This year I have hearts on the brain. Pretty much everything I’ve made lately is made of hearts – with a fair amount of sequins, glitter and pink thrown in. And studs. Because hearts and studs totally go together, right?
DIY Studded Heart Sweatshirt
These iron on studs are awesome! I’ve seen them at both Michaels and JoAnns in the “bedazzle it” section. Yes, I’m pretty sure that is the technical name. You’ll need at least 3 packages. Combine these with a super cheap $5 Wal-Mart men’s sweatshirt.
Start by cutting the studs into strips. Peel off the black backing and arrange them on the sweatshirt.
Getting the shape right was the biggest challenge. It took more time than I’d like to admit to figure it out – so definitely save yourself the hassle and follow this pattern. 🙂
Then turn the sweatshirt over, being careful to keep the design in place, and iron according to the package directions.
After the studs have cooled peel off the plastic from the front.
The men’s sweatshirts are super soft and cozy. And if you cut off the collar and sleeves (see first photo) you get a cool Flashdance vibe. Because didn’t we all want to be Jennifer Beals? I used to spend Saturday nights as a kid dancing on the coffee table to that music!
What a great idea! I never knew they made iron on studs…adding them to my crazy long list of craft supply wants. -jen
Elisa @ Fancyfreeme.com says
this made me think of your heart patches from a while back and how I still need to do those!
I know, so many projects so little time. Those hearts must have been what started my little obsession 🙂
Alison @ Get Your Pretty On says
So cute! You just gave me my weekend craft with my daughters. Can’t wait to try this. I will post it on my blog and link back to you, that is if I can pull it off. 🙂
Ahh, crafting with your daughters sounds so fun – can’t wait to see how it turns out!
Mandy Pellegrin // Fabric Paper Glue says
Super cute project! There’s no shame in a little heart love — no matter the time of year.
Ahhh love this! Bring on all the cute heart projects 🙂
I have these iron on studs already! Have to make a trip to walmart to pick up a sweatshirt. Thanks for sharing this!
The Wal-Mart sweatshirts are the best! Just make sure you try it on … they fit smaller than they look!
Seriously Sassy Mama says
Flash Dance was the first thought I had. I love this idea. A great idea for my girls and I!
Yep, love me some Flashdance! I totally wanted to be her as a kid
Adventures in Dressmaking says
Super cute idea!! I’ve never used those adhesive stud things before but I like the look a lot more than the super pointy ones. So cute!!
Shae @ Skoope Home says
LOVE! Easy and came out great!! I definitely need to take a trip to Michael’s soon!
Yes, it is super easy (just my kind of project!). So glad you stopped by 🙂
Love! I just made a list last night of diy things to make and this was on it! I like the idea of the iron on versus the prong backed studs. This will cut down the time and save my thumbs! Thanks!
Yep, the iron on ones are SO MUCH easier! I can never get the stud positioned right with the prong ones. What are you planning to make?
I plan using two sweatshirts, one with a heart and the other with a cross. One will be with studs and the other with printed fabric. I may just make 4.
Very cool! Can’t wait to see how it turns out!
Claire @ Claire K Creations says
Never knew you could get iron-on studs! You are getting into the Valentine’s spirit nice and early. Nothing wrong with a little extra love!
It’s never too early to get in the Valentine’s spirit! And I guess I’m not the only one 🙂
Jolleen The Graffitied Gardenia says
I’m totally making this! So cute!!!!
I just love how cute and simple this is!
This is so cute! I always thought studs had sharp prongs on the back… this looks so much simpler and could be used to make so many different designs!
THis is really cute, never thought of myself as one to wear “studs,” but this is really cute and very wearable 🙂
Love! Love! Love!
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Is there anything that you can’t? I love the idea!
Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies says
Oh, I loved Flashdance when I was a kid! So funny. 🙂 Now I’m going to have the Flashdance song stuck in my head for the rest of the day. I love this DIY–I need to go peruse the Bedazzle It section next time I’m at Michael’s!
I never knew there were such a thing as iron on studs. Genius! I love how you sweeten up the edginess of the studs with the sweet heart pattern. 🙂
Well now, that looks easy enough. I like how the first picture has the shirt cut off everywhere. =P I get so uncomfortable in round neck tees and sweatshirts myself, so I always do that. Haha. =)
I know, sweatshirts can be a little claustrophobic, right? I guess the Flashdance look was popular for a reason!
Barb @ FL Mom's Blog says
Stephanie, I love this idea! Now to get my pillows sewn first from the fabric that I bought from Krishenka’s, then I can do something like this!