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Unread 07-11-2011, 02:07 AM   #1
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Red - Pokemon. help?

Umm...Hello everyone. I'm kinda new here, just got my account activated now...
Well, I'm a begginer sewer, and I was wondering which fabric should I use for Red's Jacket?
and also, is lining required for this kind of jacket?
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Unread 07-12-2011, 02:48 PM   #2
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If you have a local Joanns, or any kind of craft store that carries fabric, the people there will defiantly help you, especially if you bring in pictures showing what you plan to do. But the common fabric cosplayers use is called 'bottomweight'. Its light and cheap, and comes in different weaves that range from a canvas look to a soft tee shirt fabric. (if you're interested check out my gallery and the Naruto vest is the soft type and the duster is the more canvas type.) Its also VERY easy to sew and VERY forgiving if you have to pull stitches. I highly recommend it. And it usually comes in simple solid colors. Just ask an assistant and they'll point you in the right direction.

Chances are the jacket will be open, so no lining is not required. However you should learn how to do finished seams. A good example of this is the bottom hem of a pair of jeans. You can't see the edge they cut, because they folded it under and sewed it down. This will give you a fantastic finished look everyone will be jealous of.

I hope this helps!
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Unread 07-12-2011, 04:43 PM   #3
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I made that jacket for my brother's girlfriend. We just used basic quilter's cotton from Hancock Fabrics. Lining is not required for that, but a facing on the front where it opens will give a nice look and like Railey98 said, finishing your seams will help a ton. I however, did line the whole jacket for my brother's girlfriend because she made all the gym badges and wanted them inside without the pin showing through the front. I had enough of the red and white to just line it in the same cotton that was the outside.

Here's my finished product: http://www.cosplay.com/gallery/210522/
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Unread 07-12-2011, 05:43 PM   #4
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Thank you guys, I'm sure going to use your advices! they're going to be really helpful!
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If you have a local Joanns, or any kind of craft store that carries fabric, the people there will defiantly help you, especially if you bring in pictures showing what you plan to do. But the common fabric cosplayers use is called 'bottomweight'. Its light and cheap, and comes in different weaves that range from a canvas look to a soft tee shirt fabric. (if you're interested check out my gallery and the Naruto vest is the soft type and the duster is the more canvas type.) Its also VERY easy to sew and VERY forgiving if you have to pull stitches. I highly recommend it. And it usually comes in simple solid colors. Just ask an assistant and they'll point you in the right direction.

Chances are the jacket will be open, so no lining is not required. However you should learn how to do finished seams. A good example of this is the bottom hem of a pair of jeans. You can't see the edge they cut, because they folded it under and sewed it down. This will give you a fantastic finished look everyone will be jealous of.

I hope this helps!
WOAH u rock for explaining all that, im also doing trainer red soon, and was looking for some simple advice on it all, this is great, thanks a ton!
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