How to Embellish a Shirt Collar with Pearls

Learn how to embellish a shirt collar with pearls

Recently I was looking for DIY ideas using pearls, and I was inspired to embellish a shirt collar with some pearl beads I had in my stash. I’ve seen several versions of this DIY, some with many additional elements, but I wanted to keep it pretty simple. I used two slightly different colors of pearl beads, plus some metallic silver beads, to create a pearl gradient.

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How to embellish a shirt collar with pearls

Materials and Tools
Shirt to embellish
Pearl beads
Thread
Needle
Scissors

Learn how to embellish a shirt collar with pearls
Steps
1. Place some of the pearl beads on your shirt to decide how you’d like to arrange them. I decided to go with a gradient, but you may want to cluster them or completely cover the collar.
Learn how to embellish a shirt collar with pearls
2. Starting with the tip of the collar, begin sewing on the beads. Try to sew the beads onto just the top fabric layer of the collar, so no threads will show on the underside.
Learn how to embellish a shirt collar with pearls
Learn how to embellish a shirt collar with pearls
Learn how to embellish a shirt collar with pearls
3. Continue sewing on the beads, gradually decreasing the density. I just eyeballed everything, but you might want to use a piece of chalk or fabric marker to help you arrange your beads.
Learn how to embellish a shirt collar with pearls
Learn how to embellish a shirt collar with pearls
4. Repeat on the other side of the collar.
Learn how to embellish a shirt collar with pearls
learn how to embellish a shirt collar with pearls

13 thoughts on “How to Embellish a Shirt Collar with Pearls

  1. Just picked up the shirt to do this on! Can’t wait to try it, though I may have to chose different beads than the ones I have on hand since they are so small! Hope to start soon! Yours looks amazing!

    Tammy

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