DIY: Embellished Sweatshirt

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We're back with another DIY collaboration and this month's project is embellished sweatshirts. Mckenzie from Why Buy It DIY It created her sweatshirt using leopard gems and I created mine using studs, buttons and zippers.
Supplies:
gold triangle, square and circle iron on studs
gold cone prong studs
gold buttons
black bling stickers
glue
needle and thread
iron and press cloth
zippers
sewing machine
sweatshirt (thrifted $2)
  • I made the sweatshirt more fitting by taking in the sleeves about 3 inches and the sides about 1 inch. It was originally a men's medium.
  • You can create a design or pattern first or just randomly place the pieces anywhere. It took me two days to come up with a design. I know I have to stop procrastinating.
  • First I applied the iron studs. 
  • Second I applied glue to the stickers and pressed in place. I used Aleene's jewel-it glue. The glue is white but it dries clear. 
  • Next, I pushed the cone studs through the sweatshirt and flattened down the prongs. 
  • Lastly, I used needle and thread to hand sew the buttons in place.
  • For the zippers, I marked and measured where I wanted it to go and stitched each side onto the sweatshirt using a zipper foot. I cut off the excess and applied fray stop to the ends.


 





J Crew, Mango and Forever21 has some nice embellished sweatshirts. Will you be adding one to your wardrobe? 
Don't forget to check out Mckenzie's embellished sweatshirt!!

Outfit Details:
 jeans JBrand  | boots Dolce Vita 

39 comments

  1. I really like the zip details you added.


    xoxo
    Ivy

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  2. The zippers are my favorite part of the sweatshirt! I bet this was SO much cheaper than buying one that was already embellished.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Scarf Giveaway!

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  3. Thanks it's my favorite part. :-)

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  4. Great, creative DIY! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

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  5. Your DIY embelishment are so beautiful! I love how you've designed this jumper!!

    Lu,
    http://balgar-ka.tumblr.com

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  6. Thanks Missy. I'm not sure of the exact length of time because I'm always stopping to eat, watch tv, dance, etc.. I'm going to guess 2 hours. :-)

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  7. Totally on trend! Love the zippers.

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  8. This came out super cute! Hmm you should make me one haha :) The black zippers at the bottom was a very creative idea.

    -Vogue&Heels

    www.vogueandheels.com

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  9. Ha Ha! Thanks Anngelik. You can buy one from me but then you'll think it's cheaper to buy from the store. :-)

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  10. You always do such a good job with your clothes you should open an Etsy.

    Ali of
    www.dressingken.com

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  11. I love your embellished sweatshirt. It looks amazing on you.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  12. Love the sweatshirts. Wish I was good a DIY.

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  13. Love the sweats. I wish I had more time to do more diy projects

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  14. Now this here... I can do!!!! Lol!!!! Cute...

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  15. The black zipper details are my favourite part! Lookin great Mo!

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  16. Okay! Let me see yours when you're done. :-)

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  17. I wish I had more time too. I'll probably do more. Thanks!

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  18. Wow, this is pretty amazing! Great job! Love all the details - subtle but keeps it interesting! And I love it paired with the distressed jeans and those booties!
    -Carylee
    morepom.blogspot.com

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  19. Love everything about this...you are so dang crafty!
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

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  20. Very cool! My favorite part is the zipper detail.

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  21. Awesome! I especially love how you added the zippers!
    Tiffany
    www.stylestealsandstilettos.com

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  22. what a great way to give life to a plain shirt. i love love love the zippers!

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I really appreciate your comments!

Mo