Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Upcycling jacket

I had an old corduroy jacket that was looking a bit "studenty". I had recently read an article about using bias binding so I thought I'd give this little project a try.Just about to sew the final edgestitch, you can see the first row just underneath With binding you have to first sew the underneath edge to the wrong side, then you fold it over to the front for a neat edgestitch. Because it's a jacket with lapels the right side swaps over where it buttons up, so I had to improvise a bit and do both my sets of stitching in two parts. Anyway, I think it looks great now, it's given it a new lease of life and looks a bit boden-esque even. I added a quick yoyo rosette for a finishing touch. The finished jacket, purple needlecord with magenta trimsBlogBooster-The most productive way for mobile blogging. BlogBooster is a multi-service blog editor for iPhone, Android, WebOs and your desktop


Brenny said...

Looks lovely. The pink goes really nice with the blue of the jacket. Well done!

Katherine said...

It's more purple really (the jacket), the first pic came out a bit strange! But thank you!