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    JC Penny puffer jacket underquilt.

    This idea was mentioned in another thread in the donating members section so I decided to give it a shot. These jackets are 650 down filled and were on clearance for $14 each. The size I picked up for this project was 3xlt. I removed the sleeves and sewed up the arms from the inside. Then sewed the bottom of the 2 jackets together. I still have to ad my suspension but work is calling so I'll have to do that and post finished and hanging pics later. I also have 2 nice and light weight sets of sleeves to start another project with. I've posted a pic of the quilt in the stuff sack that came with the jacket next to a bottle. It will still compress down to about half this size so if I can get my suspension right I will have a quilt that will take up half the room of my synthetic. This is my first attempt at diy sewing to- more pics to come. If anyone has good ideas on hanging it please feel free to post. I need all the help I can get.
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    That is pretty nice, and for $28 you can't beat it. Let us know how low a temp you can take it to.
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    Pretty darn sweet.

    Can you add tabs to the old sleeves and attach them to a vest to make a convertible vest / jacket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by STinGa View Post
    Pretty darn sweet.

    Can you add tabs to the old sleeves and attach them to a vest to make a convertible vest / jacket?

    STinGa
    I have a vest I bought on clearance also. Is there a link to this mod somewhere?

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    I also bought two of these puffers. Looks like you're on the right track.
    I'd say stick with what works- sew grosgrain channels on the long sides and ends then use shock cord for the suspension.

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    Did you remove the zippers?

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    Here is my mod. I added climashield armpit patches to help extend the sleeves. Added grosgrain around the arm opening. Added 4 grosgrain loops and shock cord to hold them on. Wear them over or under your vest.

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    Nice work! I'm going to attempt this soon.
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    Would it have been easier to get two vest and sew them together??? Then you don't have to take the sleeves off. I ask, because I may want to get two vests instead of two jackets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BajaHanger View Post
    Would it have been easier to get two vest and sew them together??? Then you don't have to take the sleeves off. I ask, because I may want to get two vests instead of two jackets.
    Most definitely! They were not available in my local store when the coats went to $14.

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