DIY: Lace-Up Plaid Shirt

I’m digging the lace-up thing going on. A little bit 70s, a whole lot of 90s. It also happens to be one of those concepts that’s real easy to replicate. You don’t necessarily need an eyelet setter… trust me! Here’s the low-down on how to transform your average plaid shirt into a little lace-up number.

DIY: Lace-Up Plaid Shirt

Supplies:

  • Plaid shirt
  • Leather or cotton cord/drawstring
  • Scissors
  • Liquid seam sealant (such as FrayCheck) or clear nail polish

DIY: Lace-Up Plaid Shirt

1. Using the scissors, carefully snip away 1/2 – 3/4 of the buttons on one side. This will allow you to button up the bottom half, letting the lace-up detail stand out.

DIY: Lace-Up Plaid Shirt

2. Snip away a few of the more prominent frayed threads. Add a few dabs of liquid seam sealant or clear nail polish. Start off with just a little bit to ensure that the liquid doesn’t discolor the fabric.

DIY: Lace-Up Plaid Shirt

3. Weave the cord through the holes, criss-crossing in between each set of buttons. It’s pretty similar to lacing up sneakers.

DIY: Lace-Up Plaid Shirt

Now, I think I need to find a denim button down for some leather cord lovin’. 

DIY: Lace-Up Plaid Shirt

Happy summer crafting ~ 

xx K

Tutorial Images: Kirsten Nunez
Lifestyle Images: Albert Martinez