Six Hot DIY Fashion Trends for Spring

Spring is a great time to update your wardrobe with the latest trendy pieces, but if you’re not willing to pay full price for styles that can cost a pretty penny, why not try a do-it-yourself version to save some money? Doing it yourself is a great way to both look fashionable and save money, plus you’ll be able to put your own spin on the season’s most popular trends.

Here are six hot DIY fashion trends for spring.

Decorated Denim

There’s never a reason to throw away an old pair of jeans that you don’t wear anymore. If you have a worn out pair of pants, why not turn them into cutoffs? A true fashionista knows that you can add a lot of style to an old pair of cutoffs by adding a little something extra. Choose a fabric you love to accent the jeans by sewing it over the pockets. Use rhinestones and fabric glue for a more bling look, or try fabric paint swirls to make your shorts stand out.

Lacy Tank

There are tons of lacy tanks on the market this season, and it’s one of the hottest trends of late. Shelling out tons of money for one little tank top isn’t always doable, though. Instead, recycle an old tank you have in your closet by updating it. Choose a lacy fabric, and cut it carefully into shapes. You could take those cuts to make a lace trim along the edges of the tee, or add a flower pattern over top. Use a bit of fabric glue and stitches to secure your lace, and voila: a brand new, on-trend tank.

Envelope Skirt

The envelope wrap skirt continues to be one of the most unique trends, and Swell Mayde offers a great look at making one yourself. If you’re savvy with a sewing machine, there’s no reason to pay full price or settle for a cookie-cutter design. Instead, choose a heavy fabric, cut, hem and, using your body as a guide for size, choose the spot where the button goes. You can even use a zipper for an accent.

Tutu Skirt

One of the season’s edgier trends (at least that involves tulle) is the tutu. You can make your own easily with tulle in the color of your choosing, ribbon and a pair of scissors. Cut the tulle into even strips, and measure your waist for the ribbon length. Tie the tulle around the ribbon using a slipknot until the ribbon is full. Then, when you’re ready to wear, just tie the ribbon around your waist.

Color Blocks

Color blocking has been all over the runway, so why not make your own piece? Use a dress or shirt that you’ve had in the back of your closet for ages, and sew on pieces of fabric in the color of your choosing. It won’t be a seamless and clean look, but it’ll be your own take on the design.

Spring Bag Update

Spring is the season for ditching the boring black and tan leather bag that you’ve been toting around all winter, but who wants to buy a whole new purse to use for a few weeks? Instead of spending tons of money, recycle one of your older bags by making a fabric slipcase for it. Choose any style fabric you like in a fun spring print or color, and give new life to your old tote.

These are just some of the things you can do to update your wardrobe this spring. For even more ideas, come on down to our store in Houston, Texas and check out our countless fabric styles and designs to get some fabric inspiration of your own.

April 13, 2016