Denim Jacket Hybrid

My Hybrid denim jacket (: I’ve wanted one for a while, but the closest I could find was this. And then literally nothing else below £100. So I decided that it wouldn’t be hard to make one for myself. I found a long sleeved Denim Jacket in a Cancer Research shop for £6 (It was this one from Topshop – RRP £40) and then an old grey hoodie with long sleeves for £3.

It was actually really easy, and here’s how I did it…

I cut the sleeves off of both garments. I wanted to attach the hoodie sleeves to the denim body so I cut above the seam on the hoodie and then below the seam on the Jacket.

Next, I pinned the two together. The bottom picture shows a rough idea of how I wanted it to look. I turned both pieces inside out and then matched up the seams, holding the ‘excess’ fabric from both pieces in one hand, and pinning along the line of the seam. This way, there is no overlap and you can cut off this excess fabric after sewing.

After pinning, I carefully sewed along the seam. (with the jacket still inside out) There was a bit too much hoodie fabric, so I bunched it up at the bottom and sewed it to make a sort of pleat. The photos show the best positioning of the stitches, and it might be helpful at this point to sew as neatly as possible so that you don’t have to remove the stitches in the next step.

For security, I stitched again on a sewing machine.

And you’re done! I know this jacket is going to get a lot of wear and tear at Reading, but I think it can handle it 🙂  This whole project cost me £9 and was really quick and simple, I would definitely recommend it!