Turn a Man's Blazer Into THIS

6 Materials
2 Hours

Turn a man’s vintage blazer into a stylish bolero with a Spanish feel.

This upcycled blazer requires only basic sewing skills but the result is stunning.

I like vintage tailoring because the quality is usually excellent and I thrifted my blazer for very little.

Tools and materials:

  • Men's lined blazer
  • Scissors
  • 8 - 10 gold pendants
  • Fabric glue
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine
Cropping to length

1. Crop to length

Lay the blazer flat and line up the side seams and lower edges.

Cut straight through both layers just below the armholes.

Shaping the front

2. Shape the front

I cut the front into a curved shape to make it more interesting. This is an optional step.

Hemming the lower edges

3. Hem the lower edges

Turn in a narrow double hem on the lower edges of the front and back.

Hemming the lower edges

Pin and sew them in place.


4. Decorate

Arrange four or five gold colored pendants along the front lower edge on each side of the opening.


Use a strong fabric glue to hold them in place.

If you prefer, you can hand sew them.

Upcycled blazer

Upcycled blazer

Turn a man's blazer into THIS

Olé! You could decorate the back edge as well if you wanted.

I styled my bolero with a black corset top and pants and a white shirt.

It would also look stunning over a plain low cut dress.

I love this very dramatic look.

Let me know in the comments what you think. Would you wear this?

Next, check out this The Perfect No-sew Accessory to Any Outfit.

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Suggested materials:
  • Men's lined blazer
  • Scissors
  • 8 - 10 gold pendants
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