SEWING & STYLE

DIY | (faux) Leather Jacket – 3D Embroidery

DIY | (faux) Leather Jacket – 3D Embroidery

After my recent collaboration with Mollie Makes involving an embroidered denim jacket, I just couldn’t get out of the ’embroidery vibes’ and decided to embrace it when this beautiful vegan leather jacket arrived in my mailbox! Now don’t get me wrong, this jacket (and most jackets) don’t need to be ‘upcycled’ because they look great as they…

SEWING DIY | Custom Fabric Frame Purse

SEWING DIY | Custom Fabric Frame Purse

Are your ready for the most handmade DIY project ever? Because not only can you make your own frame purse, you can also design the inner and outer fabric yourself! Which means that (apart from the frame) everything about this purse will be designed and made by you! — I am all for upcycling DIY projects…

SEWING DIY | Geometric Fabric Scrap Zipper Clutch

SEWING DIY | Geometric Fabric Scrap Zipper Clutch

Are you also always starting many new projects and have a ton of leftover pieces of fabric that are too small to turn into something wearable, but too pretty to throw away? Well, do I have a great solution for! Turn them into a patchwork clutch! And no, by patchwork I don’t mean a granny style purse,…

SEWING DIY | How to Make a Robe Coat in 30 Steps Without a Sewing Pattern

SEWING DIY | How to Make a Robe Coat in 30 Steps Without a Sewing Pattern

Today I am sharing my collaboration with the amazing Spoonflower with you! I designed my own fabrics and used them for this robe coat project. I documented every step of the way, to make sure that you can also do this project at home and design your own fabric and make your own coat! Let’s…

SEWING DIY | Two Step Blouse Upcycle

SEWING DIY | Two Step Blouse Upcycle

I think that this is the quickest DIY project I have ever made! It is just so simple, that I can’t believe I never thought of this before. Upcycling projects are my favourite kind and I visit thrift stores as often as I can to spot new projects, and to give old items a new…

CROCHET DIY | Granny Square Sweater

CROCHET DIY | Granny Square Sweater

Let’s start off with a confession: I had never used the crochet technique before I started this project. I always thought that it would be waay too difficult and that the results would turn out to be a very poorly old fashioned (in a bad way) cushion cover. But, wow was I wrong! A few…

DIY | Doodle Stitch Shirt

DIY | Doodle Stitch Shirt

When looking for new DIY inspiration, I quickly noticed so many fun new style trends for this fall. Not only did I see so many colourful pieces, but everything is also so incredibly playful! Patches, embroidery, pins, tassels, glitter, oh so many lovely things! My favourite collection so far is the 2016 Gucci fall collection, you can find it…

DIY | Origami Embroidered Book Cover

DIY | Origami Embroidered Book Cover

I guess I have been a little bit obsessed with origami shapes lately. I just love how a few simple lines can create this delicate and unique looking shape. Today I am sharing my new very simple project with you: An origami embroidered book cover! I am not kidding when I say that I made…

SEWING DIY | 10 Minute Fabric Basket

SEWING DIY | 10 Minute Fabric Basket

Ever since I moved into my second sublet here in Berlin, I have this mixed feeling about the emptiness of the space. It has all the basics: sofa, table, chairs, shelves, etc. And the walls are pretty and high and clean and light. So it’s a perfect blanc canvas, but unfortunately a canvas that I…

SEWING DIY | Geometric Blanket

SEWING DIY | Geometric Blanket

I have always had a fascination for textiles and prints. Every time I would shop for clothes, bedding, etc. I would come home with fun prints or unusual fabrics. But why shop for something that you can make yourself! Today I am showing you a very detailed DIY of my geometric blankets! The idea behind…

DIY | Sharpie & Alcohol Textile Print

DIY | Sharpie & Alcohol Textile Print

How about a fun summer inspired print tutorial! It’s easy, quick, affordable, fun and apparently very much in style. You might recognise this skirt from my L1 Fashion Collection. This was my first ever fashion collection and all of the pieces are made from reused items like curtains. Including this skirt, which is believe it or…

DIY | Sequin Heart Top

DIY | Sequin Heart Top

  I think we all need some love themed crafts every now and then, to keep things romantic and festive. So be prepared for this super easy, super fun new DIY! I have to sisters as you may know (Barbara, you all know pretty well by now ;) And Kelly, my other sister. Kelly has…

DIY | Fabric Banner

DIY | Fabric Banner

  Last month was my boyfriends birthday, and I alway love to go all out on decorations and gifts. I am not a big fan of the regular store bought plastic banners and I know my boyfriend definitely doesn’t like them. So this year I decided to get up a little early on his birthday…

DIY | Personalised Socks

DIY | Personalised Socks

Let’s start of with something I am sure pretty much all of you can relate to: finding or making gifts for men is insanely crazy! There are two men in my life that I need and most of all want to buy gifts for at least twice a year: – My dad who will get…

DIY | Tasty Tote

DIY | Tasty Tote

You know what makes spring really perfect besides warm weather? Ice cream! And not just any ice cream, the real tasty colourful kind! To celebrate my love for not just the taste but also the look of ice cream, I decided to create a fun, easy and very quick bag tutorial. You could name it: your…

DIY | Colour Block Cushion Cover

DIY | Colour Block Cushion Cover

I am always a big fan of colours in my household accessories, but every once in a while I crave for simplicity and a more toned down design. So it was definitely time for some new colour block items! Not to mention that I just bought this black and white rug from Ikea, and I had…

DIY | Cat Purrrrse

DIY | Cat Purrrrse

In need of a quick fun bag DIY? You are at the right place! I made this kitty purse in less than an hour  and love how the technique can be use for any shape! Maybe next time, I’ll make a bird purse or a doggy purse, so many options! How to make your own…

DIY | From Blanket to Fleece Sweater

DIY | From Blanket to Fleece Sweater

There is one thing that annoys me the most while preparing for traveling or dressing for a long walk, and that is the look of fleece sweaters. They are oh so practical being lightweight and warm, but it seems like there are not many designers that bothered to update the look of them (at least…

DIY | Kimono

DIY | Kimono

The kimono trend as been going on for a while now and it was time to turn it into a project! For those of you that don’t know the meaning of the new found kimono: it’s the perfect piece of clothing! You can wear it over your clothes as a vest (but more hipstery fashionable),…

DIY | Temporary Art Tattoo

DIY | Temporary Art Tattoo

I guess I can safely say that this is my most favorite DIY so far! I have always loved tattoos especially the girly ones, and I do have a few (small ones). But it is still a very big step to get a (new) tattoo. So how excited was I, when I discovered that you…

DIY | Sturdy Camera Strap

DIY | Sturdy Camera Strap

I know that there are many camera strap DIY’s on the internet already, and even though I like a lot of them, I never tried them because they often don’t seem as strong enough as the original camera straps that come along with your camera.    I did this camerastrap upcycle right before I started…

DIY | 10 Minute Shirt Upcycle

DIY | 10 Minute Shirt Upcycle

  Also feeling tired of having spend all of your money on airplane tickets but seeing all these fun printed shirts in the stores that you just have to wear on your trip? I know I do!   Do I have a solution for you, just upcycle your old shirt in 10 minutes! And the…

DIY | Pom Shoes

DIY | Pom Shoes

Today I have a very simple and quick shoe upcyle tutorial for you!  I made these tule pompoms a while ago, and actually forgot about them until I recently started doing research on my new costume designs for school. For my costume ideas, I wanted to make a bold statement with the shoes and remembered…

DIY | Shoe Transfer

DIY | Shoe Transfer

I always love it when I have discovered a new trick that involves restyling!    I ordered these cute boots from Chicwish with the idea that they would match with everything, and they do. But when they arrived, I realized that I have bought most of my shoes with the idea that they should match…

DIY | Cat Socks

DIY | Cat Socks

What happens when you put two of your favorite things (cats and fashion) together? You get Cat Socks!  And no, not socks for your cat to wear, but to keep you warm and cozy during these cold months.  They are extremely easy to make, and I think I finished them in under 15 minutes! Here’s…

DIY | Upcycled Bow Gloves

DIY | Upcycled Bow Gloves

The holidays may be over, but that doesn’t mean that we have to be less fancy! So today I am showing a very quick and simple tutorial on how to give your old gloves just that little bit extra and upcycle them into a pair of show stealers! You can use your big fluffy winter gloves,…

DIY | Monogrammed Tablet Sleeve

DIY | Monogrammed Tablet Sleeve

I always love to make things that are not only easy to make but also have a practical purpose!   So when a friend of mine asked me to make him a protective sleeve for his new tablet, I started sketching straight away!  I decided to keep the design as simple as possible, but I…

DIY | Shoe Restyle

DIY | Shoe Restyle

Today I’m sharing another summer shoe upcycle!   Walking on heels in the summer is a must, but sometimes flats can make your day a bit more comfortable :) So I am sharing this DIY to restyle those simple comfy shoes into some serious summer sneakers!  Supplies: Shoes (Primark) | Ribbon | Fabric Glue |…

DIY | Wallet Restyle

DIY | Wallet Restyle

I just love restyling things! Every time that I see a plain surface, shirt, or right now even a wallet it makes me want to restyle it!   And it is the perfect excuse for experimenting with new techniques!  Today I want to show how to restyle your wallet with a few supplies you will…

DIY | Dip Dye Collar

DIY | Dip Dye Collar

This DIY has been on my todo list for ages. I remember seeing a Dip Dye collar on the runway a few months back on a mens shirt and thought it looked so cool! And I totally forgot about it until I saw this nice looking plain shirt on sale.  I immediately felt like experimenting…

DIY | Restyled Wedges

DIY | Restyled Wedges

I just love the summer! Because it means that I can restyle everything in bright bold colors! Today I want to show you a very easy tutorial on how to paint your shoes and change their look in a few simple steps.   I always have a lot of trouble with finding shoes that fit…

DIY | Cross-Stitch Wallet

DIY | Cross-Stitch Wallet

I bought this wallet a while ago and just love the simplicity and the slightly vintage look to it. But I felt that it missed a personal touch.  So I tried out a technique that I haven’t used since I was ten: cross stitching. I have seen some cross stitching items in stores lately and…

DIY | Bathrobe

DIY | Bathrobe

When moving to NYC I realized that the only bathrobe I owned was pretty heavy for traveling and not very suitable for summer. And I always wanted to make a nice robe, but it just seemed unnecessary, since I had a nice one already.   So my trip gave me the perfect opportunity to finally…

DIY | Felt Hard-Drive Sleeve

DIY | Felt Hard-Drive Sleeve

Remember my Phone Case DIY? Well, I realized that my external hard-drive also might like a warm coat:) So I decided to use the same method as my Phone Sleeve tutorial, but add a bit of color to the design. It’s really simple, and you can of course use this method for anything that might…

DIY | Cat Phone Sleeve

DIY | Cat Phone Sleeve

There are just so many ways to make cute phone sleeves and I really felt like coming up with a new design.  And since I have been wanting to try out my wood burning tool on leather, this was the purrrrfect opportunity;)   Here’s how: Supplies: Leather,scissors, chalk, woodburning tool, sewing supplies. 1. Cut two…

DIY | Pom Poms

DIY | Pom Poms

I am currently working for the fabulous designer Miek Uittenhout as an intern. And one of the fun things that I did while working for her was making a huge pompom skirt.    Making the pompoms for the skirt was so easy that I kept thinking of all the different ways to incorporate the round…

UPCYCLING DIY | Sweater into Gloves

UPCYCLING DIY | Sweater into Gloves

Remember my Upcycled Sweater Bag? Well, I still had some fabric left and thought it would be perfect to use for another winter project. So today I am showing you how to make these lovely gloves from old sweaters! It’s really very easy, and you can mix and match with different sweaters!   Here’s how:…

DIY | Leather Heart Shirt

DIY | Leather Heart Shirt

Valentine’s Day may be over, but that does not mean that hearts are out of season! I just loved all those Valentine tutorials so much, that I really missed them once it was over.  So I decided to finish a project that I already started, and keep the love in the air :)   Here…

DIY | Cape Coat

DIY | Cape Coat

I bought this coat a couple of years ago in a thrift store, and even though I really like the fabric and color, the coat just didn’t seem to fit me right. But I just never wanted to get rid of it, because it is so pretty :) So I decided to see what else…

DIY | Fabric Painting

DIY | Fabric Painting

My parents gave a big party on new years eve, and I thought it would be fun to make my own party dress. I didn’t really now what kind of dress I wanted, so I just started to drape some fabric on my mannequin. I used this white fabric and decorated the edges with some…

DIY | Felt Christmas Ornaments

DIY | Felt Christmas Ornaments

I just love felt! It is such an easy material and it really seems to match with everything! That is why I just couldn’t have a Christmas DIY Week without some cute felt ornaments :)   You can use any type of felt for this project and make the ornaments in your preferred size. DIY:…

DIY | Painted Fabric Ornaments

DIY | Painted Fabric Ornaments

I already gave you a sneak peek on twitter and Facebook about this DIY and I am so excited to share my christmas crafts with you this week!  I have been in the christmas spirit all week while preparing these crafts for you and I hope you will enjoy them as much as I have! Christmas…

DIY | Fabric Transfer

DIY | Fabric Transfer

  I recently posted a couple of old pictures that my dad took and I really wanted to integrate them into a new project. So I used one picture to try out a fabric transfer project using Gel medium.    The picture is of my mom and I wanted to capture the vintage feel of…

DIY | Tea Towel

DIY | Tea Towel

I am so excited to show this tutorial! I made these tea towels from scratch and hand painted the drawings on them. It was so much fun to do!    I have been seeing a lot of new and fun tea towels over on Etsy, and just felt so inspired to make a series of…

DIY | Sweater Bag

DIY | Sweater Bag

I think that autumn just makes you want to snuggle up in anything. Because I apparently want to upcycle everything fluffy, soft and warm in, well, anything!  Today I want to show you how I transformed an old thrifted sweater into a bag. I also used some leather fabric samples that I got at a…

DIY | Boots Restyle

DIY | Boots Restyle

  After I upcycled my dress shoes, I decided to restyle a pair of boots that I recently bought at the local thrift store.  The boots where still in pretty good shape, but the noses where a bit worn out. I choose a pretty floral fabric and started project boot restyle!   DIY:   Take…

DIY | Fabric Stamp

DIY | Fabric Stamp

  I have been wanting to create my own stamps for a while now and finally got the time to do it. I used a simple eraser to create the stamp and used it to restyle a scarf. It’s very easy and fun to do, and also extremely inexpensive (which to me, is always a…

DIY | Painted Heart Tights

DIY | Painted Heart Tights

  I recently made the amazing discovery that you can use textile paint on tights.    I was so enthusiastic that I immediately started thinking of all the fun things that I could paint on them. I decided to go with the classic heart shape, because who doesn’t like hearts right?!   DIY: 1. Draw…

UPCYCLING DIY | Dress Shoe Restyle

UPCYCLING DIY | Dress Shoe Restyle

I bought these shoes a couple of years ago for about 2 euros. I tried to spray paint them, but it failed miserably and I completely forgot that I had them, until I was cleaning out my closet.   I decided that I could easily restyle them with the help of some mod podge and…

DIY | Bleach Drawing on Fabric

DIY | Bleach Drawing on Fabric

  I have been wanting to try bleach painting on fabric for a while now, and I finally had the time ( and dress) to do it. I bought this simple black dress for only 4 euros and wanted to spice it up a bit and the cheapest way to do that is by painting…

DIY | Restyled Canvas Tote Bag

DIY | Restyled Canvas Tote Bag

My mom got me this Canvas bag from Turkey (picture below), but I didn’t really know what to do with it. It was a very nice gift, but I just didn’t see myself using it. So I restyled it into a summer beach bag! This is wat the bag looked like before and after.   …

DIY | Phone Case

DIY | Phone Case

My boyfriend just bought a new phone and needed a new phone case to go with it. So I promised him I would make him one. He really wanted it to have a simple design and no bold colors. I decided to use felt, since it’s affordable and if you use it in grey it…

DIY | Modern Patchwork Pillow

DIY | Modern Patchwork Pillow

I bought some old plain cushions and pieces of fabric from the local thrift store and decided to design my own new cushions! The pieces of fabric actually where textile samples, from what I assume to be a home decorating store. They are a really nice material and the colors match really well. So my…

DIY | Dip Dye Coat

DIY | Dip Dye Coat

Today is the final part of the Dip Dye Tutorials. I dip dyed this simple coat that I bought for only 5 euros at Primark. I liked the model but I didn’t really like it ‘on’ me, so I changed the silhouette a bit after I dyed it.  Have fun Dip Dye-ing!  1. Get some fabric…

DIY | Dip Dye Dress

DIY | Dip Dye Dress

I kept finding fashion photos of dip dyed clothing and didn’t want to be left out in this new trend. So here is a two day dip dye tutorial for you!    Today I upcycled an old dress from H&M. The dip dyeing process is actually really easy:   1. Get some fabric paint. I…

UPCYCLING DIY | Vintage Shoes

UPCYCLING DIY | Vintage Shoes

I bought these shoes at a local thrift store for less than one euro and was really excited to add a personal touch to them. Here is a very easy to do tutorial to help you spice up you’re old shoes!   1. Remove the shoelaces. 2. Clean the shoes with nail polish remover and…

DIY | Ruffled Top

DIY | Ruffled Top

Today is the final day of my Upcycling Shirts Tutorials series. This obviously does not mean that I am done with reusing old shirts, but I think that it’s time for some new tutorials and inspiration sources.    So here it is the last in the series: Take an old plain top (a new one…

DIY | Mens Shirt into Women’s Top

DIY | Mens Shirt into Women’s Top

    Here is a new fun tutorial to change you’re boyfriend/brother/dad/uncle’s shirt into a pretty top!    I really wanted a simple comfortable top to wear around the house and got the idea to turn one of my boyfriends shirt into a comfy top. But when I finished the base, there was still something missing……

UPCYCLING DIY | Mens Shirt Into Skirt

UPCYCLING DIY | Mens Shirt Into Skirt

My boyfriend and I have been cleaning out our closets and it felt like the perfect opportunity to recycle some of the shirts and turn them into some fabulous new pieces.    So be prepared for the following days, because there will be a lot of upcycling shirts tutorials on the blog!   I hope…