7.26.2012

DIY: Denim Cargo Vest


There are a few denim vests on the market right now that had me convinced I needed this staple in my summer line up (like such). Here is a way you can add one to yours without shelling out the big $!


{This was the inspiration for this DIY: pinterest via Harpar's Bazaar}

Check your local thrift store for a denim jacket. That is where I found mine!

Supplies:
Denim Jacket
Needle
Thread
Scissors

Instructions:
1. Cut off the sleeves as close to the hem line as possible. (Use sharp fabric scissors)
2. Cut the other end of the sleeve and cuff off at the length you want your pockets.
3. Flip them inside out and sew about 1/4 inch in along the end opposite of the cuff.
4. Flip back outside in and line where you would like the pocket to go. Stitch from the inside of the vest  all along the four sides of the pocket. Be careful not to sew through the top part of the pocket. This part may seem daunting, but it was actually pretty easy!
Total time: 20 minutes
Total Cost: $5



{Tote: c/o Windsore Store, Dress: Loft, Necklaces: Macaroy Kangaroo, ebay, Shoes: Steve Madden, Watch: aldo, Bracelet: c/o Loren Hope}

I hope you all enjoy this! Would love to see pics if you give it a go!
Cheers!




33 comments:

  1. !!

    Ummm.

    TOO good.

    I am def. getting a denim jacket for the Fall...maybe I'll give the vest a go.

    Cheers.

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  2. Such a great idea! You must be reading my mind. I've been wanting a denim vest and just ordered one from JCrew. I wonder if it's too late to DIY?!?

    xx Amy

    Leopard and Lillies

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  3. I have a white jean jacket that I'm dying to convert into a vest but I'm intimidated. :S

    ~Natasha Fatah~
    ~Natasha Fatah~

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  4. It doesn't even look like a DIY! You did a fabulous job!

    xoxo
    Erin
    peacelovedecor.com

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  5. It looks great!

    I think this is one of my favorite looks on you. It's tough and sexy!

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  6. You are so darn creative !! I love it !! :)

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  7. Anna, I love your posts! You always inspire me to try new things. Plus, your ideas are affordable and that's huge for me. My blog post today is inspired by one of yours. I hope you'll check it out: http://westhawthorneplace.blogspot.com/2012/07/the-statement-necklace.html

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  8. Love this!!! I need to go find a cheap denim jacket so I can do this!

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  9. Well DIY queen, you've done it again! I love the way this turned out--even better than the inspiration!

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  10. I love denim with a classic black dress! Gorgeous.

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  11. ahh, i just love denim vests! thanks for the how-to :] xx

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  12. You're truly talented! Love this look, Anna!

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  13. You are so unbelievably talented. Looks great! :)

    Sara
    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com

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  14. So stylish and innovative as usual...you rock :)
    Have a super day!

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  15. seriously. stop. totally doing this.

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  16. I love this so much! Just last week I started plotting how I could get my hands on a denim jacket to make a vest, but I really love the cargo pocket idea!!! Thank you for sharing :)

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  17. looks great!! i love that you added pockets!

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  18. i did the same thing last week! great

    http://anmarkdesign.blogspot.gr/

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  19. Looks great! I don't know if I could pull that off though--hmm.
    xoxo,
    Leigh

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  20. Super cute! And the pockets are perfect. Very clever!

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  21. Great DIY! I've been searching thrift stores for denim pieces to do the same thing! Hopefully I come across one soon!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  22. You're such a genius Anna. Love what you did, and love that is not a cropped, fitted one. It's perfect! And paired with that dress, gorgeous!

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  23. Ive been on the hunt for a jean vest. I am doing this like right now :)

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  24. Love that denim vest, but especially those shoes!!

    Laura | Bright Bold and Beautiful blog

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  25. oh my goodness how cute! I am going to try this. you are genius!

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  26. This is awesome! You did such a great job. Now if only I had a thrift store close to me.

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  27. Okay, this post has really convinced me that I need to learn how to sew. I love what you did with that jean jacket. It's simply brilliant!

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  28. I love this! such a cool easy idea! -Heidi
    http://fabricandfrosting.blogspot.no/

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  29. I love this! I LOVE my denim vest, I wear it all the time! The one you did is fantastic..the fabric on that jacket is perfect for this..it looks just worn in and thin..I LOVE it!
    sheree x
    www.itsnotthatdeep.com

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Love hearing from each of you. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! <3

 
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