DIY Military Style Blazer
By Emma Jeffery
- Ideal for cutting multiple layers and all-purpose cutting through thick fabrics like leather, upholstery, vinyl, burlap, suede, flannel and much more
- Amplify® technology senses blade separation when cutting thick fabrics and forces the blades back together for crisp, clean cuts every time — the floating blade tang transfers energy to the torsion bar which adjusts the blade to its optimal angle
- RazorEdge™ Shears feature ultra-sharp, premium-grade stainless-steel blades with a precisely honed edge that glides through fabric for clean cuts all the way to the tip
- Exceptional comfort and control provided by thumb and finger loops with ergonomic sculpting to fit the shape and natural movement of the hand
- Softgrip® touchpoints enhance comfort and control
- Protective sheath keeps the blades safe and protected
- Length: 8"
- Lifetime warranty
- Amplify® RazorEdge™ Fabric Cutting Scissors (8")
Designed to cut thick and heavy fabrics, these premium fabric shears feature ultra-sharp blades ideal for all-purpose cutting tasks
Basic blazer to refresh
Red and gold trim, including ribbon and piping
Needle and thread
1. Start by adding some stripes to the bottom of each sleeve. Use a flexible tape measure to measure the circumference of each sleeve at the point where you want to add the embellishment. Cut several lengths of ribbon to that length using the Amplify® RazorEdge™ Fabric Shears and hand sew to the sleeves of your blazer.
2. Adding scarlet piping to the edges of the collar, lapels and pocket flaps is another striking look. To ensure your piping is the right length, begin pinning it at the start of one lapel and continue to pin it to the jacket in 2-3" increments up and around the collar finishing at the bottom of the other lapel. Hand sew the piping in place and trim any excess. Repeat for the pocket flaps if your blazer has them.
3. To complete the military look, remove the existing buttons and replace them with military brass buttons. To sew on the brass buttons, thread a needle using a thread that matches the color of the button and knot the thread. Insert the needle through the underside of the garment and through the hole. Repeat several times until the button feels sturdy. On the final stitch, draw the needle out to the side, between the button and the fabric of the garment. Wind the thread around the stitches under the button a few times before inserting it back through to the underside of the garment. Secure the thread with a few small stitches on the underside and snip off. Add an extra row of buttons to create a double-breasted look.