DIY Patterned denims by Nangi Noruka
We love young fashionistas doing their own thing to change up their style and repurpose some of their favourite items. You can easily give your old denims or shorts a facelift without having to cut them up by following Nangi Noruka’s simple steps! We love following her trends and checking out anything new she comes up with. Her blog is always of a source of inspiration. Check out her cool denim DIY below, and be sure to visit her blog!
One of my fave things to do is DIY, and sharing is caring, so here's what I did with one of my denim shorts a while back. You will need fabric glue, a blade, paintbrush, needle and ribbon.
What I love about these shorts is the colour, the length I made them and the print I added. It’s pretty simple to add any print to your denims, just buy fabric glue, or if you have trust issues and would rather make sure your fabric stays on then I would advise sewing it on. I hope my step-by-step picture tutorial is clear enough.
First I unpicked the bottom of my denims, the pockets in the front and back, plus the zip area. Any place really that will give it more detail, it’s your prerogative. I used a blade to cut off the stitching and a pin to unpick. This is a very tedious task trust me, so be patient.
Then I took my printed fabric pieces, cut them to fit in the areas I wanted and applied my fabric glue.
You could also add a distressed element to your denims. To learn how, click here.