DIY | Studded Sweater

April 4, 2012

This project is really more of a simple embellishment than a DIY project, but is such a great way to snazz up virtually any little cardigan or jacket!  Make your own by following along below…

1.  Gather supplies… Needle-nose pliers, studs of your choice (I used these), and your sweater! That’s it!

2.  Lay out the studs on the jacket to decide on your pattern

3.  Make sure the first stud is exactly where you want it, press the prongs through the fabric and flip to the reverse so you can see them poking through on the other side.

4.  Using the pliers, bend each prong inward so that they grip the fabric in the center and so the stud is securely fastened to the piece. (I gave each one a little tug at this point to make sure it was on tight.

5.  Repeat until you’ve reached the amount desired, and then your fun new piece is ready to wear!

See how I styled mine up in the outfit post from yesterday, and send photos if you end up trying this easy embellishment for yourself!

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  • Reply Grace - Stripes and Sequins April 4, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Gorgeous, Jessie! I love this…. turned out so well.

  • Reply Living in Color April 4, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    awesome DIY, Jessie :) BTW, I just learned that you’re from Scottsdale area? Or you used to live in Phx or something right? I’m moving there soon- I’d love to hear about your favorite thrifting spots!
    xo, elle from Living in Color.

  • Reply Julie D. April 4, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    Looks great… & it seems easy enough. I think I’ll try it out on my jean jacket.

  • Reply THE WIND OF INSPIRATION April 5, 2012 at 12:04 am

    What a great and simple DIY, Jessie! I got inspired, and now thinking what to upgrade in that way… :)))

    ‘The Wind of Inspiration’ personal style blog

  • Reply BmoreLoveLeigh April 5, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Love this, Jessie! Such a fun way to personalize something you already have.

  • Reply Andrea Clare April 5, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    i didint realize studding things was this easy!

  • Reply Emily April 5, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Impressed! Love your red lip

  • Reply Kate April 5, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Such a brilliant idea!

  • Reply Alicia April 10, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Ah, Jessie this is such a great DIY!!

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