4/22/12

Jeans basket weave into textured vest/jacket

Supplies: Pair of husband's old jeans. 






Started to basket weave my husband's terribly old jeans. I wanted to make a jacket but ran out of denim for the sleeves. For now it is an amazingly textured vest. Look forward to finding another pair to add sleeves.

Cut denim into panels. Rip strips leaving an edge intact. Cut extra strips and weave. Cut pattern. Pin all edges and sew all around...Put together. 

26 comments:

  1. I've wanted to do a basket-weave skirt for a while, but I cannot for the life of me figure out how to keep it together. Your vest look great, dit you just sew the sideseams or did you sew along every piece of denim? :)

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    1. I just sewed the side seams and collar/hems, it will be a little loose depending on the fabric...denim is durable and holds well together. I didn't sew along every piece, just weaved them.

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  2. you are the best in giving trash a 2nd life! love it!
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  3. You are very creative dear! I would never of thought. That jacket is so couture!
    thanks for sharing

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  4. This is AWESOME!!!

    ♥♥♥
    Sue

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    1. yessss! That's what I got! Thanks Jackie!

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  6. AH this is AMAZING. How'd you do the holes for the arms and necks?

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    1. Hi! I made 3 panels and then cut a pattern of back bodice, 2 front bodices. So no holes, just a pattern.

      Thanks!!

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  7. love it!
    found you through this link in a portuguese blog: http://retrozao.blogs.sapo.pt/97355.html
    I follow you by email now!
    happy mother's day (here in portugal)

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    1. Awesome and thanks! Great to here I have readers from all over the world. Happy Mother's day from Oregon!

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  8. Think I will hit the thrift store for some old jeans.

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  9. I want to do a pair of boy shorts this way.

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  10. did you put a collar or buttons on it? if so how did you do it? btw im in love with this diy <333

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  11. Oh this is great!! I didnt know what to do with my old pair of jeans!! :)

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    xxx

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  12. Thank you so much for the amazing [FREE] tutorial. I am absolutely in LOVE with this and am gonna make it ASAP! I love your blog and tutorials, you are such an inspiration

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  13. Thanks for the tutorial! love it! cheers from south america, argentina! :)

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  14. Great vest - looks good wth the sweatshirt - what about sweat shirt sleeves instead of denim?

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  15. Hey I was thinking about the front of the vest? how does the front look?
    I love the back! And I really want to make one my self, but how did you do the front? :)

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  16. Nice vest! I really love it! But I was wondering how does the front look? I love the back,
    and I really want to make on my self, but how does the front look?
    Can you maybe post a picture or something ? :)

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  17. I absolutely love this. I've been dying to try this since last summer and I finally got to try it with an old vest from my mom. Just did the back but I love it! I took pictures of the process too http://laughlovelivedance.blogspot.com/2013/08/basket-weave-denim-vest.html

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  18. is one pair of jeans enough material or do you need more pairs?

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  19. I like the idea. Actually I did this with old jeans years ago but made a bag but I would never think of ma king it a jacket.It looks so cool....I love your blog.Mili

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