Striped Sequin Pillow DIY

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There’s something about sequins that we can’t get enough of. When looking for a medium for our pillow revamp we jumped at the opportunity of incorporating our notice me-trim: sequins!

SUPPLIES

2 ¼ “6-ROW STRETCH SEQUIN-Turquoise 

 2 ¼ “6-ROW STRETCH SEQUIN-Blue Iris 

Pillow

Glue

Scissors

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Place the end of your sequin trim over your pillow. Cut the trim once it reaches the other side creating a sequin trim strip.

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Continue to cut your sequin trim into even pieces. Create as many strips as needed to cover the entire pillow. Lay your now even pieces in a pattern you feel comfortable with. We opted to mix our Blue Iris Sequin Trim with our Turquoise Sequin Trim

DSC_0007Using your Gem Tac Glue begin gluing down your first piece of sequin trim. Continue gluing each piece one at a time
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Before you know it your pillow will be ready to show off
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Top 5 Sequin DIYs

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Merry Christmas to all!  Today, we couldn’t be more excited to spend the day with family and friends.   We hope your day is filled with beauty, tons of laughs, homemade and heartfelt presents, and happiness.  Because we hope your day is filled with everything you’ve dreamed of, here is a list of our Top 5 Sequin DIYs.  Nothing like pictures of beautiful homemade projects to add to your smiles today.

DIY Sequin Sweater via taylor & DEMOLISH

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DIY Sequin Embellished Shoes via …love Maegan

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DIY Sequin Blazer via A Pair and A Spare

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DIY Striped Sequin Sneakers via Stripes and Sequins

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DIY Sequin Elbow Patch Sweater via Swellmayde

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DIY Sequin Pants

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We are massive fans of the all-sequin dress, but, like most females, they only get worn around the holiday times.  Here is a DIY with just enough sequins that can be worn all year round!

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Supplies

Trousers

2-3 yds of Sequin trim

Fabric glue

Scissors

1.  Fold your pants along its front seams and measure trim that will start under the belt loop, down the side seam, and to the bottom of the pants.  Add an inch to this measurement and cut.

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2.  Begin by gluing the top of the trim below the belt loop area.

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3.  Continue to glue the trim down the side hem of the pants.  Add glue to the back of the trim and press it down onto the pants.   Make sure that the trim is always aligned with the side hem.

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4.  Any excess trim you have can be folded under the pant leg and glued, as depicted.

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5.  Repeat for the second pant leg and follow the above steps.  And then you have created an amazing pair of pants for a night on the town or for your holiday parties!

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Do-It-Yourself Bridal Package (Customize Your Own Hot-fix Rhinestone Motif)

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By Kristin

 

This weekend I’m throwing a surprise engagement party for 2 of my very good friends.  I decided to make each of the brides a tote bag filled with supplies that will help them plan their big day.  Since I wanted to make something they could use after the wedding, for trips to the green market or beach, I decided to gear each one towards their unique personalities. 

For Cristina I chose the Swarovski Rhinestone Peace Sign iron-on motif and a 12mm Square Sequin Trim in Silver to decorate an eco-friendly cotton tote.  I started by ironing out the tote to get rid of the wrinkles and then ironed on the hot-fix rhinestone motif.  I then used the Unique Stitch Glue  to glue the sequin trim around the edge of the bag and on the handles.  I used the Unique Stitch instead of the Sobo Craft Glue because it is washable.

Deciding what to fill the tote with was a challenge.  It’s not a bridal shower, so home goods were not something I wanted to include.  I decided to instead add some helpful planning books and a t-shirt personalized with their new to-be name. 

I looked around for places that customize t-shirts with rhinestones and designs… they were expensive!  I then remembered that M&J Trimming had these new Heat Seal Films  for the Swarovski Hot Fix Rhinestones!  I picked up 1 small pack of SS10 Crystal and one 13.5″ x 6″ Heat Seal Film.  I then printed out her new name on plain paper to use as a template.  I used a tweezer to place the stones one by one (stone side down) on the film until the design was done.  After you have finished your design, you can just iron it on like any of the other appliqués that M&J Trimming offers.  *Remember, when doing designs for a template; make sure the image is mirrored so when you iron it on, it isn’t backwards.

This was a really fun project for to make for friends, and I can’t wait to see the looks on their faces when they arrive at the party.  Congrats to my friends Sam and Joey, and Cris and Mike!

New Shopping Category

 

 

M&J Trimming is proud to announce that we now have three new categories, Sew-on, Sequins and MoreHere at M&J Trimming we strive to make a memorable shopping experience for all customers.  Therefore, we have created these new categories in order to make your search easier for when you’re in need for these specific garment embellishments. 

 Within the “Sew-on” category, you’ll notice that we have recently added new items.  We have also separated the sew-on jewels into multiple subcategories.  Whether you’re in need of glass sew-on or shell sew-on, you’ll be sure to easy find what you are searching for. 

 Our other category is “Sequins”.  For years, sequins have been quite popular on various garments.  However, its’ popularity and demands have grown tremendously within the past couple of years.  For this reason, M&J Trimming had decided that sequins deserved its’ very own category.  You’ll be able to find items such as basic sequin trims to loose sequins and sequin-decorated appliqués. 

 Last, but not least, we have the “More” category.  The title of the category may seem a bit odd and the decision did not come easily.  After months of deliberation, we decided that this category would have items such as flower pins, chains, boas and more.  Within this category you’ll be able to find unique embellishments and accessories. 

 We hope that the new category will assist in making your search easier when you’re looking for these items.  We’ll keep you updated with more changes coming soon. 

 

 

 

Your Own Louis Vuitton

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By Milton

Louis Vuitton’s Spring ’08 collection features shirts and skirts with

stripes of sequins circling the front and back. Like with all designer
clothing, I’m pretty confident that this collection’s price tag would
leave anyone stumped as to how such a simple design arrived at such an
inflated price.

It’s not always necessary to spend a large amount of money on a piece of
clothing you saw on the runway.  Some pieces can easily be recreated
using pieces of clothing you already own.  If you’d like you can also
purchase something similar and add little touches with embellishments to
make it look the same as the one you saw on the runway.

For example, I’ve easily recreated a piece from the Louis Vuitton Spring
collection.  You can purchase a regular solid shirt from any
department store.  Then with some sequin trims, sew it around the
shirt.  It can easily be done by hand or with a sewing machine.  It’s
just that simple!