Denim Bow Jacket Refashion

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What do you do when you spot a fabulous yet ridiculously priced designer item you’d love to add to your wardrobe?

Recreate it in exactly your own taste and style for free using items from your stash, of course!

Check out how I whipped up my denim bow jacket refashion from bits I already had around the house!

The inspiration for my funky DIY was this $4800 Gucci jacket – I loved the idea but wasn’t a fan of the size of the bow (or the insane price tag).

This incredibly plain, faux leather jacket that I scored at a clothing swap was perfect for this project!

I measured the approximate length I wanted my bow to be.

Then snagged a pair of jeans from my stash and chopped off the legs. (bonus refashion: this instantly created a pair of comfy cut-offs for the summer too!)

I chopped the denim into 2 equal pieces using my approximate measurements.

Then sliced the bottom ends at a neat angle.

To quickly fray the denim I simply tossed the pieces in with my next load of laundry then chopped off the excess threads.

If needed, you can tidy up the frayed edges by gently picking out the uneven denim threads with a pin.

Once I was happy with my frays I looped and knotted the top ends of the denim strips.

Pinned each half of my denim bow in place on the jacket.

Then carefully hand sewed them on with small, secure stitches.

I am thrilled with the result!

A relatively simple, scrapbusting embellishment that definitely livened up this boring jacket!

Reusing what you already have in your closet, shopping preloved and refashioning are a marvelous start to a wardrobe full of truly sustainable fashion that reflects your own unique style!

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  • Charise. Charise. on Jan 03, 2022

    I love your creativity here! I'm really feeling the juxtaposition of the edgy leather and the dainty bow. adorably chic! 😉