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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Harry Potter Inspired Outfits.

Harry Potter Inspired Outfits.

Hello my lovelies! I can’t believe we’re at the end of August already. Not that I’m complaining, I prefer the colder weather! This week I’ve started re-watching all of the Harry Potter films again for the millionth time, and I then started thinking about how we’re nearly in Autumn and can start wearing cosy comfy clothes once again.

Which led me to start thinking about all of the cute outfits I can make with what I’ve already got in my wardrobe and since I’m a Potterhead, I decided to make up some Hogwarts Houses inspired outfits.

So, what did I come up with?

1 . First up, Griffindor!

Griffindor outfit

For Griffindor, I’d go with anything burgundy, red and other warm tones. I put together a patterned skirt, black tee, oversized grandad cardigan with Harry Potter converse, a golden snitch bracelet, dealthy hallows necklace and lightning bolt hoop earrings. I love this outfit, and that cardigan was actually my grandads and it’s the comfiest thing ever!

2 . Hufflepuff!

Hufflepuff outfit

Yellow, yellow and more yellow! This outfit is so cute! You can’t go wrong with yellow and golden tones paired with denim. Here I’ve put together a yellow tee, mustard denim jacket, a light wash denim skirt, tan chelsea boots with a gold locket and small hoop earrings.

3 . Ravenclaw!

Ravenclaw outfit

This one made me realise I haven’t got many blue tops but I have got hundreds of pairs of blue jeans. For this one you can wear whatever you want, as long as it’s blue! I paired my white tee that I embroidered with Hogwarts with blue mom jeans, my denim jacket with some comfy dc trainers and silver hoop earrings. Cute and comfy.

4 . Slytherin.

Slytherin outfit

I love this outfit because I love these boots that I picked up at Tk Maxx and how cute the pinafore jumper combo is. All you need is green and black for Slytherin! Here I’ve paired a bottle green jumper, black pinafore and black biker boots with green earrings and clutch bag.

And here’s a bonus outfit if you already have some Harry Potter clothes!

Griffindor Jumper Outfit

In case you couldn’t guess, I’m a Griffindor! I picked all of these HP branded items from Primark! Not sponsored but you can’t go wrong with a bargain!

So those are some Hogwarts House inspired outfits you can easily make with what you have in your wardrobe! What’s your favourite Harry Potter film? And what’s your Hogwarts House?

Let me know in the comments! Love,

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