If you have an old, ripped denim jacket at home and are looking for ways to revamp it, this tutorial is definitely for you. I took my old denim jacket and totally transformed it into an amazing, customized, mermaid style jacket. This DIY, fashion project was so quick and easy to do and I am so excited about the end result! If you want to learn all the tips and tricks to transform your old denim jacket, follow my simple step-by-step tutorial. Get started on making your own mermaid-inspired jacket!
Customize a Mermaid Style Denim Jacket
Tools and materials:
- Sequin fabric
- Needle and thread
To kick off this mermaid-inspired DIY, I turned my denim jacket inside out. I chose to use the most amazing green and black sequin fabric to create a mermaid aesthetic. I cut pieces from the sequin fabric that would cover the rips and holes in my jacket.
Once I had cut the perfectly sized piece, I pinned the fabric in place behind the rip or hole. I made sure that the colorful, pretty side of the fabric was facing downwards in this step. Once the fabric piece was in the perfect position, I hand sewed it in place.
To add a little more glam to the jacket, I hand sewed beads onto the denim. The beads were in the same color scheme as the gorgeous sequin fabric which definitely added to the mermaid-inspired style of the piece.
I am so obsessed with this mermaid style denim jacket! How would you style this awesome piece? Let me know in the comments below!
- Sequin fabric
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JK Smith on Apr 14, 2021
Again, I wouldn't take a perfectly good jean jacket and ripe it up just to make this custom designed jacket. Instead I would embellish it with the same accessories, without ripping it up, add to it not away from it.
I have been designing jackets for years, and selling them for top dollar.
The ripped up look was over in 2018. High top bell bottoms are back in.