Get inspired by these stunning coat refashions to make your own unique winter coat. You can make a gorgeous coat from another coat or some other fabric entirely!
This post is full of tutorials and coats you can purchase that are refashioned and upcycled. You’ll never guess all the items that make up these gorgeous, reimagined coats.
What is refashioning?
Refashioning is to fashion clothing again or differently. I usually use this to describe when I’m sewing clothing to fit different or to look different, but the majority of the item stays the same.
What is upcycling?
Upcycling is to reuse material to create something better than the original. I usually use this to describe when I’m sewing adult clothing into clothing for children or I’m sewing clothing into an accessory or house item.
Do you love to refashion? Check out these lists of refashion ideas! There’s something for everyone!
This sleeveless coat looks hard because there's so many details, but she took a men's blazer and removed the sleeves. There's more to it than that since she shows you how to finish the raw edges, but you can make your own vest too!
This is my coat I created out of my grandmother's wool coat. The fabric was in good condition but the hems and collars were worn out. I took it apart, and used a coat sewing pattern to cut it up into a whole new coat. It's great to give new life to something so special.
If you make something using this sewing project, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!
Learn how to upcycle a button up shirt into a baby girl romper by reusing the parts of the shirt. The buttons and bubble leg are fun details! I’m excited to share a really fun upcycle with you today! I think men’s button down shirts are one of my favorite things to upcycle because there’s…
Learn how to shorten sleeves of a button up shirt to get the right fit. This is a simple alteration to make your sleeves the right length. Everyone needs alterations to make your clothes fit. Clothes are made to fit an arbitrary average that doesn’t actually exist. You can shorten the sleeves of a button…
There’s something to be said about special and unique vintage dresses that can be found in thrift stores. They have gorgeous details and so many memories woven in. Today I’m going to show you how to refashion a vintage dress with buttons up the front into a modern wrap dress with a gorgeous button detail….
Upcycle an adult t-shirt into a baby DIY t-shirt romper with this free sewing pattern in size 6 mos. It’s a great way to save money and save time! Do you ever have a t-shirt that you just love, and you wear it out until it’s soft and comfortable? Turn it into a baby t-shirt…
Learn how to upcycle adult clothing into shorts, pants, or bloomers for kids with the upcycled shorts, pants, and bloomers sewing pattern. I’m so excited to share this PDF sewing pattern with you today. I really love upcycling, and I want to share it with you. With this Upcycled T-Shirt Shorts and Bloomers sewing pattern….
Take two cardigans and turn them into one cardigan. This color blocked cardigan refashion is a great way to change the length of the body and sleeves. I have a great tutorial to share that combines two cardigans into one. I will be teaching how to color blocking cardigans for women and specifically sweater knits….