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DIY T-Shirt Jacket

I made this T-shirt jacket last night.  I started with a pretty cool tux jacket that I got at a consignment store for $21.00.  Next, I cut up a t-shirt that had great graphics–mine is kind of a wood nymph, I splattered it with bleach and washed it first to tone it down a bit.

Diy back
I cut around the design, then carefully pinned it to the back of my jacket.  Then I hand stitched it on to the back going around the design two times..
Other side
I used a milliner's needle in a size 7…this makes the job much easier than just a basic needle, and you can find milliner's needles at most any craft store…
Diy front
I found some cute contrasting pieces to add to the front–I have an extensive t-shirt collection.  I've been collecting them for more than 20 years!  I love those gunky silk screened prints, I don't know why…
Diy side
I'll try and get some more photos later…
  • PrΓͺt-Γ -Porter P
    April 3, 2009 at 7:26 am

    Incredible. It doesnt look like something you pinned on at all. It looks like its printed directly onto the jacket.

  • Lauren
    April 3, 2009 at 7:44 am

    This looks great, and I’ll bet it really suits you.

  • jules
    April 3, 2009 at 8:20 am

    Perfection! I absolutely love it!
    visit me sometime

  • birdie butter
    April 3, 2009 at 8:30 am

    Love it … great work!

  • Lauren
    April 3, 2009 at 8:55 am

    Love that jacket! You are so talented : )

  • gennie
    April 3, 2009 at 9:07 am

    amazing!!! you are so so so so creative it never ceases to amaze!!!

  • kelly
    April 3, 2009 at 9:31 am

    That’s wonderful. It’s so nice to wear something completely unique and something you put a lot of work in. Makes you appreciate it even more

  • Meghann
    April 3, 2009 at 9:42 am

    Amazing! it looks great!

  • Amee
    April 3, 2009 at 9:53 am

    Wow that is perfect stitching! The wood nymph definitely adds a punch to the blazer. Love your inspiring ideas Judy!

  • Nyx
    April 3, 2009 at 10:16 am

    Amazing!! A great idea! It really looks like its printed directly onto the jacket.

  • Jozee
    April 3, 2009 at 10:32 am

    wow you did a fantastic job sewing that on there. great idea too especially with the contrast of the sophisticated tux and the more casual print on the tshirt

  • mr. freddy's mom
    April 3, 2009 at 10:38 am

    great job, judy!
    you’re a good designer!

  • sunshine
    April 3, 2009 at 11:00 am


  • fabulus
    April 3, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    awesome diy jacket!

  • christina
    April 3, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    amazing! would love to see more projects like this!
    What thrift/consignment stores would you recommend in Dallas?

  • Cruz
    April 3, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Great idea! Cool graphic too, the wording suggests it used to be a shirt for a grindcore band LOL. But that obviously adds to the cool factor! Reminds me of the Margiela tattoo blazer a bit for some reason.

  • Gisela
    April 3, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    It’s such a lovely and clever design! I love the color, it’s quite pretty..but is it peach, pink or off white? I can’t tell because the lighting is different in each pic.

  • brigadeiro
    April 3, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Positively amazing! The jacket turned out absolutely stunning! πŸ˜‰

  • nicole
    April 3, 2009 at 6:10 pm


  • Don't Be A Hero
    April 3, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    Ah! I love this more than I can say, I’m so doing this the instant I figure out how to sew without seriously threatening all of my fingers with my clumsiness πŸ˜›

  • b-chic
    April 4, 2009 at 3:20 am

    Absolutely charming and edgy at the same time! I like a lot this playful version of a tuxedo jacket! Genial!

  • Leia
    April 4, 2009 at 4:07 am

    Wow! You are so creative. The jacket looks amazing!

  • anna
    April 4, 2009 at 5:59 am

    Ah that’s so cool! I’m really going to try that technique on a jacket. ^^

  • The Little Fashion Treasury
    April 4, 2009 at 9:39 am

    Wow, this is more than amazing.
    I wish I would be so talented to do the same πŸ˜‰

  • Cindy
    April 4, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Lovely and so creative, I will have to try that out one day, smile…

  • Fab Brunette
    April 5, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    What a gorgeous jacket. You are so innovative and creative, this looks like something that would cost a load of money from some fancy designer – you! Gorgeous!

  • koko
    April 5, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    amazing! i would totally buy that. i love all your DIYs, and also your thrift shop and vintage finds. thrift/vintage shops here in NYC are a joke, selling polyester dresses for like $30. very difficult to find a good deal around here.

  • olyaiscool
    April 5, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    The tshirt is from a death metal band called Job for A Cowboy (it’s what it says on the bottom of the design). I love them. I have a few of their tshirts and always think their designs are awesome. I think it’s great how you have recreated it! Check out their music though, just for the fun of it :P. Would you mind if I used one of the pictures on my blog? (I will obviously give you credit) I feel so inspired by this!

  • chauss
    April 5, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    unbelieveably amaaaaazingly creative. πŸ™‚

  • Jules
    April 6, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    That was a great work.It looks like it was a ready to wear jacket,love the way you add designs on it.;D
    Great work.

  • Bri
    April 6, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    so edgy and creative <3

  • Solo
    April 7, 2009 at 12:01 am

    Love it friend.You are really amazing.;D

  • Heights of Fashion
    April 7, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    WHOA! I love love love!
    One day I will show u my version!

  • Coco
    April 7, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Wow. The print looks as if it is a silk-screen print on the back of the jacket. Lovely.

  • stylecrusader
    April 8, 2009 at 5:32 am

    very beautiful blazer, the shape and color is gorgeous!

  • quelle
    April 8, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    wow what is there to say that others haven’t covered? i am so inspired and amazed.

  • velvet and linen
    April 10, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    You are so talented!
    Do we get to see it on you?
    Great job.

  • Frida
    April 14, 2009 at 2:54 am

    Love it! It’s totally amazing! I watch the photos of it over and over again, and they really make me smile πŸ˜€

  • Elsa
    April 14, 2009 at 6:11 am

    Job for a Cowboy! Hahaha! Where did you get that shirt? All my metalhead guy friends love that band. It’s an awesome project, too =]

  • funny t-shirts
    May 5, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    I like the shirt or jacket itself but I don’t adore the print on it. I don’t like the contrast of it and it seems that the combination of color is not fitted on each other

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    December 30, 2009 at 6:07 am

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  • Olga
    March 27, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    OMFG awersome AND JFAC INSANEEE!!! thats sickk

  • wholesale avirex
    September 6, 2010 at 12:19 am

    It looks great! you did a great job. how I wish I have a skill like yours.

  • Grace
    June 9, 2011 at 12:56 am

    Cool project!

    Is that a Club Monaco tuxedo jacket? It looks identical to my black one…