Wondering why there are pegs all over my leather jacket? This was a quick little makeover/upcycling project and I’m thrilled with how it turned out. Best of all, there was no sewing involved!
This jacket was my Mum’s when she was in her 20′s. She hasn’t kept many clothes from her younger years, but this jacket has survived. As you can see below, it was quite the impressive jacket!
In its full trench style, it was a bit much for me, so I turned it into a cropped jacket. There was a seam at the waist, so I simply unpicked it separating the top from the skirt. I glued the seam allowance down with fabric glue and clipped it with pegs to let it dry.
For the lining, I trimmed it in line with the bottom of the jacket and then sealed it with some fray check. Finally, I used some iron on hemming tape to turn up the lining edge.
The little makeover took me about 30 minutes all up and I’ve been busy working on a project using the skirt part of the jacket. If you follow me on Instagram, then you will have already seen a sneak peek, otherwise I’ll show you next week.
Have you ever upcycled a leather jacket?