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21+ blazer and coat refashion ideas

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21+ blazer and coat refashion ideas

Coat refashions! Blazer refashions! If you have an outerwear garment that needs some updating, I have a whole list of tutorials and inspiration for you! Depending on where you live, jackets might go out of style before they show any where, so refashioning is a great way to makeover your closet. If you don’t have an upcycle stash, check out these tips for thrift shopping to upcycle & refashion before you hit up the store, and either way, read this post before you start your project:, 10 refashioning tips for successful sewing!

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coat and suit refashion ideas

Outerwear coat refashions

This refashion is great in my opinion because it is subtle! I would never wear the before but the after is pretty cute, even though the changes aren’t huge! See more at Trish Stitched.

refashion old coat tutorial

My friend Heather refashioned her grandmother’s old coat, don’t you love how it turned out? See more details on her blog.

This is so fun and looks like it was there originally, perfect for covering stains too! Refashion tutorial from Me Sew Crazy. [2024 edit note – this website appears to be gone, leaving it up for visual inspiration]


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This is a super simple refashion for visual inspiration, just dye it!

This is part alteration, part refashion; see how to add cuffs and make a jacket’s sleeves longer over at Heather Handmade!

Blazer and casual jacket refashions

No ‘before’ picture but picture your basic boxy blazer and then boom, the military inspired style above! Video tutorial at Paper Michey.

cropped jacket refashion

This is so creative! I would not have thought to add a scarf front like that, but with the matching cuffs it looks so neat, from Trish Stitched.

jean jacket refashion idea

If you click through, you can see the designer inspiration for this fun jean jacket refashion over at Sew Much Love, Mary!

jacket to cape refashion

This would’ve never even occured to me but it looks so chic! A blazer to cape refashion from Paper Michey.

This is one of my all time favorites of Trish’s refashions, check out this blazer to moto jacket makeover!

The distressing isn’t my style, but other than that I love this makeover from Sew Much Love, Mary!

patches on leather jacket

Hoffelt and Hooper Co, an embroidery pattern company, showed how they added patches all over this jacket for a fresh new look, on Instagram.

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