Sometimes all we need is change. For example, you don’t have to move out of your apartment to feel happier. Instead, you can paint the walls, rearrange furniture, throw away unnecessary stuff, buy new decorations, etc. These actions can make a huge difference in the way your apartment looks, plus, you can feel a lot happier by making simple changes.
The same goes for your appearance and outfit. Sometimes, we don’t have enough money to buy new clothes, or we refuse to spend money on it as we have other things on our minds, and that is fine. However, you can still look fantastic with a touch of your imagination!
That is why we will present to you 11 creative DIY fashion ideas so that you can recreate your clothes and awake the creative genius inside you.
Re-dye your Jeans
We know this sounds crazy, but it works. Jeans are the ideal item to use with this idea. If you have an old faded pair of jeans, don’t hesitate to try dying them. If it turns out really bad, you can throw them away without feeling sorry. But, if they turn out looking awesome, that is an excellent return on your investment, especially, if we consider that the dye for jeans is like $3.
A new pair of shorts
Jeans, again! You will need an old pair of jeans and standard razor to create the naturally distressed look of your new shorts. This way, you will get a new valuable asset for your casual outfit.
This is suitable for those who like to stand out. You can create an entirely new t-shirt with a single pocket. To create a pocket t-shirt, you will have to know some basic sewing tricks. However, if you don’t know, you can always learn or ask someone who knows to do that for you. It is cheaper than a new t-shirt and looks more unique! Also, you can add a custom label, tag, or a sticker to mark your masterpiece.
Ladies and gentlemen, let me present you a DIY Tie! Use your old tie as a pattern, and let the magic begin. It might be tricky at first, but don’t give up, because once you get going you will create many more. These ties are suitable to combine with suits as you are the one who’s in charge of their design.
Here is what you need: an old belt to serve as a pattern, a long strip of leather, some hardware, and a few leather-working tools.
Prepare your scissors and an old shirt, then get to work! Gym fanatics, or just regular gym people, this will serve you really well. Can you smell all the eco-friendliness is in the air? This is certainly one of the smartest ways to reuse an old t-shirt. Have you ever seen tips this useful? You are welcome!
You can buy leather or fabric elbow patches if you want to skip the stitching for less than $10. Otherwise, you need an old sweater, iron-on adhesive fabric, and an iron.
You can save a fortune on this DIY project! Prepare some fabric (basically anything), or you can choose something specific, and you will need two yards of it. However, you have to find a pattern from which you will create your authentic button-up shirt!
Renew Your Favorite Old Sweater
Some things have an emotional value. If you are emotionally connected to your old sweater, we have good news, you can prolong its existence. In order to do that, you should shave off the pilling. That simple!
This is super easy! You can turn your old neckties into bow-ties. There are lots of online tutorials for that, and it won’t take much of your time to create your perfect bow-tie.
This is an awesome tip for men. Pick the design you prefer and draw it onto freezer paper. Afterward, iron it on a flat surface. Then, you should paint it and remove the freezer paper.