Feb 2022
Feb 2022
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25 Quick And Easy Fashion Upcycling DIYs

Whether it’s just a little additional accessory or a whole new going-out item to wear after work, you can update your outfit with these super quick and easy DIY lunchtime upcyling makes…

1) Party Dress cut-out
Upcycled party dress cut out back
For the ultimate lunchtime-make, thrifty stitch a plain dress into a party frock with a cut-out back

2) Obi belt
Sewing Bee Chinelo Ballys Obi Belt
If you’ve already got your outfit sorted but just want to add a colourful statement accessory make Sewing Bee’s Chinelo Bally’s Obi Belt

3) Jersey headbands

For another stylish accessory whip up one of our jersey headbands for a cute vintage look

4) Ribbon bow back jumper
Ribbon bow back jumper
For a quick-make add bow detailing to the back of a jumper with ribbon

5) Bow heels
DIY Ribbon Bow Heels
Add some bow-wow factor to a pair of black shoes for a date night

6) DIY Rocker T-Shirt
DIY Rocker bow t-shirt
Cut the sleeves off your boyfriend’s old baggy music tee and tie back with a bow for a girlie touch

7) Applique jumper
Upcycled Embellished Jumper
For another after-work-gig-look make this rock-star Trash to Couture embellished jumper

8) Chain shoulder DIY detail
Upcycled Chain woven jumper
...Or for a slightly more subtle look create a chain-woven jumper

9) Glitter ankle boots
DIY Glitter Ankle Boots
...And pair with some glitter ankle boots

10) Studded skinnies
Studded skinny jeans
...Then add some studded skinny jeans to fully complete the look!

11) Heart painted jeans
DIY Painted Heart Jeans
Upcycle a pair of coloured skinny jeans by stencil painting hearts

12) Patterned painted tights
Stencil patterned painted tights
...Or use a similar technique to make some heart patterned tights

13) Star stencil shorts
DIY star stencil shorts
Keep your stencil kit handy and update a pair of shorts with some painted stars

14) Paisley pocket
Customised pocket shorts
You could also customise a pair of shorts with this cute paisley pocket addition

15) Scalloped shorts
DIY Scallloped shorts
...Or create a smart work-wear look with these cut-out scalloped shorts

16) Lacey shorts
Lace insert shorts
Make a pair of shorts more romantic by adding some elegant lace inserts

17) Lace insert top
Lace insert top
Also use lace inserts for a delicate addition to upcycle an old vest top

18) Sheer paneled dress
Sheer panel dress
...Or use the same insert technique with sheer panels

19) Liberty Collar
DIY Liberty fabric collar
Add interest to a plain top or blouse with this detachable fabric collar

20) Statement beaded edging
DIY Beaded embellished collar
Or decorate a cardigan with a statement beaded collar

21) Ice cream elbows
DIY Ice cream elbow patches
We can’t get enough of these ice cream elbow patches! Perfect if you’re feeling chilly but want to keep up your summer style!

22) Heart felt patches
Felt elbow patches
Or try patching up an elbow hole with needle felted iron-on hearts

23) Upcycled colour-block maxi
Upcylced colour block maxi dress
If you’ve got three spare polo shirts lying around create a colour-block maxi by sewing them together

24) DIY wrap sandals
DIY wrap sandals
Complete your summer ensemble with a pair of DIY wrap sandals

25) Braided back tee
DIY braided back tee
Good at a plait? Whip up this summer braided back tee in minutes

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