I had a couple blue jeans my husband asked me to fix but were unfixable and a pair of my own which did not fit me anymore. I decided to make a jacket out of them.
Blue Jean Jacket
With his jeans, I could make the back and sides of the front.
With my jeans I could make the arms. So I cut out the legs.
I cut out the pockets to apply later.
I also cut out the waist band of my jeans to use as the collar. So I had to remove the little things were the belt goes (can't remember what they are called )
I then cut the legs lengthwise to open. I had to lay it all out to see where I would join the pieces together.
I decided to use the finished seams for the front opening and the bottom.
I ended up having to use an extra leg from my husband's other pair of jeans to add to the back.
After it was all pinned, I cut out the holes for the arms. I am not a professional seamstress so I was creating as I went and I had to cut and readjust more than once to get it right.
I added the pockets to the front and also the neck trim which I decided looked nice at an angle so that I could use the button and button hole.
After cutting the arms, I realized they were too narrow. So I had to add a triangle to make them wider.
So, I opened the arm about half way and added a triangle from pieces that I still had.
Once the open area matched the width of the arm, I proceeded to sew it.
And voila! my jacket was done and I was thrilled and proud of myself!!
I plan to buy a jacket zipper but for now, it is done.
I made it big on purpose but you can make it more "fitted" if you want by making the side seams more curved.
- Old jeans (had them)
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Sandys SYCmail on Mar 28, 2021
Awesome job!! Way better than tossing out those old jeans!! Great way to upcycle and look stylish at the same time!! The bottom hem looks very neat, and the way you put the pockets on the front is perfect - The bigger pockets from the mens jeans look like they could hold your cell phone, keys, lipstick etc - so you wouldn't even need to carry a handbag/purse. I love it!
Jan on Mar 29, 2021
Did you sew collar on with a topstitch? I have been sewing for years and I wouldn't even attempt this without a pattern! You did a fabulous job!