DIY H&M Embellished Jeans by taylor & DEMOLISH

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We’re back with another original DIY, this time brought to us by the awesome Candy of taylor & DEMOLISH. Keep reading to find out how to make these embellished cuffed jeans, and stop by taylor & DEMOLISH for more of Candy’s DIYs!Images via Around Lucia, Style ScrapbookTumblr, Sania Claus, Caroline’s Mode

I have been cuffing my jeans ever since the weather began to warm up in Manhattan and when I spotted these jeans from H&M’s upcoming Fall 2012 collection, I knew they would make the perfect DIY to add to my collection!

Supplies:

Medium blue skinny jeans

Ruler

E6000 glue

Scissors

Needle & Thread

Rhinestones (SS30 (6mm) Crystal)

Sew-on octagon jewels

Sew-on pearls

Seed beads (Mine are the cry luster colored beads from M&J Trimming)

1. Put jeans on and fold the cuff so it’s about 1.5 inches above your ankle.  The cuff itself should be 2-3 inches long.

2. Using a couple stitches around the jeans, stitch the cuff to the jeans so it doesn’t unfold.

3. Split the number of large jewels that you have in half.  Sew half individually onto the left cuff and half on the right.  Make sure to space them evenly around the entire jean cuff.

4. Glue about 10-15 rhinestones to each cuff with the E6000 glue.  Let rhinestones dry for about 30 minutes.

5. Fill in open gaps by sewing in the pearls.  I used about 30 on each jean cuff.

6. Fill in any other open gaps you may find with your seed beads.  I created loops of 5 beads each.

And there you have it!  Cuff your jeans and expose this beautiful hidden treasure!

DIY Lace Cutoffs

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Summer’s here, which means we’re ready to slip into our trusty denim cutoffs again. But this summer we couldn’t help but add a little DIY magic to our old jean shorts. So with a bit of lace and some simple sewing materials from M&J Trimming, we whipped up these lace-trimmed shorts that we’ll be living in all summer long. Try it out yourself and let us know how it turns out!

Supplies: 

Directions:
1. Cut a triangle out of your shorts that is roughly the shape of the lace. Make sure the triangle is centered on one of the side seams of the shorts.
2. Cut out a piece of lace in your desired size. You don’t have to use all of the trim – feel free to cut off the edges to get the right shape! Then pin the lace in place on top of the shorts.
3. Thread your needle, tie a knot at the end of the thread, and start sewing the lace to your shorts, pulling the needle in and out. Make sure you sew both the inner and outer edges. Once you have it all sewn down, tie a few knots where you finish, cut off the rest of the thread, and you’re all set. Now go show off your shorts!

Top 5 DIY Jeans

Even though summer is quickly approaching, we’re not quite ready to say goodbye to our trusty jeans. Plenty of DIY bloggers have been jazzing up their classic denim, and we have loved looking through all of their tutorials. From floral print to tie-dye, you can seriously do anything with a pair of jeans! See our favorite DIYs below.

1. Jason Wu Inspired Denim by A Pair & A Spare

2. DIY Tie Dye Denim by Swell Mayde

3. DIY Floral Print Jeans by Love Maegan

4. DIY Ombre Bleached Jeans by Taby’s Meow

5. DIY Galaxy Jeans by The Sun Was High