How should I upcycle a Men’s Coat?

Husbands grow up so fast don’t they? Well, my wonderful hubby has grown out of a suit jacket and I am so very excited to use it for something awesome! I have been pondering and researching what to do for a couple of months now and still haven’t made up my mind. So, help me decide!

Here are my favorite ideas so far:

This is a great video from on how to turn an old men’s jacket into a new backpack. Super cool!

I could certainly make a purse from it.

Check out the tutorial on how to make the above purse on

Here is another cute purse from a suit made by Suriya Designs.

Other ideas I have that I am unable to find tutorials on at the moment are a pillow, laptop case, messenger bag, skirt, dress….

What do you think I should do with this Men’s Coat that needs some upcycling love? Cast your vote—leave a comment!


4 Responses to How should I upcycle a Men’s Coat?

  1. glenda
    August 7, 2010 at 1:07 am

    what about doing a applique for the back of the jacket
    and changing the buttons suited to women,instant wear

  2. glenda
    August 7, 2010 at 1:40 am

    check this site out ,great place for ideas

  3. Lauren
    August 9, 2010 at 7:44 am

    Hi Glenda,

    Great idea! I am still brainstorming on this particular coat. I haven’t fully decided what I want to do with it yet.

    Thanks for sharing your link as well.


  4. October 13, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    love the jacket bag.

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