sequins and beads on a t-shirt for that extra spark
Love the Lanvin Vault embellished t-shirt? Get the look without breaking the bank!
Just a little patience, sequins and beads.
top: farfetch.com - collage by moi
First, modify the collar and the sleeves of your t-shirt adding a silk chiffon edge:
left: farfetch.com - collage by moi
embellished t-shirt: supplies* A small piece of fabric (9" x 12" is more than enough) matching the color of the t-shirt
(I don't like using felt for brooches this large because it would too hot for a summer piece: you can use cotton, or jersey knit)
* Thermoweb Heat'n Bond Lite Iron-on Adhesive
* 10mm ROUND FLAT SEQUINS ~ ROYAL BLUE Metallic
* 5mm ROUND FLAT SEQUINS ~ ROYAL BLUE Metallic
* Straight Bugle Glass Bead 2 by 4mm - Cobalt
* 3 safety pins
* Matching polyester thread, needle & scissors
Embellished t-shirt tutorial // the how-to:I decided to make this embellishment as a brooch, rather than sewing directly on the t-shirt to ease the process of washing my t-shirt without damaging the embellishment, and because this way, I can use the brooch as a corsage on the lapel of a jacket, or on a sweater:
I did the same last year with my red silk corsage t-shirt .
|Cut three pieces of fabric using the the shape in the picture|
|Cut the heat'n bond paper with the same shape |
and fuse together with your iron two pieces of the blue fabric
|start sewing the small sequins one by one with one bead on the top, and do this "ground-cover"|
all over the base fabrics - there's no pattern, so it won't take as much as you'd think.
|One movie later, ... everything will be sparkly like this|
|Now fill all the tiny spaces in between the small sequins |
with the larger sequins and the bugle glass beads,
also overlapping the beads and sequins to give extra dimension
|Now, press the other heat'n bond paper onto the third piece of fabric|
(keep in mind that this will go onto the wrong part of the embellishment)
|Sew the pins as shown in the picture|
(the heat'n'bond has been pressed already and it's on the other side of the fabric)
|All the pins are in place|
Press the fabric with the pins onto the wrong side of the fabric with the sequins,
keeping the settings of the iron medium so you won't melt the sequins.
|- Front view -|
Trim the edges so the embellishment won't have any fray parts
(and the heat'n'bond will prevent any further fraying)
|- Back view -|
|Now it's all finished, pin around the neck of the t-shirt |
or use your new brooch to give some spark to a jacket lapel!