Tuesday, May 14, 2013

DIY Sequined Pocket Tee

When I was out shopping recently, I kept seeing little sequin embellishments and thought, "hey, that's something I could do myself."  One quick trip* to Joann Fabric later and I was ready to go.  

*No trip to Joann Fabric is ever "quick."  It isn't physically possible to get in and out of there in less than 20 minutes.

This was my kind of project, because I started it on one of those typical Sunday mornings when I woke up at about 6am sans alarm, and finished it before the boyfriend got up.  I GET MORE DONE BEFORE 8 THAN YOU DO ALL DAY.  Or rather, than I do the rest of the day, because after I finished I'm pretty sure I stayed in my pajamas on the couch until 2pm.  

You'll need:
Sequin embellishment (I used 7/8" stretch sequins - it was originally $6.99 but I had a 50% off coupon)
Needle & Thread
Plain tee

First, cut a piece of sequins to cover your pocket, following the angle of the pocket at the bottom.  Make sure to snip between the individual sequins rather than right across the top, because half pieces of sequins on your shirt will look sad.  Hand stitch the sequins to the pocket, sticking the needle through the individual pieces of sequins at the top and bottom to make sure the piece of sequins doesn't unravel.      I ended up sewing my pocket closed because really, who needs to put anything in that tiny pocket?

Continue cutting pieces of sequins and attaching them to the pocket, overlapping each piece slightly until the whole pocket is covered.  If you have any holes , sew individual pieces of sequins to cover them. 

And voila!  You now have a cute sequined pocket tee shirt.

When my sister saw it, she asked, "Why?"  Which really meant she hated it.  Which is a sure sign it must be cute.

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  1. Haha, forget what your sister says- I love it and it looks adorable! A little sequin sparkle never hurt anyone. :) Loving the chevron clutch, too!


  2. Very cool! We're going to have to give this a try. Not much of a DIY person but this looks quite easy!

    Best to you lovely! x http://chictrends.co.uk/

  3. Super adorable and very creative! lol my sister would probably say the same thing! Whatever - to each his own, right?! Love it :)

    xox Lara www.weheartbeautyblog.com

  4. What a cute DIY! I love that it's so simple!


    Jeans and a Teacup

  5. using the stretch sequins is a stroke of genius. i might have to try this!

  6. Orianne__JustCatwalkMay 14, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    Moi aussi je fais un peu de DIY ce que tu as fait là est une très bonne idée ! Ta pochette black and white est SUPERBE ! J'adore !


  7. Simple Easy StyleMay 14, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    Cute DIY idea, I like how you wore it with that clutch they look great together!


  8. It came out great, such an easy project!

  9. Such a cute DIY. Adding sequins to clothes is ALWAYS a good idea! :)

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  10. I hate you, you BITCH!

    I mostly asked "Why?" because you kept pointing to your boob.

    -the sister

  11. That looks SO cute, and I love the chevron clutch!


    The Other Side of Gray

  12. "You're not at home, Mom. She doesn't live next door when you're here."

  13. I'm with you, girl. As soon as I set foot into Joann, things go south. This is a cute DIY though.. definitely will have to try it out!

  14. Once I told the boyfriend I would be quick and said he should wait in the car. Umm, incorrect ;)

  15. About half the time when I see her she has a similar reaction to what I'm wearing, and vice versa. Good thing we don't try to share clothes ;)

  16. Oh now I want to do this to my jean shorts ;)