Monthly Archives: May 2013

DIY Belt purse

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The famous fanny pack or belt purse used in the 80-90’s, are back. It consists of a bag tied around the waist or hips with a belt or chain. This type of bag is ideal for traveling comfortable and safe, also for biking, for a nice long walk or for a good festival or concert … This complement has gone from being a retro and outdated piece that only tourists used to be a very chic and cool purse that can complete your best look this spring and summer.

In this DIY tutorial I will show you how easy it is to make a DIY Belt purse using a bag or purse from Grandma’s closet or a second hand purse to make this complement with a cool and vintage look …

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DIY Shrinkable plastic earrings

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Since a long time ago I wanted to experiment with this crafting material, the famous “shrinkable plastic” or “magic plastic”. For those who don’t know it, it’s a sheet size of thin plastic that shrinks up to 70% of its original size. You can create all kinds of crafts and accessories. I couldn’t resist to create a pair of fan-shaped earrings … It’s very easy to use and I’m sure after you try to make accessories out of this product you will be fascinated with the results and possibilities!

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DIY Multi chain bracelet

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I’m sure that like me, you have some pieces of jewelry that you no longer use or are broken … Before throwing them away, re-invent them and make new jewelry pieces.

In this tutorial I will show you how to re-use your old chains and trimmings left over to create an original multi chain bracelet. I used the same technique and some leftover of the tutorial DIY DRAMA necklace.

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DIY Yoyo flower necklace

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It’s here! The post in collaboration with FACTORIA DIY! A company that gets inspired by the latest fashion trends and transforms it in to DIY kits with all the materials needed and a step by step instructions, sent to your door. Isn’t this a great way to DIY!?

I have the pleasure to have designed this kit for FACTORIA DIY, here I’ll show you its contents and how you too can get one of these fabulous kits!

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DIY Lace and pom pom blazer back

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As you may have noticed, one of my favorite clothing pieces is the blazers. I think that it’s a great garment to complete any look with a subtle androgynous touch and gives the impression of a clean outfit. Very professional yet sexy.

I din’t want to miss the opportunity to make another DIY white blazer transformation, as it is the garment of the moment. This time I went for a more romantic and soft look, mixing pompom’s and lace.

Continue reading and see how you can make this DIY in less than 15 minutes …

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DIY Update your cap

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Do you have one of those caps lost in your closet that you got on a holiday years ago or a souvenir cap with a logo you don’t like? You can customize it to transform it into your favorite cap for this season … Not only to protect yourself from the sun… but also to complete your summer look with a stylish DIY cap.

You’ll need few materials and only 15 minutes …Make your own DIY cap!

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DIY Tote fringe bag

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What’s better than to make your own complements from scratch? You can choose size, color, materials, details and finishes that you prefer. As this DIY Tote bag with fringes with a hippie-chic style, very easy to make and goes great with your jeans or shorts this season.

Do you dare to make a bag from scratch?!

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Materials:

  • Canvas fabric
  • Fringed strips
  • Scissors
  • Zipper
  • Marking chalk
  • Pins
  • Sewing Machine

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Process:

1. Cut 4 rectangles using a magazine as a size guide + 2cm on each side.

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2. Cut two strips of 60cm x 8cm strips for the handles and a rectangle for the pocket about 20cm x 15 cm.

* If you want you can use chains for the handles instead of the strips of fabric.

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3. To make the handles: fold the strip with the right part of the fabric in and sew.

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4. Turn around the strips so they are ready.

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5. First make the lining: Fix the pocket you cutted in one of the rectangles for the lining.

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6. Sew the sides leaving the pocket in and leave a piece ar the side open so you can flip the bag out when finished. (See photo)

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7. Start sewing one side of the bag with another side. Mark with chalk horizontal lines to fix the fringes.

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8.  Fix the fringe strips on each marked line with pins and sew them to the bag.

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9. Turn the bag with tassels in and close the bottom and the side.

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10. Place the handles on the bag leaving a margin of 8cm to each side.

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11.  Now you can attach the lining to the bag. With the lining upside down insert the bag.

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12. When you have it positioned in side (seams with seams) and the lining bag. Fix with pins and sew all around it.

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13. Remember you left an open part in the lining on the side … Now use it to pull the bag out through there. When you have the bag close the lining side.

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14. Place the zipper with a few stitches by hand or machine leaving a margin of about 2-4 cm from the top edge.

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15. Finish it up with sewing machine stitch in the top to strengthen the handles.

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DIY Bracelet and earring mat set

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I love accessories … And no doubt I love making accessories from recycled objects that are not originally designed for this. It’s like a little challenge to make it look good. But I love challenges!

In this tutorial, I will show you step by step how to make a set of a bracelet with earrings from a plastic drip mat. With a few materials you’ll get a super-original accessorie set that you will not want to take off!

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DIY Buttons shoe accesory

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Hello DIY’er! I here bring you a DIY Tip post so you can save some money when buying your shoes. Now it’s season for weddings and plenty of cocktail parties … and It’s easy to go crazy if you have to look for a different shoe each time … With this DIY-Tip you only have to think about buying a pair of basic shoes that will go with your different looks and accessorize them to create YOUR customized shoes, styled for different occasions.

With a few Euros you can have several shoes in one creating these clip brooches to customize and change the look of your shoes … Will you like to try?

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