Fashion DIY Agora Class

Every year at my school we have what’s called Agora Days which is a week of non-traditional classes taught by parents, teachers, the community and students! Last week I taught a four-day class on fashion DIY projects.  I had a total of about 15 students and we individually worked on 4 main projects. Some people decided to create colorful thread wrapped belts, others embellished collars, some covered newspaper on a clutch and the rest reused old and broken jewelry to make new jewelry! Below are lots of pictures from the class, plus how to create these projects for yourself!

1. Colorful Thread Wrapped Belts

Goal:  Colorblock embroidery thread around a plain belt to make it more fun!

Materials:

  • Embroidery Thread
  • An old plain belt, or buy one at a thrift store
  • Elmers Glue
  • Scissors

For full instructions click here 

2. Newspaper Clutch

Goal: Take a plain envelope clutch and use modgepodge to give it a newsprint cover.

Materials:

  • Newspapers
  • Paintbrush
  • Envelope Clutch
  • Modgepodge

To get the how-to click here

3. Embellished Collars

Goal:  Work with studs, sequins and any other embellishments to spruce up an old button down. Optional: Detach the collar!

Materials:

  • Collared Button Down
  • 1/2 inch Sequin Trim
  • Aileen’s Jewel-it Glue
  • Pins
  • Studs
  • Butter knife

For more ideas + step-by-step instructions, click here

4. Reuse Old/Broken Jewelry to Make it New Again

Materials:

  • Old/broken jewelry, pendents, chains. etc.
  • Pliers
  • Earring Backings

Thanks to everyone in my class for making it such an enjoyable experience! I can’t wait to see you strutting what you made in the hallways 🙂

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