Crafting Your Own Fashion Accessories

Crafting Your Own Fashion Accessories Easily

Despite the common fallacy that clothing is the most important part of an outfit, fashion accessories are a lot more important that one may think. The great Giorgio Armani himself once said,“Accessories are important and becoming more and more important every day. They can completely change the look of an outfit, and women like the idea of having a wardrobe that’s versatile. For instance, a strong piece of jewelry can make a simple outfit look elegant.” As a fashion-forward woman, chances are you spend almost as much time and money shopping for accessories as you do clothing.  While there are countless renowned fashion houses flooding the market with gorgeous accessories, there is one way you can ensure that every accessory you wear is 100% unique: by making it yourself.

Put your sewing skills to the test

Sewing your own fashion accessories is a sure-fire way to make sure that you always stand out in a crowd.  Although the mere thought of a sewing machine may send you into a state of panic, you will more than likely be amazed at just how easy it is to design and sew your own accessories.  All you need to create anything from gorgeous scarves and headbands to intricate bags and hats is a reliable sewing machine, some basic materials and a heap of creative flair. By staying abreast of the latest fashion trends you will be able to incorporate the most cutting-edge fabrics and prints into your own creations.

Practice makes perfect

Find some cute sewing patterns online or from your nearest haberdashery, make it your own and practice until you are confident in your own sewing abilities. Don’t lose hope if you have difficulty with your first couple of attempts at sewing. Even some of the world’s top fashions designers such as Pierre Cardin and Gianni Versace started their illustrious careers working as apprentices while learning the tricks of the trade.

Craft your own jewelry

If sewing isn’t quite your thing but you would like to try your hand at making your own accessories, you can always craft unique and striking jewelry pieces. There are countless instructables on the internet with step by step guides on how to make everything from charm bracelets and earrings to watches and necklaces. If you see a piece of jewelry you like on the catwalk or in a fashion magazine you can put your own spin on it before attempting to make it yourself. Experiment with different materials such as glass beading, wire, pebbles, clay, and gemstones, attempting different techniques and drawing inspiration from the work of some of your favorite designers.

Tapping into your creativity and creating your own fashion accessories has the potential to open up many doors for you.  Not only develop your own unique style and always be the talk of the town sporting your accessories, but you may discover that you are so good at it and enjoy it so much that you end up creating your very own fashion line.

by Jackie Edwards