How To: Make A Denim Vest

Posted: November 5, 2013 in Fashion
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With the chilly weather now its hard to stay warm and fashionable. One of my personal favorite looks is the denim vest over a black hoodie. An inexpensive way to get one is to pull a Macklemore and hit up your local thrift shop and grab a jean jacket with water ever wash you prefer and DIY.

  1. Pick a denim jacket that you don’t mind cutting. If you don’t have one, take a trip to a thrift or vintage store and find one there
  2. Cut off your sleeves, following the seam of the arm. Leave about an inch of material between the sleeve and the seam. This will make it easier to cut a precise line at your seam
  3. Now, take your scissors again, and cut the remainder of your sleeve off, getting as close to the seam as possible.
  4. Don’t worry if your edges don’t look perfect. Washing your new vest will fray the edges slightly and leave your vest with a cool, vintage feel
  5. For a more polished look, flip your jacket inside out and use a seam cutter to undo your seam, this will take more time but will result in a more precise cut
  6. If you have any stray fabric, trim it up with the scissors

You can either leave it the way it is or add some golden studs or patches such as the traditional American flag. Now throw it over your favorite hoodie and your good to go!


It will even look dope on your girlfriend too.

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