Winter weather may or may not be here for you, but it is coming soon. I just got to spend the weekend in Paris, where it is much colder than where I live. Fall fashion was in full force on the streets and winter coats and fun warm clothes were in all the stores. Unfortunately, I could not afford to buy everything I wanted, but I did come home with lots of ideas and the motivation to get busy making some new DIY clothes for winter. From coats to scarves, wraps to sweaters and gloves, I found some easy ways to make winter fashion possible, even on a limited budget. If you want some inexpensive clothes you can make, ones that don’t look homemade or cheap, then these 34 ideas are for you. Complete with easy to follow step by step tutorials, you can’t go wrong.
Colored fur collars were all the rage this year- all over the place. But a brand-new jacket with a faux fur collar is hundreds of dollars. So, this is something you can DIY and can save you tons of money. This comprehensive tutorial shows how to make DIY fur collar detachable, so you can lift up the look of your existing clothing. Use it for jackets, cardigans, vests and any other clothes that don’t have collar or lapel. I can’t wait to add this extra warmth to one of my plainer coats.
Winter is finally here and so sweater weather is right around the corner. So cute and comfy to wear during fall and winter! Takes under 30 minutes to make and only 1 yard of fabric! Full step-by-step instructions can be found from Love Spunk. Though this top isn’t the most figure flattering, it’s quite decent and cute for how comfy you are. Wear skinny jeans and boots underneath to balance out the look.
If you are a die-hard fan of cable knit sweaters, then you will love this Cable Knit Skirt from My Poppet. I just love the chunky texture of the cables, and the way they automatically evoke the feeling of ‘cozy’. Nice and simple to make, this number totally looks super snugly. I have a similar cable-knit jumper that has been hanging around in my cupboard for a good decade. I now know what I can do with it.
There is much to love about winter capes. Long or cropped, they are infinitely more elegant (and breathable) than bulky winter jackets. With minimal sewing or DIY skills, you can jazz up your autumnal clothes sooner than you think! Learn how to make a winter cape or poncho in this easy step by step sewing tutorial for beginners.
I love boots. I get so excited when it gets cold enough in the fall to finally bust them out. Fall is in full swing now, so it is time to pull out those boots for the cooler weather! Of course, you will need some cute boot socks to finish off your fall look. Swell shows you an easy and inexpensive way to make boot socks in the comfort of your home. All you need to make a pair is an old sweater, a pair of scissors, and whatever else you want to add to your boot cuffs.
You know all those sweaters that aren’t doing much for you, or just sitting in your closet for months….maybe even years? What an easy way to up-cycle those sweaters, and re-purpose with what is already in your closet. This number from Love Maegan is exactly the type of DIY that is exactly what you need to breathe new life to your old sweaters. This is the easiest DIY you can attempt, and just about anyone can do it.
Wow, this is unbelievably cool! If you are a superfan of the movie Hunger Games, then you’ll definitely fall in love with this Katniss cowl DIY. I’ve been wanting that cowl since I saw it in the movie preview. I am definitely going to make this. I searched high and low for a DIY that not only looked similar to the one from the movie but also just looked nice, so I’d want to wear it. And this tutorial is just perfect.
It’s easy to make with this tutorial which includes a pattern! Make a quick, easy, and stylish fleece poncho with a cowl neck that can also be worn as a hood by following this easy, step-by-step sewing tutorial from Melly Sews. I am really inspired by this post so I am going to make one for me and then I already know that it will make a great gift for a friend.
Who says you can’t skirt on this fall weather? I love a simple skirt you can mix and match with colorful tights and cute boots. The pleated skirt is a classic, and, thankfully, very easy to make, which makes it perfect for seamstresses of all skill levels. Pair it with a colorful tights and you’ve got the perfect look for this season. I’m telling you, this is exactly what you need to complete your winter wardrobe.
Plaid is simply amazing. I have been loving trouser pants lately, especially plaid ones! I love that you can dress them up for a put together look or down for more of a rocker vibe. And with this tutorial from Cotton and Curls, you can now easily sew your own. How cool is that? These pants are really easy to make and with the free pattern, you can never go wrong.