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Revamp a punky leather jacket.
The first jacket is my boys from the 80s. He got it at a vintage store and I fell in love with it. The only problem is the jacket is REALLY big on me. Im talking I look like I am swiming in it. I looked around and couldn't seem to find any cool ones from back in the punk days. I decided to grab one of mine out of my closet and attempt to recreate it! I am so happy with how it came out, I get so many compliments everytime I wear it!

Posted by Audrey Kitching from Hollywood, Florida, United States • Published See Audrey Kitching's 20 projects »

  • How to decorate a leather jacket. DIY New 80s Punk Jacket - Step 1
    Step 1

    There is no right or wrong way to do this. What I used

    Studs, plyers, different colored paints, leopard material scraps, paint brush, and scissors

  • How to decorate a leather jacket. DIY New 80s Punk Jacket - Step 2
    Step 2

    First i studded the collar of the jacket

  • How to decorate a leather jacket. DIY New 80s Punk Jacket - Step 3
    Step 3

    I started painting all over the jacket, with bands I like and random doodles. Once it has dried flip the jacket over and paint on the back.

  • Step 4

    After the paint is completely dry, take the plyers and scrap at it. This will make the paint crumble and chip.. to give it an old look.

  • Step 5

    I cut up some random scraps of leopard and sheer material and glued it on.

  • How to decorate a leather jacket. DIY New 80s Punk Jacket - Step 6
    Step 6

    Now you have a vintage inspired new punk jacket... and no one can tell the difference! People ask me where I found it all the time!



CO + K User

am creating something similar and promise to upload my own version so.. watch this space Happy
Andy A.
Andy A. · 22 projects
what kind of paint did you use?
Sammi · 6 projects
I did the same thing except with a Mask on the back of it with a Unicorn painting Happy
Sleaze D P Ridgway
Sleaze D P Ridgway · Ottawa, Ontario, CA · 6 projects
needs less colourful paint, more patches, more studs...both jackets are not so punk...
PnkPanther · Winter Park, Florida, US · 16 projects
Thank you so much for making a punk jacket the way you're supposed to and not "finding one" or paying 100's of dollars for one. DIY or DIE
Darling Chelsea
Darling Chelsea · Belmont, North Carolina, US · 54 projects
Can I just say that I love the Sex Pistols?
Lundora · Kokkola, FI · 8 projects
That's real cool. Happy
♥ mitzi ♥
♥ mitzi ♥ · 5 projects
ummmm ----> W O W Happy!
original & amazing
Gabby G.
Gabby G. · Los Angeles, California, US · 3 projects
i LOVE IT. its to die for. soo rad
Joy K.
Joy K. · Garland, Texas, US · 80 projects
I want one!! haha, great tute <3
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