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
- Nappa leather imitation
- Measuring tape
- Sewing kit
- Four beautiful buttons
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!