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Jumpsuit Jacket DIY

July 30, 2021

Contributed by Dom-okoebu Osareme David (@__reme_), Salvation Army Thrift Store Creative Expert

Hey everyone! I hope you’re all making the most of your summer. I hit up my local Salvation Army Thrift Store here in Winnipeg recently where I came across this awesome jumpsuit that I thought would make a great DIY project.

Thrifted jumpsuit

In today’s blog post, I’ll be sharing how I turned this jumpsuit into a jacket. Thrift Stores are typically loaded with high-quality men’s work jumpsuits that are just waiting for a place to call home. The material of the jumpsuit that I found is lightweight enough to wear in the summer and heavy enough to keep myself warm come the cooler months. All you will need for this 2-step DIY is a pair of scissors (and a thrifted jumpsuit, of course!)

STEP 1: Create the top and bottoms >

I took my scissors to the half-point of the jumpsuit where the top and bottom half meet and cut along, following the band. I cut all around the garment until I had two halves created from the top and bottom.

Thrifted jumpsuit cut in half with top and bottom

< STEP 2: Add pre-loved pins and patches for extra style points

After cutting your halves, you will now have a fantastic fitting jacket. It would be a great idea to add pins and patches to the jacket to add your own flare to the piece. I’ll have to keep an eye out for some during my next thrift trip!


I put together this outfit by pairing the jumpsuit with these thrifted navy pair of work pants, a band t-shirt and a pair of Nike orange and white dunks.

Jumpsuit jacket DIY - Finished look 2
Jumpsuit close-up
Finished look - Jumpsuit Jacket DIY

Please let me know if you try out your own variation of this DIY by tagging me on Instagram @__reme_ . Enjoy the rest of your day and happy thrifting!