Make This $45 Embellished Sequin Skirt for $10
Every woman should own a few key pieces in her closet, and a pencil skirt is a must-have! They’re flattering for any figure and are versatile enough to fit any occasion. That means they’re perfect for work or a night out. When we spotted this Ruche Let’s Celebrate Embellished Skirt ($45), we had to do a DIY copycat! With shiny sequins like tiny chandeliers raining down, this skirt is the perfect mix of glitz and glam. You can give your credit card a break this time — we’re showing you how to hack it with just three supplies! If you know how to sew a button on a shirt, you can easily upgrade a plain skirt into your own DIY embellished sequin masterpiece. Just buy a pack of sequins and some beads for $10, and you’ll be ready to go. The next time you go out for drinks wearing this skirt, you’ll be a shining star in a crowd of little black dresses. Not sure how to style it? Here are some celebrity-approved ways to wear a pencil skirt.
Materials + Tools:
- — sequins and beads, various sizes
- — thread, gray or white
- — sewing needle
- — pencil skirt
1. Wash and iron the skirt so it’s a smooth and clean surface to stitch on.
2. Thread the sewing needle, and knot the end of the thread.
3. Bring the needle up through the fabric, and drop a sequin onto the thread.
4. Bring the needle down through the fabric right beside the sequin, sewing one side of the sequin down. Then bring the needle up again very close to the edge to add another sequin. Keep repeating for sequins and beads to create a sequin cluster.
5. Once you have sewn all the sequins in place, knot the end of the thread on the back side of the fabric.
- Wash and iron the skirt so you have a smooth and clean surface to stitch on.Pro-tip: To thread the sewing needle, don’t try to slide the thread through the eye of the needle. Instead, hold the thread in place and bring the needle to the thread. Knot the end of the thread.
- We’re using hand-sewing techniques, so if you know how to sew a button on a shirt, you can sew sequins. Bring the needle up through the fabric, and drop a sequin onto the thread.
- Bring the needle down through the fabric right beside the sequin, sewing one side of the sequin down. Then bring the needle up again very close to the edge to add another sequin. Keep repeating with sequins and beads to create a sequin cluster.
- You might choose to play around with the spacing between sequins while sewing, but it doesn’t have to be perfect — a random pattern of sequin clusters will have the same overall look. Once you’ve sewn all the sequins in place, knot the end of the thread on the back side of the fabric. That’s it!
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