21 Trendy Urban Outfitters Pieces You Can Make Yourself Instead
When the price tag makes you cry, DIY.
1. Cutouts are all the rage but you refuse to pay for less fabric. Chop up an old shirt instead of buying a new one.
2. Your jeans are so tired, they make you tired. Spice them up with a bit of acrylic paint and fabric medium.
3. Elevate your old black tees and/or sweaters from normcore to hardcore using a few rubber bands and bleach.
These items might also come in handy cleaning up a crime scene. Just be careful with the bleach. Use it in a well-ventilated area and prevent as much skin contact as possible. Learn how to reverse tie dye on Modern Day Dads. If you don't already have it lying around, buy a bottle for $2.42.
Urban Outfitters price: $54
DIY price: $2.42
5. You can easily make your own turban headband in any color or texture you like with scraps of fabric and a simple crisscross fold.
The turban headband is by far the coziest thing to happen to hair accessory trends. Learn how to make it at Our Life is Beautiful.
Urban Outfitters price: $18
DIY price: $0
6. Screen-print your tees and sweaters for a personalized edge on the graphic classic.
Learn how to screen-print at Charli Marie. If you aren't such a hardcore DIYer, purchase these iron-on sheets from Amazon for $8.32. You can even use paint for an even cheaper strategy. Follow this genius tutorial on Calico skies.
Urban Outfitters price: $39
DIY price: varies, but definitely still cheap as hell
7. Build a wallet that has the color, size, and number of card slots that actually fit your preferences.
8. Make your own lace-up body suit with some careful cutting and a spool of elastic cord.
9. Add a sweet edge to your tees with a peplum flare using your trusty sewing machine.
10. Turn an old sunglass case into a clutch that rivals anything you would have purchased. Genius, amiright?
You have a bucket bag, a satchel, a small crossbody, a large crossbody, but you REALLY want a clutch purse. All you need is a knob, a wrench, a drill, and a bolt cutter. Learn how to make it at HonestlyWTF. The cool thing about the DIY version is it's totally customizable and a great excuse to buy some of those gorgeous knobs from Anthropologie. This one is $10.
Urban Outfitters price: $100 (Why? NO F**KING IDEA)
DIY price: $10
11. Make a sequin bag out of a mesh pouch, sequin fabric, and Liquid Stitch.
13. Make the perfect seasonal transition with an open tie-back sweater with some artful cutting and a well-placed ribbon.
This is the ideal bar sweater: your arms are warm, but you've got some ventilation for when the crowd gets steamy (not in the good way). Learn how to appropriately make cutouts without destroying your clothes and how to attach the bow from Love Maegan. Buy similar ribbon at Amazon for $6.95.
Urban Outfitters price: $49
DIY price: $6.95
14. Get tatted without the regret with a pair of tights and a textile marker.
16. Tie tulle onto ribbon to make your own tutu in two hours.
Just because you're a big girl, doesn't mean you have to pay big girl prices for your tutu. You don't have to add quite as many layers as McKenna did, but the tutorial from McKenna Bleu is way easy and way cheap. All you need is some ribbon for $10.02 and tulle for $6.50. To get the length that the UO ballerina has, all you have to do is use longer pieces of tulle and make fewer layers.
Urban Outfitters price: $69
DIY price: $16.55