Upcycle Progress: Upcycled Jacket

At first I had no idea what I wanted to do for my up-cycle project, however I love clothes and I really want to get into making wearable technology because that is the future. I realized that I could not make wearables because I didn’t know how to build circuits (now I do!). So I went to ARC which is a thrift store and looked around for inspiration, and I stumbled upon a bag of alphabet fridge magnets. I loved the colors and they remind me of growing up with those on my fridge waaaaay back when. I loved the idea of making kitsch clothing because it makes a statement. Then I decided upon gluing them to an article of clothing so I searched around the store and found a jacket that was on sale! I realize we should not have purchased new items but they were from a thrift store so…. 🙂

I first laid out the letters how I thought I wanted them which was completely random but then I thought it would be cooler if I made words out of them.

I started making more words and decided to cover the entire front of the jacket with random funny/cute words. I then glued them down with e6000 glue in the orientation I planned.

I also had a few number magnets so I made them appear as buttons on the front of the jacket.

I don’t know how I am going to do the back of the jacket but this is the front!

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