Advice 1: How to alter a coat to a jacket

If the coat is still in good condition, but has become unfashionable or worn bottom or just want to update this thing, it is possible to try to alter. For example, to turn in the jacket. How to do it at home?
How to alter a coat to a jacket
You will need
  • Cloak of rework, chalk, a new material for the lining, scissor, locking, riveting, additional accessories for decoration, glycerin, sewing machine.
On hand you have a leather old or obsolete with an eye on fashion coat. Why in the example shown is a cloak of skin, because it is the most difficult material to work with to redraw. With other types of mantle tissue you'll manage just fine, if you can manage leather.
Cut with scissors the coat at the hips, pre-drawing a cutting line with chalk. Change the clasp on it. If there was suparna clasp, then it is better to change the lock. You can make large buttons, covered with skin. But this will neaten additional loops opposite buttons.
Vsheyte clasps in the sleeves to decorate leather goods. Prostrochite on the machine front are embossed and side seams. Nucleate metal studs on the jacket.
Make pattern for the jacket material for the lining. Better if it is insulated, quilted, then the jacket will be warm in spring and autumn. Sew the finished lining on the machine to the jacket. The bottom of the stitch, twisting his skin to the lining. If the old belt from the coat is worn out, and the model of jacket it requires, sew from scraps of leather belt.
Lubricate the finished jacket with glycerin for Shine and soften the skin. You can paint it with paint suitable for leather goods, if the fabric is too worn out. The end result is you get leather in vintage style.
Of the remaining cropped the skin you can do well as decorations for jackets, for example, fringe, which you want to decorate the hems or pockets on it. If the pockets on the jacket there, but you would like to have them here, you can sew them from the remnants of the skin. As a variant of the scenery jacket – sewing faux fur to her. Fur can cover the places on the jacket, which is badly worn out – the collar, hem, sleeves.

Advice 2: How to alter old clothes

Once again, looking into your wardrobe, you find things that do not wear or slightly frayed. Throw your favorite clothes, of course, a pity. But these things to alter, "to breathe" new life into them, make the old brand new, fashionable and playful. A little imagination and a couple hours of free time will allow you to please yourself new clothes. Using these ideas, you can easily and quickly achieve the desired result.
How to alter old clothes
You will need
  • - old things;
  • different fabric, leatherette;
  • - sewing machine;
  • - needle, scissors, thread, ruler, crayons;
  • - the decorative ornaments and accessories.
The first thing to work on is a large knitted sweater. Probably, you already do not wear, in spite of its quality, because the modern outerwear keeps you warm. Of the knitted fabric makes a wonderful bag. So.
a) Strut sweater, iron the.
b) Tailor two identical parts for bags-wallets, it can be rectangles, squares, trapezoids – all what you like. Approximate dimensions: width – 40 cm height – 30 cm.
(c) of lining fabric, and best of quilted polyester batting (it will give the density of the product) tailor the same parts, but with dimensions of a centimeter less than described above. It will serve as a lining for bags.
(d) Sostrochite side and bottom seams, treat.
e) Now pass the lining in the crocheted part of the bag. To process the top edge, tailor leatherette obtachku, pristrochite it to the top of the bag so that it concealed both edges (unprocessed knitted fabric and lining).
(f) the Pens run out of leather in these bags they are mounted with decorative hardware. Make leather tabs, thread them in a metal ring and pristrochite the resulting details to knitted fabric just below the piping. The end of the handles thread into the rings and secure.
(g) as a decoration you can use large wood beads.
(h) Fasteners for such bags will serve as a metal button.
Every girl in the closet several pairs of jeans from them you could end up with a mini skirt. Try.
a) Take unnecessary jeans, preferably wide or flared. Strut stepper inner seams.
(b) the Bottom edge where the fabric is already worn and wiped, cut. The upper part of the jeans length to the level of mini-shorts, too, should be cut in order to obtain a smooth canvas. The resulting pieces of fabric athlete.
c) Measure your hips, add to the result of 20-25 cm
d) Now on denim (it is a 2-piece from leg) it should be noted these sizes. Skirt length – mini, at your discretion, a width of, for example, hip is 90 cm, plus 20 cm, 110 cm
e) you now have a skirt of two parts. Sew and finish the side and bottom seams.
f) Take the black elastic and pristrochite it on the upper edge. Also with rubber bands collect all the cloth. Perform parallel seams 5-6 cm on the skirt.
(g) This model completely hugs the figure and looks great, adding the applique of shells and beads.
What can be done with old shirts? The most simple is the new Mike.
a) Lay out the shirt and nemalite the lines corresponding cutouts "Mikey shoes". Cut off the sleeves, deepen armhole and make a V-neck.
(b) the edge of the fabric can be treated on the serger.
(c) That Mike does not look boring, you can make imitation beads and chains. To do this, collect a string of beads of different textures and secure it at the shoulder seams of the shirt. Then sew the metal chain in the same place, but of greater length. By analogy, create a cascade of ornaments using beads, glass beads, decorative pendants.
This is such a simple way you update your wardrobe.
If the first does not work, do not despair. Even from the broken things to make something new, just smaller.
Useful advice
Get ideas from magazines, fashion magazines and literature to sewing.

Advice 3: How to alter a leather jacket

Out of fashion leather thing can be turned into elegant product. Working with leather requires some skill and knowledge but complicated work nothing. Aspiring dressmakers are quite able to alter a leather jacket or cloak large size in a fitted jacket or skirt.
How to alter a leather jacket
You will need
  • - leather jacket;
  • - interlining for leather;
  • rubber adhesive;
  • - wood hammer;
  • - presser foot and the needle to the skin;
  • roller knife, scissors.
Make a paper pattern of the product that you want to sew leather jackets. To do this, use a commercial pattern from a magazine on sewing or outline all the details of the finished product, which you have. A more accurate pattern design, based on the size of your figure.
Strut leather jacket, cutting the stitches with a scalpel or razor. Straighten all the seams, if they fused, then iron the skin from the inside through cheesecloth dry iron, then fold the edges. Or, if allows the size of the product and the detail of the pattern is placed, the edges do not affect at all.
Before you reveal details prepare your skin. Moisten details on the reverse side with a warm solution of glycerin and salt (ratio 1:1 diluted in a liter of water). Straighten the skin and secure on a flat surface with pins on the edge. After the items dry, iron them with a warm iron on the reverse side.
Proceed to reveal details of the future product. Lay the pattern pieces on it, each circle with a ballpoint pen to avoid mistakes when sewing. Follow the seam: 1-1. 5 cm on the edges of the parts, 2.5-3 cm to the hem bottom, the allowances of the neck and okatov 0.5 cm as well make dress patterns products from lining fabric and nonwoven fabric for the skin.
Disc knife or sharp scissors, cut out all the details of leather goods. When using a special knife placed under the skin carton. Reinforce the cut parts interlining for leather.
To alter a leather jacket, prepared of items metyvit, and how many of them office paper clips. Or join the parts of gluing a pencil to the skin or the double-sided tape.
Before sewing the leather arm sewing machine. Put a roller or Teflon foot and install a thick triangular needle of the skin of the desired size. Install a line 3 mm below too not to perforate the skin with stitching detail.
Split seams leather details. For this wooden hammer to tap along the lines seam to reduce the thickness of the skin. Route of machine stitching. Follow the sequence of grinding of items such as sewing fabrics.
Smooth the seams from the wrong side, and iron them with a dry iron. The allowances apply rubber cement and glue down the edges. For connection rest of the details wait until the glue dries.
Vacate sleeves sew the collar. Vsheyte zipper or do buttonholes. Hem fold and glue, leaving the top of the ACC. Once you alter a leather coat to another product, sew details from lining fabric. Connect the lining with the base, hem the bottom and sleeves.
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