After Memorial Day we all get the green flag to whip out our summer staples, and one of our go-to’s happens to be a classic pair of crisp white jeans. This favorite can be skinny, straight-legged, or flared; but its guaranteed to get serious use in the summer months. How will you be styling your white denim this season?
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!
If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to update your basic blue jeans, look no further than this DIY! It’s so easy, and there’s absolutely no sewing involved. Just place the gems and studs where you want to add some pop, heat them up with glue, and you’re ready to hit the town in style! What You’ll Need:
4mm HF Octagon Rhinestone Stud
6.5mm Hotfix Cone Shaped Stud
SS10 Hotfix Swarovski Pearl
1. Lay out your jeans and place the iron-on studs and pearls to the desired areas. We laid the studs and pearls out in a denser pattern at the top and faded them out to the middle of the jean.
2. Place your iron on top of studs and pearls to heat up the glue. The heat will attach the studs and pearl to the jean.
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.
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 Scrapbook, Tumblr, 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!
Medium blue skinny jeans
Needle & Thread
Rhinestones (SS30 (6mm) Crystal)
Sew-on octagon jewels
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!
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!
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
We’re really loving all of the metal embellishments in this “Rhinestone Cowgirl” editorial for Fashion Gone Rogue. That studded bustier is to die for – totally DIY-able too! And we can’t get enough of those crystal embellished jeans. Are you loving this editorial as much as we are?