How to Make a Dopp Kit for Your Dapper Dude

You know we’re all about organizing our own beauty essentials, but what about the dudes in our lives? They need a stylish way to carry their toiletries as well. We teamed up with Velcro Industries and JoAnn Fabrics to bring you a next level sewing project: a dopp kit for your dude. This is definitely a step or two above Sewing 101, and is a great way to challenge yourself in that department. We got everything we need at JoAnn’s, making this an easy go-to gift that you should definitely bookmark for the holidays. Materials :

DIY Bug Patch Boots

I was bitten by the Dior bug the moment Maria Grazia Chiuri sent tulle skirts, dotted with tiny embroidered bees, butterflies, flies and ladybugs, down the runway last fall. They were so whimsical and beautiful, I had to find a way to DIY my own bug infested . . . something. And since there’s nothing I love more than embellishing shoes , a pair of inexpensive velvet ankle boots was destined for a fly makeover.

You’ll need:
  • velvet ankle boots or shoes
  • mini bug patches
  • iron and/or hot fix tool
Place a patch on the boot and press the tip of the iron over it without touching the iron to the velvet fabric. Ironing velvet will crush the pile so you really just want to use the tip of the hot iron. Another option is to use a hot fix heat tool. It has a much smaller applicator – it just might take a bit longer to melt the glue from the patch to the shoe.

Continue adding patches.
You can add brass bug brooches by cutting of the pin with a pair of wire cutters and gluing them onto the shoe with a dollop of E6000.

It’s really that easy!

(images by HonestlyWTF)   by Erica in D.I.Y.

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