Still patting yourself on the back for making that awesomo denim handbag out of jeans when you were 11? Well you should be, that bag was so damn rad, Donna Martin would probably have stocked it in Now Wear This and you knew it. Now that we’re all growed up, transforming your trousers’ crotches into a tote seems a little, well, actually it stills seems pretty fantastic but there are many other pieces of clothing waiting to be altered into amazingness. Here’s my pick of the best DIY fashion tutorials that require little more than a scissors, a needle and thread and maybe a bit of glue. Donna’s gonna go nuts.
CUT OUT YOUR TEES
It don’t get much easier than this. If you’re allowed/know how to use a scissors, skully, hearty shapes are just waiting to style up your tatty old tees.
Cut out skull tee tutorial; Desire and Inspire.
Heart cut out tee DIY; Made in Pretoria. Crucifix cut out tee tutorial; Boat People.
PRETTIFY YOUR SHORTS
Cutting your trousers into a pair of shorts is such an important rite of passage for teenage girls that if never did it, you should probably check yourself for a penis. Take your cue from the righteous embellishment we added to our cut-offs in the nineties, but, you know, nice this time.
Aztec patched cut offs DIY; Social Wardrobe.
Metallic embellished shorts DIY; Refinery 29. Lace trimmed shorts tutorial; Swell Mayde.
SLICE YOUR DENIM SHIRTS
Denim shirts have been getting the jeans treatment of late and by that I mean they’re being torn apart, cut out and patched up. Like this.
Cut out denim shirt; A Pair and a Spare.
Cut out denim shirt tutorial; Charlie’s Fashion Web. Patched denim shirt DIY; Free People.