If you’ve been rotating between the same sweatpants or leggings, then you know better than anybody that, well, it can get pretty boring. I’m not in the mood to wear jeans and I don’t want to pay for flashy loungewear sets. Thus began my journey to dress up my old sweats so that I can pretend that I'm wearing an actual outfit. Turns out, it’s easier than ever to upgrade your everyday sweats thanks to this easy DIY sweatpants hack.
"I felt like I was in my own episode of Project Runway."
I took out my favorite Fabric Fake Outs and an old, stained pair of sweatpants (really, any light cotton or cotton blend will do). I was determined to DIY this bad boy into something amazing so I went for sunflowers. First, I ironed my sweatpants —which might be the first time I’ve ever done that — and I feel fancier already.
Then, I cut out each individual sunflower from the iron-on heat transfer paper and ironed them where I wanted using the directions. I felt like I was in my own episode of Project Runway. Now that school is over and I have nothing to do, I’m basically a fashion designer.
My basic white sweatshirt was the perfect canvas for these adorable little embroidered roses in the Floral Fabric Fake Out. It totally looks like I hand-stitched them myself.
In the end, I think it’s all about staying comfy and cute with a sprinkle of practicality. So, if you want to go strut your stuff without compromising your comfort — go for it.
Don’t forget to share what you make with us @sew_squad with #fakeout.