As we approach the end of lockdown – hallelujah – our minds begin to think about the great days and nights out that await us but we also don’t want to forget about the amazing skills and things we have learnt during our lockdown life.
According to Chums, many of us have been keeping busy over lockdown by learning new a new craft or hobby. As knitting is the second most searched for craft just before sewing, we are thinking we can put these new skills to practical use, by making amazing new outfits or upcycling items for that big debut! Here’s our top three simple tips for creating an outfit perfect for you – plus you’ll save some money.
Add some colour
Adding that bit of colour to an old pair of trousers or jeans is simple. You need a thin, long strip of fabric and a needle and thread. You then sew the fabric along the seam on the outside of the leg and the job is done. Top tip – you could even use ribbon which can be super cheap and purchased from a local market stall.
Shoes with some dazzle
Why not take inspiration from the 80’s with a little bedazzling! As long as an old or plain pair of shoes are still good for walking just grab a needle and thread and place beads over the shoes until it is covered. Top tip – try making a pattern for that little extra!
Patch it up
If you have an old pair of jeans, a jacket or a jumper you can add a simple patch to the item to make it pop. Simply choose materials that are in fashion right now to ensure you don’t look like you’re wearing something from a frith store and then add the patches strategically. Top tip – use materials that complement the existing apparel.
Get crafting Britain it is simple and you can even use items you already own. When you have created your looks, share using #CreativeBritain