Saturday, 27 October 2012

DIY: Sequin Patches

I spotted this brilliant DIY on A pair and a spare, and immediately wanted to try it!
 It's the most amazing way to turn a dull blazer/sweater into something preppy and interesting. 
I thought I'd post some pictures of how it turned out when I tried it for myself.

You will need:

-A blazer/sweater 
-Sequin material (I personally love bronze coloured sequin, it's classy and sexy)
-Thread (preferably in the color of the sequin fabric, for obvious reasons)
-A sheet of paper and pencil
-Paper pins

I used an oversized grey sweater that I flicked from my dad's cupboard, mainly because he hardly ever uses it, also, the fact that it's Zara and that I'm digging the whole oversized- sweaters/ tops-on-well-fitting-bottoms trend, just added to it.

Bronze sequin material picked up from a local Andheri fabric store. (Inbox me here, if you need details of the store)



Trace your palm out on a sheet of paper, which will give you a rough oval patch.


Take the oval cutout, and pin it to the sequin fabric neatly. Makes it easier to cut out the fabric without much fuss.

Pin it up at 4-5 corners at least, make sure it's firm enough.


Cut out the fabric along the shape of the paper patch.

One for each sleeve.


Mark the spots on the garment, where you want the patches to be placed, and pin up the patches so it's sturdy enough while sewing them on.

P.S. I suggest, try on the sweater once after pinning up the patches, before sewing them on, to see if they're placed accurately and not at an odd spot.


Sew them onto the sleeves. If you have a sewing machine at home, the task only becomes much more faster and easier.

And 20 minutes was all it took.

Will do an outfit post with it soon, to show you how it looks once worn. :)

P.S. If you too happen to try this, would love to see pictures of it. Inbox on fb/mail. :)


  1. That's brilliant!Will try this one for sure :D
    But won't the sequins fall out from the edges after you cut it? Just curious...

    1. While you cut out the patches, the ones along the edges do fall off; but the sequins are stitched to the fabric, so apart from the pieces which are cut out, the rest of them stay put. :)

  2. Interesting!
    waiting to see the look of it...

  3. Wow!!! That's an awesome DIY.. Love the sequins

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  5. Thank you so much Malavika for your wonderful idea which one you share with us.your idea is too good.i like your idea very much.

  6. Can you tell me the shop details from where to buy?


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