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Video: Customize Your Abandoned Clothes - 5 DIY Ideas
A poorly organized closet very easily turns into drawers that no longer close because of the pile of clothes lying there for months! So what to do? We sort, we put it away and we take a step back! But instead of putting everything in the trash, why not customize your old clothes and shoes? An ideal opportunity to express your creativity, personalizing your clothes is a great way to spice up the summer wardrobe without tearing your budget. We say big YES to the do-it-yourself tie-dye t-shirt, floral embroidery and iron-on patches very easy to use to hide a stain or repair a hole. So here is without further ado how to customize your clothes in two steps and three movements this summer!
Customize old clothes and shoes with embroidery
Original and not so complicated to recreate, embroidery continues to emulate DIY enthusiasts. So if you haven't yet succumbed to its charm, it's high time to roll up your sleeves and get started. Thanks to our tips, embroidery stitches will have no secrets for you! To transfer a floral design to your dress, t-shirt or pants, simply draw it in a washed hand on the fabric using a textile marker pen before embroidering it in the back stitch. Very useful, there are several models, some of which are easily erased with water or steam. For more precise results, you can swap the pen for tracing paper (soluflix) to pin on the desired area. All you have to do is embroider the design following the outline and dissolve the soluflix with water. To showcase your work, consider adding customizable clothing labels.
This summer, we succumb to tie and dye fashion
A top trend of the moment that has been popular since 2019, the tie and dye print is no longer a privilege reserved for the hippie community. We therefore have the great pleasure of showing you how to give shine and personality to your neglected t-shirt or dress thanks to this mixture of colors. As a general rule, there are two variations to recreate the “tied and tinted” effect: either with bleach or with colors. In the case of our tutorial, we chose to achieve its washed-out effect with bleach. Besides the latter, you will also need:
- old colorful cotton dress
- some rubber bands
- basin filled with water
Before you go for it, it's important to remember that bleach is a product that should be handled with care. Our first tutorial is therefore not to be done with children. Start by pouring a glass of bleach into a basin filled with water. Then fold your cotton dress and roll it up before you tie it with rubber bands. Immerse it in the basin for a few minutes and take it out. Wring out and remove the rubber bands. Wash and let dry in the sun.
Transforming your worn pair of jeans into shorts …
How to customize your worn denim clothes? A classic idea of personalization, but always having its effect, jeans transformed into shorts are certainly the best way to save your favorite bottom without having to throw it away. So if you have a pair of jeans whose cut is no longer in fashion, but which fits you perfectly at the hip, the tutorial that our editorial staff has unearthed will probably interest you. However, be careful with models made of stretch material. These are generally not very suitable for cutting. Instead, opt for a faded pair and keep a little extra length when you cut out to customize rolled-hem shorts. To your scissors! You will find the manufacturing steps in the video above!
… or in a handbag
Nothing worse than running into someone wearing the same bag or the same dress as you are, right? Another DIY denim idea to dare to give a second youth to the old pair of jeans is to transform it into a pretty bespoke tote without spending a cent! And no, you don't need a boss to be successful! First, you have to cut straight the legs of the jeans at the top to get a kind of super short skirt. To make the bottom of the bag, turn the skirt inside out, pin the 2 lower edges and sew them together by removing the pins. Use the legs of the jeans by cutting out two long, narrow rectangles for the handles. Finally, don't forget to create your unique clothing label on Dutch Label Shop France. This is the touch that will make your tote really finished!
Iron-on patch - the right customization plan for your sneakers
We love white sneakers! An essential fashion for every wardrobe, they sublimate all feet, regardless of the season. Unfortunately, cleaning your white sneakers quickly becomes a daily ritual for everyone who owns a pair. But to give them a boost once and for all, no need to opt for baking soda! Sew on or glue, iron-on badges are the perfect ally to customize your old sneakers. To do this, all you have to do is position the patch on the target spot or hole and cover it with a sheet of baking paper before ironing it. It's easy !