8 September 2012

CRAFT: DIY Studded Denim Jacket

Hey everyone,

I was debating getting a new denim jacket to take away, as I'm loving all the studded shoulders and sleeves in the A/W collections.

However, instead of spending £30+, I figured I'd just buy some studs for under £3 on eBay and keep the extra money for my travelling fund.

My jacket before.

I planned where I wanted each stud.

EDIT: I've had a few people tweeting how I sealed them - so sorry I didn't mention this! 
I got the type where you push the four prongs(?) of the stud through, then I sealed them shut with an ordinary cutlery knife from the kitchen. 
Make sure to watch yourself as the prongs (again, I say "?") can be quite sharp!

And after a few hours (there was an Australian Four Weddings mini-marathon on) I got this:

(Apologies I look a little shiny and red - I'd just come home!)

I'm so pleased with how it turned out - when I was out today, my friends asked me if it was a new jacket when I've been wearing it for the past few years! 

Have you guys every customised anything? 
Please let me know!

Again, I must apologise for being off the grid again this week, but it's been a busy and pretty emotional one.

It was my parents's 30th anniversary meal mid-week and we went out for a lovely meal at The Sea Hotel in South Shields. 
Then yesterday my sister left home, and moved to her Halls of Residence in Glasgow. 
It was definitely emotional, and it's so weird to think that I'm not going to see her again until next year as we're so close - but now all my focus is on my own travels which begin in less than two weeks! 

The rest of my time as I mentioned in my last post has been spending quality time with my friends.

I saw my friend Chris this week (it always makes me smile how friendship moves so much in two years - he was originally my hairdresser as mentioned in this post. He ended up leaving his job, but we kept in touch and are now really good friends!) for a cheeky Nando's. He was so kind and bought me a Lush solid perfume (1000 Kisses Deep) afterwards to take away with me. 

Then last night Daniel came over with three halfway-drunk bottles of wine. 
I think we're having a night out in our local soon, then he's coming to my goodbye meal next weekend with my schoolies. 

Muchos love,


  1. Wow, Carla, this looks great! Did you have to use a special tool to put the stud in?

  2. It looks awesome! Well done :) xo

  3. Jacket looks amazing, I always plan to customise things, but I never get around to doing it!

  4. Defo going to do this! Come across your blog and love it, so nice to read a fashion blog from someone who isnt a size 8.

    Thanks x


  5. love it! wish i could do something like this.x

  6. Looks great !
    I have just ordered some vintage jeans i hop to Diy into shorts :)
    Launa in Ponderland

  7. That looks fantastic! I need to try this!

  8. It looks great! I specially like the little downward triangular bits :-)
    I once DIY-ed a jacket too. Well. When I say DIY-ed I mean more sort of sewed (really badly) patches of fabric and ribbon and a pencil on to a jacket during a sleepless night. :P
    (If you would like to see it it's here :P) http://fashionfamefleas.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/last-day-of-compulsory-ej-yoo-cay-shun.html

  9. this turned out really well! so much better than the pre-studded ones people are selling for a fortune

    from helen at www.thelovecatsinc.com // @thelovecatsinc

    ps. enter my new giveaway to win a MAC lipstick and 5 models own nail polishes!

  10. It sounds like it is all go for you! Hope you enjoy the last few weeks before you travel :D

    Maria xxx

  11. Wow, this looks really good. I love studs and will be adding some to my denim jacket soon. :)


  12. Wow, I really admire your style!

  13. Superb design of fashion jackets it is.in winter season these types of fashion jackets are heavily use.