Upcycled Blazer Sewing Pattern

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Upcycle an adult blazer or suit jacket into a child blazer with this PDF sewing pattern in toddler and children sizes. Choose between a notched collar and shawl collar.

I’m so excited to share this pattern with you! The Upcycled Blazer sewing pattern is an intermediate level sewing pattern that comes with ten toddler and child sizes. It has a cropped version and a classic length version along with a notched collar or a shawl collar. Since you are upcycling a jacket, you can reuse the interfacing.

Because of the nature of reusing some parts of the adult jacket, the front edge is finished with bias binding. This makes the project easier than making a blazer from scratch, but you have to be good at using bias binding. You can use a matching color, a fun print, or a contrasting color.

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Upcycled Blazer Sewing Pattern

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I came up with the idea for this pattern about 10 years ago. I had a beautiful toddler boy and I wanted to sew for him, but I wanted to use what I had.

I had a bunch of suit jackets that someone gave us, and they didn’t fit my husband. I really wanted to make my son a blazer without having to actually do all the hard sewing of making a blazer.

Upcycled Blazer Sewing Pattern

It’s so inspiring and challenging to me when I can figure out ways to reuse parts of the original garment to make the sewing quicker and easier. I figured out how to reuse the pockets, the front buttons and buttonholes, and the sleeve hems with the buttons.

I originally made a couple, shared a free suit jacket pattern in size 12 mos, and then left it at that.

Upcycled Blazer Sewing Pattern

Fast forward to now when I decided to expand the pattern and perfect the 12 mos pattern. It was really important to me to finish this pattern and share it with you.

I wanted you to be able to sew and save money, sew and save time, sew and save memories, and sew to help prevent so many suit jackets and blazers from going to the landfill. Get some inspiration for the Upcycled Blazer sewing pattern!

Upcycled Blazer Pattern: Classic Length

The blazer in the classic length is the length that hits below the hips in the classic men’s suit jacket length. The hem hits around the middle of the hand when it’s being worn.

This version needs a longer blazer to work since there’s so much extra length at the bottom, but it makes the perfectly, classic blazer that probably comes to mind when you think of a blazer or a suit jacket.

Upcycled Blazer Sewing Pattern

Notched Collar

The notched collar is the classic blazer collar with two notches pointing out an done notch pointing in where the lapel and the collar meet. The notched collar is the intermediate version and you have to be able to finish inner and outer corners with the bias binding.

Upcycled Blazer Sewing Pattern

Shawl Collar

The shawl collar is the elevated collar that you often see on tuxedos. It’s a smooth curve from the back of the collar and around through to the lapel. The construction in the pattern is not the true way of making a shawl collar, but this method works best when upcycling an adult jacket.

The shawl collar is the easier version since the curves are simpler.

Upcycled Blazer Sewing Pattern

Upcycled Blazer Pattern: Cropped Length

The blazer in the cropped length is the length that hits above the hips. It’s great for girls or for a vintage military jacket look. The hem hits around the wrist when it’s being worn.

This version can be fit on smaller adult jacket since it’s cropped.

Upcycled Blazer Sewing Pattern

Notched Collar

The notched collar is the classic blazer collar with two notches pointing out an done notch pointing in where the lapel and the collar meet. The notched collar is the intermediate version and you have to be able to finish inner and outer corners with the bias binding.

Upcycled Blazer Sewing Pattern

Shawl Collar

The shawl collar is the elevated collar that you often see on tuxedos. It’s a smooth curve from the back of the collar and around through to the lapel. The construction in the pattern is not the true way of making a shawl collar, but this method works best when upcycling an adult jacket.

The shawl collar is the easier version since the curves are simpler.

Upcycled Blazer Sewing Pattern

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If you make something using this pattern, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #upcycledtshirtromper or#heatherhandmade and tag me!

Upcycled Blazer Sewing Pattern

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It’s a great idea. I upcycled a woman’s wool coat into two sack civil war era coats for my little girls.

One recommendation I have, is to narrow the child’s jacket sleeves to be proportionate to their sizes, shorten the sleeves to just below the wrist and press the new seams very well.

Good job. There are so many garments out there, new fabric is not necessary all the time.