Fashion Tips : Don’t Throw Away Your Old Denims
Or worried about your mom tearing down your old and worn out denims to make rags and dust cloths? If your answer is yes to both the questions asked above, then you are not alone.
However, there’s no need to worry anymore as your worn out denims may be just what are needed to bring out the designer in you. With so many funky styles hitting the market these days, almost everyone is open to change and wants to make a style statement of his/her own.
So why not take this opportunity to stand out in the crowd and show them what it takes to be stylish and sexy? Don’t worry.You don’t need to spend huge bucks for that! All you would need are your worn out or torn jeans and some additional accessories. With these in hand, you can get all set to be called the next style diva.
Faded, printed and plain jeans are no longer considered fashionable or funky. The younger crowd always looks for something refreshing and one of the most refreshing styles to hit the market this season is patchwork jeans or denims.
Before you get ready to start designing, pick up the following accessories. These would include your jeans, a pair of scissors (a big scissor is more preferable), safety pins (to hold the fabric in place), sewing needle (a tough one that can go through jeans) and thread (take many colors).
Choose some fabrics as well for the patches. You can opt for colored, printed or plain fabrics or select patches from another pair of worn out jeans.
This is what you need to do! Take out the scissors and cut small patches of fabric from the pieces you selected. Opt for shapes like rectangles, squares and triangles or opt for random shapes which would be funkier.
The threads at the ends of the patches will be loose. Pull out the threads to fray the ends. Alternatively, you can use a lighter and burn the fabric slightly at the corners and the middle to give a bold look.
Sew the individual patches of fabrics together (enough to cover the hole). You want to make your jeans look bright and attractive instead of monochromatic. Hence, opt for contrasting or bright colored threads to highlight the patches.
Attach the sewn pieces of the fabric to the jean. Make sure you cover the hole completely lest you want to give away the reason for which you patched up the jean in the first place (remember, you told everyone that you wanted a funkier look and so opted for patchwork on your denims).
Use the safety pins to hold the fabric in place over the hole or faded portion. Before you do this however, turn the denim inside out before sewing the patches. This way, the patchwork will look genuine. If it is a regular jean though (not torn), just sew the patches on the regular side itself.
Use big stitches to sew in the patches and try to be as creative as possible. Add a few designs here and there to camouflage the original patch and voila! You have a brand new patchwork denim. Wear it and stun your friends at the next party and you will definitely be the center of attention.