MY DIY & GIVEAWAY | Side Stripe Trouser


During Fashion Week, I saw side-striped pants on both the runway and the stylish folks attending the shows, and I was instantly inspired to transform a pair of my own trousers. With a trip to the craft store and my Rowenta iron, I created my own version in 15 minutes! 

Added bonus: I will be giving away 2 Rowenta First Class Travel Irons so you can make your own pair of Racing-Strip Pants. These travel irons are seriously amazing, one comes with everywhere I go!  

Follow these eas
y steps to be considered:
Step 1: “Like” Rowenta’s Facebook page!
Step 2: Comment on Rowenta’s Giveaway post and share a Do-It-Yourself ironing tip
Step 3: “Like” I Spy DIY on Facebook 

The two Winners will be chosen at random and contacted through facebook. Deadline is Friday, December 7th at Noon. Feel free to share with friends and family.

A pair of trousers
How to: 
Cut a piece of ribbon a few inches longer then your pants.
Stick the adhesive side of the Heatbond to the ribbon, then iron the ribbon, adhering the bond to it. 
Peel off the paper back of the Heatbond. 
Next, lay the ribbon on your pants, adhesive-side down, leaving a couple inches of overhang on the top and bottom. 
Iron ribbon onto your pants. 
Lastly, fold over the excess and iron to the inside of your pants. 
Since these pants have kind of a sporty vibe, I paired them with an oversize varsity sweater, then dressed it up with wedged boots and small bag. For an evening look, wear them with a white shirt, a black blazer, and heels. Get creative by trying new pants-color or ribbon-style combinations!

Check out this project on the newly redesigned!

My Outfit: Urban Outfitters Sweater, Coach bag and boots, H&M pants
Outfit Photos by: Lydia Hudgens 




  1. milano mode says:

    Wow – I love it. I am excited to try!

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  2. Elena Vo says:

    Thanks for the fun giveaway and a great post! My tip is to use a thin cotton towel when ironing dainty blouses when the risk of burning the item is high. I place it on top of the blouse and turn the steam on and then iron.

  3. Such a great easy way to make a pair of pants pop!

    Kristina Wilde

  4. va says:

    did all steps .
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    thanks intl

  5. Mich says:

    Did all of the requirements!

  6. I like it!!!!!

  7. I love the outfit! The colors look great together.
    Love, Lotte

  8. Anonymous says:

    I really like the pants idea. So nice for fall.

  9. Great! Love this, you are always an inspiration 🙂

    Vittoria from 5 IN THE MORNING

  10. Johnnybell S says:

    You’re pure genius! Love all your ideas.

  11. i will DEFINITELY be doing this one, love it!! And I love this outfit on you 🙂
    brooke @ what2wear

  12. Kacie Cone says:

    Wow that looks great, can’t believe you did it yourself!

  13. Hannah says:

    I did lace side stripe pants on my blog! Would love if you checked it out!

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

  14. Scatter Girl says:

    LOVE this outfit! Such an original and refreshing look:)

  15. Paloma García says:

    The truth is that I love the draw …
    I think my DIY would be to make my own version for a coat for my dog ​​…. I think he also deserves to be fashionable!

    Good luck to all!!

  16. Anonymous says:

    Super cute pants. Like it.

  17. Chloe says:

    Great idea, would this work on any pair of trousers, or are some materials more suitable?!

    Also, those boots are beautiful!

  18. Love the stripes! Gotta try it myself 🙂

  19. Anonymous says:

    the way you put it up looks very sport chic.
    i kind of like it!

  20. Yay, it turned out great. I want one, really! Can I try it on my denim trousers? Thanks for your help!

  21. MI girl says:

    My ironing tip is to always start with a low heat…you can always turn it up if needed. That way you don’t ruin your dainty fabrics :).

  22. I really love the finished look! So chic!


  23. Meg Kerr says:

    Hey, Love your DIY stuff!

    Enter to win this Kitchenaid just by creating a DIY post! Also, get more entries by having your followers vote for you!

  24. Anonymous says:

    Great Idea!!

    Where did you buy the sweater?
    Can you give me the website please?

    Reply here please:

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