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*** The official and awesome DIY thread ***

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by sipang, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. xCrunchx

    xCrunchx Senior member

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    anyone know where to get around 50 eyelets that are used in shoes and the tools for setting them.

    (dno mm/inch measurements could someone help me out there too)
     
  2. NOBD

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    Try googling "eyelet pliers". (Don't know if that's the correct name for the tool, but it works as a search term.)
     
  3. KitAkira

    KitAkira Senior member

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    Leatherworking and nautical repair type stores will all have them. Check ebay as well, there are occasionally deals to be had there
     
  4. xCrunchx

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    yeah. essentially what i wanted to do was make some

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    i got a plain hi top white sneakers to do it on hopefully i'll get the eyelet punchers and crimpers and eventually do it, i need to find a place where they sell long laces eg. 63 inches that are 0.5 inch thick.
     
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  6. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    This sounds really, really neat.

    And thanks for the laces suggestion. Does anyone know a place that sells long, oily-looking, leather-looking laces? Like the kind you see whizzing around super-expensive leather boots?
     
  7. xCrunchx

    xCrunchx Senior member

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    Heres the crappy hi tops i got (canvas LOL!)

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    The slouchiness of the ankle/heel and stuff make it seem possible. I was also going to paint the grey part once i had finished white with leaving a little off the edges like a mmm gat.

    Or should i scrap that idea and do something else? I want them to be white though, but what about this

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  8. xCrunchx

    xCrunchx Senior member

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    Well i was bored today and turned some crappy "canvas gats"
    as you can see the shape of the shoes has really been screwed, these were my uber beaters (got them for 15)
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    into some weird painted ones. I only did one coat, might do another. reckon i should?
    gonna keep contrast black laces, might get shorter ones.

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    What i have learnt:
    - acrylic paint makes canvas stiff, makes it stiffer than leather
    - extra coat of paint probably would smoothen things out, filling in the gaps etc.

    i really liked how it turned out, but open to suggestions.
     
  9. Fycus

    Fycus Senior member

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  10. biggerliz

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    I really like what you guys have done here, specifically some paint details on the jeans. I find my jean pockets a little plain.

    what exactly do i need to go about "painting" my jeans?

    acrylic paint? what else? process?

    thanks!
     
  11. FlyingMonkey

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    I posted this on another thread, but my wife is a very talented crafter, and makes a lot of her own and my son's clothes, and made me this modern version of a Japanese working jacket, using thick cotton fabric printed with old Japanese beer labels. The photo, taken by a friend when I wasn't aware, is a bit too arty to make out everything, but the jacket fastens in kimono style, is just shorter than hip length, and has wide sleeves which fall above the wrist. The main body of the jacket is lined with orange cotton.
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  12. Timbaland

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    Not sure paint would work very well on jeans. You can try waxing them. I've seen people use lacquer on jackets and the end results were pretty cool
     
  13. Master Milano

    Master Milano Senior member

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    That looks great, i was thinking of doing something like that in my spare time but have no idea how to start
     
  14. FlyingMonkey

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    My wife gets most of the patterns online, but they do tend to be in Japanese and as we saw earlier when discussing knitting patterns, translating information (written and visual) can be difficult for both language and cultural reasons. My wife, being Japanese, doesn't have this problem herself! You can buy patterns from places like this.

    The sewing for basic Japanese traditional clothes is not too difficult. All of them are based around rectangular sections, made from fabric that is sold in standard widths. There is a nice guide to making a yukata (summer kimono) here.
     
  15. tween_spirit

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    "My Japanese Wife" is the new "I Live In Mongolia" or PRC or whatever
     
  16. Master Milano

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    Thanks this is very informative. Making clothes seems way harder than my architecture class to say the least. And then there's the translating...
     
  17. FlyingMonkey

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    I presume this is some kind of forum in-joke because I have no idea what you are talking about.
     
  18. shootspeed

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    painted all black chucks with black gesso paint a while ago. inspired by the mmm painted gats and the drkshdw hogwash denim. subtle and adds a distressed waxed/matte black look to it.
     
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  19. theom-

    theom- Senior member

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    damn the gesso paint is a good idea
     
  20. shootspeed

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    it's really easy to do. helps if the shoes are already worn and distressed as the gesso can really make the wrinkles standout if applied right. i had the pair for like 5 years and got bored one day basically.
     

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