TUTORIAL: Modernize A Sweatshirt

Ola lovelies! Told you I'd be back soon.

Now if you've got no plans for the weekend, I have just the thing for you.
I promise this takes less than an hour to complete. Let  me tell you, one hour of your Saturday is pretty worth it for this baby.

With very minimal supplies, I updated my collection hoarders pile of clothing with the embellished sweatshirt trend. I drew inspiration from some of the prettiest embellished sweatshirts I have ever seen.

Here's what you'll need:
- sweatshirt
- beads, rhinestones or any kind of gemstones (you can even repurpose old earrings)
- craft glue
- needle and thread

1. Because I love all my existing sweatshirts, and also because I wanted a new one, I bought and used this neoprene-like sweatshirt I found at P. & Co.. It cost me about RM50, steal!

2. I already had in mind what design I wanted for my sweatshirt. So I measured and drew on boxes in the middle of my top. Excuse the number of lines on the sweatshirt (I changed my mind a few times halfway).

3. Once that is done, I glued on my beads onto the sweatshirt, and then sewed them down. DONE!

More pictures on the sweatshirt coming soon. Good luck and have fun this weekend!

Images by Moose Pixels.
Sweatshirt images from here, here, here and here


  1. Super cute! I made the feather headdress you wrote a tutorial about and I loved it! Gonna have to try this out too. I'm loving the embellished sweater trend right now.

    1. Thanks Megan! Would LOVE to see your headdress! Send me pics if you have the time k? jillianundercover@gmail.com (: xx

  2. What a great idea - I adore the rhinestone neoprene sweatshirts and will be maing myself one straight away! LOVE!
    Heather Wyancko