Sometimes the best way to accent a pair of shorts is to add an accessory to the mix! It’s also a great way to keep your favorite pair intact while also adding some interest. The best shorts accessory in our opinion is a funky belt! We used a leather and cotton braid with a pronged buckle to create a gorgeous (and easy) belt. No need to mess with leather hole punchers when working with braided trim! What You’ll Need:
Colored Jean Shorts
2 1/8” Rounded Square Metal Buckle
Needle and Thread
1. Punch the prong of the buckle through the center braided trim about 2 inches deep.
2. Fold over the extra 2 inches, and glue and sew in place.
3. Add some glue to the tip of the other end of the leather so it does not fray. Let dry.
Looking for more inspiration for your next shorts accessory at our 4 Ways to Embellish Summer Shorts Shop!
Fall is here and its time to do some major shopping. What I love doing at the beginning of every season before I go shopping is look through that season’s fashion week. Looking through 2010 Fall Fashion Week, I came across Dolce & Gabbana’s line and I was in love with this pendant/pin that kept showing up on each model walking down the runway and I knew that I had to have it or something like it. Of course my shopping budget doesn’t allow me to spend $200 on an accessory, but i desperately wanted something like it, so I decided to make my own and I’m in love. Tell me what you think!
Directions Are So Simple!!
- Each trim has it own loop, simply slide each pendant onto the pin. Then take the chain open one of the link and attach it to one side of the pin. Then open the other end of the line and attach it to the side of the pin.
- For a better hold you can attach the pendants to the other side of the safety pin so they don’t move.
With Spring in the Air, I am obsessed with making accessories to wear especially with floral or lace designs for this season. Here is a fun and girly accessory to make for an everyday outfit, perfect for the blooming season.
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Shoulder Accessories are the new thing this year. They’ve been spotted all over magazines, even on some celebs like Brandon Flowers from The Killers and Natalie Portman and our favorite Beyonce in Lady Gaga’s Telephone music video. These new trend accessories can be worn atop of peacoats, blazers, shirts, even on with a strapless dress for a fun, dramatic and lively look.
DIY Shoulder accessory
Step1: Sew beaded appliqué the front of the top corner of feather patch.
Step2: Cut half a yard of the chain and leave to the side
Step3: Loop the remaining 2yards of chain twice. Sew the chain to the back upper corner of the feather patch
Step4: Take the half yard of the remaining chain and cut it into 5 or 4 small pieces. Sew each small chain to the back of the Beaded Appliqué next to the goldish rustic chains.
Step5: Outline the back feather patch (the fabric holding the feathers together) onto scrap fabric, then cut.
Step6: Hot glue cut out fabric to the back of the feather patch, for a finishing touch.