Fashion magazines show them, top boutiques sell them, and everyone wants them: blouses with beaded necklines; jeans and jackets encrusted with jewels; and pretty dresses adorned with embroidery, studs, and ribbons. The price tags for these gorgeous garments may not be user friendly--but the techniques are. Thanks to this lavishly illustrated manual, anyone can use iron-on motifs, appliqu s, decorative stitchery, cutwork, paint, and other embellishments to dress up plain garments for a night on the town. It takes only basic skills to whip up a Sweet Flowers & Pearls Sweater, Feathered Fringed Purse, Lacy Sophisticated Suit, and Bejeweled Belts. Beautiful photos of over 45 restyled creations provide inspiration. So why hesitate? There’s a t-shirt out there just waiting for its makeover!
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adhesive applique Attach back panel Backstitch Beading needle Beading thread blue bottom bugle buttons cardboard Chalk pencil circles collar colors crochet Cutting Diagram cutwork dimensional fabric paint dimensional paint dots dress embroidery ﬂoss embroidery hoop Embroidery Stitches fabric glue fabric strip ﬁt ﬂat ﬂowers fringe front fusible gems glitter guide for placement iron iron-on iron-on applique Jewel glue Knot lace loop manufacturer’s instructions matching thread Measuring tape metallic micro beads motifs neckline needle and thread needle Scissors organza organza ribbon pants paper and stylus Patty Cox pearls Photo pieces pocket pom poms Press Pull purse raw edges rhinestones right side Ruler running stitch satin stitch scarf Scissors INSTRUCTIONS seed beads sequins Sewing machine Sewing needle sheer fabric shirt shoes side seam sleeve sponge tool Squeeze Stem stitch studs sweater Thread to match tote Tracing paper Transfer paper trim tweezers V-neck vest Whipstitch yo-yo