Leather Panelling DIY

Hey Guys! 

Thought I'd get crafty again with a little DIY project involving leather and plaid - two of my favourite fabrics right now!

What you will need... 

- an old plaid shirt (I got mine at Talize for $4.99) 

- a piece of leather fabric (size depends on what size your want your leather pannel to be - I got 1 meter by 1 foot ish from Fabricland for about $16 with lots left over for another project) 

- fabric glue that will work on thicker fabrics like leather. I used Quick Grip Permanent Adhesive Waterproof (got this a Fabricland for about $10) 

- scissors 

To get started... Fold the back of the shirt in half, with the fold running down the middle of the back.

Next up... Cut both sides folded together and create a triangle cut out on the back of the shirt. 

Leaving the back of the shirt looking like this...

Then take the piece that you cut out from the shirt and lay it flat over the leather fabric. 

Next up, cut out the shape leaving about 3/4 of an inch around the outside...

Now, lay the shirt on the back side with the inside of the shirt face up. Lay the leather piece on overlapping the triangle cut out. Apply the Quick Grip glue along the edge in a very thin line, pressing gently as you go. 

Here is the finished product! 

What I loved about this project is I have lots of fabric and glue left over to add leather to anything else in my wardrobe! Also, it took me about 10 minutes to do :) 

Hope this inspires you to take something from your current closet or hunt for a piece from a thrift store and create a one of a kind fashion statement! Have a fabulous Sunday everyone :) 

 

DIY Studded Jean Shorts

Hey Guys! 

I recently got a little crafty and made some studded cut offs. It was super easy and cheap! If you want to give it a go yourself you will need: 

- old jean shorts or full length jeans (I got mine from value village for $4.99) 

- a bunch of of studs with rivets (I ordered mine off eBay but you could also check out studsandspikes.com)

- scissors/serrated knife

These were the jeans before. I got a couple sizes to big so they would be super high waisted. Then I got them taken in so they fit nicely. 

Next up, I cut them off to the length I wanted... 

Then fray the edge of the jeans, don't be scared to really go to town and get them super shredded! It's a little bit of a process so after you wash them, do it again. 

Stud it up! Lay out the studs in the pattern you want on the table then start riveting them in to jeans. 


Ta-dah!! 

I have tons of studs left over for whenever I get inspired to stud another article of clothing!!! Love seeing a piece and being able to recreate it on a super low budget! 

Hope this inspired you to get creative with an old piece :) Have a fabulous day!!