DIY projects made from everyday objects. I was inspired to make this DIY tote bag after I took a trip to the farmer's market and realized I needed a comfortable and lightweight bag to carry all my goodies.
I love the way this DIY project turned out and, more importantly, there was no sewing involved! A pillowcase already has all the stitching you need to create this easy and stylish tote bag. The cross-body shoulder strap also makes it super comfortable to carry around all day. Just grab a pillowcase from your dresser, stamp it, give it a couple snips and you've got a custom carry-all tote for your next trip to the market! Follow the steps below to make your very own. Materials: • King Size Pillowcase (you could also use a standard size, but the bag will be smaller. . • Acrylic Paint and a Dish Sponge (if you wish to add a pattern to the bag) • Long Fabric Strip (for the strap) • Scissors • Lay the pillowcase flat with the open end facing towards you.
"We need to learn to make these shorts!" tutorial. You know the shorts I'm talking about.
I've seen them in every April magazine issue I've received recently--InStyle, Lucky, People StyleWatch, Cosmo (ick), and Glamour. Here's a page from my InStyle with quite a few choices to get the look, prices ranging from $25-$167. I've seen them at Target even., not too expensive, but it's much more eco-friendly to make some out of jeans from your closet! I like that they're cute and trendy but not short-shorts, not too snug, and not the kind that you have to keep tugging down your inner thighs. Of course we need to learn to make these ourselves!! Figure out how long you want your jean shorts to be. Cut! Now, you can't just fold the jeans back and cuff them, like you do rolling up jeans to capri them. I want the cuff to be 2", so there will be a 1/2" seam allowance on the top and bottom--cut a 3" piece. Turn the cuff piece back 180 again. Flip the cuff piece inside out inside the main piece, and pin.
Sew with a 1/2" seam allowance. That's it!! How To Make An Easy and Cheap Shirt From Silk Scarves. Wanna learn how to make a super cute and breezy summer top?
What if I told you it only cost me about 3.50? And what if I told you it took me about 5 minutes?! I thought so. Guys, this shirt is a dream. I've been wanting to wear it everyday... but since that isn't socially acceptable, I have not. It's super light weight and breezy. Here is how it works... You need: 2 silk scarves matching in size and color. My studio was way too messy for any good pictures of the process, so I used photoshop. So, here is a representation of my two scarves. I got home and washed them on delicate, then hung them to dry. You then layer the scarves on top of each other, right sides facing in. Basically, sew where you see the dotted lines. (But probably a bit more even..) Leave a big enough space for your head, the shirt is meant to be a bit "boat necked. " Also, make sure you leave enough room for your arms, so it's loose and breezy. The shirt will naturally fall over your shoulders like sleeves. that's all there is! Lover Serpent Lace Dress.
How To Tie Dye Your LEGS. I am about to show you how to tie dye your legs... or leggs really.
Yeah, they're just stockings, but the result is still the same. I now have 3 different crazy pairs of tights that each were made from old clothes and food coloring. I do know that this red color looks like I got a sunburn or was in a bad fire, so you can stop saying so. This was an experiment, and so the black color that I wanted turned out red. I've fixed it, look: I first thought of tie dying tights when I learned that nylon could take acid dyes, the same type used to color wool. You will need: 1+ pack of Kool Aid in any color, mixing is fun. I tied up my nylons randomly into a big blob. Add your Kool Aid to a pot of water. I prepared a dye bath of water and Black Cherry Kool Aid. Add your tights to the dye, you can take them out when they have soaked up all the dye or when you are satisfied with the intensity of the color.
Let them cool, and take off the string. You should see spots of undyed fabric under the string. Lace sunglasses. I wanted to do a tutorial on sunglasses inspired on the a-morir lace sunglasses. I really like the idea of lace sunglasses and I thought it couldn’t be that hard to do a DIY version of these sunglasses. I wanted to make them a little more subtle and give them my own twist. That’s why I decided to use white lace and white sunglasses for this project. I really like how they turned out!
And for those who wonder: you can see pretty good with this sunglasses on! Learn how to make these fabulous DIY lace sunglasses after the jump. . . - lace - sunglasses - scissors - all purpose glue Cut a piece of lace a little bit bigger then your sunglasses. Related posts: Denim Capri Re-style with Vintage Trim. Happy Friday friends!
Earlier this week I said I'd be sharing a fashion upcycle using vintage trim, and here it is! Disclaimer: I am not a fashion blogger, or a professional seamstress. You have been fairly warned. So a couple summers ago I got these denim capris that were like my uniform, I pretty much wore them everywhere. But I couldn't really stand the length, they just seemed to hit at an odd spot.
So I wore them rolled up like this (as you can see I had a helpful assistant) I really wanted to do something different before starting to wear them again this summer though. Here's how I did it. First I measured how long I wanted the capris to be and cut off the extra piece Then I measured around the opening to find out how much trim I needed After cutting the trim I then pinned it to the edges I started and ended the trim at the inside seam where the join would be hidden. I used hand stitching to join the two cut ends And ta da! (There's my cute assistant again) Color-Blocked Pockets. Skill level: easy Time: 15 minutes + drying time Supplies: Any bottom garment with pockets: jeans, pants, shorts, skirt...
Fabric paint (I am using "Simply Screen" brand that I picked up at a local craft store) Paint brush Tape (optional) Lift pocket open an simply take your fabric paint and carefully paint the area you want colored. Allow time to dry. To make the painting process a little easier, you can place tape around the areas you don't want to get paint on. Scared Stitchless: Colour Block Top. Hey look I finally attempted colour blocking!
I can't believe it took me so long, this top was so easy to make! I started by mapping out my measurements and settled on a square-ish top 55cm x 65cm. I divided the length measurement by 3 and added seam allowance before getting cutting on each of the colours. I sewed each of the colours together before marking out the neckline. Then I sewed interfacing around the front and back neckline before sewing the front and back piece together. So I took this before it all got ironed.
If I were to make it again I'd definitely make the top 3rd longer than the other two. It will definitely get worn though! DIY Braided Bead Bracelet. It’s been awhile since our last bracelet DIY.
I don’t know about you, but our wrists have been begging for another colorful addition for months now. So after playing with some materials that were already on hand, we’ve created a tutorial for a braided bead bracelet, which is a not so distant cousin of the hex nut and wrap bracelet. Because honestly, you can never have too many . . . You’ll need: Cut the waxed linen cord into a 26″ and 19″ piece. Tie a knot about half an inch down from the loops. Start braiding the strands. Push the bead against the base of the braid, and cross the left strand over the middle. Keep a finger at the base of the braid, holding the beads in their place and keeping the braid tight. Finish the bracelet with another inch of braided cord, measuring it against the wrist. Thread on a two hole button – two strands through one hole and one strand through another. Trim the end.
Your bracelet is finished! (all images by HonestlyWTF)