7/21/16

DIY Mesh Top


This is a cool and simple way to transform a tshirt with a logo that you want to remove. Or start with a basic tshirt like this one here from shirtspace

Tutorial below...

7/9/16

DIY track dress from tshirt


Most of you know I'm a fan of using tshirts for my DIYs. Not only does it simplify the process of hemming/finishing but it's eco-freindly. I usually go with shirtspace who has all types of tshirts to create your own eco-friendly designs and it's great pricing in case you mess up. For this Olympic inspired dress I used light grey and size large found here or here. I'm 5'7 so I would of liked mine to be a tad longer so maybe an XL if you're tall. 

Because the Olympics are coming up I was inspired to create something sporty. In this tutorial I show you how to add a drawstring waistline and pockets.

Get the details below…

7/6/16

DIY Kids: Emoji Backpacks

 I started teaching creative sewing with our school district this past year through the summer/after school programs. Sewing with kids became a whole different world coming from my fashion background. I now had to come up with projects that were simple enough for kids but also creative. The first sewing project I came up with were emoji pin cushions which were a hit amongst the kids. Inspired from that, I created this fun emoji backpack…because what says 21st century kids like emojis? They're simple enough to make and so fun for the kids.

Tutorial below:

6/8/16

DIY Best Friend T shirts

Image: They all hate us



Print out the above images on freezer paper or card stock.  You will want to post these images on a word document and make them as large or small as you want. If you don't have freezer paper, use card stock and a spray adhesive as shown in the collage picture. If you aren't familiar with using freezer paper as an adhesive/stencil you can check out the many tutorials on pinterest. Depending on how you want your print cut the outside or inside as a stencil. Shown above are both ways you can do this. 

Place cardboard in between the front and back so paint doesn't bleed through.

Then simply paint the stencil on and let sit for a few hours. Iron after to let the paint set. I use Jacquard fabric paint for this which gives it a soft, bold print. 

5/29/16

DIY 5min Bandana/Scarf top


 I love this little Bandana top for summer. It's simple, light, and airy. You can use bandanas or scarves for this. Tutorial below.

5/23/16

DIY Macrame Gladiator Sandal


 As much as I love fashion and shopping I've made a conscious effort to stop purchasing items we don't need. This includes craft/sewing items for me. We move often and live in smaller spaces which means downsizing as much as possible. You realize the amount of unnecessary stuff you acquire that ends up being donated or trashed. So instead of shopping for more sandals this summer I decided to make my own. All I used was a basic pair of flip flops which most people have a few and tshirt string. 

Tutorial below…

5/11/16

DIY Strappy Flats



I love these snake skin flats but I noticed after I bought them they gaped open on the sides. So here is a quick, trendy fix with things I have around the house. 

Start by marking where you want your holes to go. I just used pins…you can use a marking tool as well.
Next use a grommet plier set to place the grommet holes in. You'll need eyelets for these...
Lace the string through. Make sure the string is long enough to go through and wrap around your ankles.

Yep, that easy…