Learn How to Totally Transform a Denim Jacket

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A denim jacket is a total staple item in everyone’s closet. I decided to totally transform a simple denim jacket into a piece fit for a rockstar! Adding a fringe and some studs completely took this jacket to a whole new level! This fashion DIY was so easy and fun to do and left me with an absolutely amazing, revamped denim jacket. If you want to learn the ins and out of this awesome fashion transformation, my tutorial is definitely for you! Follow my simple, step-by-step guide and get started.

Tools and materials:

  • Piece of pleather fabric
  • Flat studs
  • Needle and thread
  • Fabric scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Chalk
How to add fringe to denim jacket

To kick off this jacket revamp, measure the back of your denim jacket including the sleeves. Mine came to about 51-inches. 

Fringe denim jacket tutorial

Next, you need to decide how wide you want the fringe to be. Measure and mark the material using chalk. 

Cut the fabric

Use fabric scissors to cut a strip of fabric following the markings you made. 

DIY fringe denim jacket

Once your fabric strip has been cut out, it is time to turn it into an awesome fringe for your jacket. Use scissors to cut very narrow strips of fabric, leaving a hinge at the top to create the gorgeous fringe. This step is a little time-consuming but the effort is totally worth it! 

Pin in place
Attach the fringe

Once your fringe is ready, pin it across the back of the jacket including the arms. With the fringe in place, hand sew it on using black thread. 

Easy fringe denim jacket
Add studs

Studs are definitely a rock-inspired detail on this jacket. Add studs to the top of your fringe. I used studs that could be easily pressed on with an iron but you may have to attach them in a different way depending on the type of studs you have. To press these on, I put a piece of fabric over them and ironed. 

Denim jacket with fringe

I am so obsessed with this revamped jacket! What other details would you add to this piece? Let me know in the comments below! 

Suggested materials:
  • Pleather
  • Flat stud
  • Needle
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