or the like? Thanks for your time guys...

    Dha Syntir, AKA Michael

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