heart of sequins shirt tutorial

heart of sequins shirt by kojodesignsOur blog friends, Melissa and Stacey are currently doing a series called Sew In Tune. The idea is to sew something with a song as your inspiration.

my funny valentine shirtMy Sew In Tune inspiration song was “My Funny Valentine” by Frank Sinatra. The line You make me smile with my heart is just perfect for my sparkle-loving, lovey girl.

my funny valentine shirt

She has a thing for hearts and sparkles (and pink!)… my funny Valentine indeed.

heart of sequins by kojodesignsWant to make one too, for your Funny Valentine?

To make a heart of sequins-

heart of sequins tutorialStart with a plain shirt (I sewed this one using Figgy’s Banyan Tunic Pattern… yep another one). Cut out a paper heart. Using a fabric pen, trace onto your shirt.

heart of sequins shirt by kojodesignsStart sewing a line of sequins along your traced-heart.

heart of sequins by kojodesignsAfter you finish stitching the first heart outline, add another heart of sequins along the inner perimeter.

heart of sequins by kojodesignsOnce both hearts of sequins are finished, give to your funny valentine- the one who makes you smile with your heart.

Be sure to head over to Melly Sews and Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy for more Sew In Tune goodness!

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  1. Dayna says

    love the shirt. but i love the chipped nail polish little miss is sporting even more! it’s such quintessential “little girl” to me.

    • Kirstin says

      Dayna, the chipped nail polish is all. the. time. Seriously, I repainted this afternoon and tonight, they look like I didn’t touch them. :) So funny. :)


  1. […] Kojo Designs shows how you can add a sparkly sequin heart to a t-shirt.  The tutorial is part of the Sew in Tune series at Melly Sews and Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy! The sequin heart design is inspired by the song “My Funny Valentine.”  The sequins are stitched by hand so you won’t need to be sitting at a sewing machine to make this.  Go to their blog for the how-to. […]

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