Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Sequin Letter T-Shirt

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I'm a sucker for everything sparkly and personalized. This project is awesome, because it is both! Here's how you make a monogrammed T-shirt using sequin trim.

I chose the letter W, of course you can make any letter or word you'd like! I'm thinking now I'm going to retry this project in a few weeks, with a whole word or short sentence, not quite sure yet. Anyway, be creative!

Here's what you need:
- Sequin trim
- T-shirt
- Fabric glue
- Printout of your letter
- Scissors
- Needle and thread
- Piece of chalk

First, cut the letter out of your printout, then draw the letter on your T-shirt using a piece of chalk.

Once drawn, try the T-shirt on for a moment. Just to check that the letter is where you want it to be. Sometimes it is difficult to visualize without. 

Next, trace the chalk line with the fabric glue. Read the bottle before using, every glue is different. Mine had to dry for a minute before applying anything on it.

Now for the fun part. And the messy part. Take your sequins and set them onto the glue. Press down a little. Follow all the way until you've reached the end of the letter.

You can see that the letter is quite thin, not as bold as I'd want it to be. So I applied a second line of sequins right next to it. To do so, make a U-turn at the end of the letter and trace right back, do not cut the trim in two! Make sure that the two rows overlap a bit for the prettiest result.

After you're sure the glue has dried up (I waited a whole day just to be absolutely sure), take out your needle and thread. I wanted to have the extra security that the letter was durable, so next to the glue I sowed the letter to the shirt. Since it is already glued, no need to do this perfectly. After that, cut off any last strands of string from the sequin trim, wipe away the chalk and check if everything is in place.

And there you have it, your own sequin letter T-shirt!
Hope you enjoy making this fun DIY. Don't hesitate to let me know how yours turned out!

Love, Laetitia

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  1. Hey, this is helpful! I like the idea of a phrase or even a symbol. It looks like a pretty simple process. Thanks for posting!

    Iona | littlecutouts

    1. Hey Iona! Thanks for your comment. It really was a fun project and indeed not that difficult. Please let us know your result if you decide to try it!

  2. Sequin is everything. This is a really simple gift idea for friends. It's so easy to personalize. Awesome. :] // itsCarmen.com ☼ ☯