How to Make Your Own Sequin Custom Graphic Tee (DIY)

Welcome to another series of Looking Lovely on Less! When I’m not creating Eye Candy for my shop,
I’m attempting to refashion clothes for myself and our M&M girls. A huge drawback  tho is I am not a seamstress. I’m pretty sure I could sew a button onto a shirt if I “had” to, but don’t bet on it (wink wink). I came across the graphic tee below and fell in love….

With a price tag of $34.90, I couldn’t justify buying
it, so I thought I’d try to make a similar one. With the help of one of my BFF’s a.k.a. Aleene’s Fabric Fusion, I did just that! Let’s get this party started!

Gather your
Supplies: Article of Clothing (in my case a tank top), Fabric Fusion
(Aleene’s), A roll of sequins (I used single strand for this shirt), and
Start off by
placing the cardboard inside your article of clothing. This will keep
the glue from leaking onto the other side while you work.
Next freehand a design onto your clothing. In this case I started with the letter L.
Press the sequins into the glue, following the pattern to shape out the design.
I did one
letter at a time, and it worked great. If you mess up, or don’t like it,
just remove and start over. Dab the area that had the glue on it with a
dry washcloth to remove the glue and start again. The glue is forgiving
and dries on clear, and all the white flakes left from the glue will
wash off.
Keep going till you’re completely finished! Tada! The finished product. Allow to dry per package instructions.
I promise this is super easy! Try it, but be warned, you’ll be addicted (wink wink). Check out how I used the same idea for one of my little girls here.


by Living on Love and Cents Contributor Kristine. Kristine is wifey
to Nate, and Momma to their two M&M girls. She enjoys laughing and
living life! She blogs mostly about her ramblings as a Stay at home
Momma, with some crafting, fashion, and a little bit of sarcasm on the
side. You can read all about Kristine and her family’s adventures at
The Foley Family – Unedited.
  • Crystal Epperson

    Great idea! Will have to try!

  • You did an awesome job and I can’t even imagined all the money you saved!

  • Shirley

    You are so creative!

  • Lanie K.

    I never would have thought it would be that easy. Now I am inspired to go try to make my own. Thanks :)

  • Jennifer Hedden

    I love sequins and this shirt! I am not very craft at all, but I will definitely try this. I can see how this would be addicting. I will be trying to add sequins to all my clothes. Thank you for sharing!

  • Kathy Smith

    This is great I would love to try this! It would make wonderful gifts also!

  • Once again I appreciate your sweet kind comments!!!! PLEASE PLEASE if you use this idea send me a link or pic! I would LOVE to feature you!!!!! Seriously, thanks for making my night with all your sweet words!! XOXO

  • Marlena Curley

    I love this… and it looks easy enough even for me!

  • Michael

    I didn’t know what sequin was until now! Thanks for the time put into this guide!

  • Jo-Ann Brightman

    you never know how creative you can be until you try to do something’ Good work

  • How fun are you?! :)

  • I am impressed. That is so cool!

  • Debbie P

    Super cute! Great idea.

  • Fabulous! What a great job. Suddenly I’m thinking of all those blank tanks and tees in my closet. :)

  • This sounds like a very fun project.

  • Great idea! I’m going to try this with a mickey head ºoº

  • wow this looks like a lot of fun I love it great job !

  • Celeste


  • kristina sullins

    I just might have to try this. It looks pretty easy!

  • Carrie

    love the idea had to pin it :-)

  • jenn

    Wow.. way cute and looks simple. I like the tank you made

  • Joni Lackey

    Awesome idea!! LOVE it! Thanks for getting my creative juices going!

  • tiffany dover

    going to go try this now!

  • Sonya Morris

    Oh my goodness, I love it! What a great and fun thing to do with my girls!

  • Stacey Wood

    Love this idea. Especially since I have 2 teen girls and 1 tween! The price of clothing is outrages and this makes it cheap easy and fun. And of course Custom!

  • I love this. I’m going to have to get my diy on and make one.
    ~ Kelly Marie
    Skinny Chit Chat