I found this really cute video on YouTube of a do it yourself hair accessory featuring denim. If you have an old pair of jeans that you no longer want, or even just some scraps of denim lying around, then you can turn them into sweet bows to wear in your hair. I’m sure this is a younger readers DIY as the bows do look quite cute and girly. They seem really easy to make, all you need is denim, a needle and thread, some scissors and a bobby pin. You can watch the video above to see how they are made with a step by step guide, but in short terms, this is what you do:
You cut a rectangle of denim fabric and over stitch each side so it doesn’t fray. You then fold it in half so both ends meet in the middle and run a stitch down the middle to keep the two ends secure. You then put a forward stitch down the middle as well and pull on the thread so it makes the denim ruched together. Then you take a thin strip of denim to wrap around the middle to hide the stitching and ruched area and secure it with a stitch on the back. The last part is the easiest, you just slide the bobby pin through the back and you are good to go! What do you think of these little hair bows? I think they could be quite fun to make, especially around the holidays in spare time!
I thought it would be great to put together a post which has quite a few ways to distress your jeans. Instead of creating my own long video with many ways, which would be quite time consuming, I have been scouring YouTube for a while to find informative videos which will help you in your DIY distressing. I’ve found many different ways, some including even running over your jeans with a car, however I haven’t included extravagant tutorials like that, I have included simple and easy to do videos below. You can also see my video round up of general denim DIY here.
This video I found the most interesting. I have seen it before and I think I made a post on it a long time ago, however the post wasn’t for this purpose. These jeans are raw and it reminds me a lot of the process I went through with my customizing challenge. Sandpapering the creases are a very good way of making natural and authentic looking fades, as that’s where the jeans naturally fall. Then sanding lightly over the entire jean adds that worn in look and if you sand the belt loops, pockets and zipper fly that also creates a worn in feel. I am not fond of the circle or the bleach spots he created in this video, but the sanding is one of the easiest and cheapest methods you can do to really make your jeans look worn in and distressed. He didn’t create any distressed holes in this video, however you can easily do so by watching some of the others below.
I have been wanting to do an ombre/dip dye denim DIY for quite some time now. I bought the fabric dye a couple of weeks ago and finally had some time to do it on Sunday. It took much longer than I expected, mainly due to the waiting times, but I didn’t even notice the time going by I was having that much fun.
I put a video together (which you can see above) of the entire process I went through and you can see the finished result below. I’m actually really happy with how these shorts came out. This was my first time actually doing the ombre technique and it went much better than I expected. I had been going through the process in my head for a while and thinking about what exactly I needed to do, and I don’t think it could have gone any better. I also show a sweater/jumper in the video which I did in the process and I love how that turned out too!
It does say to use gloves while handling the dye, but I don’t like how rubber gloves feel on my skin, so I never used them. I would recommend that you do though because the tips of my fingers are still partially stained blue right now and I can’t get it off, ha ha. I would also recommend wearing an apron or really old clothing in case you spill some dye on yourself. Luckily I didn’t get any on my clothes as I was really careful.
The dye packet also recommends that you wash the items after you have finished dying them, but I haven’t done that to mine yet. I think I am going to give them a much bigger rinse under water to be absolutely sure that there is no dye leaking before washing them. Otherwise it’s likely it will fade up into the white areas and I don’t want that to happen. So what do you think of my finished DIY ombre dip dye shorts? Have you done it yet?
Denim DIY is a great way to save loads of money on the latest denim trends as well as making your pieces completely unique and personal. I try to do DIY as much as I can, when I have the time, because I always have creative ideas and designs that I would love to implement on my denim.
I thought it might be fun to put together my top 5 YouTube videos for denim DIY! These are all top rated and highly viewed videos that I found when scanning YouTube today for DIY ideas to share with you all. There are 6 different types of DIY here, bleaching/ombre, making denim shorts, studding, lace inserts, aztec inserts and waxing. There are lots of videos all over YouTube showcasing these styles in many ways, but I thought it made more sense to include different videos rather than a few of the same. So click this post to watch some tutorials and get creative!
DIY Bleached Distressed Denim Shorts
You might want to skip this video to about a minute in as it’s quite long and the tutorial doesn’t start until about 2 minutes, but it’s a really great video. It shows you how to make denim shorts, fray the hems, make distressed holes and bleach/dye your shorts as well. It’s really helpful and full of great advice! I loved this video once the DIY started!
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