Some time ago, I posted instructions on how to embellish a pair of leggings with metal studs. After the project, I stored the leggings at the bottom of my drawer since I had nothing to wear with them. Months later, I found a plain tee shirt and with a little creativity, I was able to create the perfect embellished shirt to pair with my leggings. While this product requires sewing skills, it is still basic enough for beginners to learn.
For this project I used:
Thin fusible facing
Sewing maching with single and twin needle and thread
Scrap material about 1/2 yard
Metal studs: 6 mm silver round and 7 mm silver square
Hot fix tool or iron
Cut the bottom part of the tee shirt off along the hem line.
The next step involves a double needle which when sewn, will allow the tee shirt to stretch without breaking the thread. If you use a straight stitch, the thread will break as the tee shirt stretches. Using the double needle, sew on the top (right) side of the tee shirt between the basting stitches, tucking the seam underneath towards the top of the shirt.
Allow to cool.
Metal studs are available from: