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Light Coats: Ways to Upcycle Your Own Spring Jacket

The sun is out but the wind is still chilly, so you'll need a lighter coat for the season. Don't spend a ton of money on something new when you can do the earth and your wallet a favour by recycling an old coat into something awesome.

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Stencil the Back

Stencil the Back

A great way to add some cool to your coat is to stencil the back. Check out this great tutorial.




Patches are an easy way to add life to an old jean jacket. You can find them at thrift stores or even attached to the clothing you find at a thrift store. Cut them off and add them to your own creations.


Paint (faux) Leather

Paint (faux) Leather

Paint second-hand jackets you've found. Bright colours work the best! Check out this tutorial.

Stamp it!

Do you want to know all about making your own stamps out of craft foam? Do you want to stamp your own fabric and upcycle all your old muslin wraps and do you love foxes? Me too!

Use this tutorial to make a pattern on the back of your jacket, or to make fabric to add to your jacket.