So I am kicking off 12 days of DIY in style with this easy embroidered jumper tutorial. I have seen a few versions of this pearl embellished jumper trend on the high street lately and couldn’t resist making my own. It is a really way to update an old jumper ready for the festive season, so if you fancy making your own here’s how I did it…
What I used:
Plain knitted jumper, Boohoo
Pearls, small medium and large
Needle and thread
I picked up this plain black jumper from Boohoo recently as I thought it would look great tucked into jeans, but you can use any old jumper in any colour. For the embellishments I picked up some simple white pearls in three different sizes and chose to use a black thread to blend into the jumper.
I started by laying my jumper on a flat surface and spacing out my beads to see where I wanted them positioned. I started with the larger beads and once I was happy placed smaller beads around them. After I had a good spacing between each bead I took a photo of the layout for reference before beginning to sew each one on. I threaded my needle and started from the inside of my jumper through to the outside, catching the bead on the way.
Luckily my beads had holes big enough for my needle to fit through the middle which made sewing easier, so make sure you check before you buy your beads. After a few loops I tied my thread off and moved on to the next bead.
I liked the idea of having my pearls running from the front over the shoulders onto the back, so once I had finished sewing my beads on the front, I added a few to the back too. I added a few smaller ones to the top of the sleeves too which made the whole jumper look like it had a light sprinkling of snow.
I am pretty pleased with how this DIY turned out. It has added a touch of glamour to a plain black jumper made it unique. I can’t wait to wear this jumper tucked into a shimmery midi skirt to a family meal over the festive period.
I hope you have enjoyed the first in my #12daysofDIY festive series, I’ll be posting a tutorial everyday for the first twelve days in December so follow along at #MadeUpFestive for more Christmas makes.
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