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Repair work, bead embroidery tutorial: School jumper to sequin shoulders

Embroidery, Green crafts, Repair work, Sewing  |  September 3rd 2011  |  0 Comment

Repair work, bead embroidery tutorial: School jumper to sequin shoulders

Refashion tutorial

Sequined shoulders seem to be the current thing so here’s the run down of how I produced the look myself.
The jumper I used was my old P.E. sweatshirt from school. It has an ugly neck and the school logo on it. They had to go.
I cut off the elasticated neck for a more flattering look and unpicked the logo, which made a few holes but they’re barely noticeable.
Then I made a pattern (from my essay notes…) for the area I wanted to fill with sequins. I made mine straight along the seams at the top of the arm and then curved around the shoulder.
First I sewed on little black sequins around the edge of the paper pattern and then filled in the space with large silver sequins. This pack came from Poundland and is great as you get many different shapes and sizes, not just a whole bunch of similar circles.
I then sewed on smaller sequins to fill in the gaps. This takes a while. I suggest putting on some good tv and getting comfy. I went through several episodes of CSI, House and Firefly.
For an added extra I sewed on some chain on the front side of the sequins.
This jumper is now definitely too cool for school. Agreed?

Source: thecraftartykid.blogspot.com