Any one who knows me, knows I wear this coat to death! I happened to find it on the sale rack at Topshop a few years ago and we’ve shared a beautiful monogamous relationship ever since. That being said, even loving relationships could use a little periodic refreshment.
As the weather gets colder, it becomes increasingly difficult to bring fresh ideas to the table to brighten your uniformly worn winter coat. I was fooling around with some fabric and came up with a super quick, but very effective DIY that will give new life to an old favourite. The only thing better than this quick accessory is how easy it is to achieve. Below are the basics on how to get er’ done.
For this DIY you will need|
|needle and thread (optional)
Take a strip of coloured (or textured) fabric to be tied around the waist of your coat. You can make it as wide, or as thin as you like. The strip I cut was approximately 6 inches wide and 43 inches (or half a meter) in length. This is great because you can play with the color, as well as the dimension. The fabric band addition will give you’re uninspired, routinely worn winter coat a little ‘pop’. Once you’ve cut you’re fabric you can either fold over the edges to keep any frayed areas from showing, or do a quick stitch along the top to keep it intact. Try to choose a stiffer cotton fabric. This will reduce the chances of developing loose fabric. I purchased my strip from Fabricland for $3. Best part? They’re having a sale from now until Feb. 1st. This means tons of fabrics, all super cheap. Take a gander and let your imagination run wild.
This DIY was also featured on Walk In Closet Online. Click here to check it out 🙂