If you saw our previous post, you would know that we love the new (old) 90s inspired embroidered patches trend. It’s such a DIY-able project, we just had to make our own patched jacket. From runway to street style, this trend is the perfect way to express yourself and we’ll show you how.
What you’ll need:
Patches of your liking
A Denim Jacket
1. Place the patches where want them on the jacket. Pin them to keep them in place.
2. Add more patches. Use them to tell a story.
3. Once you have them all in place, see if you like the overall effect.
4. Fix them to the jacket by ironing them on. Place a teflon sheet or a cotton cloth over the patch and apply heat till they’re secure.
Fashion moves forward by looking back. This time, the reminiscence of brands like Phillip Lim, Gucci, Alice and Olivia, Valentino and Marc Jacobs, brings us ultra cool, delightfully unique, patched outfits. Retrofitting everything from jackets to playsuits with patches that are cheeky, rebellious or just plain adorable (think unicorns) unearthed this easy DIY-able trend of the 90s, much to our delight. We dare you to resist the urge to make your own patched jackets or jeans after looking at these fine examples of ‘patching’:
A round up of our favorite designer patched outfits from the runway.
Don’t you absolutely love these inspired street style looks?
We’re seeing patches everywhere these days! On jackets, jeans, backpacks and more! They add interest and color to basic pieces, and are usually packed with personality. For our latest DIY, our passion for patches led us to create a denim jacket decked out in military patches.
What You’ll Need:
1st Air Force Appliqué
Central Intelligence Agency Appliqué
101st Airborne Division Appliqué
Black Hawk Appliqué
Embroidered Iron-On American Flag
K-9 Corps Appliqué
Great Seal Of The United States Appliqué
Iron1. Place the patches on the jacket in your desired pattern.
2. Place a piece of transfer paper over the patches, and iron down carefully. For extra security, stitch patches into place after the glue has cooled.
Have you ever fallen in love so deeply that you overlook the bad, and highlight only the good? And then you get home and realize that the fit/shape/cut/color is all wrong? We’ve all fallen in love with a pair of jeans, that by all intents and purposes is perfect, except for one little setback. But one tiny problem can’t stand in the way of true love, right? Right. With these simple DIY fixes, all of your jean dilemmas are a thing of the past. AND you won’t have to spend a dime on therapy afterwards, retail therapy that is.
Learn how to make your jeans a little more rough around the edges with this denim distressing DIY!
Does your favorite denim need darning? If your go-to pair needs a helping mend, use this DIY to make them almost brand new!
If your pair is picking up dust as you walk, use this DIY to hem those jeans like a pro!
If your jeans fit everywhere but your waist, it may be time to take them in at a side seam.
Are your jeans making you feel blue? Dye them with this DIY, and your friends will be green with envy!
Lately we’re really feeling jeans that are jazzed up. With the holidays right around the corner, adding a little sparkle or flair to your pair makes them all the more festive. Last year we were all about the embellished sweater, but this time around we think its time that the jeans got a chance to shine! We love the look paired with a basic tee or sweater that really lets the look of the embellished denim shine through.
Ever since Pippi Longstocking’s debut, overalls have been in style. Although they took a quick break in the fashion circuit they are coming back with a bang. The traditional style has been transformed in a very modern way. The once conservative look can now be seen in cutting edge colors, and unexpected fabrications. How will you be rocking the look this summer?
Making Eco-friendly fashion choices can be very costly. Rather than purchasing an Eco friendly garment, revamp something you already have. Earth Day has allowed us to reevaluate the many ways we can refashion our own items. Here are some of our favorite up-cycled DIY projects.
Mich L in LA: Wear your Jeans as a Bracelet Tutorial
Arstar by Althea: Upcycled Tie Necklace Tutorial
Ms. Not So Perfect: T-Shirt Scarf
Trash to Couture: Basket Weave Old Shirts
Jeans Guardian: Denim Slippers
Don’t forget to tweet us some of your upcycled DIY projects. #mjtrim
The denim shirt is a staple in almost every girl’s wardrobe, and we love taking it to the next level by adding a DIY spin to our chambray shirts. Once again, we’ve turned to our favorite DIY bloggers for inspiration – we love seeing all the cool DIYs that they’ve dreamed up! From cut-outs to tie-dye, see our favorites below.
DIY Ombre Denim Shirt by Style Scrapbook
DIY Denim and Lace Shirt by A Beautiful Mess
DIY Scarf Denim Shirt by Gypsie Sister
DIY Cut Out Denim Shirt by A Pair and a Spare
DIY Tie Dye Denim Shirt by Honestly WTF
Bleach-splattered denim and grungy mesh patches? We think we’re in heaven. This spread in Vision China is so effortlessly cool; we just want to DIY all of those rough accents onto our own clothes and hang around downtown NYC. Anyone agree?
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!
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!