5 Denim Jacket Re-vamp tips:
We all have that one favourite denim jacket in our cupboard that we bring out every year as the weather begins to change. It seems though that this jacket has seen better days, the colour has faded, buttons have fallen off or the sleeves have frayed. You know it’s time to move on but you just can’t let go. We suggest that you keep that old raggedy jacket because we have a few tips on how to re-vamp and make it look as good as new.
1. Studs, Pearls & Bling:
These three items are the perfect way to start off your jacket re-vamp. Head to your local fabric shop or haberdashery and hook yourself up with some of these awesome accessories. All you will need is some fabric glue and you are sorted. Get creative and make some intricate patterns especially over the areas of the jacket that don’t look so hot. Why not also style up the collar of your jacket, this will make an interesting statement piece?
Don’t be afraid to patch it up. If you have any rips tears or even a stain somewhere on the jacket, grab some funky fabric cut offs, a needle and thread or a sewing machine if you have one and patch it up. This will create a fun and interesting contrast between the denim and the funky fabric you choose to use.
3. Colour Change-Up:
There is nothing better than a little colour re-vamp. If your jacket is looking super faded and dull why not vibe it up a bit. Purchase some fabric dye in the colour of your choice and give your jacket completely new look. We suggest you go bold, try dark blue and even something a little out there like purple.
If the bottom edges of your sleeves are frayed and have seen better days, why not take both sleeves completely off. Grab some sharp fabric scissors, use a black marker to plan out your cutting line and go for it! If you prefer the grunge look, leave the edges frayed or if your preferred to hem the edges with a sewing machine leave a little fabric on the sleeve in order to do so.
5. Embellished Collar:
Why not also style up the collar of your jacket, this will make for an interesting statement piece on your garment. Grab some studs or even head to the scrapbooking store for some ribbon or little fake flowers and use fabric glue to stick them on to the collar of your jacket. If you decide to do this re-vamp, we suggest you hand wash your jacket so that your creation doesn’t get ruined in the washing machine.