Friday, August 26, 2016

DIY Star Wars Denim Vest: I recognized your foul stench when I was brought on board.


It has been a while since I've done some DIY with clothes. I finally created something and I am so excited to share!

I am loving denim vests but I only own one. They are everywhere but I think I'm picky about the design, I don't know. One day I was at a store and I came across a denim vest which on the rack looked really good. I went over to get it and when I pulled it off I noticed it had patches, two on the front and one long one the back, of red flannel.


Yea nope.

As you can see in the pictures, they just looked weird. I dunno but it was also on sale for 5 bucks so I walked out with it thinking it could be easy to rip off at the seams and add my own fabric. A few months later a project that involved some Star Wars fabric didn't work out, I remembered about my vest and went to work with the left over fabric.


I cut out the flannel because I didn't think I could seam rip it because it looked like they had sewn around the holes to keep it from fraying. After I ripped out the fabric, I saw it was two different threads so I sat down and took them out.



Because I currently do not have a sewing machine, I went with my trusty fabric glue and glued the Star Wars fabric onto the denim. 24 hours later and they were stuck!! I had plans to add the Smuggler Bounty patches onto my vest in time for SDCC but they didn't look like they were iron on ones so I didn't add them but I wore the vest as is on Wednesday and it all held together.



Silly me though as it turned out they were iron able! After a few trials and errors I got them to stick onto the denim. The Greedo one only had half the patch stuck to the denim. I had to put the iron on top of it directly. I was using a towel to protect the patch. The rest of it came together eventually.


I am so happy with the way this vest turned out and I can't wait to wear it! I loved it as is with just the fabric but I adore it even more with the patches now. I'm gonna keep adding them as I get the boxes. While I was at Disneyland, I bought the Rogue One pin and added it. I think I may add more Star Wars pins to it as well. Not sure if it will be the ones from Smugglers Bounty or just what's in my general collection.

Have you created anything lately? Is there something you're working on? Something you want to make? Let me know! I love seeing what other folks create, clothes or otherwise.

Have a great day everyone!!

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