All the cool kids are saying it.
I’m most decidedly not a cool kid.Thank goodness for Instagram – I can follow the real cool kids and keep up on the latest lingo. Making my mission to fake coolness one iota easier. Note to self – the cool kids probably aren’t saying ‘iota’.
Just to spare you a trip to Urban Dictionary, ‘on fleek’ means ‘on point’ or ‘perfect’. Which you are, obviously. Girl, you are so on fleek.
So tell the world with this great DIY gold sequin sweatshirt! It’s a fun and easy way to makeover an old sweatshirt. I chose On Fleek, but you could use whatever word or phrase your heart desires.
Thanks to one of my favorite DIY blogs, A Beautiful Mess, for the inspiration for this fun DIY!
- Fabric Glue
- Gold Sequin Trim
- Gold Thread
- Template (download)
- Download your template in the size appropriate for your sweatshirt. You can use the one I provided or type up your own with a cursive handwritten font. I used Manus . Cut out the letters to make a stencil.
- Place your stencil in place and trace the middle of it with a marker. Cover it with a line of glue (see photo).
- Set a row of sequins on top of the glue. As much as possible, try to do this with one single row of sequins. Don't cut the line yet. Use fabric glue to cover to the right side of the sequin line. Make a 'u-turn' so there are two rows of sequins (that overlap a bit). If you do have backtrack to go to the next letter, just put it on top of an existing row so the letters are no more than two rows thick.
- Once dry, use gold thread to sew every 3rd or 4th sequin to the sweatshirt. This will give it a better chance of surviving the wash!
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