DIY Eco-Fashion

Transform Your Hoodie into Nearly Anything

Fans of MacGyver’s infamous resourcefulness will revel in these sleight-of-hand tricks anyone can pull off with a hooded sweatshirt. Even the most average of Joes (or Josies) can…

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Jennifer Rieker’s Flat-Pack “Creo” Shoe Supports Your Local Shoemaker

Here’s the perfect opportunity to give your local shoemaker some love. Jennifer Rieker, a German designer, has developed a modular system that relies on the craftsmanship of a…

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DIYcouture's Visual Instructions Help Aspiring Dressmakers Make the Cut

HAVE IT YOUR WAY A few years ago, Rosie Martin decided to try her hand at sewing, an attempt that wasn’t without difficulties. “I was amazed at the complexity of the…

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Klik Klik's Magnetic Jewelry Kit Offers Endless Design Possibilities

A silent yet infinitely powerful force of nature, magnets are driving a new kind of fashion revolution. Leading the charge (pun intended) is Brooklyn designer Kellar Williams, whose…

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Melissa Shoes Partners With Architect Gaetano Pesce to Create DIY Bootie

It’s time to think in circles with Italian architect-artist-designer Gaetano Pesce, whose first foray into footwear echoes his trademark modular designs. Working with eco-friendly…

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Make Compai’s Easy Necklace-Scarf From an Old T-Shirt (DIY Tutorial)

Think of Justina and Faith Blakeney as the Serena and Venus Williams of T-shirt surgery. The sisters are not only the founders of Compai Design Studio, a Los Angeles-based creative…

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Make Nixxi's Easy, No-Sew Wrap Top (DIY Tutorial)

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES 1 yard of fabric Scissors Measuring tape STEP ONE Place the fabric on a flat surface. Cut a rectangular piece measuring 30×85 inches. You can also cut the…

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Beat the Heat With DIY Ice-Cube Bling You Can Make in 5 Minutes

Summer swelter cramping your style? Don’t sweat it. Design duo 01Mathery has devised a do-it-yourself solution that even the most craft-challenged of folks will be able to…

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Coordinate Your Bridal Party With Sasha Duerr’s DIY Natural-Dye Recipe

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is wonderful plant to use in dyeing. A perennial that grows wild in many parts of the world, fennel is used as both an herb and a dye plant. Fennel can be…

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Make Lina Rennell's Easy DIY Scrap-Fabric Belt

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES One long strip of left over fabric, about the length of your waist plus 8 or so inches, and roughly double-and-a-half the width you prefer for your…

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Recycle an Old T-Shirt Into John Patrick Organic's DIY Skirt

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES An old T-shirt Measuring tape Ruler Disappearing-ink pen A pair of scissors Sewing machine or needle and thread STEP ONE Place your T-shirt on a flat surface.…

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Make a DIY Feathered Headdress by Eliza Starbuck of Bright Young Things

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES 5-8 54-inch long laces (faux suede, repurposed leather, or woven) Large feathers (faux, vintage, or found) Clear nylon thread Large beads Needle that can go…

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Upcycle Old Electrical Wire into Grain's Hand-Knotted Ring (DIY Tutorial)

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES Small needle-nose pliers Wire cutter Ring mandrel (shown) or dowel, carrot, thumb, etc. Reclaimed electrical wire STEP ONE Find some wire in a color you like. The…

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Refashion a Boxy Tee Into Loomstate's DIY Oversized-Armhole Tunic

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES T-shirt Scissors Ruler (or steady hands!) Chalk or disappearing-ink marker Safety pins STEP ONE Lay the shirt flat and smooth out any wrinkles with your hands.…

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Refresh Your Wardrobe With Alabama Chanin's DIY Circle-Spiral Appliqué

When Natalie Chanin first started crafting as a girl in the late 1960s, she used fusible adhesive to create all manner of iron-on appliqués. “I vividly recall cutting out apple,…

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Make reMade U.S.A.'s Recycled-Leather iPhone Case (DIY Tutorial)

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES Scrap leather Pen Standard hole punch Scissors A few binder clips Ruler (ideally a square) STEP ONE Measure your phone and add ½ inch to the length and ¾ inch…

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Make Popomomo's Braided Headband Using Recycled T-Shirts (DIY Tutorial)

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES Two old T-shirts (you really just need one, fabric-wise, but aesthetically, I like the contrast) Scissors Beads (optional) STEP ONE Cut the shirt fronts off, then…

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Make Designer Tara St. James' Recycled Zipper Bracelet (DIY Tutorial)

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES A discarded or broken zipper, at least 15 inches long (the longer the zipper, the wider the cuff) Thread to match A long-ish needle Measuring tape Scissors Pin…

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