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DIY dipped hem tank top

For those of you lucky enough to be experiencing an actual Summer, as opposed to us Londoners who seem to be stuck in some kind of dreary climatic Groundhog Day, … Continue reading

July 8, 2012 · 10 Comments

DIY embellished sunglasses

Anyone who owns a glue gun will know that a certain amount of mindfulness concerning safety and the preservation of surfaces is essential. What might not cross one’s mind, however, … Continue reading

July 5, 2012 · 7 Comments

DIY doily t-shirt

Ever wondered what to do with all those vintage crochet doilies you seem to keep acquiring from charity shops? This lightning quick lace insertion DIY will show you how to … Continue reading

June 22, 2012 · 13 Comments

Inserting an invisible zipper: the definitive tutorial

I’ll be the first to admit that invisible zippers have been the bane of my life for a long while now. Having taught myself to sew, I was never showed … Continue reading

June 21, 2012

DIY pillowcase skirt… & introducing Victoria!

Here at By Hand HQ we like to keep things cosy. No skyscraper offices and small talk by the coffee machine here, oh no. One studio, a couple of sewing … Continue reading

June 21, 2012 · 2 Comments

DIY tiered lace shift top

I hardly ever find tops I like in the shops. In fact, I hardly ever find anything I like in the shops. Correction: I hardly ever find anything I want … Continue reading

June 15, 2012 · 1 Comment

DIY jewelled Alicebands

One thing I love about being a grown up is being able to be my own teacher. At school I remember the parents and staff always whinging about how “spoon-fed” … Continue reading

June 11, 2012

DIY cropped flannel shirt

Here at By Hand HQ our love of all tops cropped doesn’t seem to be showing any signs of waning. Worn with a waist cinching circle skirt or a pair … Continue reading

May 29, 2012 · 9 Comments

Make yourself a bandeau top

I absolutely cannot get enough of the current fashion obsession with crop tops + high waisted skirts / shorts / trousers combo. So, whilst admiring the pattern of an old … Continue reading

May 28, 2012

DIY Fringed Belt

These days I can’t seem to get enough of fringe… Fluo fringe, no less. I’ve already made a denim pencil skirt covered in fluorescent orange fringing that cascades in layers, … Continue reading

May 23, 2012

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