Hey guys! I found this great denim jacket at the Goodwill yesterday for $5. I originally wanted it because I had been searching for a light color denim jacket. However, I became discourage when I saw it was an extra small…but I figured what the hell I’m gonna try it on anyway…too small to wear as a jacket, lol.
But never one to give up, I got a brilliant idea. Turn this baby into a cropped denim vest! That’s exactly what I did tonight!
All you need is a a really sharp pair of scissors, I used my fabric scissors.
I cut the bulk of the sleeve off and then continued to cut off the excess on the shoulder seam, I kinda pushing the tip of the scissors under the seam cutting it really close.
One side down, one more to go!
All finished, took about 5 minutes because I stopped to take pics, super easy. Cropped denim vest for $5!


  1. I thought about doing cut offs too, I know I have some jeans I hate that I can tear up, lol. 

  2. Katie Mac

    I been looking for the perfect jean jacket so I can do the same thing too and I wanted to make cut off shorts too.

  3. Misssaditty73

    Okay! At the end of the year, I busted up a sale in Dillard's and bought five denim jackets (one white, 4 in various shades of denim) that I could not leave in the store for less than $5 each. I WILL be deconstructing a few of them. Love the vest look!

  4. Strictlihair

    Very Nice! Cant wait to see you rock it!! 🙂

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  5. That's pretty awesome. I was just in Gap last week and they were taking an additional 40% off all of their sales items. I should've looked in the smaller sizes! I may have to steal this idea from you lol… can't wait to see how you style this.

  6. I did the same thing to a white one that I (ahem) outgrew!  It's a great idea, very versitile!  I can't wait to see how you wear it, I know it will be fly!

  7. Nice! I just cut a white flowy cardigan into a white long vest! Sometimes you have to make the clothes you want to wear! haha

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  8. I can appreciate a denim jacket!! Great idea to transform it into a vest — you cut the heck out of that jacket!! It looks perfect – you can't even tell! Can't wait to see how you rock it!

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