Introduction: Adding a Fabric Panel to a Denim Vest, All With Out Sewing!
Things you will need:
-Vest, or Jacket, even a shirt.
-Some sort of fabric. In this case a leopard bandanna.
- Paper. I used newspaper.
I chose the back top panel, because I though it would look best, you could add fabric anywhere really, so be creative!
To start off, lay your vest right side up on some paper and trace around it. (I only traced around the top half of the vest.)
Cut it out, and lay it on the part where you want to cover. It's a little difficult to get it just right, but it helps if you hold a part down with your finger, lift up the vest, and place a dot, doing the same for the entire area you're going to be covering, then connect all the dots for your pattern. Kind of hard to explain. It doesn't have to be a perfect pattern, just do your best.
Trace the pattern onto your fabric, and cut it out. *be sure to leave about half a inch for seam allowance.*
Lay the fabric piece onto the vest, to make sure it fits. It's it's way too big, trim it up a bit.
Cut the hemming tape into tiny strips, plug up the iron.
Basically just hem the fabric. fold the perimeter half an inch, place a hemming tape piece, and press for 5 seconds. *Make sure you're working on an ironing board, or some sort of heat friendly surface. I made the mistake of working on my floor, and my carpet melted, smelled awful, and make my fabric hard, and weird*
Iron the fabric piece.
Using a larger piece of hemming tape in the corner of where ever you choose, place it down and press for 5-10 seconds. do this for the entire perimeter. Work clockwise, saving the top for last. Don't rush, this part is very tedious, but it creates the sharpness and look of the finish product. follow an existing hem on the jacket. once you get to the top you might have extra fabric just snip, fold and use hemming tape pieces to bond them. the collar will help cover any imperfections.
And you're done, all with out threading a single needle! just iron the entire piece, and add studs, buttons, patches, whatever!
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