DIY Suspender Tee

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If you couldn’t tell last week, we are totally in love with our iron-on stud trims!  They are the perfect alternative to not having to apply studs to fabric one by one.  We decided to use some to update a plain tee u  After creating a pair of DIY suspenders a few weeks ago, we decided to continue the trend with a faux suspenders tee!

Supplies

2-3 yds of  Iron-On Stud Trim

T shirt

Iron

Scissors

Scrap cloth

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1.  Cut the amount of trim it will take to go straight up the left side of your shirt and then diagonally across the back to the bottom right.

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2.  Lay the trim on the t-shirt, as described above.  Set your iron on high and without steam.  Place the cloth over the trim and hold the iron over each section for a minute.

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3.  Repeat steps 1-2 for with trim that will go on the front right side of your shirt and diagonally across the back to the bottom left.

4.  Let the shirt cool and you’ve got a cool, new studded tee!

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4 Ways to Embellish Your Fashion Week

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Looking for ways to stand out in the crowd for the rest of Fashion Week?  Use some of our stud trim to embellish a hat or use some of our spike chains to create a statement necklace!  Check out all of our favorite selections to create something that will help you stand out in a sea full amazing streetstyle!

DIY Inspiration: New York Fashion Week Beauty

There have been some amazing beauty looks spotted on the runways this season but two in particular caught our eyes.  The models in Kate Spade‘s presentation had simple yet cool manicures that could easily be replicated using our stud nailheads and a little nail glue! Kimberly Ovitz‘s models sported a really cool hairdo that we can’t help but want to DIY with some of our cord trims.  We can’t wait to try out these looks!

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DIY Studded Pillow

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When sew-on studs entered our store, we knew that we had to use them and adding some edge to our home decor was exactly what we had in mind.  We’ve always loved studded throw pillows when we see them in furniture stores and we knew it was now time to make our own!

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Supplies:

Pillow

Sew-on studs (in store)

Needle

Matching thread

1.  Determine what pattern you want to create with the studs ahead of time.

2.  Thread your needle and insert it into the pillow.

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3.  Sew your first stud onto the needle and push it to the bottom of the thread on the pillow.

4.  Sew the thread through the pillow close to the end of the stud and to the point where the next stud will lay.

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5.  Continue this until you’ve sewn all of your studs and you’ve created a studded throw pillow!

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DIY Inspiration: Studded Handbag

Studded handbags have been a major outfit staple since the Olsens rocked the Alexander Wang Rocco bag a few years ago.  It’s an easy way to update a casual outfit, which is why we are totally infatuated them!  Studs, spikes, nailheads – we love them all, especially when we spot a bag studded or spiked in a way we’ve never seen before.  We are definitely inspired to create our own version!

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Studded DIYs by I Spy DIY

If you read our blog frequently, you’ll know that there’s nothing we love more than a good studded DIY. We think it’s appropriate to add studs to just about everything, and apparently Jenni of I Spy DIY agrees with us. Jenni picked up some round hotfix nailheads from our store, and used them to add some edge to a clutch, a keychain, and a pair of flats. Our favorite is the oversized clutch – wouldn’t it be perfect for a night out? Head over to I Spy DIY to see how Jenni created these cool studded items.

DIY Body Harness Belt by Taylor and Demolish

Remember that awesome DIY body harness we posted a while ago? It was created by the incredibly talented Candy of Taylor and Demolish, whose blog we follow religiously. We were so thrilled to see that she created another edgy DIY harness, made with M&J Trimming products, and we just had to share the tutorial with you. Check it out below, and stop by Taylor and Demolish to see more cool DIYS!

Supplies:

3-4 yards of leather trim
Sew-on snaps (or sold in the M&J Trimming store)
Studs
Fabric glue
Needle & Thread
Ruler
Scissors

1.  Measure the length of trim that would wrap around your waist and sit right above your belly button. Add 1 inch to this measurement and cut this length.

2.  Measure 2 lengths of trim – one that would wrap around your waist and sit 2 inches above the trim cut in step 1 and one that would be 2 inches below the trim cut in step 1.  Add 1 inch to each measurement and cut.

3.  Lay the 3 three pieces of trim that you cut on a flat surface.  Space them out so that they are centered and that there is 2 inches separating them equally.

4.  Cut 2 pieces of trim that will fall diagonally across the 3 waist trims close to the center, as depicted in the picture above.

5.  Add a little fabric glue to connect all of the pieces of trim.

6.  Push the 6 studs onto the 6 meeting points of the trim.

7.  Add sew snaps to the ends of the trims.

8. Et voila!