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.
Instruction
1
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.
2
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.
3
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.
4
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.
5
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.
6
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 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.
Instruction
1
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.
2
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.
3
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.
4
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.
5
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.
6
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.
7
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.
8
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.
9
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.
10
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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