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Designer Inspired Nautical Bejewled Top
This top is based on a tutorial at Carbon Couture on a version of designer Phillip Lim's nautical theme top.

I was able to make this version for under $8, but the stones are a little heavy - a lighter weight t-shirt would not work with as many stones as I used without pulling down the fabric.

I couldn't find any large flat beads at any of the local craft stores, so I resorted to using the decorative stone that you can get at the dollar store.

Posted by KMOM14 from Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States • Published See KMOM14's 367 projects »
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  • How to embellish a bejewelled top. Nautical Bejewled Top - Step 1
    Step 1

    Glue the stones to the top of the interfacing about an inch apart and press down firmly.

  • How to embellish a bejewelled top. Nautical Bejewled Top - Step 2
    Step 2

    Quickly flip the interfacing over before the glue seeps through and allow the glue to dry.

  • How to embellish a bejewelled top. Nautical Bejewled Top - Step 3
    Step 3

    Once the glue is dry, cut around the stones to allow just enough of the interfacing to stick out that will be covered by the rope (I ended up cutting most of the ones below down further after tieing a piece of the rope around them as it was too wide).

  • How to embellish a bejewelled top. Nautical Bejewled Top - Step 4
    Step 4

    Position the stones on the t-shirt how you want them.

  • How to embellish a bejewelled top. Nautical Bejewled Top - Step 5
    Step 5

    Iron around the edges of the interfacing to tack it to the t-shirt.

  • How to embellish a bejewelled top. Nautical Bejewled Top - Step 6
    Step 6

    After tacking down all of the edges with the iron, turn on the steam and go over all of the stones, then allow to cool off for about 5 minutes.

  • How to embellish a bejewelled top. Nautical Bejewled Top - Step 7
    Step 7

    Turn the t-shirt inside out and iron over the back of the stones then allow to cool about 5 minutes.

  • How to embellish a bejewelled top. Nautical Bejewled Top - Step 8
    Step 8

    Tie the rope around the stones.

  • How to embellish a bejewelled top. Nautical Bejewled Top - Step 9
    Step 9

    Once the rope is in place lightly tack the rope to the interfacing in several places around the rope, then hand stitch the rope to the top.

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KMOM14
KMOM14 · Fort Wayne, Indiana, US · 373 projects
It should, as the Amazing Goop "glues whatever bonds forever". I did a test run through the with just the stones with interfacing in a pillowcase 3 times and they held fast.

I would recommend, as with any top that has studs or any 3-D embellishments, wash inside a lingere bag or zippered pillowcase to avoid them them from catching on other items and falling off or possibly damaging other items.

Another possibility would be to put them on removable yolk that you would attach with Velcro instead of putting them on the T-shirt.
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EVEnl
EVEnl · Schipluiden, South Holland, NL · 309 projects
Owh yes very pretty, will it hold in the washing machine?
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