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

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

  1. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    kind of want to do that
     
  2. bows1

    bows1 Senior member

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    Thats a great video.
     
  3. stucco

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    Does anyone have an idea of how to do a DIY version of the Ervell rust or copper oxide shirts?
     
  4. afixedpoint

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    I just removed a shirt pocket with my swiss army knife. Are there better tools for such alterations, and will the the little holes disappear in the dryer?
     
  5. KitAkira

    KitAkira Senior member

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    If you want to be exciting, maybe a solution of Ferric Oxide and Cupric Hydroxide, respectively? Of course, you could also just experiment with dilute solutions of dye to get a similar color

    Any craft store will have seam rippers
     
  6. otc

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    Yeah, go spend a buck fifty on a seam ripper.

    The holes should disappear in the wash although if its an older shirt that has been washed many times, it may be too late. I stripped the arches and cardboard patch from a pair of brown 501STFs (wanted them to look less like jeans) and you can't tell there was any stitching. I am pretty sure I did it post-shrink and the holes still vanished completely after some wear and a wash.
     
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    The little holes should disappear, yes, if it's cotton or some other natural fabric.
     
  8. drmmr

    drmmr Senior member

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    I'm gonna do that to my jeans after my exams. Awesome.
     
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    haha I thought that too.
     
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    Is there a brand of tees that's better for printing?
     
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    Land's End suede bucks. Sand with red sole. Dyed them with Rit Denim Blue. Still drying. The nap isn't buttery soft anymore but I thrifted them for 5 bucks so it's not much of a loss.

    My next project is dyeing a pair of brown Bally side zip boots black. The zipper is painted brown. Anyone know the safest way to strip the paint off the zipper?
     
  16. NOBD

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    Interesting. Would like to see some pics after a month (and some wears) or so.
     
  17. 1969

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    Anyone pull the back zipper pocket off their Rastros? Admittedly not much of a project- I don't see a structural reason not to (all aesthetic arguments aside) and it looks like a seam ripper will do it.
     
  18. Elysium

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    Are you also looking at those patent Rafstros up on Superfuture with the broken zip? Was wondering myself if that zip could be replaced
     
  19. 1969

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    nah but I picked up a pair here. I'll probably give it a go this weekend and post the after pics.
     
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    I've wanted to see that for a while. I wouldn't do it to my green ones but I thought about buying the white/red/ORANGE pair from SuFu to try it on
     

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