Custom Sweatshirt DIY

Minimalist Fashion Photo Collage 2 Custom Sweatshirt DIYWe’re pretty sure you can wear sweatshirts everywhere this fall and winter. Provided you have a good base pattern (and we recommend the Linden!), sweatshirts are easy to customize and upgrade, with some simple hacks, fabric selection and easy embellishment. Here are our top 6 easy customization ideas for DIY awesomeness.

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Add a patch or 14! I’m a sucker for enamel pins and embroidered patches…especially birds and sewing-themed things. On a solid French terry sweatshirt, patches are perfect for an on-trend embellished look. Skip the patches and embroider directly onto the sweatshirt if you like.

Screen Shot 2017 08 09 at 12.27.49 PM Custom Sweatshirt DIYApplique it up! Bold, graphic appliques amp up your look instantly. Simple shapes, bits of your fabric cotton prints, the sky’s the limit. Is it just me or are all things tarot/mystical trending?

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Size up and out! An oversized sweatshirt with raw edges and cuffs sounds cozy…and can be surprisingly stylish! For another alternative, try use the wrong side of French terry for a subtle texture. We’re seeing all kinds of really exaggerated sizing…say yes to the sweatshirt dress, friends!

Screen Shot 2017 08 09 at 12.28.49 PM Custom Sweatshirt DIYCold…elbows!? If you’re a fan of cold shoulders and statement sleeves of all kinds, take that styling into fall with cool cutouts. The style is perfect in transitional seasons, before the weather turns too chilly.

Screen Shot 2017 08 09 at 12.29.13 PM Custom Sweatshirt DIYStatement sweatshirt sleeves…please. Add a big, beautiful bell sleeve to a basic sweatshirt for a look that’s instantly upscale and feminine. Ruffles are also a great option!

Screen Shot 2017 08 09 at 12.30.16 PM Custom Sweatshirt DIYFabric fix! Sweatshirts are perfect for color blocking. Pair prints and solids or a variety of textures, like faux leather, sequins, velvet and more, for an custom look that’s perfect, even late night.

Links, from top to bottom:
Patches: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/267260559117176678/
Graphic Appliques: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/542824561313607025/
Oversized with raw edges: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/72972456442360845/
Cold elbows: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/373376625342257591/
Cutouts/sleeves: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/589901251161332518/
Leather and rivets: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/66287425738896043/

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