Quick and Easy DIY Lace-Up Denim Jacket

by Sukari
8 Materials
30 Minutes

Instead of spending $75 on a lace-up jacket from ZARA, I decided to make my own DIY lace-up denim jacket. This tutorial is super simple and doesn’t cost anywhere near $75. Plus, it looks great!

Tools and materials:

  • Denim jacket
  • Marker
  • Hammer
  • Anvil
  • Ribbon
  • Ruler
  • Grommets
  • Scissors
How to make a lace-up denim jacket

Mark and measure 

Using your marker and ruler, mark out where you’re planning on placing your grommets. For consistent spacing, use the lines on your ruler. Just remember to have the spacing be wide on the top and come inward as you go down the jacket. 

DIY lace-up denim jacket

Cut it out 

Grab some scissors and start cutting out small holes by your grommet placing. Simply pinch the area and snip. Just be careful to keep the holes small. If the holes are too big the grommets will fall right through.

Denim jacket with lace-up

Place the grommets 

It’s time to get down and dirty. Get your hammer out and start banging your grommets into place. Place the grommets into your jacket and surround it with an anvil. Next, put a piece of wood underneath the anvil to absorb the impact. Now start hammering!

DIY denim jacket

Tie it up

Weave your ribbon through your jacket to lace it up. Secure it on the bottom with a bow and rock your brand new creation! 

Lace-up denim jacket

There it is guys; a tutorial on how to make a lace-up denim jacket. A little bit of effort, but more than worth it! Plus, by making it yourself you can totally make it your own. Get creative with the colors and ribbons and see what awesome pieces you come up with!

How to fold a jacket

Do you struggle to store your jackets neatly? Check out this tutorial on How to Easily Fold Different Jacket Types!

Suggested materials:
  • Denim jacket
  • Marker
  • Hammer
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  • Gloria Gloria on Jan 15, 2021

    Would love to see a pic of it on...

  • Kathy Kathy on Jan 21, 2021

    Like the idea but would of liked to see the back bottom of jacket! A picture would of been nice seeing it on a person. The altered fit of ribbon old of helped in a pictured.