I am so excited today to share an amazing guest post and tutorial from Sheri Pavlović at Confessions of a Refashionista! Sheri is a self-described “DIY Diva” and she blogs about eco-conscious fashion. When I was getting ready for this year’s (Inter)National Crochet Month celebrations, I knew I wanted to include a few posts about crochet styling, so I reached out to two fashion bloggers. Sheri’s post is the first one I’m going to share.
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Crochet Styling: Guest Post and Tutorial
Guten Tag from Berlin! I’m Sheri, the quirky Canadian creator behind Confessions of a Refashionista, the fabulously crafty corner of the internet packed with step-by-step tutorials for everything from groovy clothing & accessories to funky home decor + a healthy dose of thrifty style inspiration!
I’m an avid upcycler who lived a most extraordinary existence in North America, Japan, England and Greece before finally ending up in Germany.
My personal definition of a Refashionista? A kick ass DIY eco-fashion upcycling warrior who firmly believes that fabulous, affordable, unique style can be achieved by anyone without supporting the growing phenomenon of cheap, unethically produced “fast fashion”.
It’s no secret that I’m utterly smitten with all things crocheted. Unfortunately I can’t seem to progress my skills past the basic chain stitch, fortunately a chain stitch is all that is required for the quick refashioning tutorial I’m sharing today!
I discovered that fabulous clutch in the bag bin of my fave charity shop and even though it was missing the strap I knew that with a bit of refashionista magic it would make the perfect addition to my groovy thrifted jumpsuit and crocheted beanie ensemble!
Looped one end of the fabric belt over the bottom of the clip and stitched it on leaving enough space to comfortably begin the chain stitch.
Chain stitched the full length of the fabric belt.
Then looped the open end over the second clip and stitched it down.
As I mentioned above I am a lover of crocheted gear with zero talent for actually creating crochet myself. Luckily charity shops are simply bursting with hand knit and crocheted items. I already know every item was lovingly handmade and as most are still in as-good-as-new condition I absolutely do not hesitate to give those adorably cozy pieces a new home! Here’s a few thrifted crochet styling ideas to get you started on your own unique looks:
A crocheted tunic with a pair of DIY patched jeans and clogs is a groovy casual ensemble!
Crochet makes a fabulous outfit topper when worn over jumpsuits and dresses!
Channel your inner Stevie Nicks with an amazing crocheted shawl and refashioned dress!
Happy National Crochet Month from this Canadian Refashionista in Berlin! For more funky DIYs take a peek at my tutorial index and always remember to Keep up your Passion for Refashion!
Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing this tutorial, Sheri! You’ve given me some great ideas for upcycling some of my older and unfinished crochet projects.