5 DIY Ways To Spruce Up An Old Denim Jacket
Denim Jacket DIYs that are wallet-friendly and totally chic.
The second the temperatures drop and we see the thermometer hanging out in the 50s we pack our summer clothes in the back of our closets and reach for our fall wear. And when it comes to seasonal fashion staples, we definitely play favorites. If visions of a distressed, patched up, oversized denim jacket come into mind, you know exactly what we’re talking about. Although it’s seen different washes, styles, silhouettes, and decorative touches, the classic denim jacket has always remained in style. It’s super versatile, super comfortable, and always super chic, and this fall you’ll see us living in our fav denim jacket with no shame. When it comes down to it, denim jackets can sell for a few hundred dollars, and while we can save up and spend big bucks on a designer version, we can also put our creativity skills to the test and DIY our own denim jackets in a few simple steps! If you’re up for some crafting that won’t break the bank and will take your fall style to the next level, here are 5 DIY Ways To Spruce Up An Old Denim Jacket.
Adding patches is a simple way to take your old denim jacket to the next level. Most patches are iron on, but some do require a bit of light stitching. No worries though – there are tons of tutorials online incase your sewing skills aren’t up to par. Show off your feminine side with some flower patches, or rock the rough rider look with tigers and snakes. No matter your style there’s a patch for it all!
Move over patches, because the next best way to spruce up your denim jacket is with embroidery. Embroidery, of course, requires more sewing skills than patches do, but just like patch tutorials there are tons of embroidery tutorials online to help you become an expert at embroidery! Look for a cute phrase or design and put your sewing skills to the test.
Studs. The ultimate biker chick/rough rider look – and we’re definitely here for it. Much easier than patches and embroidery, studs easily add some character to an old, lifeless denim jacket and take it from a 1 to a 10. Add a few to just the pockets, or stud the entire back, either way studded denim jackets are extremely chic and popular and you’d be crazy not to own one.
The great thing about painting a denim jacket is that, first and foremost, it’s much easier than sewing. Yes, you may be thinking about your painting skills and totally disagreeing with us right now, but hear us out. You don’t have to be Picasso to paint a denim jacket. Something as simple as finding a word or quote you love and writing it on the back of your denim jacket with a paint brush can really take your old denim jacket to the next level. Look online for some inspiration and breakout the paint and brushes!
Break out the scissors and sandpaper because we’re distressing our denim jackets! When it comes to distressing, you don’t need to have any artistic skills whatsoever, so this option may be our favorite. Cut huge gaping holes in the back of your jacket, or stick to small tears here and there along the sleeves and pockets – either way distressing your denim is super easy and is a great way to kick your jacket up a notch.