Make a Jacket With Milkweed Seed

Don't spend a lot of money for winter garments insulated with goose down. Make a jacket yourself and stuff it with milkweed seed.



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 Gather about four shopping bags full of the ripe milkweed (genus Asclepias) pods.
ARMAND LIONE
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A finished milkweed seed jacket might look something like this. You don't have to make a jacket from scratch, a trainer's jacket with a seam opened will do.
PHOTO: ARMAND LIONE
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The process of opening a seedpod and extracting the fluff.
ARMAND LIONE
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A whole field of material for easy-to-make winter clothing.
ARMAND LIONE
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Even a person with no previous sewing experience can handle the stitchery.
ARMAND LIONE











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