The Baby Fly Away Jacket in the One Yard Wonders book caught my attention when I first looked through this book. I knew I would be making at least one of these cute jackets, and now that I have, I predict I will make more.
This is a super easy project that makes up in just minutes. The directions in the book call for one layer of flannel, and then using bias tape to bind all the raw edges. Which will work beautifully, I am sure.
But I decided to skip the bias tape and make this little jacket lined and reversible instead:
To make this jacket this way, all you have to do is cut and sew 2, instead of one. Then place them right sides together and sew a narrow seam allowance all around the sides, neck, and bottom, leaving an opening for turning. Clip your seams, notching around the curves, turn, press, and then close the opening and top stitch all around. Then you just fold under the raw sleeve edges on both sides (together) and top stitch these down. and Voila! This works out even easier than the original instructions of using bias tape, in my opinion. Next I want to try to enlarge this and make one for my toddler, and add a hood.
I must have made more than a dozen projects from this awesome book by now, and I will make many more. Here are some I have shown on this blog already:
the Folklore Bag
I thought I had posted the bias skirt as well; I have made half a dozen or more of these skirts and this is my favorite pattern in this book so far. I will go and photograph my most favorite one and post that next.
If you don't have it yet, you really should buy this book now!