Get unique ideas for fashion crafts – jewelry, refashions, shoes, hair accessories, purses, denim, and more! Perfect for beginners.
I remember it like a scene from a horror movie. I decided that, in the sixth (maybe seventh?) grade, I would DIY my own outfit for the day. Now that I look back I realize I was just trying to express myself and be creative, but boy did I put together quite the combination.
I decided it would be fun to wear shorts along with an old shirt of my mom’s painted with watercolor fabric paint and then an Easter hat with balloon fabric as a ribbon tied around the brim. And let’s be very clear: I don’t look great in hats.
Even though I was a child, I cringe when I think about that outfit!
I’ve always danced to the beat of my own drum and never been a real fashionista, but I tried. Unfortunately back then, I didn’t have access to great fashion craft ideas the way we do now! Fashion crafts like the list I’ve put together for y’all could’ve really prevented me from being huge faux paux.
Because at 12-ish, I was apparently gearing up for an episode of What Not to Wear.
Seriously though, I always rely on the experts for fashion. I actually do love fashion crafts, but I need guidance or I will (as history has shown) go a bit off the rails. If you’re like me or just need some good ideas: I got chu.
Scroll down to get over 40 fashion project ideas ranging from painting on fabric to making jewelry and more. If you’ve never made your own fashion, now’s the time to start. Especially with summer around the corner, it’s fun to think about putting together some cute outfits. With a personalized touch, of course!
Personalized touch within reason. No Easter hats tied with balloon fabric, please.
Check out these great fashion crafts. Let me know which one of these is your favorite in the comments, or if I’m missing something you always like to make, let me know that too. Happy crafting!
I'm not a big fan of sleeveless tops, so this fashion craft is right up my alley! Not only is this an easy way to add sleeves to a sleeveless top, but now you can also switch up sleeves on other tops you may have in your closet.
If you've ever ruined a shirt with bleach, you know how quickly it can remove color from fabric. Use that technique to make cool designs! This is a perfect way to jazz up old (and stained!) t-shirts, skirts, and more.
These heart-print cuties were inspired by a pair over at Anthropologie that were originally $198. This is why I love fashion crafts - because I'm not paying close to 200 bucks for decorated jeans when I can do it myself.
I don't have any torn denim at the moment, but after seeing this denim repair inspired by a Japanese technique, I want to rip all my jeans. I love the sashiko stitch here and I want to adapt it to shirts as well.
I had a friend named Nicol in college who was a curvy gal; her jeans ALWAYS gapped and it was the bane of her existence. I wish we would have known about this tutorial at the time! Add some elastic to prevent that horrible gapping and make your jeans wearable again.
Refreshing leather with a leather paint is a one-step process and goes super quick! Not only can you use this technique for shoes, but also purses, coats, and anything else with leather. I have a pair of boots that needs this bad!
If you used to whip up friendship bracelets like a champ in grade school and have since forgotten how, consider this a refresher course. And if you can make these with your eyes closed and arms tied . . . umm, can we still be friends?
I'll admit this DIY clutch requires more sewing than the other projects, but it's easier than you think! If you like fashion crafts with a sewing machine, this is one you should try. Make a bow clutch in every color . . . it even has a zipper!
I know SO many people who lose their sunglasses! They continue to buy cheap drugstore pairs because there's no reason to get anything more expensive. Learn how to alter those cheap pairs with a bit of nail polish to make them unique (at least before you lose them).