These days more and more people are rocking their personal geek chic style than ever before. So I’ve rounded up some fun DIY tutorials on starting (or adding to) your own geek chic wardrobe for everyday fabulousness. Take this awesome gathered skirt tutorial from the blog Set to Stunning by Lindz and Scruffy. It’s an easy-to-follow tutorial with pictures, and the idea is so simple you can use any fabric you want. Heck, make a bunch of these beauties, one for every day of the week if you like.
If sewing isn’t your thing, then perhaps peel-n-stick is more your style. Maya Murillo from the blog I Love to Create has a quirky and quick video tutorial on making your own sequin Godzilla shirt, no sewing required. It’s a cute idea, and another one you can easily customize without a lot of effort. She uses Aleene’s Peel and Stick Sheets to adhere the sequined Godzilla to a t-shirt. I haven’t used the product myself, but it’s gotten some mixed reviews. If you want an alternative, try Wonder Under Fusible Web. All you’ll need is an iron. Be sure the fabric you’re using for the Godzilla shape is ironing friendly, however (so, maybe glitter instead of sequins).
If you’re feeling a bit more artsy, then Alessandra from The Sparkle Queen has a nice photo tutorial on making your own galaxy shirt with a hidden TARDIS using bleach and paint. The process is similar to another technique featured here on Geek Crafts. Though Alessandra uses acrylic paints, if you’re looking for something that won’t change the hand of the fabric as much (you know, make your shirt feel a little crunchy once it’s all done), try some fabric paints designed to have a softer feel on fabric once dry. I’ve used Pebeo fabric paints before with good results myself, but there are tons of products out there available at your local craft store. Or, if you’re feeling really adventurous try out Dharma Trading online for some really excellent fabric paints, techniques, and tutorials. You can even get clothing blanks from them too.
Have fun spicing up your wardrobe!
This Geek Chic machine embroidery pattern from Urban Threads is so charming – I love the cat’s eye glasses and subtle coding bits and pieces woven into the overall design! Thanks to my friend Ruth (stitcher and gifter of the +1 of Awesome towel) for spotting it and posting the link.
Projects like these Geeky Themed Diaper Covers by Domestic Geek Girl really make me wish I had some wee ones still in the house. (Of course, with a son who just turned 20, it doesn’t take much to make me wish to turn back time a little!) So for now I’ll have to settle for sharing these booty-licious beauties with you.
With the great geek fabrics from Marvel, Star Trek, Star Wars and more available at Jo-Ann’s and other retailers, you have so many options for creating some eye-catching geek couture for the precious cheeks in your life.
So I have a question for you – do you dress your children in geeky clothes, or are you letting them decide on their own to follow that path?
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Need a quick gift idea for a geek in your life? Grab some geeky fabric from Jo-Ann’s, some popcorn kernels, your sewing machine, and this tutorial from Katie Friedman of 6NerdyChicks, and you can whip out a Nerdy Heating Pad in probably under an hour!
With all the great geeky fabric out these days, your options for customization are limitless!
Have you ever tried one of the projects featured here on GeekCrafts! Let us know how it went! Post a comment below!
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The countdown to Christmas is down to single digits now – are you ready? I still have some wrapping to do, so of course I turned to the Internets for some ideas. And they did not disappoint. Here are several options for adding some geek flair to your gift wrapping.
First up is a series of Doctor Who-inspired printable holiday cards (like the one pictured above) by Natalie Shaw at Doodlecraft. (You may remember her Doctor Who Holiday Countdown I recently linked to.) Well, she has even more Doctor Who craft ideas up her sleeve! She created A2 card size (1/4 of a sheet) images featuring Daleks, Judoon, Weeping Angels, the Silence, and Cybermen. Hey, even villains celebrate holidays!
Next up, Ellie Petrov designed some Minecraft gift tags and graciously shared them. She offers a PDF of Minecraft Santa tags, and one of Minecraft snowmen.
Liz over at Being Geek Chic also has some Doctor Who-inspired printable wrapping options – both gift tags and wrapping paper.
Have you found any other geeky wrapping options? How are you planning to add geek flair to your holidays?
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Today I would like to show you the amazing work of Carrie from Etsy. She makes the most amazing beaded bracelets that must take so much time to make. She mainly makes Pokemon jewelry but also has:
- Dark Mark (pictured)
- Hello Kitty
- Star Wars
I highly suggest you check out her shop and get yourself some geek chick jewelry.