How to Make a Designer Jacket From Jeans
Imagine owning your own designer jacket! I decided to create my own! Follow my tutorial and see how I made this fashion show stopper from fabrics I already had at home. I knew this would be a unique piece to add to my wardrobe that would rope in the compliments! This piece was so much fun to make and I could really let my creative juices fly! Follow this step-by-step guide and learn how I made this incredible, designer jacket.
Tools and Materials:
- Sewing machine
- Gold ribbing
Create the shape
Before I could get started on this amazing jacket I needed to create a pattern. I started by draping some fabric on the stand to create a basic bodice shape.
I used masking tape to tape up darts I had added and tape all the seams together. Once everything was in place, I drew over the tape adding my style lines.
A great tip that helped me make this awesome jacket was adding notches of all the key points onto the pattern. I added notches and labeled the different pieces made my life a whole lot easier!
Once I had detailed the pattern as I needed to, I cut out the different pieces. I then placed the pattern on my denim fabric and cut the fabric pieces out, making sure to leave half a cm for seam allowance.
While I was creating this denim masterpiece, I made a few easy changes that just pulled the whole look together! I pulled the side seam at a forward slant and restyled the shape of the back. To create the beautiful bustled side of the jacket, I simply forced a straight line onto a curve to get some excess material. It’s definitely one of my favorite details on this jacket.
To create a one of a kind look, I added gold piping down the sides of my jacket which accentuated the style. I also added this detail on the back of the jacket creating a unique zig-zag pattern. I used a gold jumper to create the ribbing on the neckline and the ribbing on the hips. I love the gold accents on this denim show stopper!
I lined this designer jacket with an amazing vintage scarf. I adore how a detail like this can add so much to this piece. It's unbelievable to think I created this stunning jacket from fabric I had lying around the house!
This designer jacket has the perfect fit! What is your favorite detail on this piece? Let me know in the comments below!
- Sewing machine