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November 28

Miista's DIY beanie Tutorial by Alice Point and cocorosa

By Alice Zielasko
We at MIISTA just love DIY's and with the cold winter months ahead we thought adding some swag to our beanies would be a good way to start. Having two bloggers around, namely ALICE POINT and COCOROSA we thought about putting them to work (yes, WORK! we at MIISTA have special powers that get fashionistas on the grind.) We put the two in an amazing London Greenhouse and gave them 2 cameras, yes, we wanted a video as well! And behold our very first MIISTA Beanie tutorial!    

 

 

 

 

 

1. WHAT YOU WILL NEED

 

1. Beanie: old, new, whatever you like! The red Beanie comes from Top Shop while the Black one is from H&M 2. Scissors, Needle & thread and pins 2. Varsity Letter: we found this one in our local trim store but you can cut them out of old sweaters or make your own by using felt and an old towel! 3. Iron 4. Chains: you can find them in trim stores, hardware stores and in your jewelry box! 5. Other embellishments you would like to use; rhinestones, feathers, you can even use earrings and necklaces!

 

  2. DETAILS     3. STARTING WITH THE VARSITY BEANIE   For the Varsity Beanie you will need the following: 1. Varsity letter 2. Iron 3. Pins for the perfect placement A Varsity letter or Monogram can be a DIY by itself by using wool felt and a Terry Fabric (like a towel or bathrobe) and your letter of choice printed out so you can use it as a template on the fabric!   4. PLACEMENT We will start by placing the letter, best is to actually wear the beanie and to place the letter by looking in the mirror! The rest is simple! Iron on the letter and you will be the proud owner of a Varsity Beanie!   5. IRON 6. ALICE BEING VARSITY READY! GO ALICE!   7. STARTING WITH THE CHAINED-OUT BEANIE
  The next beanie can be as pimped out as you please! But absolutely neccesary are the beanie itself, a needle and thread, scissors and chains!     7. CHAINS     8. CHAINS PLACEMENT Start by untangling the chains and start playing with the placement on the Beanie; do you want to make a particular shape, do you want the chains to loop or do you want the chains to be messy? We went for messy!     9. SEWING Start sewing on the chains, remember that the beanie needs to be able to stretch when wearing it so take it easy on the sewing! Little loops here and there, just enough to steadily attach the chains and leave enough space for the Beanie to be able to stretch!     10. CHANTAL WEARING THE  BEANIE   11. EXTRA embellishments We just love to pimp things out! So we decided to give the chains some extra swag! Feathers? Yes, please! and Rhinestones? Hella yeah! Oh wait, we didn't have any Rhinestones! A secret for when it comes to DIY's is that you should never ever forget the amount of goodies in your jewelry box! We just love jewelry because it can be sewed on onto everything! So we used H&M earrings! Basically place and sew it on and have fun doing so!   12. EXTRA EMBELLISHMENTS PLACEMENT   13. WEARING THE BEANIE WITH EXTRA EMBELLISHMENTS  

 

14. THE END No COCOROSAS and ALICE POINTS where hurt during the making of this tutorial. All added swag should be handled properly. ALICE POINT went on to live happily ever after, marrying a whole varsity team. COCOROSA eventually got the carpet to fly and changed her name to COCOofARABIA.  

photos & edition by Alice Zielasko and Chantal Van der Meijden for Miista

Special thanks to Sandra for letting her use her beautiful apartment and Marcin Socha for helping us out with the video!

 

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