Cowboy and cowgirl costumes are among the most popular around Halloween. The boots, gun holster and cowboy hat are all must-haves in a cowboy costume. However, a homemade cowboy vest can add a certain flair to a cowboy costume that you can't get from a store bought costume. Although making your own vest can sound like a difficult process, it's actually rather easy if you have basic sewing skills and a little bit of extra time on your hands.
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Things you need
- Brown T-shirt
- Fabric scissors
- Brown thread
- Leather fringe
- Brown fabric
Cut the sleeves and collar off the T-shirt. Cut the front of the T-shirt all the way open right down the middle.
Hem all of the raw edges of the T-shirt, including the arm holes and collar area.
Sew leather fringe all around the bottom of the vest and around each arm hole.
Cut three button holes into the right side of the front opening, spaced evenly apart (about 2 inches apart). Bind the button holes with thread and sew three buttons on the left side of the front opening, directly opposite to the button holes.
Cut out a piece of brown fabric that is 3 inches square. Hem the fabric square all around and sew it onto the top left of the front of the vest as a pocket, leaving the top edge open.
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