DIY Sequin Star Sweatshirt

Learn how to apply sequin appliqués in this easy DIY.

Skill Level

Beginner

Time

1 hour or less

Skill level
Beginner
Time
1 hour or less
Written By

The Etsy Studio Team

Written By

The Etsy Studio Team

Star light, star bright, let’s do a DIY tonight! In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to make a sequin star sweatshirt using iron-on sequin appliqués. Make a sweatshirt for yourself or for the kids in your life – or better yet, make a set for the whole family. Ready to learn the process?

You will need

You might already have

Sweatshirt
Iron
Ironing board
 

Step 1: Preheat your iron and arrange appliqués

Before you begin, preheat your iron to its highest setting. Do not use a steam setting. Next, place appliqués on your sweatshirt until you find your desired arrangement. Snap a photo on your phone so you remember where each appliqué should go.
 

Step 2: Iron on appliqués

 
Begin ironing your appliqués to your sweatshirt using a pressing cloth or cotton fabric to protect the sequins. When ironing, use a tapping motion over the location of the appliqué instead of a circular motion – this will prevent the appliqué from shifting under the iron. A little heat goes a long way; check after you iron each one on to make sure that it’s secure.
 

Step 3: Iron, iron, iron

Continue this process until all of your appliqués are ironed on the front and back of your sweatshirt.
 

Step 4: Turn sweatshirt inside out and iron some more

To finish your sweatshirt, turn inside out and give the whole thing one final iron. This will help secure your appliqués in place. Tip: You don’t need to use a pressing cloth when ironing inside-out. All done!

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