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Five No Sew Clothing DIYs

no sew clothing DIY

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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Upcycling Clothes With 6 Fab DIYs

upcycling clothes

repurposing old clothes

There are some really talented people out there on the internet – here’s a round-up of some of the great posts I’ve found lately from bloggers who have been upcycling clothes and given them a fantastic new lease of life.  Click on the links to be taken to the full post from each blogger and instructions from them on how you can do the same:

Six Upcycling Clothes DIYs

potato printed trousers

Fritha from Tigerlilly Quinn did some amazing geometric potato printing on a pair of little boy’s jeans she found in a charity shop.  Her toddler is going to look amazing in them!

handprinted t-shirt

And isn’t this potato printed fox top she also made for her son the cutest (in the same post)?

upcycled shirt ideas

Vicky from The Owl and the Accordion is also a crafting wizard!  Not only did  she whip up an embroidered skirt repurposed from a men’s denim shirt, but she also breathed new life into an old leather jacket with this diy stud detailing, creating an up to the minute studded leather jacket.  How is that for upcycling clothes?!

upcycled clothing ideas

This scarf that has been incorporated into a gorgeous shirt from Gypsie Sister has been sitting on my to do list for an age.  It’s just perfect for summer.  And what a clever upcycling idea – I am officially in love!

shirt diys

And finally, in the last of my upcycling clothes ideas, and keeping on the denim shirt theme, this beautiful DIY lace shirt from A Beautiful Mess makes me want to whip out my sewing machine right away!  I’m no sewing wizard but it looks fairly straightforward, so I could be tempted to give this a go!

Have you found any other good upcycling clothes posts or ideas or have one of your own that you’d like to share?  Let me know in the comments below!

Main image sourced from here.