Be honest: When you think about leather, do you instantly thing of biker gangs? What about the T-Birds from Grease? Well, we’re here to put that to rest, once and for all, with the help of 15 downright adorable leather DIYs for your closet. Yes, you read that right: These ideas can be done to the items you already own. Now, grab that needle and thread — you’re going to need it within reach after seeing these awe-inspiring ideas.
1. Shirt Style: Your comfy, cozy T-shirt doesn’t have to be reserved for Friday nights at home. Amp it up with a leather shoulder and pair it with jeans and some heels for a causal night out — in style. (via The Forge)
4. Hit It With a Pephem: Adding a peplum to your tops — or even your skirts — is one of the easiest ways to amp up your worn silhouettes into true standout pieces. Plus the fun doesn’t start + stop with leather: Try this DIY with fabric in bold colors and patterns for extra flair. (via Brit + Co)
5. From Scrap to Skinny Belt: This roundup will make this evident: Don’t ever, ever, EVER toss your leather scraps! Even if they’re the longest, skinniest remains, there WILL be a way to reuse it in the future. Here, you’re turning your skinny leftovers into a stylish belt just like that. (via A Beautiful Mess)
12. Fringe FTW!: Take last season’s purse, clutch or tote from boring to badass by inviting fringe to the party. After reading through this tutorial, you’ll never look at a basic bag the same! (via Brit + Co)
13. Cover Those Knees: Forget the elbow patch. If you’re looking for the newest take on leather patchwork, look no further: This heart-shaped leather embellishment will make any outfit super fun. (via Flattery)
15. Way Cool Cardigan Cuffs: This might be the easiest leather hack of them all: use Velcro to add cool cuffs to your cardis. The best part? You can switch up the embellishment as many times as you want — so be sure to make a colorful batch up front! (via Brit + Co)
We’re obsessed with simple clothing DIYs (as if you couldn’t already tell). Tell us below in the comments: What’s your favorite clothing DIY you’ve ever tried?