How to Make a Circle Vestcomments (1) January 4th, 2010
On the Threads blog you can find all the instructions you need to create this circle vest I created for Threads issue #146. All you need is about a yard of fabric and binding and you can finish this project in less than an hour.
For a super-comfy version, choose a thick fabric such as fleece. For a more sweater-like creation, choose a loose knit. Finish the raw edges with strips of ribbed knit; you can shape the knit easily around the curved edges, and it stretches to fit. For a quicker no-sew version, make the vest out of fleece and cut the edges with pinking shears. For a double-sided option, topstitch two layers of fleece together.
Whether you make it in a lightweight fabric or in a cozy knit, this vest is the perfect addition to any wardrobe regardless of the season.
You can also use this method to create a pattern for a super-quick faux fur vest like the one featured here. Faux fur doesn't ravel, so you don't have to finish the edges.