DIY Extra Fabric

Many of us will need to get our dresses altered, since the perfect dress isn’t always the perfect fit. Instead of throwing away the extra fabric, there are many cool accessories you can create. We’re here to show you some ideas of what to do with your extra dress fabric!

Make A Headband

diy extra fabric headbandThe first item you can create with that extra fabric is a headband. Start by taking a long, rectangular piece from your dress. Next, lay it flat on a table, and fold each side to the middle. Then, flip your head upside down, and place the fabric around your head. Secure the fabric with a double-knot in the back. Finally, flip your head upright, and you got yourself a chic new headband!

Extra Fabric Neck Scarf

neck scarf diy extra fabricThe next one is just as easy, and super preppy. Take the same rectangle piece folded, and sweep your hair to one side. Wrap the fabric around your neck, with both ends in the front. Make sure your hair is pulled out, and then tie a loose double-knot. Adjust the length and tightness by pulling on the fabric, and you got yourself a trendy neck scarf!

Wrap Your Purse Handle

diy extra fabric purseSpruce up your purse with that extra fabric! Take the extra fabric and a handbag you want to decorate. Start in the middle of the handle, and wrap the ends away from each other until the whole handle is covered. Then, tie each strand in a knot at the end so it stays in place. Finally, rock your new handbag in style!

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Gina Gargiulo

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Gina Gargiulo is an aspiring writer and alumni of the Fashion Institute of Technology. She enjoys that she can take her life-long passions of fashion and beauty and combine it with another love of hers, writing. She has many high dreams she's determined to achieve, while hoping to influence others along the way.


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