Combining a Silk Scarf and Denim Jacket

7 Materials
1 Hour

In this DIY, I’m going to be transforming this plain denim jacket into the jacket of my dreams by combining the jacket with a silk scarf to create a totally new piece.

If you love upcycling clothes, you’ll love this. Keep reading to find out what to do!

Jacket to upcycle

Tools and materials:

  • Denim jacket
  • Scissors
  • Silk scarf
  • Iron
  • Fabric stiffener
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine
Cutting jacket

1. Cut next to buttons

Start by cutting next to the panel with the buttons.

Removing sleeves

2. Remove sleeves

Then, proceed to remove the sleeves.

You also want to remove the whole front section between the buttons and the sleeve, leaving the part of the jacket above the pocket intact.

Proceed to remove all of the back sections as well, leaving only the seam panels intact.

Spraying scarf

3. Spray scarf

Spray your large silk scarf with fabric stiffener to make the material more rigid.

Ironing scarf

4. Iron scarf

Now iron the scarf, which will further stiffen it.

Cutting scarf

5. Cut scarf

Cut the scarf to size.

Progress shot

You will want your jacket to look like this on the back.

Progress shot

And this is the front. Pin the scarf to the denim as I have done to keep it in place before you sew it on.

6. Sew to jacket

The final step is to sew the silk pieces to the jacket.

DIY silk scarf jacket

Combining a silk scarf and denim jacket

Now, does this look awesome, or does this look awesome?

I really think that people would pay hundreds of dollars for this design in a designer store.

Everyone will be asking you where you bought it and you can smugly say that you designed it yourself!

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And check out my other Upstyle posts on   What to Do With Your Leftover Denim and how to make  Taylor Swift-inspired DIY Floral Jeans.

Suggested materials:
  • Denim jacket
  • Scissors
  • Silk scarf
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