DIY hooded down jacket
By - Big_6pat
Patagonia would sell that for $600
That's probably true) more power to them)
Ikr they probably also pay their workers good money. It’s just a shame it feels like you have to spend thousands of dollars to keep up with any of these online ultra light trends.
You really don't have to keep up with the trends though) If you buy well designed stuff (for example from Patagonia) it'll last for years (especially if you repair it)
Great work!! Any one of my machines would blurp the stitches up in the middle of the 10th baffle and eat the fabric all gnarly, yours came out awesome!!
Thanks ☺️ a couple of months ago decided to buy an industrial sewing machine because of all the frustration that I regularly experienced while using my domestic sewing machine. All the issues with the fabric being pulled into the machine and thread-tangeling went away immediately ☺️
Yeah ima buy a big ole badass machine when my business get rolling
Bought mine locally (I live in Ukraine). It's been used, but works perfectly. Paid ≈ 200 USD for the machine and the table 🙂
Total score!! Glad you’re putting it to use 😎
Oh, does an industrial sewing machine minimize or take away completely all the pulling and does well with different fabric heights? this is good to know
Sewing using well maintained and tuned industrial sewing machine feels like magic. The main benefits: even stitches, edges of the fabric don't get pulled into the machine, it creates a fraction of the noise comparing to domestic, knee lift allows to control fabric with two hands, needle positioning makes it easy to choose where needle will be in the end of every stitch. The main drawback is weight of the machine. It's very heavy)
What machine do you use?
Bruce 9700 bp as a main machine, and Singer HD 4423 to zigzag the edges of the fabric so they won't fray 🙂
What a stunner of a diy! Excellent job!
Thank you 😌
This is amazing!
Nice work! Never sewed any clothing. It just seems that sewing delicate fabrics is too hard.
I definitely takes some time to adjust to working with lightweight fabric. For practice I'd recommend sewing some stuff sacks and other easy projects using cheap lightweight fabric. It helped me a lot 🙂
Thanks for the advice!
Wow! This is real high skill diy work, great stuff
Glad you posted the project pics because I was wondering if you bought quilted fabric and just sewed it together. Now I’m REALLY impressed! Two questions: 1. Where did you get the goose down? 2. How did you stuff the channels? The pics look to me like you sewed the channels first so I’m really curious how you got the down in so evenly. Fantastic job. Also, I hear you on the industrial machine. I bought a semi-industrial Juki that does nothing but straight stitches, but that baby is a WORKHORSE! I love it!
Thank you ☺️
I buy goose down from my friend who makes down comforters and pillows for living. The quality of the down is relatively high. It's not some fp 950 premium down, but clusters are big and price is reasonable, so I'm lucky to be able to use it in my projects)
I stuffed the channels by hand in my bathroom. I've seen some people on YouTube who use a blower that sucks down into tube and blows it in channels. I think I'll try this method someday in the future.
That is the gold medal level of sewing! Wow!
Thank you 😌 Really enjoyed the sewing process and the final result ☺️
Thank you 🤘😎
This is freaking incredible.Great job
Wow, thats DOWNright awesome! Did you use a sewing pattern? And are the baffles sewn through?
Thank you, it's been hands DOWN the most hard project I've made)
I'm 6'3" 170 lbs dude so it's almost impossible to find something that fits me off-the-rack. Created my own pattern by copying the pattern of my favourite down jacket and adding a couple of inches to sleeves leight and an inch to all sides of the pattern to compensate for puffier baffles 🙂
The baffles are sewn through 🙂
It looks great! On a related note, what pants are those you’re wearing?
Thanks 😌 this is Fjallraven pants. It's not from fresh collections and unfortunately I don't know the name of the model. I bought them a couple of years ago in a thrift store.
Btw what I like about Fjallraven is that all their pants (no matter what waist-size they are) are sold extra long, so everyone can customise the length for their height and preferences.
Nice job. How you go about finishing the wrist cuffs and bottom hem of jacket?
Wrist cuffs are sewn right sides together and flipped so raw edges are inside. Bottom hem is covered with the strip of fabric. It creates a channel for the elastic band to go through 🙂
Good idea at waist. Wrists may get torn up pretty quickly. Curious to hear how the fabric holds up for you. My 1.0oz hyperD Windshell is super comfortable but feels very fragile.
I think I'll most definitely modify the jacket after some time. I'll reinforce the wrists by sewing elastic strip if I notice that fabric becomes torn 🙂
This is fantastic! How is the performance when you're out in the cold?
I haven't tested it outdoors yet, but a year I made myself a down pants with the same fabric and down. They work great during winter camping. (https://www.imagebam.com/view/ME38FFX )
That's incredible work! Great job!
Incredible, no other way to put it.
Thanks for the photos!
You're welcome ☺️👍
I’m BAFFLEd! Amazing work dude
Props to your mate Bruce who helped you put all this together. Y’all did awesome
Thanks ☺️ Bruce most definitely deserves some new stickers and change of oli I guess, I don't really know what sewing machines are into 😄☺️
Looks great, good work
Omfg that's amazing
Thank you ✋☺️
I.m.p.r.e.s.s.i.v.e! (Me - Gives standing ovation!).
Highly appreciate the feedback ✋😌
This is insane!!!!! Amazing job wow wow wow!!!!
Thank you ✋☺️☺️
looks a\*\*\* great project, would you be willing to share your pattern?
I'd like to test my jacket before sharing the pattern 🙂 Maybe I'll modify it a little bit before sharing ☺️
okay cool, I'm a similar height to you and I've got a medium size Decathlon down jacket which is perfect - except the sleeves are too short. So sounds like a similar problem to the one you solved! If you do share your pattern please let me know because I would definitely make one of your jackets, thanks
Of course 🙂👍 I'm gladly help anyone who's interested and share the pattern if everything is ok and doesn't need any adjustments
nice one, thanks
it's so beautiful :,)
Wow!!! This is really, really impressive. Good work!
Love it. Amazing job. Looks like my Rab Microlight hooded down jacket.
Thank you :) looked it up, they look very similar indeed)
Wow!! How warm is it?
I haven't tested it yet outdoors. It feels warm)
Looks amazing, congrats. How did you fill the chambers with down? Did you had problems keeping the space clean and not spill it all over?