This week we’re taking a cue from the nerdy-chic trend that tends to pop up around fall when school is in session! If you’ve ever had a boring sweater that needed a subtle upgrade, this DIY is for you! We’ve taken regular elbow patches that were already super-chic, and updated them with a fun geometric print. You can use this tutorial to create all different styles of elbow patches too! Try a floral stencil for something a little more feminine or paisley for a look that’s pretty and pretty!
What You’ll Need:
Suede Cowhide Elbow Patch
Needle and Thread
1. Turn your suede patches over so that side you want to show on the sweater is facing downward, and draw an oval circle by the edge of the patch to prevent excess cutting.
2. Stencil on the design with your white pencil, and make sure to not stencil in anything past the white oval circle you made before.
3. Carefully cut out the shapes you created with your knife.
4. Figure out where your elbows would be placed in your sweater. Sew on each patch in that elbow area.
When sitting in a college classroom, most people look to their classmates for fashion inspiration. You see a cute bag across the way, a nice pair of boots on your neighbor next to you, but rarely do you look at the person at the very front of the room. We’re talking about the older professor in the stereotypical tweed jacket with the suede elbow patches. We’re taking a cue from that academic style, and imparting it into some of our favorite fall fashions in the way of elbow patches! Elbow patches instantly add a little something to an otherwise typical sweater or cardigan.
October was full of fantastic DIYs that were perfect for Halloween! And the day is still young, which means you still have time to create these beyond incredible DIYs! So what are you waiting for? Head to M&J Trimming, grab your last-minute supplies and get your costume ready for a night of tricks and treats!Leave it to Studio DIY to create the cutest costume using the basic supplies!
Lauren Conrad’s mermaid costume looks so beautiful, especially with the addition of real seashells!
Celebrate Halloween in seasonal style with these glittered candy-corn champagne bottles from Miss Kris Turner.
Get digital with the emoji-inspired costumes from Brit + Co!
The skeleton is a classic symbol of Halloween, but sometimes creepy and cool intersect and we’re left with accessories we want to wear well past the scariest night of the year! There’s something inherently intriguing about skeletons and bones. Whatever the reason is, we’ve definitely got them under our skin!
These insane exoskeleton shoes by shoe designer, Janina Alleyne, are sharp.
This skeleton bracelet is a subtle accessory for the obsessed.
Skeletons go sartorial with this golden bodysuit!
This shirt is business in the front, and spine in the back!
Anyone who loves a tight hug will love this skeleton belt!
For kids, Halloween is one of the best holidays of the year. They get to dress as their favorite characters, and walk from house to house retrieving candy. Who wouldn’t love that? But there are perks for adults too, like seeing all of the adorable costumes that the little ones don each year! If you’re looking for some cute costume ideas for your tiny tot, look no further. Here are some of our favorite costumes for kids!
Dress up your little wild thing in a costume inspired by Maurice Sendak’s famous book, Where the Wild Things Are!
Everyone thinks their child is sweet, but with a cotton candy costume you can let the entire world know!
Your child can be the coolest bird on the block in a flamingo costume with matching hot pink shades.
This Frida Kahlo costume is perfect for cultured kids, and parents who love seeing their kids with drawn on facial hair.
Why not aim high on Halloween, and set the bar to scientist? In a few years they’ll attribute their Nobel Prize to this very costume.
If you’ve ever wanted to realize your inner goddess, we have the first step to your transformation. This epic statement necklace features chunky pendants, chains in an assortment of sizes and shapes, and beautiful beaded trim.
2 5/8” Bugle/Seed Beaded Fringe
1 1/4” Square Linked Chain
1 1/8” Metallic Circle Chain
Gold Sunflower Pendant
13mm Small Round Rope Chain
1. Create a long necklace using your small round chain. Add a jump ring and lobster clasp to the back.
2. Lay the necklace out in an oval. Place a piece of the square chain to the center. Connect the corners with jump rings. Attach the jump rings to smaller pieces of the small round chain.
3. Take the larger round chain and attach pieces to each side.
4. Repeat step 3 with the small round chain.
5. Add the teardrop pendants to the bottom on each side, and one on the top overlaying the square chain.
6. Add the sunflower pendant to the bottom center.
7. Cut a 5 inch piece of the beaded fringe. Fold over and glue each ribbon side together, then glue the ribbon to the back of the sunflower pendant so that only the fringe is exposed.
8. Create a smaller fringe pieces doing the same process in step 7. This time add a hole in the center. Add a jump ring and attached on to each side next to the teardrop pendent in the center.
Halloween isn’t only the time to get creepy. It’s also the perfect occasion to get clever! Check out these pun-tastic costumes, and get inspired to make your own hilarious creation!
This social butterfly costume is #winning in our books!
Get literal and literary with this fun 50 Shades of Grey costume!
A clever costume for couples who have an appreciation for a classic food pun.
Spice up your life with actual spices! The best part about this group costume? There are more than five characters to go around, and no one has to fight over who gets to be Baby Spice.
With a Taco Belle costume, you can still dress up as a princess while also being hilarious! Everyone wins.
Myths and fantastic creatures were often used to explain the unexplainable. While modern science has unraveled many of the mysteries that once puzzled our ancestors, it’s fun to step back in time to an era where mythical beasts roamed in the dark shadows, and mystical magic could be summoned for good and evil, especially around Halloween! During Halloween we can pay homage to these characters by translating their signature looks into costumes that are out of this realm. Take a look at these breathtaking examples of myths made modern!
Looking to really freak out your party guests this year? You’re not alone. These terrifying decorations are sure to scare the living daylights out of your Halloween party pals.
Nothing screams Halloween like a creepy severed head. When it comes to Halloween, cheesecloth is one of your best tools.
And you thought turning off the lights was scary! Turn them on for a creepy-crawly cockroach surprise.
Your guests won’t believe their eyes when they look up at your ceiling. All you need for this terrifying decoration is a blood-curdling mask, a wig and a sheet.
Spiders have their secrets too. Let the mysteries of their secret lives unravel in these creepy cocoons.
Keep the creepy all in the family with these ghastly portraits!