Friday Fun: Mad for Plaid

Posted By on Aug 14, 2015 in Friday Fun

10 DIY Tutorials using Plaid Fabrics

Happy Friday, woo hoo!!!

Okay, go with me on this one: back-to-school time has me thinking about school uniforms, which has me thinking about a variety of plaid patterns. Add to that the fact that I felt an actual almost-chill in the air this morning when I let my dogs out, and I’m dreaming of digging out my blanket scarves once again for the Fall. Hence, today’s Friday Fun. Enjoy!

Friday Fun: 10 DIY Tutorials that are All About Plaid

  • Midi Length, Mega Fun. This midi skirt tutorial from the Elle Apparel blog uses a tartan plaid print and an awesome gold zipper for sophisticated style.
  • Back(Pack) to School. This upcycled project from A Beautiful Mess takes one of those lumberjack vests (plaid with sherpa lining) and turns it into a trendy backpack for school or any time!
  • Dude-worthy Desk. This tutorial from Hometalk makes a great set of desk accessories that are masculine enough for the guy in your life, but you’ll probably want to steal them, too.
  • Infinite possibilities. This infinity scarf is so cute, you’ll want to whip one up in every color! I made a few of these last year, and I’ll say it definitely works better with flannel shirting than with the one-sided flannel fabric, if you plan to make one yourself. The shirting is a lot more lightweight and easier to wear.
  • Fringe Benefits. This flannel throw would look GREAT in that log cabin in the woods that I own, in my dreams. In real life it’d also make my normal, everyday living room look a little bit more like the log cabin of my dreams, so it’s a win-win.
  • Raid His Closet. Turn a guy shirt into a gorgeous, feminine peplum with this upcycling tutorial from Cotton & Curls. You’re welcome.
  • In-Vested. Here’s another one – go raid your guy’s pile of Goodwill-ready shirts and grab one, because you’re going to love this flirty feminine vest tutorial!
  • Lacy Loop. This infinity scarf combines two plaids with a touch of lace, for a gorgeous style that’s perfect for any outing. LOVE it!
  • A Poncho Color. If you can pull off the look, a blanket poncho is both cozy AND chic. Here’s an easy tutorial to make one of your own, drafting a pattern as you go for a custom fit.
  • Don’t Skirt the Issue. Take a frumpy, oversized shirt and turn it into a skirt you will want to live in all season long with this fabulous tutorial from Randomly Happy.


So I hope this has inspired you to break out the plaid (go to a thrift store if you don’t have any, they’ve got plenty!) and get your Maker hat on this weekend. I’d love to see what you make – come back and share a link in the comments!

photo credit: Basted Shoulder Seam via photopin (license)

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