Fashion DIY Tutorial: Ruffle Collar And Cuffs From Leather For A Jacket With Round

More or less “accidentally” I have bought this traditional jacket. I found a real pretty skirt, which was part of a traditional costume. As the whole costume cost only EUR 14.90 (thrift shop), the jacket was also taken. Arrived home I tried to pair the traditional jacket with jeans and a shirt and it looked surprisingly well. However, I wanted the jacket to spice up a little, and thanks to my surplus of Nappa leather imitation (I always buy at least 1 meter) the traditional jacket quickly got a leather-ruffled collar and cuffs.

Material And Tools – For This DIY Project You Need

  1. Nappa leather imitation
  2. Measuring tape
  3. Marker
  4. Pins
  5. Sewing kit
  6. Four beautiful buttons
  7. Scissors
  8. Ruler

DIY Tutorial: The Step-By-Step Craft Instructions

DIY Step 1

Measure around the neckline and cut two at least twice as long strips of the leather. One strip has a width of 7 centimeters, the other has a width of 4.5 centimeters. Keep the length of the neckline in mind, you need it in the next step for the thread.

DIY Step 2

Now thread the sewing yarn ( length of the neckline plus the addition of 4-5 centimeters), make some knots on one side, and get ruffles by stitching (see picture) on the two strips of leather.

DIY Step 3

Stick the wide (7 cm) ruffles with pins to the jacket.

DIY Step 4

Now continue with the smaller ruffles (4.5 cm) and fix them above the first leather strip.

DIY Step 5

Now sew the ruffles by hand or by machine. I sewed on the sewing machine, but had great difficulties, as the leather-fabric didn’t slip that easy under the sewing foot. If anyone knows what I did wrong, please tell me!

DIY Step 6

Measure the width of sleeves and take this as a minimum for the leather strip. You need four strips with a width of 2 centimeters.

DIY Step 7

Temporarily stick the strips at the desired locations on the jacket’s sleeves.

DIY Step 8

Sew the buttons in the middle of the leather strips. It depends on your taste where to place the buttons. DONE!

Fashion DIY Tutorial – Final Result Leather Ruffle Collar

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