Your Coat Into Something Unique With This DIY Coat Tutorial

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Have an old, unused coat lying around? Or better yet, have a boring coat that you’d like to transform into something funky? Well, this tutorial is just for you! Make a DIY coat and add an extra edge of snazzy to your wardrobe. Making a DIY coat like mine is super fun and the process itself is super easy. We will be adding rings and eyelets- it’s a design you don't see every day. Now that’s what I call unique! All you need are a couple of things such as eyelets and a hammer. Ready?

Tools and materials

Tools and materials:

  • Coat of choice
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Eyelets with an applicator
  • Hammer
  • Keyrings
  • Chalk
  • Screwdriver
Make a DIY coat


Take your coat and lay it out on the table. Decide on a length to cut. Mark the line with pins. Make sure it’s straight; so be sure to use your measuring tape. 

How to make a DIY coat

Cut your coat

Consider the location of your pockets, if applicable. Don’t cut through them or any other seams. Once you're done, cut along the line you just marked and cut out the entire length.


If the fabric of your coat begins to fray while cutting, then sew the seams. I didn’t have to because my coat didn’t fray but this is what I’d do if it did. Every fabric is different!

Easy DIY coat

Add your eyelets

After your coat is cut, lay out the top part and place your eyelets, accordingly; just above where you cut the coat. I used 6 eyelets per section of the coat, giving me a total of 46 eyelets on the entire area. Your coat may need more, or less. You will need to decide how many eyelets each section will need, keeping close attention that they are evenly laid out. 

Upcycled DIY coat

Mark the center

Once your eyelets are placed, mark the center of each eyelet on your fabric with chalk.

DIY eyelet coat

Cut holes

With sharp scissors, cut holes in the marked places.

DIY pierced coat

Install eyelets

Now, this is the super interesting part! It's time to add your eyelets. This is literally the longest step in terms of time because there’s a good amount to do, but it is fun! Take your eyelet applicator and place the bottom eyelet on it. Put your eyelet applicator underneath your coat.

DIY keyring coat

Next, place the top part of the eyelet on top of your coat, so that the center of the hole is in the middle of the eyelet itself.

Place a cloth

Place a thick cloth or fabric over the eyelet and lightly hammer it down, in place.

Installed eyelet

You should have both the bottom and top eyelet placed into the coat’s fabric. Repeat the step throughout the length of the top part of the coat and the bottom coat. Happy hammering!


When making holes for the bottom part of the coat, lay it down under the top part and make sure the hole’s location coincides with the top coat’s holes.

Loop keyrings

Add your keyrings

Now that you’re done placing the eyelets, it’s time to put the coat together using keyrings. Join your keyrings into pairs and insert them into each side of the eyelet, meaning, one keyring should be inserted on the top eyelet and the bottom keyring inserted through the eyelet placed at the bottom of your coat. Here, I used a screwdriver tool to help me open the keyring’s gap so that I could insert it into the eyelet. Like this, no fingernails get damaged.

Eyelets on DIY coat

This is what it should look like.

Glamorous DIY coat

Fun keyring coat

This is your result, isn’t it unique? Would you look at that, I love the detail! This is definitely not a design you’d find in the store and as you can see, it’s pretty easy to make. This upcycled DIY coat looks like it was bought from a major fashion brand, it’s so stylish! The metal eyelet and keyrings give it a hardcore vibe. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

Suggested materials:
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  • Scissors
  • Pins
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  • Anita Acuna Anita Acuna on Apr 18, 2021

    Love this look! I would also do the sleeves at the 3/4 point. This is a very cool way of adding some punk/retro style, which I adore! I have a velvet two tone long open coat that this would be a fab idea...hmmmmm another project for me!

  • Charlee Hunter Charlee Hunter on Apr 19, 2021

    So cool, funky and easy! I love it!! Now I need a long jacket.....