Some time ago, I mentioned that my friend (and neighbor) jewelry designer Linda Bertino (visit her wonderful Etsy shop, here) gave me some vintage fabrics for my Santa dolls. Here is a detail of a Santa jacket I’m currently making using a remnant of old upholstery material that she gave me. I love the needlepoint look of this fabric. I used the contrasting selvedge edge for the “placket” and finished all the other edges by turning up the hems and adding blanket stitches. I had just enough of the fabric to make a jacket and cap. And I have some vintage fringe that matches – I love when that happens!