DIY: Bandana Denim Jacket by @skymushisky

DIY: Bandana Denim Jacket by @skymushisky

Festival season is in the air! This look is perfect for any festival or just for those cold Summer nights. I was inspired by bandanas and denim jackets but you can use any scrap of fashion fabric laying around. Here’s where I got my inspiration: Screen Shot 2015-04-23 at 2.37.31 PM

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Grab a new or old denim jacket that needs a makeover and a bandana or scrap of fabric of your choosing. First, measure the width and length of the collar. With the collar face down on your fabric, use a crayon, chalk, or marker to trace the shape of your collar. Then add ½” to all 4 sides. Use your measurements to determine the amount of space needed for the bottom of your collar, since you won’t be able to trace it.

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Next, cut out your collar shape out of the bandana fabric. Fold a ½” seam allowance all around your strip of fabric and press really well with an iron. Pin the fabric to your collar so that the folds of your bandana are face down on the under band of your collar. Sew all the way around with a thread and needle or sewing machine and press really well. Now your collar is complete!

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Now for the cuffs, measure all four sides of the cuff of your jacket. Cut the bandana fabric with those measurements, leaving an extra ½” border seam allowance. Fold and press a ½” all around. Pin the fabric to your cuff all the way around with the ½” folds face down. Cut a slit where your grommet is placed on your cuff.

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Hand stitch or machine sew all around the cuff. It might be difficult to machine sew on the side with your grommet, I used a loop stitch for this section. Hand stitch the slit for your grommet closed. Finally, make a slit where the buttonhole on your cuff are located. I used a seam ripper. Then stitch around to secure your fabric. Voilà! your bandana jacket is complete!

What do you think of my new bandana denim jacket? Tell me in the comments below!

XOXO Skylar Mushisky

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Hi! I'm Skylar Mushisky I'm a costume design student, crafter, thrifter, and blogger.

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