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    31 Days of DIY Denim: Day 1, Denim Pushpin Doll

    Check out today's project

    by Yasmeen Gharnit 2016-08-01T14:30:00-04:00

    Photograph by Ricky Michiels

    NYLON staffers created unique, DIY projects using denim in honor of our annual Denim Issue. Check back here every day of August to see a new project. 

    What you'll need:
    Paper
    Marker
    Denim
    Scissors
    Cotton, or other material for stuffing
    Thread
    Embroidery thread
    Red pom-poms
    Needle
    Pins

    Directions:
    Step 1: Create a stencil for your doll.

    Step 2: Take your denim and fold it in half. Use your marker to trace your stencil onto the fabric.

    Step 3: Pin the denim together and cut around your stencil.

    Step 4: Sew around the side of the figure, making sure to leave an opening at the head. Embrace all eccentricities, and make it look as imperfect as possible.

    Step 5: Stuff the doll with the material of your choice (cotton, extra denim, a cut up towel, or blanket).

    Step 6: Finish sewing the doll.

    Step 7: Use embroidery thread to create "X"-shaped eyes. Then grab two mini red pom-poms and sew them together on the doll's chest to resemble a heart.

    Step 8: Stick some pins in, and release all pent-up frustrations about your past lovers.

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