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Spring is just around the corner and with the warmer weather comes new DIY sewing projects!

But before you pull out the credit card and get into another fight with your husband about all the money you “saved” on fabric, let’s customize your closet with some of the things you don’t wear anymore.

15 Ways to DIY your spring closet. Easy sewing projects for the beginner..

Here are 15 easy diy sewing projects to completely customize your closet and get the new season started off on the right foot. I’ve tried to include something for everyone from purse and shoe refashions to dress tutorials. Each DIY comes with step by step instructions (even if you are a complete beginner) to be sure your project is as “fail-safe” as it can get. Just click any title below to see the full, step by step DIY.

So without further ado, grab your scissors and let’s get going!

HOW TO SEW A SPRING BLOUSE

In celebration of all things spring and floral, let’s learn how to sew a blouse with THIS TUTORIAL! I don’t know about you, but as soon as I see the first tulip peek through the ground, I’m breaking out the tank tops, starting to wear summer dresses, and making big plans for the warmer weather ahead.

In THIS TUTORIAL, we’ll be stepping outside our comfort zones and creating this floral embroidered, fully lined, tunic top. I’ll walk you through how to sew a blouse step by step- so you have nothing to worry about! When you are done, you’ll feel so proud to wear this great fitting, spring top all season- and summer long.

DIY floral tunic for summer an easy sewing project

HOW TO MAKE A DIY WOVEN PURSE (FROM PLACEMATS!)

Like so many of you guys, I absolutely love the look of all the woven purses in stores lately. A woven purse is perfectly casual, matches almost anything, and perfectly bohemian.

So why don’t we DIY one?

Since weaving our own wicker fabrics would be too time consuming and technical, I thought up an easier alternative.

Why don’t  we make our DIY woven purse out of placemats! SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL HERE.

How to make a woven purse from a decorative straw charging plate

TURN OLD YOGA PANTS INTO JOGGERS

We all have a pair of yoga pants that are really too short, pjs that look unnecessarily frumpy, or a pair of stretchy pants that are soooo comfortable but don’t exactly make us feel like a million bucks.

These are the pants that would be absolutely perfect for today’s refashion DIY.

So, today I thought I’d share this super-simple tutorial on how to turn that pair of pants into cute, versatile DIY joggers. SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL HERE.

HOW TO MAKE STONE & WIRE WRAPPED RINGS

These DIY wire wrapped rings are surprisingly simple to make and are perfect for the absolute beginner jewelry-maker!

What I love most about this little DIY is that you can make so many at a time. Give some to friends or make them in different sizes and wear several at a time for a boho-layered look. The stacked wire layers in the back can be separated for a bigger presence on your finger or kept tightly wound for a more delicate look.

Add stones in different sizes and colors to create interesting and completely new looks. This project is easy to complete on a quiet afternoon and make great, thoughtful gifts. SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL HERE.

DIY Wire wrapped Rings

HOW TO SEW AN EASY DIY CROP TOP

While crop tops in general are always fun and flirty, I especially like the polished look of this DIY Crop Top in particular.  It looks far more sophisticated than a hacked up t-shirt and doesn’t take much more time to complete. I’m gunna call that a total win-win.

This DIY crop top is unique because it’s crazy-simple to make (the video tutorial is less than 3 minutes long!) and looks feminine when you’re done. This is the perfect project if you’re just barely getting started sewing and are scared to make your own patterns yet. I’ll hold your hand and walk you through every step of the way. SEE THE TUTORIAL HERE.

how to make an easy criss-cross crop top shirt

TURN A BASIC SLIP INTO A LACEY MAXI DRESS

This refashion project includes several dress making ideas you can incorporate into several different projects if you’d like. For today’s slip dress DIY, we’ll use 3 simple techniques to add some extra detail to the neckline, waist, and hemline of a boring slip to make a totally new maxi dress with so much more detail and style. SEE THE TUTORIAL HERE.

CHIFFON DRAPED TANK TOP REFASHION

I love this chiffon refashion so much more than the basic spaghetti strap this shirt was before. I would wear it as an undershirt or with my husbands pajama pants.

Now it’s got some extra detail, a more comfortable shape, and an uber-chic drape. The best part about this DIY sewing project is that you can refashion this SO easily from a tank you already have and an 18″ strip of inexpensive chiffon fabric. SEE THE SIMPLE TUTORIAL HERE.

Make This Chiffon Draped Tank with this DIY T-Shirt Refashion

EASY DIY CAFTAN DRESS TUTORIAL FOR SPRING

This super simple DIY caftan dress takes less than an hour to complete and doesn’t require a pattern whatsoever. The best part? I’ve even created an easy-to-follow video to walk you through each step!

Before we really dive in, what exactly is a caftan? Caftans are those flowy, beach dresses that always look to elegant and chic but also are sooooooo incredibly comfortable. You can either wear this dress belted to define your waistline or wear it like an uber-comfortable dress. No joke- this dress is perfect for every hot summer day when you’re not sure what to wear or those days when you want to look put together but have absolutely zero motivation.

It’s the perfect go-to piece to have on hand. SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL HERE.

how to make an easy diy caftan

DIY SEWING T-SHIRT MAKEOVER w/ FRINGE

Are you growing a huge stockpile of t-shirts you never wear? (How in the world does the t-shirt stash seem to “grow” until they take over your dresser?) In this DIY sewing tutorial, you’ll learn how to reinvent your boring shirts with an easy Fringe T-Shirt Makeover. SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL HERE.

MAKE A MINI DRESS FROM A MEN’S SHIRT

The process of making this spring dress from a men’s shirt is such a simple DIY sewing project, which makes this tutorial excellent for the beginner. Best of all, this little DIY takes minimal supplies and can be done in an hour or two. So without further ado, CHECK OUT THE TUTORIAL HERE.

Refashion a mens shirt into a sundress

DIY BLEACH PEN BOHO DRESS

Before this little DIY, I loved this black maxi dress. It was great for airports, farmer’s markets… basically anywhere I wanted to go and look presentable and still be ridiculously comfortable. It’s the perfect length and has a low back with some sexy cross-straps. Now, after I took a bleach pen to it, I love it even more. SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL HERE.

How to make a DIY Bleach Pen Dress. Full step by step Tutorial

POM POM SANDALS DIY

Don’t you just love the pom pom trend? There’s something about the bright pops of color that just brightens my day too. For this simple DIY, we’ll be giving our summer shoes a fun little face lift into some DIY pom pom sandals. SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL HERE.

DIY Pom Pom Shoes. Makeover gladiator sandals or ballet flats with this summer refashion

REFASHION A BAGGY DRESS INTO A LACE SHIRT

This lace thrift store dress was absolutely gorgeous (and only $4.00) but drowned me when I tried it on. Since I didn’t really need another white dress, I decided to turn it into a cute little lace shirt that will be perfect for spring with this simple DIY sewing tutorial. SEE THE FULL REFASHION TUTORIAL HERE.

LEARN TO EMBROIDER YOUR JEANS 

Adding custom embroidery to a basic pair of jeans can really make an impact, but getting started with embroidery can also be incredibly intimidating. That’s why in this tutorial, we’ll be going over 3 easy ways to embroider your jeans even if you are an absolute beginner.

I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love the look of DIY Embroidered Jeans. There’s something so fun about creating a pair that looks exactly how you like and making something that is truly one-of-a-kind. But I guess that’s the joy in creating something individual that’s just for you. SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL HERE.

3 Ways to Embroider Jeans For The Absolute Beginner

DIY POM POM WOVEN PURSE

Bright, woven purses are everywhere this season but often, the price tag can be just as impressive as the trend. To create this DIY, you’ll need to block out about 10 minutes and collect a few supplies. SEE THE FULL TUTORIAL HERE.

Pom Pom Woven Purse DIY Tutorial

I hope you guys loved this mini-collection of simple DIY sewing projects (and even a few no-se options as well!) Here’s to a happy, handmade spring with tons of memories!

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15 Ways to DIY your spring closet. Easy sewing projects for the beginner

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