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Tyvek jacket from Burda pattern 8273

Added Nov 11, 2007

by nycdesigner

New York, New Yo...




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I’m sewing things made out of Tyvek.

Material Notes

Tyvek, thread.




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    Jun 24, 2014, 10.26 PMby Antonio Castro Cosio

    Hi, are you still making these blazers?

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    Jan 8, 2008, 09.33 AMby nycdesigner

    As far as my artistic vision, it’s more of that I can use all sorts of materials to make all sorts of things. I am a graphic designer and papercraft/origami/kirigami author, so it was natural for me to play with it. I ordered the Burda pattern after being a bit dissatisfied with a long trenchcoat I got for free from somewhere. I gave that one away.

    Tyvek is unbelievably warm and is probably the best “windbreaker fabric” in existence. Plus it doesn’t tear unless you sew with too short of a stitch and end up with the “postage stamp” effect.

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    Jan 8, 2008, 09.29 AMby nycdesigner

    I got the Tyvek from a friend who uses it to make incredible papercuttings as her main art form. I have also ordered colored sheets after exhaustive research, and made a minimum order for a bunch of my origami friends. I’m sorry that I cannot divulge my source since they don’t sell retail and Tyvek isn’t easy to get, except from FedEx and HomeDepot.

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    Nov 13, 2007, 07.20 AMby mirela

    Looks awesome! Please tell us more.

    I’ve sewn upholstery swede imitation with batting and turned it into autumn/winter jackets before. Would like to know more about your fabric.

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    Nov 11, 2007, 02.49 PMby jellybeanlupin

    Hi. I’ve just checked out Tyvek on Wikipedia to see what it is and er… wow! Where on earth did you get the material from? And I’m interested in knowing what you are trying to say or get from making your jacket out of it. It doesn’t look like the sort of jacket that you would wear in the sort of conditions where Tyvek would be useful… I love the matt and crinkly quality it has in the photo. Can you tell us more?

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    Nov 11, 2007, 10.47 AMby elainemay

    wow. that’s nifty. the only reason i know the word “tyvek” is because i’ve seen it printed on housing insulation at construction sites… is that what this is??

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