Jacket DIY Ideas – Five Amazing Tutorials to Try

My favorite fashion piece for fall isn’t flannels – it’s my jackets. Every person has that item that they cannot get enough of – for me, it is my outwear collection. On my overflowing garment rack hangs treasured investment pieces, thrifted treasures and jackets I have up-cycled from vintage stores. By DIY-ing flair to your outerwear, you are adding a pop of personality, whimsy and style to something that might otherwise hang forgotten.

Over the seasons, I have been inspired to DIY my jackets in a variety of ways. From Cricut vinyl to bedazzling, this list has a creative jacket DIY ideas for any style !

Golden Beetle Jacket from a Vintage Peacoat

I salvaged this vintage peacoat by adding custom cut outs of vintage beetles in a variety of autumnal, metallic tones.

You can see the tutorial by clicking here.

Fringe Leather Jacket

I found this suede black leather jacket in the aisles of the thrift store and knew it needed a little pop of personality to complete its look. I added leather trim to accent the cut and add a little more movement.

You can see the full tutorial for this leather jacket here

Lobster Stencil Elbow Patch

DIY Jacket Idea

Create a cool focal point on a blazer by adding elbow patches. I used stencils and paint to create the preppy look on this striped blazer.

See the full tutorial here.

Bedazzled Lapel Peacoat
Snow is best with a little sparkle ❄️

This was one of my favorite up-cycles (and first)! By adding a little jewel to the lapel, you have a gorgeous piece with personality and a lot of sparkle.

Check out the tutorial here

Stenciling DIY Jacket Ideas

Create your own cool, retro piece by using a stencil on the back of your jacket. I sell custom stencils here.

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  • That Black Chic That Black Chic on Feb 26, 2021

    Nice additions to these garments, especially the fringe, that's my jam!

  • Maria Maria on Feb 27, 2021

    Thanks so much for sharing- I am following you! Because of you, I’m inspired to refresh my fringed boots that I’ve almost worn to death- they’re a favoured piece of my wardrobe!

    Shame on you Susan for your unkind words! Haters are going to hate I guess- but happily most of us are more gracious to each other, especially in these crazy times.