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An inexpensive DIY version of Burberry's studded jackets.

Posted by Kirsten Nunez from New York, New York, United States • Published See Kirsten Nunez's 17 projects »
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  • How to make a trench / mac. Studded Trench Coat - Step 1
    Step 1

    Of course, I set out to make my own version. I knew if I got a "real" trench coat - knee length and all - I wouldn't use it that much. Long jackets just make my 5'2" self look even smaller.

    So I was pretty psyched when I came across this trench coat - esque jacket a few months ago at TJ Maxx. It was $19.99 and I knew exactly what I was going to do with it

  • How to make a trench / mac. Studded Trench Coat - Step 2
    Step 2

    I have a huge stash of studs by default, but you can find studs all over the internet - my absolute favorite source for studs is Studs-and-Spikes.com ! They have a really awesome selection. You can also try Ebay or Etsy, or even take apart some old studded belts.

  • How to make a trench / mac. Studded Trench Coat - Step 3
    Step 3

    I used 3 different kinds of silver spike and cone studs; each of them had prongs that are meant to pierce through fabric, and bent in with pliers

  • How to make a trench / mac. Studded Trench Coat - Step 4
    Step 4

    A step-by-step for this project would be extremely redundant, so here's a quick run through of what I did:

    On each side of the sleeve's seam, I made 2 columns of studs - so 4 columns total - starting at the shoulders. I used round nose pliers to bend in the prongs. When all was said and done, there was a total of 16 rows; I made the first top half entirely of the bigger cone studs, while the second half consisted of two kinds of cone studs.

  • How to make a trench / mac. Studded Trench Coat - Step 5
    Step 5

    For the most part I eyeballed the placement of the studs, but I also used a ruler and a charcoal pencil for some more of the meticulous measuring between studs.

  • How to make a trench / mac. Studded Trench Coat - Step 6
    Step 6

    I decided to cover the pockets with leather, so I traced the pocket flaps onto soft black leather. I might add some additional leather elements to the coat at a later date.

  • How to make a trench / mac. Studded Trench Coat - Step 7
    Step 7

    The sleeves.

  • How to make a trench / mac. Studded Trench Coat - Step 8
    Step 8

    A pocket.

  • How to make a trench / mac. Studded Trench Coat - Step 9
    Step 9

    Another view of the sleeve.

  • How to make a trench / mac. Studded Trench Coat - Step 10
    Step 10

    And one more view!

  • How to make a trench / mac. Studded Trench Coat - Step 11
    Step 11

    Final product.

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NJ T.
NJ T.
I really like this and I do happen to have an old trench coat so got to get the studs. Thank you very much for sharing.
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Kim
Kim · 1 project
tHIS IS BEAUTIFUL!!! One Question though, Do the studs catch other fabric you would wear under the coat or did you cover the ends?
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jennascloset(:
jennascloset(: · 4 projects
omg!!! this is beyond amazimg!im soo in love with this!!!!
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Kirie S.
Kirie S.
Oh my God *.* Gorgeous!
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Nicole R.
Nicole R. · 3 projects
wow I love trench coats I think they look fab on anyone but the one draw back is they are all so very similar, I love what you have done to make sure that yours stands out in a crowd!!

Fantabulous!!
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Blackwidow
Blackwidow · 7 projects
You are pure genius!!! awesome tut
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Kirsten Nunez
Kirsten Nunez · New York, New York, US · 21 projects
Yes, I've seen that one in the past. However I personally wouldn't use wood and glue on any of my clothes, and would rather use real studs - but to each his/her own.
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