Watch Me Turn This Huge Blazer Into a Stylish Crop

Paola Gonzalez
by Paola Gonzalez
6 Materials
30 Minutes

Here’s an easy way to upcycle an old oversized blazer into a stylish crop jacket.

I started with a blazer that was bought at a thrift shop for a costume, so this upcycle cost me very little.

It will cost you nothing at all if you have an oversized blazer taking up space in your closet!

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Tools and materials:

  • Old oversized blazer
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread
  • Grommet tool
  • Oversized decorative safety pin 
Cutting blazer

1. Cut your blazer

Put on your oversized blazer and mark where you want the bottom of the crop to be. Mine was just about the bottom of the lapel.

Cutting blazer

Remove any buttons above the crop line, and draw a straight line across the blazer where you want to cut.

Cutting blazer

Lay your blazer flat and cut straight across the line, going through all layers of fabric.

Finishing hem

2. Finish the hem

Overstitch the raw hem and then turn up and hem the bottom of your crop.

Making a grommet closure

3. Make a grommet closure

Mark where you want to place grommets, on either side of the lapel.

Making a grommet closure

Use a grommet tool to punch in and close your grommets.

Adding safety pin

Use an oversized decorative safety pin through the grommets to close your crop.

Upcycled blazer: Before and after

Upcycled blazer

Here’s my oversized blazer and my new crop blazer. I just rolled up the sleeves, and I’m ready to go!

Give this a try with your old oversized blazer, and leave a comment to let me know how it.


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Suggested materials:
  • Old oversized blazer
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
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