DIY Sweater to Bomber Jacket

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Hello Everyone! I haven’t sewn in a while, but I thought since my school life was getting back to normal, I would do a small project. This is a project that I saw on youtube and it looked really easy. All you need is one sweater or sweatshirt and one matching zipper. I love how it turned out and it’s perfect for colder days and even those days when the temperature starts out warm and get’s colder in the night.

 

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1. First, get all of the materials out. Make sure that the zipper is long enough for the sweater. I used an 18″ zipper.  I picked gold because I thought it made the jacket look cleaner. But, you can always choose black or a contrasting color. And when choosing a sweater, make sure it is a little oversized. It’ll make the jacket a lot more comfy.

 

2. Take the sweater, and lay it flat against a smooth surface. Find the middle point and draw a line using chalk. Cut on that line, MAKE SURE YOU ARE only cutting through the top layer of the sweater.

 

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3. Pin the zipper on. Line the outer edges of the zipper with the fabric, good sides together, and sew as far away from the metal part as you can.

 

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you can’t really see it because I used black thread.

 

4. If you want to go the extra step, you can top stitch the zipper with the same color thread. I used black thread because the sweater is black, but either way is fine. While I did that, I also hemmed the top sections that I missed.

 


 

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VIOLA! I hope you enjoyed this post! I actually really loved how it came out. It’s something new and really cute. Just to mention it again, I used an 18″ gold/metallic zipper which I got from Joann’s, and I used a 70% off coupon. I paired it with a simple white tee and some black pants, but I might to do blog post on how to style it. Thank you for reading.

 

HAVE A FABULOUS DAY!

 

 

 

 

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