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.
- Plaid shirt
- Leather or cotton cord/drawstring
- Liquid seam sealant (such as FrayCheck) or clear nail polish
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.
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.
3. Weave the cord through the holes, criss-crossing in between each set of buttons. It’s pretty similar to lacing up sneakers.
Now, I think I need to find a denim button down for some leather cord lovin’.
Happy summer crafting ~
Tutorial Images: Kirsten Nunez
Lifestyle Images: Albert Martinez