Friday, November 16, 2012

How To : Spike It Up

Shirt(old)- Pull & Bear, Spikes- Something Special(Bandra)

I have been loving anything  and everything with studs or spikes on it. But I don't wish to spend all my money on these trendy pieces. So, while I splurged on a few items, I had to find a cheaper alternative to deal with this obsession and hence this do-it-yourself  idea! Follow these simple steps and you can stud anything from your t-shirts to your shorts to the pockets on your jeans. So let's get started!

What you need :-

- A shirt or any basic piece
- Spikes (whatever size you want)
- A needle
- Matching thread
- Some sewing skills


1) Once you've selected the piece you want to add spikes to, select a thread in a matching colour and thread your needle.

2) I wanted to add the spikes to the pocket of my shirt. I decided to add three lines of spikes and marked the spots with a marker so that it's easier once I start sewing them on.

3) Once done with the first line, I followed the marked spots and continued with the other two. When you're done, don't forget to knot the loose end of the thread.

And that's it. That's how easy this is. I am in love with my new shirt and have been flaunting it around since the day it was done. So this weekend, grab a cup of your favourite coffee and take on this easy task!

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  1. Simple and easy tutorial, this easily beats buying an $80 shirt from Zara!

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  2. Love the post. Where'd you get the spikes from, Aayu? Nush x

  3. Good idea... Simple and looks fun

  4. This is perfect! <3

  5. Where exactly would I get these spikes? In Mumbai.

  6. Cool DIY. Its easy and you can guarantee you will be wearing an original piece.

  7. love it. looks fab!

  8. Awesome DIY! Thanks for sharing:)

  9. Hey! Love it.. but where do you find the spikes? I haven't seen any around :(

  10. oh oh just saw it.. something special in bandra...

  11. love this...going to try it soon...u look great as always in the rest of the picture...take care sweetie

  12. Let's just say that I love when a blogger swears by DIY. :]

  13. Where can i find spikes in mumbai ? pls reply i've been searching for it a lot

  14. nice!