A Studded Affair

Winter breaks are the perfect time to get my creative juices flowing. Bundled up in a blanket with hot cocoa, listening to acoustic music and songs covered by Boyce Avenue is the time when I want to make the best of what I have in store to upcycle the clothes hanging in my closet.

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In this post I will elaborate the process of jazzing up your plain white t-shirt, from the comforts of your own home at little to no cost. Michael Kors sells a studded neckline white top for 100 pounds, I dont know about you; but if I could get the same top for a lesser price, i’ll replicate it!

Here are a few things you need:

  • A white t-shirt/top
  • White sewing thread
  • Needle
  • Pencil
  • Pair of scissors
  • Gold, silver, or gunmetal studs (individual choice)
  • A little bit of stitching skills

2 Step 1: Take your pencil and make dots at equidistant length along the neckline of the t-shirt. You can make as many dots you want.3 Step 2 : Take a reasonable length of thread, pass it through the needle eye and make a knot where two ends of the thread meet.

Step 3 : Poke the needle from the reverse side of the fabric, slightly away from the dot (as seen below). Put the stud through the needle and pull the thread all the way till the knot is at the base of the fabric.  4 Step 4 : Now poke the needle downwards from the face side of the fabric to the reverse side and pull it down till the stud is firm in its place. Secure the stud by making another knot on the reverse side of the fabric.5

Quick tip:

  • You can make knots after every stud and cut the thread to start a fresh one next to it or you can continue the thread accross the neckline without cutting the thread. I prefer securing individual studs and starting fresh with the next one to avoid the fabric from getting pulled.
  • If your sewing skills are not so great (and that is completely fine!) you can even go ahead with sticking the studs with some fabric glue.

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You can go ahead and stitch studs on several different parts of your outfit, you can add them on:

  • Sleeves
  • Shoulders
  • Button line
  • Pocket opening

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Happy holidays : )

– XOXO Kreena

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