Friday, September 7, 2012

DIY: Embellished Blazer

For a short week, this week has been long! I am very happy the weekend is here and since I seem to be getting a cold I will be resting. Well, this inspiration for this DIY again comes from my trip to NYC. I felt so inspired while there and got many ideas for DIYs. I can't imagine what it is like right now for Fashion Week in NYC- inspiration everywhere. Recently,  I came across this blazer at the thrift store for $3.99, but this DIY could be also done to a jacket or shirt. I plan on embellishing many items.

These are where some my inspirations were from :
Zara: Jacquard Blazer with Chain on the Shoulder

Zara Blazer with Spikes on the Shoulder
Items needed for this project are blazer, appliques, needle, black thread, and scissors.

I knew I wanted something with chain on my shoulders and I was all prepared to make a chain embellishment myself.  Luckliy, I found these appliques from The Flying Trapeze at Hobby Lobby. These were very inexpensive at $3.99 each. They are very detailed and fabulous.

Step 1: Remove the applique from the package and find the point where you want the applique to start. Think of this applique as a patch, everything has already been sewn to a felt patch. I held mine down, you could use a stick pin to keep it in place.

Step 2:  Sew around the felt with black thread. You will completeing go around the appilque until it is securely on. Then once you come to the same spot you started tie the thread in a knot and cut. Then, you will need to repeat on the other shoulder of the blazer.

Make sure when sewing this on, you just sew through the top layer of the material. I took a picture of the inside of the blazer, so you could see it did not go through the inside material.

I also changed the button on the blazer from a plastic button to a metal button to go along with the embellishment.

This is what your applique should look like on your shoulder.

 I think this blazer turned out great! Nothing is better than planning a project and it working out!

I bought these and didn't know if anyone would be interested in me having a giveaway for these. Just leave a comment if you would be. They would look great on a flannel shirt or jacket.

Linking up at Sunday Style.
Have a great weekend.


  1. This is awesome! I have a plain khaki blazer that I have been wanting to embellish. Thanks for the ideas!

  2. I would! That's a great little project. Would love to add it to something pink!

  3. What a great buy & I really like your DIY.
    Hope you feel better soon

  4. I love how that completely changed the look and feel of the blazer, so fun! I would love for you to come link up to my Sunday Style linky party :)

  5. Awesome project! I bet I have a few blazers that I can try this to! Love it!

  6. I totally agree with upgrading buttons on jackets. Such an easy way to get the perfect look.

  7. Wow! I like this jacket! Perfect done!!!

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