DIY Embroidered Fashion.

DIY Embroidered Fashion.

Happy Saturday my lovelies! How’s everyone’s week been? Mine has just flown by, which I’m not mad at haha. Onto this weeks post! Well.. more like last weeks post to start this one. So, I had so many lovely comments on my last post and Insta about my Harry Potter House inspired outfits and my Unique Fashion post and I’ve had a few requests for a DIY for the embroidered Hogwarts tee I made, so.. of course I had to make you lovely people a tutorial!

DIY Hogwarts Pin

P.S. I love getting requests for posts so please feel free to drop any of them in the comments so I know what you want to see from me!

Plus, it’s pretty easy to make! So don’t think you cant do something before you’ve tried it just because it looks hard or scary, because you’re so capable of doing everything you set your mind to! Alright, motivational pep talk over. Let’s get into it!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • An image you want to embroider (you can get this online or draw it yourself)
  • Tracing paper or Baking paper
  • A pencil
  • A t-shirt or any other clothes you want to embroider
  • Interfacing, enough for your design (You can find it on amazon cheap – here’s what I use, or you can use a scrap of fabric that’s fairly sturdy, linen or cotton I’d recommend!)
  • Embroidery Thread (whatever colours you want!)
  • Embroidery needle
  • Scissors
  • Embroider hoop the size of the design you want to embroider

Here’s the drawing I used for my tee, you can use it yourself if you want, and if you do, let me know how it turns out in the comments or tag me on insta @theweightofmyworlds !

Hogwarts flatlay

Step 1 : Find or draw the image you want to embroider, then if you’re using an image your found online you can either print it out or place tracing paper over the screen and trace the image you want, or draw it free hand on the paper!

Step 2 : Cut out interfacing the size of your design. Then iron it (shiny side goes to the fabric) to the underneath of where you want your design.

Step 3 : Put your fabric in the embroidery hoop and make sure the fabric is pulled tight. (I wouldn’t recommend using super stretchy fabric because the embroidery will shrink once it’s taken out of the hoop and it’ll be harder to embroider).

Hogwarts embroidery

Step 4 : Place the image on tracing paper over your hoop on your t-shirt. Then thread your needle with your chosen embroidery thread and make your first stitch through the paper, so the paper will no longer move when you’re sewing.

Hogwarts embroidery

Step 5 : Using small stitches go over your line drawing, tracing your drawing with the stitches to complete your design.

Hogwarts embroidery

Step 6 : Carefully tear away the paper (I used an unpicker to get under the tiny pieces of paper, you just need to be careful to not unpick your stitches!) to reveal your design!

Hogwarts embroidery

Step 7 : Optional – if you’ve got a ring where your hoop was, you might need to iron it out!

Ravenclaw outfit

Finally : Wear your creation with pride!!

And that’s it! Depending on the size of your design this can be a really quick DIY or it could be one you do over a longer period of time; I managed this DIY in 2-3hours on and off from start to finish.

I love being able to make clothes my own, and having that sense of pride and achievement wearing something you’ve made is amazing. Embroidery is also pretty therapeutic to do whilst watching the TV, so why not put on your favourite show of film and get creating! My next piece I’m customising is an old denim jacket which I can’t wait to show you when it’s done!

So.. what do you think? Are you inspired to make your own? Or do you already personalise your clothes with little touches? Let me know in the comments!

I’d love to see your creations so be sure to tag me in them on insta (@theweightofmyworlds)!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Love,

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My July Favourites.

My July Favourites.

Can You Believe QE

Hello lovelies! Can you even believe we’re in August already?! This year is going so so fast, and I’m not going to lie.. I’m already getting excited about the festive season. Autumn and Winter are by far my favourite seasons, everything is so cosy and the food is so good! Anyway, onto today’s post, my July favourites.

This week I’ll be telling you about my favourite makeup/beauty products, fashion pieces and other little things I’ve picked up over the last few weeks.

So, without further adieu..

Noughty Thirst Aid Conditioning and Detangling Spray

Noughty Leave in conditioner

I absolutely love this spay, it’s been a godsend for my hair, and makes it feel amazing. As someone who religiously straightened her hair for years this is a must, it also helps that I haven’t touched the hot tools for just over 4 months, but since my hair grows so slowly the damage is still on the ends, this is an essential in my hair routine now!

Yoga Mat

Yoga mat

This one has become a very new favourite of mine, I’m a bit of a yogi, but I stopped practising for a while due to back issues (post to follow in a few weeks) but I’ve just started up again. I found it’s good for my mental health (don’t worry, I won’t start preaching saying yoga solves everything – because it doesn’t) and I treat it as self-care along with helping with my back pain.

Cacti Packing Organisers

Cacti Bags

I’ve done a fair bit of travelling/staying away from home the last few days, so these have been amazing since I have a habit of being an over-packer. These have helped me stay organised and only pack what I need to, plus they are so cute and cheap (gotta love amazon!)!

Bare Minerals Powder Foundation, Highlighter and Brush

Bare Minerals makeup

In Edinburgh I spent some time shopping in Princes Street and went and got my makeup done at a Bare Minerals counter. It was my first time having my makeup done by someone else and I loved it. I finally found a foundation that I could wear without it looking cakey, too dark/the wrong tone and it covers my acne scars and rosacea! And the highlighter is a pretty with pinky lilac tones you can see in the light.

Overcooked – Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch overcooked

Overcooked is a cute yet manic cooking game made for the Nintendo switch where you have to run around the kitchen in all sorts of areas completing orders before time runs out. I love playing this when I just want to disappear from reality for a little while. And it can be played by yourself or with as many as 4 people!

Oversized T-Shirt Dress

Tshirt dress

I picked this up the other day and it’s already a favourite of mine. With it being so hot at the moment this is perfect for staying cool, and it’s great for travelling. I’ve paired this with bike shorts and vans for a casual look and as a bonus – it feels like wearing pyjamas! And who doesn’t want to walk around basically in pyjamas all day?

Dungarees and Balloon Sleeve Top

dungarees balloon sleeve top

You might remember the dungarees from my last post, where I embroidered them with a small sunflowers to brighten them up a bit. And I absolutely love my balloon sleeve top paired with them that I embroidered myself too! I just love that sense of pride when you’re wearing something you had a hand in making.

So those are my July favourites! What have your favourite things been for July? Let me know in the comments. If you like these posts then maybe I’ll make this a monthly or bi-monthly thing! Well, that’s it for me today, have a great weekend!!

Love,

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July Favourites pin

Unique Fashion.

Unique Fashion.

Happy Saturday lovelies!! This heatwave is certainly going on for a bit longer than I’d like! Do you like the heat? Or are you more of a autumn/winter person?

DIY Unique Fashion Pin

Anyway, on to the subject of this weeks post: DIY Unique Fashion! I couldn’t decide what to call this post for ages and I think that title sums it up the best. I toyed with DIY Fashion, Personalised Clothes etc. but unique fashion fits better.

Where did the idea for this post come from? Well.. as you know, I love wearing whatever I want, no matter what other people think; and because I’m a creative I often dream up outfits in my head with pieces I don’t own or that would cost way too much money that I don’t have.

And voila! The decision entered my mind that since I have some sewing skills I could probably create some of these pieces myself.

First up I had to decide what I wanted to make, and for my first project I chose shoes. Floral embroidered ones to be exact. I got the idea for these from seeing some checked vans when out and about shopping, those shoes take me back to my teens, everyone used biros and sharpies to draw the check pattern themselves haha.

So to start, I had to work out what shoes to buy as a base, and I figured some cheap converse would be a good plan since there’s loads of fabric to work with. I got mine from Primark in the end because they’re cheap and cheerful and if my idea went horribly wrong then I wouldn’t have wasted a load of money.

Then I ordered myself an embroidery starter pack from Amazon. If you’re wondering which one, you can find it here. It cost about £16, and it came with everything I needed. One thing I will say with this set is that the needles aren’t massively strong so I bought some extra needles which worked a lot better with the thicker fabrics.

Now, if I was smarter, I would’ve drawn out the design I wanted to create. But I decided to just wing it and see what happens. If you aren’t sure what design you want, I’d suggest drawing it out first to be safe.

Then comes the fun part! Time to start sewing! If you’re struggling for ideas on what you want to sew or how to sew certain stitches, there’s hundreds on embroidery tutorials on Pinterest, TikTok and YouTube.

My trainers took me about 2-3 weeks, and that was by working on them on and off in the evenings. Then I got myself some weatherproofing spray and gave them a good covering.

And after all that, I’m super happy with my results!

DIY Unique Fashion

I love my trainers, they’re unique and no one else has any like it! Plus I have the satisfaction of knowing I made them, and you know, you gotta celebrate your successes no matter how small!

Onto my next 10 minute project that anyone can do, I had a pair of dungarees and I kept envisioning a pretty sunflower on them, so that’s exactly what I did. And it took no time at all. All you need is a needle, some embroidery thread (or even thick normal thread would work to be honest) and some interfacing if you’re working with stretchy and flimsy fabric.

Interfacing is something you can buy in two forms, iron on or sew on. I use iron on interfacing for clothes and adding small designs onto things, but if you were to make your own handbag for example, you’d probably use sew in as it tends to be a bit thicker.

DIY Unique Fashion

And here is my super cute dungarees! It’s such a small simple thing to add, but I feel like it’s brought a bit of new life to them.

Tips for starting a creative project:

  • Plan what design you want to do/what you want to make.
  • Do some research into different techniques.
  • Make a list of everything you’ll need.
  • Make it in your own time.
  • Take progress pictures if you’re making it over a long period of time. (It’s always great to see how much you’ve progressed!)
  • Wear whatever you’ve made with confidence.
  • Celebrate your creativeness!

And that’s about it for today’s post! I love being able to channel my creativity into my style, and I’ll definitely being making some more changes to my clothes to make them unique. And I can’t wait to wear these shoes out and about to show them off! And as for my dungarees, well I’ve got visions of wearing them with either a bottle green, red wine, mustard or deep purple coloured jumpers in autumn/winter. After all, I am a winter gal at heart.

What do you think to my dungarees and trainers? Let me know in the comments! Has this inspired you to make some of your own personalised clothes/accessories? It’s really rewarding and therapeutic to do. Perfect for days when its pouring down or something to do whilst you lay in the sun.

If you’re out in the sun today make sure you’re keeping cool and hydrated, and wearing sun cream! Have a great weekend everyone, see you next week!

Love,

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DIY Unique Fashion Pin