- Laundry facility
- Studs (from sewing supply store, I paid $8 for 24, but you can get them cheaper on ebay I hear)
- Denim vest ($25)
Here is what the vest looked like when in its original state:
Step 1: FRAY Ends: Cut along the border you want frayed, in this case I am only fraying the sleeves - cut a thin strip
|this is what the ends look like after cutting|
Step 2: Throw the item in the wash to get the frayed look
Step 3: Time to put the studs in- there were many shapes and sizes, but I decided to go with the bigger square studs (also bigger studs are easier to put in)
|Close up: notice spikes on the back, which are inserted directly into material and then folded over|
Step 4: Insert Studs; you just push the studs in and fold the spikes over in the back (warning do not get a fresh manicure when doing this, it will get ruined)
|fuzzy pic of what the stud looks like in the back|
Step 5: Pick a stud pattern you like and continue studding. (I googled this pattern) Here is one side done!
And the other side- Ta da! (Keep in mind it will not be a perfectly lined pattern, but I kinda like the messy look anyway which works for this item)
I didn't realize just how easy studding would be, and if placed strategically, they can really add interest into your clothes.
So what did you think? Do you like the before or after? I will definitely be wearing this in future outfit posts! keep any eye out ;) And good luck studding!