Yes, shoulder pads are back. I wasn’t so excited about this because I have the tiniest head, and anything that emphasized that, like a big collar and puffy shoulders, bugs me. So, I’ve slowly, but surely become accustomed to it because I’ve realized with some jackets, it is necessary. In fact, I started taking out the big shoulder pads and replacing them with my own that wouldn’t make me as self conscious about my small noggen. Now it is time to share it with you!
Some of you might ask…why make it in a rectangle shape instead of the typical half oval shape? Well, I’m only adding a tiny, little boost at the end, and I didn’t I want anything bulky. Though its small it creates such a huge difference!
batting (or you can use anything, like extra fabric)
sewing machine or needle & thread or fabric glue
1. Cut out a piece of lining and batting 4″x4″ to 5″x5″…this depends on your shoulder size.
2. Sew the lining up like a closed tube by folding the lining in half, then sewing two sides up. Flip it right side out.
3. Roll the batting onto itself so it can snuggly fit into the little lining pouch.
4. Turn the ends in and under, then pin down, if you don’t care if it’s pretty, then top stitch. If you do care, then hand stitch it closed.
5. Pin, then permanently tack the shoulder pad into the shoulder (I did it in 6 places; the corners and middles), lining it up the the shoulder seam of the jacket. You want it to hit the edge of the shoulder seam, don’t go past.