DIY Studded Heart Sweatshirt

DIY Studded Heart Sweatshirt

I did warn you that I’m already in the Valentine’s Day spirit! And 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

DIY Sweatshirt Materials

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.

Heart Sweatshirt DIY

Start by cutting the studs into strips. Peel off the black backing and arrange them on the sweatshirt.

Studded 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. :) Studded Heart Pattern

Then turn the sweatshirt over, being careful to keep the design in place, and iron according to the package directions.

DIY Sweatshirt Ironing

Heart Studs

After the studs have cooled peel off the plastic from the front.

DIY Studded Heart Sweatshirt

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!


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  1. says

    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. =)

  2. says

    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. :)

  3. 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!

  4. Susanna says

    THis is really cute, never thought of myself as one to wear “studs,” but this is really cute and very wearable :)

  5. says

    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!

  6. says

    ooo very crafty! and now you’ve got *me* in the valentines day spirit. i’ve already seen a bunch of cute crafts and ideas on pinterest and it took a lot of will power to just not re-pin everything i saw haha


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