02 Jan

Embellished Jacket with Hand Stitching

I gave a little hint about this clothing upcycling project when I was getting started at the beginning of December, but I had to wait until now to share it because it was a gift for Boris. We picked up this sports jacket from Value Village a few months ago with the idea I would decorate it with stitching, and I decided to get it finished in time for Christmas.

The jacket is 100% wool and I created the design through freehand embroidery with thick cotton floss. The most elaborate stitching is on the two lapels, with two tiny motifs in the corners on the upper collar.

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I skipped the breast pocket and added embroidered designs to the edges of the lower pockets. I figured the pockets could be more understated than the lapels.

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The finished jacket looks fabulous and I’m happy to see Boris looking so good in it.

© Rachael Ashe