Sharpie fan and fashion fanatic, Erica Domesek, has made a career of transforming expensive fashion trends into doable DIY projects. She sees it, she likes it, she makes it, is her motto.
Is it any surprise, then, that Sharpie is one of her favorite DIY staples? Sharpie discovered her three years ago and invited her to join the Sharpie Squad, a group of some of Sharpie’s most passionate fans.
This year, Erica will be featured in Sharpie’s new print ad campaign, along with the standard-issue pencil case she transformed with Sharpie into a ready-for-recess — or the runway — purse using brand new Stained by Sharpie fabric markers. Stained markers are formulated for use on most fabrics and include a brush tip for expressive strokes.
This bag may look like something off a New York runway but you can make it your own in a few simple steps, with a few simple items and Sharpie, of course!
1- Draw the outline details
2- Begin shading in top flap
3- Continue to fill in, varying the pressure with the markers to create a lighter shades in the bottom corners.
4- Use a ruler to create a quilted effect. Outline with black and begin adding studs.
5- Place studs where lines intersect, and add stitching detail with dotted straight lines around the interior border.
6- Mark where the grommets will be inserted.
7- Cut slits for grommets.
8- Insert grommet top and bottom and align together.
9- Hammer grommets together.
10- Insert chain through all four grommets.
11- Use a safety pin to join ends of chain.
12- Add the last touches… a fun tassel on the chain and use Stained markers to create faux hardware that mimics a real clutch. P.S. Glue a gem to finish it off!
Et Voila! You’re ready for a night out on the town or a day in class; either way you’ll be stylin’ with Stained by Sharpie fabric markers! Check out more amazing D.I.Y. creations from Erica on her blog, P.S. I Made This… , follow her on Twitter or find her on Facebook!