Not posted much this week, been making the most of my recent free time (by sleeping...lots...hah)
Anyway, because of the wonderful response i got from my last DIY i thought i would treat you to another one! I went on a major shopping spree on Monday and picked up a few things that are perfect for a bit of DIY! So stay tuned for more :)
Anyway if you want to see how to add your own studding detailing to a plain jumper then read on!
This is the finished look, it's super duper easy to do (i promise) literally took me about 10-20 minutes to do once i got all my stuff organised!
First you will need to find a jumper you want to studify! I found this little beauty in Primark when i was on my massive shopping spree. I haven't really been shopping in Primark much recently but went in for a little browse and was pleasantly surprised! I spotted this in a huge pile of stock that was just waiting to go out on the rails and much to the un-amusement of the staff, i grabbed it straight off the pile! It was a complete steal at £12!!! I got it in a size 14 so that it would be bit bigger and baggier than it should be! It seriously looks like a jumper i have been lusting after in the TOPSHOP petites section sooo it made sense to buy this cheaper alternative! Anyway, rambling over, i thought it would look nice with some studding detailing.
You will need to get yourself some scissors, a sharpie marker and a square ended screw driver. I had these things just laying around my house. If you're not sure if you have a screw driver, ask your dad, he will surely have a tool box full of them! Also, the type of screw driver you need will depend what type of screw back studs you purchase, so get your screw driver AFTER you get the studs!
Finally you will need to get yourself some screw back studs! I got mine from ebay HERE. I got them a while ago for a previous DIY project (studded denim shirt collar if you're interested). So i'm just using the leftover ones for this design. They are roughly £10 for 50 studs so are really cheap when you think how many different projects you can use them in!
The first thing you need to do is decide how many studs you want to use and where you want them to be. I decided to use 13 studs (mainly because that was pretty much all i had left...) I think odd numbers work best for this design because you can have one stud marking the middle of your collar and then work out in even numbers. So for my design, i worked out where the middle of my collar was and used my sharpie pen to make a small dot roughly where i wanted the stud to be (don't worry too much about the mark being really dark, the stud will cover it when they are in!). Once you have decided where the middle stud should be, i marked 6 dots on either side of the middle stud all the way to the side seams of the jumper. Obviously if you have decided on a different number of studs you will mark more or less dots! The placing of the dots is the most difficult bit really... And its not even that hard anyway ;)
This step is optional. Since my jumper is quite a loose knit it allowed me to push my studs through very easily, however if you have chosen a tougher jumper you will need to use your scissors to make a little hole where you marked your dot just to help the stud push through.
Now take the screw back piece of the stud and push it through from the back (so that the flat piece is on the inside of the jumper and the screw piece is sticking out the front)
This is what it should look like on the INSIDE of the jumper :)
Now grab the top stud piece and screw it on top of the screw piece you just pushed through. You only need to screw the stud piece a couple of times to lightly secure it. You will tighten it properly in the next step.
Get your screw driver and on the back of the collar fasten the stud in place by screwing the piece in place as much as you can. (usually only takes about 3/4 turns)
Just keep on repeating the above steps over the top of your marked template until you have got all the studs on.
And thats it! Super quick and super easy! Its a really nice way just to add a subtle bit of edge onto wooly jumpers. You could carry the studding detail right the way around the back as well if you like so that it is visible when your hair is tied up or if you have short hair, the choice is yours :)
I hope i've inspired some people to spruce up jumpers they already own or head out and buy a cheap jumper to DIY. It's seriously a MUCH cheaper alternative to buying pre-studded jumpers.
How cute are these flowers my Mum bought be for getting my unconditional for uni? Love you muuum :)
Over and out lovelies!!!!