When we think of fashion, most of us consider only one end of the spectrum, i.e. expensive clothing and footwear lines. We tend to neglect the other end of the spectrum, i.e. the clothes that we already have and the different ways in which we can repurpose them to create our own fashion labels. Well this post is dedicated to just that. Here are a few DIY fashion tips that will help you remain at the top of your game without spending too much for the same or impacting the environment in the process as well.
Fabric Yarn Crocheted Ring Teether
Why go for those plastic and artificial teethers when you can make your own one at home for your baby? One way to create your own teether is to simply crochet some fabric yarn over a wooden ring (choose eco-friendly wood for minimal impact). Now all you need to do is wet the fabric a bit and place it inside the fridge. The teether will come as a great relief for your little one during those initial teething days.
Running Shoes from Old Tires
This is a great way to make your own running shoes at home using nothing but old tires and some basic items like fabric, shoelace and an aluminum foil. There are several tutorials on the web which also let you have an insight into creating homemade shoes using a variety of other materials. Take a look at them and start making your own shoe at home instead of opting for store bought expensive ones.
Circle Scarf made from Old Sweater
Have a couple of old sweaters lying around that you don’t use anymore even though they are in good condition? Then consider transforming them into circle scarfs you can wear around your neck in style. All you need to do is cut off the lower portion of the sweater, hem the sides to avoid any loose ends or threads. Now simply fold it and roll it up to create a DIY circle scarf that will go great with your winter outfits.
Sparkly Boots from Old Boots
Sometimes you may have a pair of shoes that you don’t use anymore but love too much to throw them out. Here is a great way to make these tired, old, worn out shoes look bright, sparkly and party ready in no time. All this DIY project needs is some glue and lots of glitter. Simply apply the glue on the portions of the shoe that look worn out.
Sprinkle the glitter generously on the glue and let it dry properly before shaking off the excess glitter. You can also choose to add designs and patterns using the glitter to create a more magical effect that will make your old shoes look new and stunning again.
Shrugs from Old T-Shirts
Shrugs although small, tend to cost a bomb, especially those that come with specific designs and patterns. You can make your own shrugs from old T. Shirts at home though via a cool DIY project. The great thing about this is that you can choose a variety of fashionable shrug designs to create from your T. Shirts. For instance, one of the simplest methods involves slicing up the front of the T. Shirt, sewing a casing at the neck and then inserting a ribbon into it to make an adjustable cardigan.
Detachable Collars from Old Shirts
Detachable collars have become a great trend in the fashion industry. You can flaunt this style to perfection by simply cutting off collars from existing shirts and customizing them with scrap fabrics to create one of a kind, stunning collars that you can wear with any outfit.
Skirts from Men’s Shirts
This fad has been catching up with a lot of fashionistas of late. So why not follow it by creating your own men’s shirt skirts? It’s as simple as cutting off the top of a shirt, sewing a casing at the top and then inserting an elastic waistband into it to create an instant skirt. You can choose to remove the hands or keep them for a more fashionable look.
Eco-friendly fashion has been catching up with a lot of fashionistas of late. Instead of spending a bomb on the latest fashion trends, choose to create your own DIY eco-friendly clothes, footwear and accessories with some really simple tips.