no sew clothing DIY

I like crafting as much as the next person but I’m the first to admit that my sewing machine skills and needlework leaves a lot to be desired!  I shared some of my top DIYs for repurposing old clothes a little while ago, and some of these involved sewing, so since then I’ve been on the hunt for some relatively straightforward no sew clothing diys.  I found quite a few good no sew ones and thought I’d share my five favourites with you in case there are any other crafting novices reading along:

No Sew Clothing DIYs

No Sew DIY Elbow Patches 

no sew elbow patch clothing diy

These no-sew elbow patches from the ladies at Honestly WTF are brilliant and are a great way for a crafting novice to add an individual touch to their clothing.

They cleverly use cookie cutters to get the perfect shape:

no sew ladies clothing diy

As well as hearts, you could use any cookie cutter shape – from classic ovals to stars and anything else that catches your fancy.

It would be a great way to cover up any holes on your favourite cardigan or jumper, and to personalise baby tops and vests for a special gift.  I’m thinking dinosaur cookie cutters for this!  Full instructions are over on Honestly WTF.

No Sew DIY T-shirt Pocket

no sew pocket tshirt diy

This cute no-sew pocket diy from Oh The Lovely Things is a great way to bring new life into an old or plain top, or to cover up a stain or hole.  I plan on doing this very very soon!

No Sew Scalloped Shorts

diy no sew scalloped shorts

This DIY for no-sew scalloped shorts from Making Nice In The Midwest is a great and easy way to update some trousers or shorts.  Although it looks complicated (to me!) to get the perfect scallops, it turns out that all you need is a jar lid:

best no sew clothing diys

Genius!

Paint With Bleach

bleach painting easy clothing diy

I love the idea of painting a top with bleach from the crafty girls at A Beautiful Mess.  So striking, yet so simple!  A great way to update a plain top or to disguise a bleach stain on an item of clothing.

DIY No Sew Stud Buttons

no sew diy shirt button tutorial

This is one of the easiest DIYs ever, from A Pair & A Spare.  All you need is a shirt and some studs and you’re good to go.  It’s a great way to liven up a plain shirt, and also when you’ve annoyingly lost a button and can’t find one to match the others – just cover them up with studs!

Will you be trying any of these out?  Or found any other good no sew DIYs?  Do share in the comments below!

Main image from here, all others from the respective blogs.

ps: if you enjoyed this post I’ve put together five more no sew clothing DIYs for you!

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