Winter is about to come. Are you ready for the coldness that is about to come? If not yet, then you can create your own winter clothes that will keep you warm and comfortable. In the article below, we have selected some of the easiest DIY winter clothes projects and DIY winter accessories that you must try. Scroll down the page to explore how to create your own winter clothes and accessories in a few easy and quick steps. Most of these projects are upcycling projects and for them, you will only need some old clothes that you already have at home. An old sweater transformed into a fashionable skirt, old gloves transformed into fingerless mittens… and so much more are only some of the projects we have selected for you. For the rest, scroll down the page!
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3. Fashion DIY Tutorial: skirt out of a sweater
Do you enjoy upcycling old clothes? Then, you will definitely adore this DIY winter clothes project presented below. These are the most manageable steps to get a new knit skirt out of an old knitted sweater.
Here are the needed materials:
- An old sweater
- 1” wide elastic waistband
- Matching thread
- First, turn the sweater inside out. Cut off the neckline and the arms, leaving only the body of the sweater.
- Fold the sweater in half length-wise. Pin in order to avoid sliding the fabric.
- Sketch the shape of the skirt the best you can cut off the excess fabric.
- Pin the skirt together along the sides. Sew it up. Zigzag up the sides along the ends of the cut fabric. This way you will prevent them from fraying.
- Once again, try on the skirt. Mark the place where the waistline on the skirt will fall. Measure the area around the waist.
- Cut out a piece of elastic of the same length. Sew it closed so that it forms a circle.
- Sew along the raw edges of the top of the skirt.
- Pint the elastic waistband to the inside top of the skirt. Finally, sew in place using a zigzag stitch.
Voila, your new skirt is ready to be worn. You have enriched your winter clothes collection with a new versatile piece.
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10. Fancy Finger-less Gloves
Fingerless gloves are so trendy and cool. They are not typical winter clothes, but they are definitely one of the must-have winter accessories. Here is how to DIY fingerless gloves from regular gloves.
- First, take a pair of regular gloves.
- Try them on and mark the place where you will like the fingers to end.
- Take them off and then cut around ¼ inch above the cutting line. Repeat the same procedure with the other glove.
- Cut the thumb off.
- Hem the cut edges. Work one finger at a time. Fold the raw edge inward by ¼ inch. Sew around the finger using a hem stitch.
- Pull the glove on and make sure that it fits comfortably. If needed, make some adjustments.
- Continue with the same procedure for the rest of the fingers. Then, do the same with the other glove.
Voila, ready to wear!
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If you want some sexy winter clothes and at the same time enjoy DIY projects, then here is a super easy DIY project for you to try. For it, you will need the following materials:
- A sweater (a black one is a perfect choice)
- Needle and thread
- Gold skirt pins
- First, flip the sweater over so the back is facing up.
- Beginning at the necks, start cutting two inches of knit all the way down the center back of the sweater. Extra tip: if you want you can grab a ruler and pencil or chalk to mark the linen where you will be cutting. This way you will ensure that the line you cut is a straight one.
- With the inside of the sweater facing up, begin at the bottom or the top and fold the raw edge over once and then again and pin it in place.
- Continue all the way up the edge until you reach the other end.
- Sew everything using the needle and the thread. Keep the stitch loose, but tight enough to hold the sweater hem in place.
- Finally, place the pins at the distance between them on your own desire. Make sure they are all facing the same direction. Pin one side to the other, sliding the pinned post between the knit and not through it.
Done! Your new sweater is ready to be worn!