How To: Upcycled Blazer DIY
GUEST BLOGGER: Zeena Garnett
How To: DIY Blazer Upcycle
Unpopular Opinion: Sometimes, you don’t always need a new outfit.
Hear me out.
Often what we’re looking for is right in our closets, waiting on a reset. With a little patience and a hint of creativity, a tube dress can be re-imagined as a skirt or even a matching two-piece set. A pair of stockings underneath of a romper has the potential to be a fall favorite, and an old thrifted blazer (as you’ll see in this post) can be transformed into a stylish, cape blazer.
It’s known as upcycling – a sustainable approach to upgrading your wardrobe through slight modifications.
Ready? Let's do this!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
Scissors or seam cutting device
Carefully remove stitching from sleeve. Once complete, you will have two flaps of fabric.
Using pins, secure back flap to side of blazer, thus creating the “cape” effect.
Sew along pin lines, careful not to sew pockets (if any).
Fold fabric (approx. 1 inch), pressing down with iron.
Sew along this area and any other area where stitching was originally removed. This will make your blazer more polished.
Repeat steps for other sleeve.
The best part about upcycling is that you can be as creative as you wish. Help prevent textile waste and give new life to items that otherwise may be tossed.
Have you tried an upcycle project like this? We'd love to see it and feature you on the Jomar IG stories. Tag us with #JomarUpcycles to show off your creativity!
Zeena is a Blogger, Reseller, & Fashionista from Philadelphia, PA.
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