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    When it comes to seasons, we'll admit we play favorites. The second the thermometer hit 40, we stuffed our puffer in a deep, dark corner of our closet and made room for lightweight knits, ankle-freeing footwear, and, of course, our favorite denim jacket. But, this year, we're feeling a fancier vibe, and we need a top layer that's up for the challenge.

    We could save up and invest in a designer version, with a grommeted collar or pearl-encrusted pockets. Or, we could take our classic Levi's® Trucker and add an appliqué we're obsessed with — all for about $100 (jacket included). Our Denim Hacks kits (available at Levi's stores in early May) make it incredibly easy. Yeah, we're going with option two. So, if you're up for a wallet-friendly craft project that'll pay dividends in your spring style, come on. We'll teach you everything you need to know. No FIT sewing skills required.


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    You'll Need:
    -5 to 10 appliqués of your choice (we chose these pretty sequined florals)
    -Safety pins large enough to hold your appliqués in place
    -A needle
    -Thread that either matches your jacket or your appliqués
    -Thread cutters (but you can use scissors in a pinch)
    -A denim jacket (we used Levi's Boyfriend Trucker Jacket in Dark Fog)

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    Step 1: Button up your jacket completely, and lay it flat, facing up.

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    Step 2: Place appliqués in several different places. We positioned ours over a pocket, but make sure you're okay with not having the use of that pocket before you make the same choice!

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    Step 3: Move them around until you're happy with the quantity and configuration.

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    Step 4: Secure the appliqués with safety pins, so they don't move around while you're sewing.