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November 26, 2012
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Up-Cycled Hobbit Vest Tutorial by Autnott Up-Cycled Hobbit Vest Tutorial by Autnott
Wow, I actually followed through for once. o.O

So here's how I made my hobbit vest using a baggy old shirt discovered in the depths of my closet. I tried to make sure everything was spelled correctly and made sense, but unfortunately Photoshop doesn't check for things like that - so I'm sorry if I missed any.

Disclaimer: this tutorial assumes you know how to do basic sewing. You should know terms like seam allowance, and straight stitch, and um, sewing machine. I don't really go into detail about sewing buttonholes or hems mainly because I'm lazy, but also because I'm really bad at explaining technical stuff like that - so hopefully you understand those things. If you have any questions or I somehow managed to leave out some major part of this tutorial, don't hesitate to ask/point out my shortcomings.

Also, if you do end up using this tutorial or are at least somewhat inspired by it, please link back here or at the very most send me a link of your creation. I would love to see everyone's lovely vests!

Edit: Ah! I'm so sorry, but I just realized that all those times I said straight stitch, I really meant stay stitch. Sorry if I confused anyone. :(
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komischFee Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is awesome! I love DIYs. This will definitely come in handy!
Autnott Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student General Artist
lynlynlora Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
this is a great tutorial.  I used it in an overhaul of a suit jacket recently. it came out really well, thank you!
Autnott Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you so much!  Do you happen to have pictures?  I'd love to see how it worked out for you and if you'd like I'd be happy to link to it in my tutorial description.
Everild-Wolfden Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Writer
Ooooh boy. I'm SO going to have to make this one. I hae no shirts I can spare, but I can always pop to the charity shop!
Autnott Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Yay! Thanks; I'd love to see how it turns out. Don't bother to ask if you have any questions or need something clarified. And thanks for faving!
DeviantCookie Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
By the time I want tot buy waistcoats but never find one I like... now you just tell me how to do it myself for so much cheaper! * Fate And Destiny Sign With Divine Light And Ta-Dah!!!! * \o/ Thank you so much and congrats! :-)
Autnott Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student General Artist
You're welcome; I'm glad I could help!:boogie:

And thank you!
magpie-poet Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Neat! I had such terribly luck making a steampunky vest last year that I might try a variant of this for that someday.

Of course, I don't get on so well with button holes...
Autnott Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Student General Artist
I'd love to see what you come up with. I'm a bit of a closet steampunk fanatic, myself (but, shhh, don't tell anyone :D ).

Yeah, I used to hate buttonholes, too, but then I got a new sewing machine that makes buttonholing a whole lot easier. Good luck to you!
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