Refashioning 101: DIY Embellishments

September 7, 2015Sheri Pavlović

Adding funky embellishments is one of the quickest and easiest refashioning methods you can use to update your wardrobe!

Refashioning 101 DIY embellishments

Sift through your stash and snag those groovy little doilies, zippers and buttons and discover how to take those clothes lurking at the back of your closet from drab to oh-so-uniquely fab with my Refashioning 101: DIY Embellishments!

button embellishments tutorial

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Grab a plain sweater or top, your button stash and a needle and thread.

button embellishments tutorial

Sort through the buttons and decide which ones you’d like to adorn your sleeve cuffs. I selected a bunch of white, ivory & clear buttons in varying sizes and shapes to keep the style and colours of the sweater neutral enough to wear with just about anything!

button embellishments tutorial

Handstitch the buttons in place…

button embellishments tutorial

and then repeat on the other sleeve cuff!

button embellishments tutorial

Sooooo simple yet soooo cool! (+ they make some groovy music when you shake your wrists)

button embellishments tutorial

Take a peek at my three part delightful doily series for more embellishing inspiration:

doily embellishment tutorials

Snag a couple of zippers and give a dowdy top a fun new look with my oldie but goodie video tute:

Check out my entire Refashioning 101 series right here.

For more funky DIYs take a peek at my tutorial index and always remember to keep up your Passion for Refashion!

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