So, you want to make Daryl Dixon Vest? Diy Daryl Dixon vest is the theme of this article and I will teach you how to make Daryl Dixon Vest, the one with angel wings behind it. I assume you’re watching The Walking Dead serial and saw the Daryl Dixon Angel Jacket. I am also a fan of The Walking Dead and a bigger fan of Norman Reedus.
It’s hard not to want it. I wanted it very badly, so I made my intensive research. Daryl Dixon Angel Jacket was a piece that I was looking around for. Well, i’ve found some places where I can get it, but I said hey, I want to make it myself anyway. I want this to be my own value.
Let’s get to the point. I’ve made my research on how to make the vest of Daryl Dixon and came up with a program. I will give you the list of items we need to make the Daryl Dixon vest and explain the steps. They’re not much. And if you have good hand skills, you can really get a good result with your jacket.
I also will give you links where to find a ready Daryl Dixon Jacket for sale. I understand it can be messy or time consuming, so maybe getting a ready jacket may be better sometimes, it is your choice and nothing is wrong with it.
Also buying the jacket may be better because they’re precisely manufactured by professionals, so you can eliminate the risk of unsatisfactory work just by simply buying it.
These are the indegridents that we will be needing:
- A leather vest suitable to your dimensions
- Large pieces of white clothes (beige preferably) or old pair of jeans
- White computer paper, graphite paper and transfer paper.
- A tracing marker and a black drawing marker. Something like “sharpie” is prefarable.
- Hot glue gun.
- Bleach if you are going to use jeans as cloth.
- Sandpaper and wire brush
I’m giving you some links where you can find materials for this purpose, because some of these arts and crafts materials may be a little difficult to find sometimes. It gives me a huge comfort to be delivered right to my door. Here are the links where you can find the crucial materials for this tasks:
Other item like hot glue gun, bleach, and sandpaper are easy to find in hardware stores, so i’m not giving links to them. You can easily find them, or they may be existing in your house already. Let’s continue!
First of all, understand the principle of making this jacket. You are going to trace the wings on the cloth. Then you’re going to cut the wings out, glue them on the vest and sandpaper the vest at last to give it the post-apocalyptic used effect. For having an idea about the process, i’m sharing with you this video as an example. You don’t have to do everything as it’s described in the video, but you will have a good understanding about the process:
Prepare your wings
There are two alternatives of making your wings. You can either print it on your cloth or you can prepare it yourself by tracing it or drawing it on the cloth yourself. It is all up to your imagination, there are no rules. But I myself prefer doing it myself using a graphite transfer paper because it makes me feel that i’m unlocking my own achievment and i’m creating a value of my own.
First, you must get the design of your wings. I’ve found the template of the wings for you. Click here to get the wing template.
Take the given template and print it out to the most suitable size that you desire. I give you the photo as a reference for you to judge the proportions and optimize the template. Your wings should be in identical height and width to keep the symmetry, and they should keep a vertical mirror symmetry with each other.
You can take a ruler and measure the distance from top, bottom, left and right, then determine the correct place and size for your wings. Then print out your wings in the most suitable size. As i said, use your logic and arrange your wings’ placement. Here i give you the image of the wings from the back to guide you as a reference.
You must pass this wing design onto your cloths. Now let’s talk about cloths. As i mentioned before, you can either use clean new cloths or you can use an old pair of jeans. If you’re going to use seperate clean cloths, that’s fine from the beginning. You also don’t have to use only beige cloth. You can customize it in the way you want. Don’t forget, you’re doing this for yourself, so you’re completely free to do whatever you like. But i like the look of old pair of jeans. They give this more apocalyptic worn off look.
If you’re going to use some old pair of jeans as cloth, you must put it in a cup and add bleach on it. You wouldn’t want the bleach to eat your jeans up, so mix it with appropriate proportions of water. %50 bleach, %50 water mix seems just fine. Keep the jeans in bleach mixture for 4-5 hours to make them completely white. Then cut two large proportions of cloths from the jeans to transfer your wings on.
So, how to transfer the wings onto clothes? You can do this by either using a tracing graphite paper or drawing yourself if you trust to your hand skills. I prefer tracing paper. Or you can prepare a stencil by cutting out the lines of wings and drawing through them.
There are several ways of transferring the wings with transferring paper. You can either use a tracing paper and transfer the wings directly, or you can use transparent paper, draw the wings inside out with marker (because you are going to stick it to the cloth in reverse mirroring), wet the cloth a little bit, stick the transparent paper to the cloth, apply a little pressure, wait for a short time and remove the transparent paper. You will notice the printed wing on your cloth piece.
As i said, tracing paper is the best alternative for me, but of course you are free to do whatever you like.
After transfering your wings to cloth, cut the wings out and don’t forget to give a space of cloth from the outline of the wings. Don’t cut your cloth just over the outline of your wings. Give some space, half an inch/1.3 cm would be enough.
After transfering the wing outlines to the cloth, go over the lines with a black marker, “sharpie” is my favourite for it. You can hone your artistic skills and give shade effects to your wing drawings or some details if you want. It will look cool.
Combine with the vest
N0w that you have your wings ready, it’s time to put them on your vest. You can either sew it to the vest or glue it with a hot glue gun. If you are ok with spending more time including hand work, then you can sew. Firsti’m going to explain you the glue gun method.
You will need a hot glue gun, white crayon and a hard cardboard for this task. But be careful not to burn your fingers, altough i’m sure that you will have at least one little burn. So surprise me and be careful.
Place the cardboard into your vest to obtain a strong ground for wings and not to slip your vest while gluing. Lay your wings on the vest and center them. After determining the correct place for your wings, trace the outline of the wings with white crayon not to lose the place where your wings will be glued. Then glue them one by one.
Do it like this: First apply some glue to the center of back surface of the wing. Back surface is the surface which will be in contact with the vest, glue must be between the vest and the back surface of the wing. Then carefully place it on the vest to your determined place. Wait a little for the wing to stick itself, now it will be easier for you to glue. Apply glue from inside near the edges of the wings and wait for it to dry. If you have done everything accurately, you will have your own Daryl Dixon vest.
Now it’s time for the last touches. Cut out the white outsides by making little cuts. But leave maybe just a centimeter of extension from outlines. Make it look like the picture above.
Other variant instead of the glue gun is sewing. Find a needle and black sewing thread. Just sew the wings to the jacket from the outline of your wings. If you don’t kow how to sew, you can take help from somebody who knows it. Or if you don’t want to be involved in sewing, you can go with the glue gun method.
You would like to give the worn-out post apocalyptic look. For this you will need sandpaper and wire brush. Place the cardboard into the west again. Apply the sandpaper and wirebrush all over your vest. Just be careful not to damage your vest. When you have your desired worn-out look, you are done.
Or just buy it?
If you don’t want to be involved in all this hard hand work stuff, you can just buy it. I was searching out for a good Daryl Dixon vest. After a long search i’ve found probably one of the best variant that exists. It’s made from premium quality real leather.
It has two outer vaist pockets, just like Daryl Dixon has on his own jacket. And the best part is that you can choose every size from X-Small to XXX-Large. I’m sharing the link for it, if you want to buy a professionally made quality Daryl Dixon Vest.
Click here to find the professionally manufactured Daryl Dixon Vest!
Make Daryl Dixon Vest – Conclusion
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