DIY: Jeweled Sweatshirt

100_6535I love the jeweled sweatshirts from J Crew as it is a great way to introduce some bling to a more casual outfit. When I found this sweatshirt for a bargain at Mr Price I just knew that I had to recreate a less flashy version of my favourite J Crew sweatshirt.

The inspiration:


  • Plain Sweatshirt (Try Woolworths and Mr Price active)
  • Washi Tape
  • Jewels
  • Thread
  • Needle



  1. Decide on your design by laying the sweatshirt on a flat surface and arranging your jewels in a symmetric pattern. If you’ve got a long-sleeved sweatshirt, you can add jewels to the sleeves as well.
  2. Once you’ve got a design you’re happy with, replace each jewel arrangement with a piece of washi-tape. Try the sweatshirt on to evaluate the jewel placement and make any necessary adjustments.
  3. Sow each jewel into place with thread matching the sweatshirt. This is the most time-consuming step, but gluing it into place rarely lasts.
  4. Wear it with a smile!

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