Hello Dolls!! I went shopping this past weekend (what's new, I know) lol but while shopping at ZARA I saw a cropped denim jacket that has studded shoulders and I fell in love except that the jacket was $100 and I knew I had a denim jacket at home I could use to knock off the look so that is what I did and I documented the process so you can make one too!! I love that if and when I tire of the studs I can easily remove the felt appliqué we are creating.
DO IT YOURSELF TUTORIAL
(you can get the felt at ANY craft store by the piece and is usually between .60 or .99 cents, the studs you may need to order online and resources for those are below)
Step 2: Using this Shoulder Template HERE cut out a test of felt and place it on the shoulder of the jacket to make sure it is big enough for your size jacket. Adjust as needed and then CUT 2 shoulder shapes out f felt.
Step 3: Using which ever studs you have chosen start placing them on the felt by starting at the center and working outwards, make sure to place them on top at first to make sure you can arrange them correctly before permanently attaching them. I used THESE studs but they have so many to choose from. You can use flat back's that are glued or sewn on or the prong type that I used.
Tip: The glue on studs will be faster but I used the prongs and my tweezers to bend them and it took about 10 minutes to attach the studs per piece.
Step 4: Fill the space as best you can until it looks like the pic below
Step 5: When you have finished studding the shoulder felt pin it to your shoulder using the center row of studs as your guide placing it on the shoulder seam. Pin all around to hold in place.
Step 6: Using a hand sewing needle and thread you are going to hand sew the felt/studded applique to the shoulder starting at the sleeve edge and working around the entire piece. I used a blanket stitch because it is fast and easy but you can use an applique stitch (tutorial) shown HERE or a Whip stitch shown HERE
Step 7: Once you have finished hand sewing one felt piece on do the same exact thing for the other side.
All Done! Now go show off to your friends ;-)