DIY: Phillip Lim Inspired Jeans

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Phillip Lim showcased these patchwork jeans in his winter 2013-14 collection and I must say he became my hero. Who would think that putting patches on your denim could look every so chic. I have had this on my, MUST DIY, list since February when he debuted his collection in NYFW. Check out how to DIY your own below!

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Things you need:

  • Denim skinnies
  • Patches
  • Stick pins
  • Needle and thread (not pictured)

DSCN4633When shopping for your patches you might want to try your army surplus store. I found some of patches there and the others are flea market finds and iron on’s I bought at a craft store. Either kind will work too. Iron on or sew on it’s completely up to you. First,  lay your patches out on your jeans in a pattern you like.

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Using your stick pins, pin all your patches into place. Then take your needle and thread and start sewing them into place. If you purchased any that iron on follow the direction on the package to iron the patch in place.

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Tadah! It’s really that simple. You can customize your jeans however you want by adding more or just a couple patches.
DSCN4701Happy crafting!

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DIY: Patchwork denim

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Well, if you have already thrown away your old, torn, worn out jeans run and fish them out of the trash. Boho patchwork is making a come back. This is a definite trend to try out this up coming season.  So, with your scissors in hand and sewing machines ready, lets sew some  patches on your jeans. No worries for those who don’ sew, they make iron on patches!!!!!  Check out the tutorial below!

DSCN3321Things You Need:

  • A pair of denim jeans
  • Iron on patches
  • Stick pins (not pictured)
  • Iron

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Lay your patches out on your jeans in a pattern you like. 2 big square patches come in each package. Use some scissors to make squares in different sizes. Layer the squares one on top of each other to achieve the look you like.

* Use patches in different shades!

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When you’ve gotten your patches in place take your pins and pin them in place.

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Make sure to read the instructions for your patches. Set the iron to correct heat setting then adhere your patches in place.

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To make your patches look like they have been sewn on grab a needle and thread and use a basic stitch and hand sew around each patch.