Sometimes people just need a change, and your closet might be one of the first places you look to, to make that happen. A personal touch to your items can make a world of difference when you want to make more of an expression of who you are and what you like, and customizing them yourself is a great way to do this.
If you want to get some inspiration for customizing your closet, you have come to the right place! Read on for some great ideas that you can get started with.
Begin A Sort Out
Every good life improvement hack begins with a good sort out. Not only can going through your clothes be extremely cathartic, but it will also free up a ton of space where clothes are being used as dead weight. Separate the wheat from the chaff in your closet by getting rid of or donating any clothes you are not going to wear anymore. This could be because they do not fit you well anymore, or perhaps they are just not your style now. Keep all the stuff you love and keep the clothes you believe have the potential to have new life breathed back into them – this is where your customization will occur.
Make your life easier by putting the new prospective masterpieces in a pile of their own, ready for their transformations.
Get Patched Up
Investing in some patches is a quick and efficient way to spice up any clothes you have, especially jeans and jackets! You can find lots of different vintage delights if you know where to look, and if that is not your vibe, take a look at getting some custom-made patches just for you. You can also get your hands on lots of modern designs for something cute kitsch or in fashion. The great thing about patches is they are not permanent; however, it will depend on how you apply the patches to your clothes as to how well they can be removed. If you are using an iron-on adhesive and putting that on a leather jacket, there is a risk that this could damage the fabric if removed. If you are stitching a patch on a material like denim, then it can be easy to unstitch the patch and reuse both the patch and the item of clothing.
Painting is perhaps one of the trickier mediums to customize your clothes with, but if you get it right, it can look magical. If you do not have the steadiest hand or are not particularly great at painting, you can make your own stencils or invest in premade ones in a style you like.
Leather jackets make an especially decent canvas for paint, and there is something about having your own customized leather jacket that just cannot be beaten when it comes to classic and timeless pieces. You will want to get some inspiration before you get your paintbrushes out, so have a look through websites such as Pinterest to get your creative juices flowing! You will also want to invest in some quality Angelus paint for leather to keep your creation bold and in great condition. Using the correct equipment for the job is essential.
Grab a Sewing Needle
Embroidery is hot at the moment, and if you are looking to acquire a new skill or have a particular affinity for the cottage core aesthetic, then embroidery might be the medium you have been waiting for. The nice thing about embroidery is that you can choose either large, customized pieces to go on your clothes or focus on the little subtle details.
This method of clothes customization is brilliant in the way that you can choose whatever you like to sew. There are no limitations as long as you can master the craft, which means you can put on the front of your jeans something that you just cannot get hold of anywhere else. This can be particularly useful for those who have their own drawing designs already.
Print on Transfer Paper
Perhaps the most beginner-friendly and a good option for those who are not especially ‘craft-handed,’ using printer transfer paper is a fast and effective way to get whatever designs you want onto a t-shirt. You can choose transfer paper for both dark and light materials, which can also include tote bags or other canvas materials. Make sure to read up on copyright laws in your area, but as long as you are not selling what you make, you might be able to create shirts of your favorite tv show or films, for example.
Creativity and expression should be fun, and clothes feel better when they represent our personality, so do not be afraid to play around and see what incredible personalized items you can make!