How to Make a Cute DIY Floral Moto Jacket Using Appliques

Adonia Bree
by Adonia Bree
5 Materials
1 Hour

In this DIY tutorial, I will show you how to add some charisma and feminine charm to your basic motorcycle jacket. I used a motorcycle jacket that I picked up at a thrift store, so if you can do the same, this will be an inexpensive thrift flip.

I'll show you how to add floral appliques to a leather jacket for a totally unique look, so it almost looks like embroidery. This is so easy to do, so let's get started.

Tools and materials:

  • Motorcycle jacket
  • Scissors
  • Fabric adhesive (live E6000)
  • Variety of floral appliques (2 large, 6 medium, 6 small)
  • 55 inches of thin chain
Placing the floral appliques on the jacket

1. Determine your design

Lay your motorcycle jacket out, face up. Place your floral appliques on your jacket according to your desired design.

Gluing the appliques to the jacket

2. Attach the floral appliques

Use your adhesive to glue your floral appliques to the motorcycle jacket sleeve cuffs. Start with one sleeve, and then mirror the applique placement on the other sleeve.

Tip: don’t be afraid to cut some flowers from the appliques and use them on their own to create your own unique look.

How to apply appliques to leather

Next, glue floral appliques to both sides of the front of the motorcycle jacket collar.

Adding a chain trim to the moto jacket

3. Add chain to your motorcycle jacket

Using the same adhesive, glue thin chain to the inside of the motorcycle jacket placket.

Gluing chain to the jacket

Keeping the chain continuous, extend it from the top of the placket, all the way around the collar.

How to customize a leather jacket

 And extend the chain down the other side of the motorcycle jacket.

Cutting off the excess chain

When you get to the bottom of the jacket on the second side, cut off the excess chain.

DIY floral moto jacket

DIY floral moto jacket tutorial

Now just let the glue on your motorcycle jacket dry, then put it on with some cool shades and you’re ready to go in style! It’s really that simple, so there’s no reason not to give this motorcycle jacket thrift flip a try!

Leave a comment to let me know how much you like your new motorcycle jacket with floral appliques.

Suggested materials:
  • Motorcycle jacket
  • Scissors
  • Fabric adhesive (E6000)
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