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How to turn a simple blouson into trendy Letterman jacket
Did the college jackets lose their hype? Don't think so. I think there is always a place for a cool college jacket in every season. The greatest thing about the sporty piece is that it's so versatile. In Fashion industry there are no rules about the color or form. Leather, spikes, lace... Everything is possible. Btw the first Letterman jackets were created for the best Harvard University players in 1865.

So today I am sharing with you a great DIY project I've originally created for the German fashion magazine COUCH. Follow this this step by step tutorial and turn your simple blouson into a very cool Letterman jacket.

Posted by fashionrolla from Berlin, Berlin, Germany • Published See fashionrolla's 10 projects »
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  • How to make a bomber jacket. [Diy] College/Letterman Jacket - Step 1
    Step 1

    You will need: simple blouson, 2 small zippers for pockets, 1 jacket zipper, matching threads and needle, appliqué, cotton fabric for the pockets, pencil, pins, scissors, ruler and of course a sewing machine...

  • How to make a bomber jacket. [Diy] College/Letterman Jacket - Step 2
    Step 2

    First mark the center front (CF) and the opening of the slash pockets as shown on this picture

  • How to make a bomber jacket. [Diy] College/Letterman Jacket - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut along the pencil marks

  • How to make a bomber jacket. [Diy] College/Letterman Jacket - Step 4
    Step 4

    The ends of the pockets should have a Y-cut

  • How to make a bomber jacket. [Diy] College/Letterman Jacket - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now secure all seams with the zigzag stitch

  • How to make a bomber jacket. [Diy] College/Letterman Jacket - Step 6
    Step 6

    ...

  • How to make a bomber jacket. [Diy] College/Letterman Jacket - Step 7
    Step 7

    Now attach your appliqué with the iron or sewing machine (depends on the type of your appliqué). You can create your own appliqué design by combining letters with figures. Usually the Lettermans have their appliqués on the right chest but you can put yours where every you think looks the best

  • How to make a bomber jacket. [Diy] College/Letterman Jacket - Step 8
    Step 8

    Pin the jacket zipper to the center front and sew along it with the zigzag stitch

  • How to make a bomber jacket. [Diy] College/Letterman Jacket - Step 9
    Step 9

    Now attach the zipper to the slash pocket with the pins. Take your time. To make a slash pocket requirers some sewing skills. If you a newbie to the DIY world I would suggest you skip this part. If your want to learn how to make one here is a great site for tutorials: www.bit.ly/1lpNhQj

  • How to make a bomber jacket. [Diy] College/Letterman Jacket - Step 10
    Step 10

    Sew on the zipper with the zigzag stitch

  • How to make a bomber jacket. [Diy] College/Letterman Jacket - Step 11
    Step 11

    Cut 2 half moons out of the cotton fabric. The pocket lining should be able to cover the opening. After your secured the lining with the pins sew along the edges with the regular stitch. Basically the lining will be attached to the garment. That means the seam will be visible on the other side. So try to make a pretty stitch :)

  • How to make a bomber jacket. [Diy] College/Letterman Jacket - Step 12
    Step 12

    And this is how the finish design looks like. I hope your guys like this tutorial

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PinkWeeds
PinkWeeds · Omaha, Nebraska, US · 207 projects
amazing, love this!
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Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
Awesome! ^^
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