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Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:27 pm
by jjetpants
Has anyone ever painted a pair of shoes to get that dipped/cracked paint look a la Margiela?
might give it a shot one some beat down pair of shoes when there's nothing left to lose

Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:08 pm
by jrisk
grabbed cheap sweat and cut the sleeves off. took it for a test run at the grocery store.

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Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:31 am
by Bootz_Rex
I went to a joann fabrics the other day. Spent an hour feeling overwhelmed and then left empty handed because none of the fabrics were thick/interesting enough to me.

Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:28 pm
by exprof
I've been knitting for a while now, I've made like half a dozen hats/scarves and two sweaters (one of which my darling sister shrunk in the wash D:) I usually knit when I'm reading, its actually really pleasant for your hands to have something to do. The result is almost always better than machine knitting, and everything is inherently "loopwheeled" and seamless if you use circular needles.

Also, sooo much pretty yarn, I think I want to try my luck with some mohair socks a la dries van noten.

Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 4:32 pm
by sick boy
I took advantage of the mill nobody uses in shop class and made a key hook. It should open bottles too.

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Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 6:43 pm
by TheLouisVuittonPawn
Exciting
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Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:08 am
by thatbiglake
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Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 3:28 pm
by sick boy
All of the buttons got ripped off of my jacket at a hardcore show, so I made new ones.
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Going to be altering a huge pair of wrangler bell bottoms to make something levi's red-ish later, so that should be cool too.

Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:46 pm
by sauce
ok so im thinking about taking this vest Image and using it to make a lining for this parka Image

just looking for some feedback. is it just a stupid idea? or does it have the possibility of looking really cool?

Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 1:22 pm
by slappa
My dad fell in love with a vintage pair of cufflinks on the internet that was long gone. I made these as a gift for him on his birthday instead.

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Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:39 pm
by sick boy
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I was going for a slightly curved, slightly tapered leg and a huge top block. There are two darts in the back, which I might go back later and make them bigger since the jeans started out as a 38 the ass is still a bit too big, which makes the back pockets flare out weirdly.

Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:46 pm
by sick boy
Added some slits to the side of this Red Kap oxford because it was draping strangely when my hands were in my pockets.

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Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 1:58 pm
by sick boy
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Made from an old Eddie Bauer shirt, with the seams sewn up with linen. I waxed the outside, and the top panel inside is a pocket.

Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:17 pm
by can-
how much do I have to pay u for one of those

Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:49 am
by JonjoShelvey
@sick boy


yoo red kap is so cool. im finna buy some red kap trousers here in a minute. shjirt looks awesome

Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:09 pm
by Bobbin.Threadbare
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Every four weeks I spend a few days in Dublin with my day job and I don't have much to do in the evenings (although I did meet up with a chap off reddit yesterday).

I've started embroidering. I don't think embroirers have 'tags' like street artists but I'm claiming the blackfaced sheep as mine.

Here's what I did tonight to my jacket. Last month I put a couple of sheep on my eytys.

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Skills: chain stitch, French knot, cross stitch.

Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 4:53 pm
by thatbiglake
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Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:57 pm
by forestfeet
I've been making loads of clutches and tiny bags lately. Just made this one for a certain someone who may or may not have invited me to this lovely forum, coughhisorrycough, and I really need to send it to her but wanted to photograph it first.

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It's waxed canvas and the print is my own screenprint.

Also sorry to @calc I've been meaning to message you, got slammed with work and completely forgot I was going to make you a thing. Will message you.

http://imgur.com/a/DdWC7 full album there you know.

Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:09 pm
by DeafIdiotGod
I have something I want to do but I don't really know how, I want to print something like these patterns on a scarf or something similar. Never done anything like this before but I really want to do something with this, I don't really have a concept of how much this would cost or how to go about it but if anyone could give some advice or recommend some reading that would be sweet.

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That's cool but what I like about this fungal pattern is the organic nature of it, it's like a living paisley print.

Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 2:52 pm
by bobo77
My brother is switching schools this year, and I was interested in experimenting with dying clothing, so I dyed my Levi’s Trucker Jacket, in his new school’s color, for an early birthday present.

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And ended up with this
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Process in Spoiler

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This is a Levi’s Trucker Jacket I purchased last year. I like it enough, but I was never happy with the artificial fading. My brother likes it, and it fits him well enough.
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I started by bleaching the jacket to remove the indigo color.
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I found an old cooler in the back of my garage, and cleaned it out to use as a container for the bleaching.
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Put the jacket in the cooler, along with hot water and a whole bottle of bleach.
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Placed the cooler on top of the washing machine while I did a load to agitate the bleach.
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~10 minutes into the soak.
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~20 minutes into the process.
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The soak wasn’t perfect, so I did another 30 minute bleach soak with another bottle of bleach.
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Finished product of bleach soak.
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Now to dye the jacket. I used Rit Dark Green Dye. The first two dye sessions used the powdered dye mixed with water, and the final dye used the liquid dye, because Rite Aid was out of powdered dye.
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I used the washing machine method, as explained on the Rit packaging. Again, three dye sessions.
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Final Product.
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Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 5:46 pm
by kyung
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saw this uniqlo shirt in the store and got major cdg shirt vibes from it, so i decided to cut up some old oxford and sewed a contrast yoke and pocket on to it

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also got some questions about the jeans im wearing. they're just some uniqlo selvedge jeans i bleached and i sort of liked how uneven it was. i saw the denim patch on some nbhd pants and i decided to do something similar. the crappy sew job is just where the stitching was coming loose so i reinforced it. then i took an old gingham jcrew shirt and sewed on a patch underneath the hole on my right knee

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Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:15 pm
by IsaiahSchafer
Not sure where else to post this, but I'll start here and x-post to the market if that's more appropriate. Anyway, finished my first "needles rebuild"! Here's a couple pics. It's a size large and I'm selling it for 40$ shipped USA(OBO). Shirt was thrifted, some of the fabric was thrifted, the rest bought at my local joanns.

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Measurements:
p2p: 25"
arm (shoulder seam to wrist): 25"
length (down seam at shoulder): 28"

Got lots more shirts to do, but wanted to get this one up and maybe get some feedback.

Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:20 am
by IsaiahSchafer
@exprof and @sknss some of the plaids are cut running along selvedge and some aren't, I took a rough brush to the edges to make them fray and kinda wear unevenly, as I think that's in the spirit of the original garment. could def run along the edges to make sure they don't fray all the way though.

Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:11 pm
by BIGBEE
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prototype of diy jacketsling

Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 8:37 am
by BIGBEE
up close pix was very easy to do
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I used hem tape for the little loops that the webbing goes through, probably the coolest thing you can make out of a beginner sewing project
If anyone wants a fit pictures or just more pix I'm cool with that

Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 4:59 pm
by BIGBEE
fit pictures

http://imgur.com/a/4roaU#zYBCn1S

I'll make try and make a video

Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:16 am
by frogosaurus
Getting kind of bored with my generic Levi's trucker and thinking of modifying it to look like this LVC one. Any ideas as to where I could get a fairly large & cool patch to go on the back?

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Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:03 pm
by BIGBEE
handknit sweater complete :woop: Strawberries cover my shorts because they looked weird in this pic
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Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:22 pm
by BIGBEE
I have to confess exprof I did not make it, my mother made it for me when I was in 5th grade. Now I can finally wear it :woop:
My mom is a very experienced knitter. she has always been able to knit, she can't remember not knowing how to knit because she learned so young.
it's this pattern by the way
http://www.allegroyarns.com/dale/dale7911.html

Edit: it took her a whole summer to make. god my mom is so cool; I can't believe how long it took me to realize

Re: Small wallet, big ideas - the DIY thread

PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:20 am
by sick boy
I made a jacket and finally put the steel buttons to use.
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The canvas is pretty rough, so anything that touches skin is lined in flannel

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This print I made a while ago fit perfectly on the inside pocket.