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Shortgirlstyle
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Ok, here is a really great DIY (do it yourself).

So leggings are comfortable and fun and we all sold out an bought some, but now legging shorts (i.e. “biker shorts”) are in vogue. So simply take some of your old leggings (especially if you actually bought some capri style ones because those are never cute) and lay them flat, folded over so that the ends lay perfectly together. Then measure how short you want them. The look we are going for is really not booty shorts so make sure you keep them at least 5 or 6 inches from the crotch. Then cut them with fabric scissors and make sure you cut parallel with the direction of the previous hem (you can even fold up the ends to make sure). Then if you have a sewing machine do a zig-zag stitch to finish off the ends (this is the easiest way to make sure they can stretch without snapping).

Here is the best part! When you are done take the leftovers and cut a section from where ever on the leggings is the perfect size for your head and ta-da! A new cotton headband! If you make shorts out of some of the more crazy metallic leggings then this makes a really cool headband… and it isn’t too hard to finish a headband off but you might have to hand stitch so the raw edges are on the inside…

posted about 5 years ago
kelllosaurus
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kelllosaurus
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Does anyone know of any decent DIY websites? So far all I’ve been able to find are ones that just hack up a t-shirt and tie it a different way, but I’m looking for actual well-fitting, good-looking, innovative ways to re-purpose clothes.

posted about 5 years ago
 
OliviaNicole
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OliviaNicole
posts: 14

I love threadbanger.com!

posted about 5 years ago
 
poorandweird
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poorandweird
posts: 495

craftster.org

whatthecraft.com

posted about 5 years ago
 
BeijingBelle
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BeijingBelle
posts: 22

cutoutandkeep.net

Highly recommended.

posted about 5 years ago
 
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craftster.net is also very popular. :)

re: the general topic raised…
While I’m big into DIY, I’m not really seeing why we’d need a DIY section on chictopia. I’ve found there are bigger, better places devoted entirely to DIY. There you can display your DIY creations and get help for making things.

Those sites have a much larger user base that is specifically focused only on DIY, allowing for more detailed discussions on the subject. While this site seems to be just for sharing style looks and inspiration, more about completed looks or overall style.

I think trying to start a whole DIY section in the forum or the image gallery here would just result in both diluting this site and frustrating users since they’re not going to get the depth or wealth of DIY info here compared to the sites mentioned.

That said, it seems people can still show their DIY fashion here as part of their completed outfit or trend. And I really hope they do! :)

posted almost 5 years ago
 
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oops! that should be http://www.craftster.org/ not .net

posted almost 5 years ago
 
MissSmile1423
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MissSmile1423
posts: 167

There are some really good DIY blogs on tumblr, and there is a whole tag dedicated to it!

posted almost 3 years ago
 
MiuSan
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MiuSan
posts: 464

A vote for chictopia to having a DIY section!

posted almost 3 years ago
 
_ReD_LiPsTiCk_
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posts: 385

I would vote yes for a DIY section. Check out a book at urbanoutfitters or even ebay if its no longer in stores called “P.S. i made this”. A book full of DIY.

posted almost 3 years ago
 
PeachyPanda
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http://apair-andaspare.blogspot.com/

I visit her’s religiously and she has more DIY bloggers listed on her page as well

posted almost 3 years ago
 
kia
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kia
posts: 171

Love DIY and would LOVE for chictopia to have a section for it!

posted almost 3 years ago
 
tippiford
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tippiford
posts: 39

Youtube also has tons of tutorials.

posted almost 2 years ago
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