You may have seen sequin sweaters floating about the internet, and I bet you that the majority of the ones you’ve favourited, pinned, saved and hoarded are probably by non other than Markus Lupfer. I am IN LOVE with his sequin sweaters, super chic and comfortable which is perfect for any lazy day. I love it when its comfortable to be in fashion, screw the whole pain for beauty or what ever the saying is, I love my no fuss comfortable clothes! Granted, I poked myself an insane number of times with the needle while making this sweater….so I guess that does fall under the pain for beauty and fashion category. Anyways, onwards with the tutorial! It’s quite time consuming, but the result is nothing if spectacular!
- A sweater (I got mine from Joe Fresh for $16)
- Sequin trim in blue (6mm), black (3mm), red (6mm) and gold (3mm) [for the original Markus Luper sweater, he uses 4mm sequins, I wasn’t able to get my hands on those, so i opted for different sizes, use whatever you feel comfortable with]
- Thread in colours matching the sequins
- Template (you can download it here)
- Cut out template
- Trace the pattern onto the shirt with chalk
- Take your sequin trim and start sewing it down, starting with the coloured sequins. I decided to forgo white just because the contrast against the charcoal sweater was too harsh, but if you use a lighter grey sweater you can give it a try.
- Outline everything with the smaller black sequin trim
- Make sure everything is secure
** You can always opt to glue down the sequins, but I would still go back and tac down the sequins with thread after the glue has dried to make sure the sweater can survive the washing machine.