Make Your Own High-Low Jacket From Scratch With This Easy Tutorial

by The SILEM
4 Materials
30 Minutes

High-low jackets are absolutely adorable if you ask me! They’re so flattering and can really be an eye-catching fashion piece. Did you know, though, that it is incredibly easy to make your own from scratch, without even using a sewing machine?! In this tutorial, I’ll walk you through the steps of doing exactly that. So grab some fabric and a pair of scissors, and get to creating!

Tools and materials:

  • Scuba fabric
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Chalk
High-low jacket

Cut your fabric

To start off, you’ll need 43” of fabric. Scuba fabric is great to use because it’s solid, meaning that both the right and wrong sides look the same, and it’s self-finishing, meaning it doesn’t fray when you cut it. So take your measuring tape and cut 43” all across the fabric. 

No-sew jacket

Mark the armhole

With your fabric folded in half, mark 5” from the top. Then, from that point across, mark 6”. From there, mark downwards 5.5”. Then trace a line connecting all those points. Lastly, mark 3”, which is the width of the armhole. 

How to make a high-low jacket

Connect the armhole

When you’re done tracing the lines, you should be left with an oval shape like in the image. If your arm circumference is greater than 12”, you can use a width that’s greater than 3” and a length that’s greater than 5.5”. It totally depends on your measurements.

No-sew high-low jacket

Cut the armhole

Cut a slit into the circle you drew. Then insert your scissors through the slit, and all the way around, until you’ve cut out the entirety of the shape you drew. When you are done with this step, open up the folded fabric and you’ll have two matching holes. 

DIY high-low jacket

Easy high low jacket

That is literally all there is to it! Once you put your arms through the holes, the front of the fabric will naturally rise up, leaving you with an adorable and super easy high-low jacket. I love the way this project turned out. I think it’s so cute, and I just can’t get over how easy and quick it was to make it! If you decide to make your own, I’d love to see it, so be sure to leave me a picture in the comments! 

Suggested materials:
  • Scuba fabric
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
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