Introduction: Couture Military Jacket DIY

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Upstyle a basic blazer into a beautiful couture military style jacket with very little sewing.

Step 1: Watch the Short Video Tutorial Here!

Step 2: You'll Need

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Black blazer

Heavy black fabric (cotton twill)

E-6000 Fabri-fuse

Allure Metallic Gold Dimensional Design Adhesive Paint (or gold puff paint)


Gold buttons

Gold Ribbon

Needle and thread

Step 3: Make the Gold "embroidered" Feathers

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Trace the pattern on the black fabric and draw a line down the center

Fill in the feather with the Allure Metallic Gold and let dry

*You'll need approximately 14 feathers

Step 4: Apply the Feathers and Buttons

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Remove the buttons from the blazer (the cuff, too)

Press the lapel flat with an iron

Cut out the feathers and figure out the placement on the jacket

Glue on the feathers with E-6000 Fabri-fuse and let dry

Using needle and thread, stitch on the buttons at the base of each feather

Apply gold ribbon to the cuff with more Fabri-fuse

Step 5: Feather Template to Print

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SonikaJAnand (author)2015-04-19


Awesome as always! I was going to ask where you got those leaves, but of course you made them!

Best way to make something it so make it all so you don't have to shop that much! :)

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