Get Crafty with Your Clothing for Spring Time

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You don’t have to be an amazing seamstress to use your craft skills to create something extraordinary with your existing wardrobe. Being crafty this spring and summer especially comes in handy if you’re getting tired of wearing the same outfits. If you’re in the mood to switch things up but aren’t sure where to start, there are always different creative activities you can perform on your tee-shirt or shorts, for example. If you need a break from scrap booking, accessory making, or whatever other activities you enjoy after your work day is over, here are some ideas to get you started:

Altering a Tee –Shirt
A tee-shirt is quite simple to alter, especially if it means cutting off the sleeves to make it into a tank top or creating a cut-out top that has several cut-outs on each side of the shirt. If you don’t have a shirt that you feel like cutting up with a pair of scissors you may want to consider purchasing a few inexpensive ones to experiment on. Also, if your experiment doesn’t work out start at square one and use coupon codes at  to purchase a few affordable pieces of clothing.

Tie-Dyed Apparel
Anything can be tie-dyed; you just have to be careful where and how you dye your clothing because it will need to be washed a few times prior to you wearing it. If you don’t wash it a few times after you dye it, it could bleed onto your other clothing next time you wash it, so be sure to do your research and make sure the item of clothing will no longer bleed. If you’re unsure how to complete this fun summer project do some research on the internet and experiment on clothing you know you can live without. It will look amazing on a maxi dress, a pair of jean shorts, or even a guy’s tie if you are feeling bold!

Add Embroidery or Lace
Of course there are always iron-ons and transfers that you can use on clothing, but if you’re super talented and know how to do embroidery designs, that is always a nice touch to add to a blouse or special item of clothing. Lace can also be ironed-on or sewed on to a top or pair of jean shorts. It will be fun to use your imagination and create special pieces of clothing that you know you created all on your own. Don’t be afraid to experiment, but understand that not everything will go smoothly, if it doesn’t –  there’s always