What do you get when you cross a pair of his old jeans with a pair of my old jeans?
A fabulously far-out new blazer for him!
Here’s how to create the dandy denim DIY blazer – an upcycled jeans project:
I snagged an old pair of his jeans & a zipper
I grabbed a pair of his old jeans & a pair of my old jeans.
Removed the back pockets from his jeans.
Then stitched them back on upside down.
Measured him from shoulder to waist & used that measurement to mark from the jean’s waist to thigh area *the waist of the jeans will become the bottom of the blazer.
Folded the jeans exactly in half & chopped through both legs at the mark.
Sliced out the thick inseam & opened up the legs.
Folded the legs back together right sides facing & pinned the chopped ends.
Stitched the ends closed to create the shoulders of the blazer & rounded off those pointy outer corners.
Grabbed my old jeans, measured his arm from shoulder to wrist & chopped the legs to size for sleeves.
Used the width of the soon-to-be-sleeves to slice an arm opening just below the shoulder seam.
Popped a sleeve into the opening right sides facing, stitched together & repeated with the other arm.
Zigzagged over the outside sleeve seams for extra strength + to prevent fraying.
Cut open one of his leftover chopped jean legs & stitched it into the open ‘V’ of the back.
Hemmed up the raw edges with my rolled hem foot & a contrasting thread.
Added a button-hole & manly vintage button.
Aand the quirktastic denim blazer was complete!