Welcome to the second installment of DIY Double Dip Flip where we start with an inspiration piece from either fashion or decor, then we each show you our unique take on how to use the idea on something entirely different in decor or fashion.
And now for a look at this month’s inspiration:
A pair of antique green lace metal boxes …Lacy Metal Boxes
Here’s how I interpreted the design to turn plain jane jeans into lacy jeans.
It’s really easy to create a lace insert in the pocket of a pair of jeans or jean jacket.
Here’s what you’ll need:
vA pair of jeans, jean shorts or jean jacket with a pocket
vA scrap of lace that has been washed
vA piece of card stock or paper
vA shape to trace around or a computer printer
vA washable fabric glue such as Aleene’s OK to Wash-It
vMarker or pen
Trace desired shape such as a star or heart, or print one from your computer
Cut out the shape.
Place the cut out shape on the pocket and trace around it with a marker or pen
Cut the shape out of the pocket
Wash the pair of jeans. After washing, the pocket will look something like this. You can fray the inside of the shape more if you want by pulling on the threads.
Iron the design until it’s flat.
Cut your washed lace roughly the shape of the whole pocket. Glue the lace inside the front panel of the pocket.
Sew the button onto the lace and through the back layer of the jeans.
There you go, you now have a pair of lacy couture jeans! Be sure to read the instructions on your fabric glue. Most of them have a dry time of several days to allow it to cure before washing.
So now you’ve seen my take on the design. Heather is sharing her super fun project on her blog using the same pair of boxes as her inspiration. I know you’re going to love it but you have to visit her to see what it is! Be sure to check out her flip over at Woods of Bell Trees.