What do you do when you are coveting a designer piece, but it’s not in the budget? Make it yourself! We are so used to seeing do-it-yourself gifts, holiday decorations, and housewares, but DIY fashion is a burgeoning trend that anyone can participate in. With a few simple tools and some trips to your local dollar or craft store, you can find all the things you need to make clothing or accessories, or tweak what you already own. Take inspiration from DIY Bloggers, who consistently post new and exciting DIY tutorials based on the latest trends.
Natalie Ho is a DIY queen, and she runs My Little Secrets, a lifestyle and do it yourself blog based in Toronto. She’s shared her incredible talents on many media outlets and tackles everything from fashion to art to home decor. She has a unique penchant for finding inspired pieces by major designers and finding the right tools and materials to recreate the look in an affordable and accessible way.
Erin is a teacher whose blog is very conversational and easy to read. She creates beautiful things, but makes sure to take her readers through each step so even the less crafty can do what she does with such talent. She creates stunning accessories and clothing that is very on trend and appeals to a variety of tastes.
Jenni is someone who has always have creativity coursing through her veins. She decided to channel this into making things that she saw in magazines instead of searching for them elsewhere. She’s been featured on several shows and in magazines, and even wrote a book, sharing her talents with her vast and growing audience. Before you go spending lots of money on a new accessory or even home decor, take a look at her blog because she will probably have figured out a way you can make it yourself.
Other than blogs, if you’re looking to vamp up your old t-shirts or make some new bracelets, Pinterest is another fantastic resource to find some tips and tutorials.
Not only does this DIY guide show you how to make yourself a new crop top, but you can take this crop top and wear it in three different ways. Take a man’s old dress shirt, some sewing supplies, and print out the free pattern that Nicole, the blogger on The Felted Fox, has posted for free. If you do have some basic sewing skills, this adorable crop top will be a cinch for you to create yourself. A huge trend for all seasons, you can take this top and wear it over your maxi dresses or with your high-waisted skirts for Spring and Summer.
Even though this DIY was created for Halloween inspiration, there’s no reason why you can’t create this gorgeous skirt in any colour and for any occasion. Fringe is one of the biggest trends this Spring, and so this is the perfect project by M&J Trimming to stretch your crafty repertoire. All you need to find is some fringe at a craft or fabric store, a plain skirt, a glue gun or strong glue, and some scissors. The instructions are very detailed and easy to follow, and you’ll come out with a super-cool skirt for very little cost.
Flats are a great, casual shoe to throw on for all-day comfort, but they are now getting fancier. Unfortunately, that also means the price tags are going up. However, with this great tutorial by Miss Kris, you can transform a cheap, plain pair of flats into a stunning, embellished shoe that will definitely capture attention. All you need are some sequins, glue, and tweezers, and you’re all set to up your shoe game. These could make a great gift as well!
What Fashion DIY Projects are you excited to try?
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