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DIY Easy Beaded Jumper

Posted by Ella Martin Fashion blogger

10th Feb 2015

Easy Beaded Jumper DIY

Here's a quick and easy way to jazz up a plain and simple jumper into something more fun and unique to you. 

You will need:

• A jumper or cardigan

• A selection of beads, I've chosen some small metal skulls

• Thread in the same colour as your chosen jumper/cardigan

• A needle

• Some scissors

Step One. Start by double threading your needle.  Put a long piece of thread through the eye and tie the two ends of the thread together.  This makes it stronger when sewing.


Step Two. Decide where you want your first bead to go and sew in place. Start by pushing your needle from the inside of your jumper to the outside.


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Step Three. Next, thread your bead onto your needle and thread.


Step Four. Push your needle back through to the inside of your jumper.

Step Five. Repeat steps 2 - 4 a couple more times to make sure your bead is attached securely.


Step Six. Pull your thread tight on the inside to fasten the bead in place.


Step Seven. To tie your thread off slide your needle through your jumper behind the bead and pull most of the thread through.

Step Eight. Put your needle back though the loop of thread you have created and pull tight. 

Step Nine. Repeat steps 7 and 8 a couple of times.


Step Ten. To finish tie a knot in the end of your thread and cut.



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Step Eleven. You've now sewn a beautiful bead to your jumper.


Step Twelve. Repeat this process all over your jumper, putting as many bead as you want in any pattern that you like.

And you're done!

I love these beads but if skulls aren't your thing you can use any beads that you like. 

Some pearl beads on a pastel jumper or cardigan would give a real 1950's vintage vibe. 

Or how about sewing some red beads on in the shape of a heart? The possibilities are endless.

This is a perfect beginner fashion DIY project and a great way to practice your hand sewing skills.  So get sewing!


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Blog post written by Ella Martin

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