If you have an old, ripped denim jacket at home and are looking for ways to revamp it, this tutorial is definitely for you. I took my old denim jacket and totally transformed it into an amazing, customized, mermaid style jacket. This DIY, fashion project was so quick and easy to do and I am so excited about the end result! If you want to learn all the tips and tricks to transform your old denim jacket, follow my simple step-by-step tutorial. Get started on making your own mermaid-inspired jacket!
Customize a Mermaid Style Denim Jacket
Tools and materials:
- Sequin fabric
- Needle and thread
To kick off this mermaid-inspired DIY, I turned my denim jacket inside out. I chose to use the most amazing green and black sequin fabric to create a mermaid aesthetic. I cut pieces from the sequin fabric that would cover the rips and holes in my jacket.
Once I had cut the perfectly sized piece, I pinned the fabric in place behind the rip or hole. I made sure that the colorful, pretty side of the fabric was facing downwards in this step. Once the fabric piece was in the perfect position, I hand sewed it in place.
To add a little more glam to the jacket, I hand sewed beads onto the denim. The beads were in the same color scheme as the gorgeous sequin fabric which definitely added to the mermaid-inspired style of the piece.
I am so obsessed with this mermaid style denim jacket! How would you style this awesome piece? Let me know in the comments below!
- Sequin fabric
JK Smith on Apr 14, 2021
Again, I wouldn't take a perfectly good jean jacket and ripe it up just to make this custom designed jacket. Instead I would embellish it with the same accessories, without ripping it up, add to it not away from it.
I have been designing jackets for years, and selling them for top dollar.
The ripped up look was over in 2018. High top bell bottoms are back in.
Jayne on Apr 15, 2021
I will definitely do this. It is gorgeous!!!