DIY Studded Plaid Shirt Tutorial

Last week I hinted at what I was planning to do with this thrifted flannel shirt, and I’m really pleased with how it turned out. It was inspired by this shirt, and I can’t wait to wear mine in a similar outfit. Mine isn’t an exact copy because I wanted to use studs I already had on hand, but I had limited amounts of the sizes I wanted to use. So I improvised, and even managed to find a couple of studs that perfectly fit over my pocket buttons. I think it was meant to be.
DIY studded plaid pockets tutorial
Materials:
Plaid shirt
Small studs (mine are 6 mm flat studs like these, but for ones more like the inspiration shirt I’d use these round dome studs or these)
Needle-nose pliers
Ruler
Fabric pencil or chalk

DIY studded plaid pockets tutorial
Methods:
1. Lay out your studs on your pocket in a pattern you like.
DIY studded plaid pockets tutorial
2. Measure and mark your stud placement. I actually measured and then placed each stud without marking the fabric, but it’s up to you.
DIY studded plaid pockets tutorial
3. Stick the stud prongs through the fabric, then bend them down using the pliers.
DIY studded plaid pockets tutorial
4. Continue until you’ve placed all of your studs.
DIY studded plaid pockets tutorial
5. If you happen to have a stud that fits over your buttons, you can just bend the prongs around the button to hold the stud in place.
DIY studded plaid pockets tutorial

DIY studded plaid pockets tutorial
6. Repeat the above steps on the other pocket.
DIY studded plaid pockets tutorial
DIY studded plaid pockets tutorial
By the way, this is what happens when I try to take pictures of projects around here:

Happy studding!

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