DIY: Denim Jacket with fringe

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  • 1 denim jacket
  • 3 rolls of silver (or color of choice) single row sequin trim
  • 1 tube of fabric glue
  • 1 small popsicle stick
  • Scissors


1. Lay the jacket on a flat surface. The back should be facing you. Be sure to spread the sleeves out horizontally so the entire jacket is flat.

2. Cut the sequin trim into multiples of three sizes – short (about 1 and 1/2 inches), medium (about 2 inches) and long (about 2 and 1/2 to 3 inches).

3. Cut four long strips of sequin trim to go along the back seam of each sleeve (two per sleeve), avoiding the cuff. Cut one long strip to span the back seam of the jacket as well.

4. Horizontally glue the two long sleeve strips to the back seams of each of the jacket’s sleeves. Gradually glue the strips down to each sleeve starting from the edge so the glue is fresh for each section.

5. Start vertically glueing the three different sized strips to the back middle of the jacket, starting with longest strip on the edges and alternating with the medium and short strips to create the dangling fringe. Go back and forth between each side until you reach the middle. Use the popsicle stick to press down each piece as to avoid getting glue on your fingers.

6. Finish the jacket by horizontally glueing the remaining long sequin strip directly above the varying strips on the middle of the jacket to cover any uneven places or glue marks. Glue gradually as mentioned in step 4.

7. Use the popsicle stick to press down all glued sequin strips one final time and let dry for 24 hours.

Photo by Ryan Coon