I was gifted this sherpa denim jacket a couple years ago but have never really been a fan of the graphics.
I've covered them with patches but my glue job didn't last very long.
I had already started modifying this jacket a while ago adding a very useful inside pocket.
But ultimately, I knew I had to find a way to cover the "Find your Wild" message.
I've been toying with the idea of quilting since I've moved to the high desert, starting my making my own quilt jacket and bucket hat from a thrifted quilt.
And the other day, while procrastinating on a dress project that's been on hold for months, I had the idea to deal with this denim jacket.
I initially thought I'd use quilted pillow cover I thrifted last year but ultimately decided to make my own design from fabric scraps.
I referenced the following sources for the design and technique inspiration:
Vintage Levis Denim Jacket with Antique Indigo Quilted Back Inset Detail
Patchwork Jacket Tutorial: Upcycle a Denim Jacket with Style
But my ultimate inspiration was this tapestry!
I have a couple images of the process in my stories, and here are the final pictures:
Now all I have to do is find a way to hide the rest of the graphics. I really wanted to keep the applique within the seams. Maybe fabric paint?
If you have ideas or recommendations, please share them with me in the comments below!