Sew Easy Fix for a Torn Down Jacket...A Simple Save for the Season

Doodle T and Me!
by Doodle T and Me!
2 Materials
5 Minutes

Down Jackets. Perfect for Cold Weather Travel. Light, Packable, Breathable, Super Warm. Almost Perfect.

Until, the Outer Shell of the Jacket is Torn...and then there is a Whirlwind of White Fluff Feathers Everywhere and the Warmth Factor Plummets to Zero.

Toss the Coat?? Maybe.

But, Perhaps, the Coat Can Be Saved with some Sew Easy Sewing!!

Let's Go!!

Sew Easy Fix for the Torn Outer Shell of a Down Jacket:

First, Assess the Damage. This Down Jacket was Torn at the Sleeve Seam...

The Opening Slice is about 10 inches long...

Next, Carefully Turn the Sleeve Inside Out and Push the Feathers back into the opening slice of the sleeve.

Now, Pin and Sew the Opening Slice Closed with a Sewing Machine.

Fold Over the Opening Edge for a Firmer Seam...

This will aid in keeping the feathers inside the Coat Sleeve...

I sewed 2 seams to keep the Sleeve Opening Slice securely closed and the feathers neat and tidy inside.

That's It! Done in a Flash!

Almost Like New!!

Yes, a Bit of a Pucker at the Sleeve Seam...but no Flurry of White Feathers Anywhere...

Polar Vortex - You're On!!

For All the Magic - Jeanne of Doodle T and Me!

Suggested materials:
  • Torn Outer Shell of Down Jacket   (Costco)
  • Singer Sewing Machine   (Costco)

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