How To Make Studded Denim With I SPY DIY

Hello! It’s Jenni R., from I SPY DIY. For my fourth installment with AEO, I wanted to add metallic flair to AEO Sateen X Jeggings. Follow my easy step-by-step below to create eye catching #AEOSTYLE that you can call your very own! Want to add studs to more than just jeans? Check out how to make a studded band for your hat here.

How to create studded denim with I SPY DIY.

What you need:
AEO Sateen X Jegging
Studs
Gem Tac

How to create studded denim with I SPY DIY

What you do:
Step 1:
Cuff the AEO Sateen X Jeggings from American Eagle to your desired length.

How to create metallic denim with I SPY DIY

Step 2: Arrange the studs on your cuffs into a pattern that you like.

How to create metallic denim with I SPY DIY

Step 3: Next, glue on the gems and let dry before you wear embellished jeggings that are  perfect for fall!

How to create metallic denim with I SPY DIY

Show us how you style your studded denim with #AEOSTYLE for your chance to be featured on AE.com.

 

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How To Make Patchwork Pocket Denim With I SPY DIY

Jenni R. from I SPY DIY here. For my next installment, I took a pair of classic denim and added a pop of color to create patchwork pocket shorts. You can choose any fabric that suits your #AEOSTYLE to create a pair that’s unique to you! Check out my easy step-by-step guide below.

DIY Patchwork Denim Shorts

What you need:
AEO Denim X Kick Boot Jean

Fabric
Scissors
Marker
Hem tape
Fabric Glue

DIY Patchwork Denim Shorts

What you do:
Step 1:
Turn your AEO Denim X Kick Boot Jean into shorts by cutting a straight line across both legs.

DIY Patchwork Denim Shorts

Step 2: Choose a piece of fabric that is large enough to cover the back pockets of the jeans. Lay the fabric flat on the jeans and trace the shape of the pockets onto the fabric.

Step 3: Create another outline of the pocket that is 1/2” wider than the initial one on all sides. Cut around this outer line.

DIY Patchwork Denim Shorts Step 4: Apply hem tape to the inside of your guidelines and fold the excess 1/2” of fabric over the tape. Press down to secure. Do this around the entire perimeter of your fabric until you create something that resembles the shape of your pocket.

DIY Patchwork Denim Short

Step 5: Adhere the fabric to the pocket using using fabric glue and let dry. Be careful not to glue the opening of the pocket shut.

DIY Patchwork Denim Short

Step 6: Repeat these steps again to create another fabric pocket and a unique pair of jean shorts!

DIY Patchwork Denim Short

Show us how you style your patchwork pocket denim with #AEOSTYLE for your chance to be featured on AE.com.

 

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How to Make Southwestern-Inspired Print Jeans with I Spy DIY

Hi there, it’s Jenni with I SPY DIY back again for my next installment with American Eagle Outfitters. This week, I created a Southwerstern-inspired look with AEO Denim that you could wear all season long. Check out my easy step-by-step guide below to add a pop of color to your already fabulous jeans.

DIY How to create southwestern jeans

What you need:
AEO Denim X Jegging
Iron-on fabric
Scissors
Iron

DIY How to create southwestern-inspired jeans
What you do:
Step 1:
Decide on the design that you would like to transfer onto your AEO Denim X Jeggings.

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Step 2: Cut the pieces of your design out of the iron-on fabric and place the pieces flat on the outer seam of the jeggings.

DIY how to create southwestern inspired jeans

Step 3: Set the iron to the ‘cotton/linen’ setting and being ironing the cutouts onto the jeggings. Make sure that the shiny side of the iron-on fabric is facing upward.

DIY How to style southwestern inspired jeans

Step 4: Remove the film from the iron-on fabric and repeat your design up the seam of the pants until you’ve created a unique pair of jeggings!

DIY how to style southwestern inspired jeans

 

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How to Make Floral Jeans with I SPY DIY

If you know anything about us as a brand, we love a good DIY. So much in fact that we called in the do it yourself expert Jenni R., from I SPY DIY to collaborate with her all month on how to create the perfect pair of jeans for your back to school outfit. Today’s installment features a fantastic floral jean that will have your #AEOSTYLE blooming all year long. Check out Jenni’s easy step-by-step guide below to create your very own pair. And don’t forget to check back each week this month to read Jenni’s DIY posts.

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What you need:
American Eagle Boho Artist Flare Jean
Fabric Spray Paint
Stencil
Tape
Stencil Brush 

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What you do:
Step 1:
Lay your American Eagle Boho Artist Flare Jeans on a flat surface. Tape the edges of the stencil to the jeans to prevent any smudging of the paint.
IMG_5014Step 2: Spray the fabric paint over the stencil and let dry. Experiment with lighter and darker colors to create a tie-dye effect.

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Step 3: Even out any uneven paint with a stencil brush for a DIY boho look!
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We want to see your DIY Floral Jeans! Tag us on Instagram with #AEOSTYLE for your chance to be featured on AE.com.

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How to Make a Fringe Tank with I Spy DIY

Happy Friday! It’s Jenni from I Spy DIY, with another DIY project geared toward festival season. This week, I’m showing you how to make a fringe tank with our favorite Soft & Sexy Braided Muscle Tank. Throw it on over your Hi-Rise Festival Shorties for the perfect festival-ready look.How to Make a Fringe Tank with I Spy DIY

What you need: Scissors Ruler Fabric Dye Pen Soft & Sexy Braided Muscle Tank

How to Make a Fringe Tank with I Spy DIY

 

What to do:
Step One: Use your ruler to create guides along the width of the shirt that will indicate the desired length of your fringes. Space the points about a half an inch to an inch apart, depending on your preference. Do this on the front and the back of the shirt.

How to Make a Fringe Tank with I Spy DIY

Step Two: Starting at the hem of the shirt, cut horizontally to these points to create the fringes.

How to Make a Fringe Tank with I Spy DIY

Step Three: Pull the newly cut pieces towards you to create add a curled effect to the fringes.

How to Make a Fringe Tank with I Spy DIY

Step Four: Spray the fringes with your fabric dye of choice. To create an ombré effect, add more dye to the base of the fringes.

How to Make a Fringe Tank with I Spy DIY

Step Five: Let dry. Done! How to Make a Fringe Tank with I Spy DIY

Get this Look:  Soft & Sexy Braided Muscle Tank Hi-Rise Festival Shortie Single Chevron Necklace Bigmouth Giant Donut Pool Float Tetron Hi-Top Sneaker (Similar)

Show us how you style the AEO Soft & Sexy collection with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on the AEO Style Gallery!

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How to Make Pom Pom Shorts with I Spy DIY

Hi everyone! It’s Jenni from I Spy DIY, back with a new set of DIY projects geared toward festival season. This week, I’m showing you how to make pom pom trimmed soft shorts in three easy steps. Pair with your favorite AEO tank and you’ll be ready to hit the music scene in #AEOSTYLE.

How to Make Pom Pom Shorts with I Spy DIY

What you need: Pom pom trim | Unique Stitch | AEO Printed Soft Short

How to Make Pom Pom Shorts with I Spy DIY

What to do: 
Step One: Glue your trim to the bottom edge of your short using fabric glue.

How to Make Pom Pom Shorts with I Spy DIY

 Step Two: Trim each leg opening and then cut off excess.

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Step Three: Let dry. Done!
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Get this Look:  Lace Crop Top | AEO Printed Soft Short | Straw Sun Hat Birkenstock Arizona Sandal | Colorblocked Icon Sunglasses (Similar) | Tie Dye Beach Towel

Show us how you style the AEO soft short with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on the AEO Style Gallery!

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