February 13, 2013

Easy DIY Sequin Suspenders!


I am obsessed with this stretchy sequin trim, you guys. It's inexpensive and, as far as I'm concerned, belongs on everything in sight. If I could persuade my husband to trim our car in it, I think I would. 

But for today I'm settling for awesome suspenders for the lovely:



We are loving them so much! And to make them, all you need is stretchy sequin trim and suspender clips! Awesome. (If you want to add hearts like ours, you'll also need felt or leather and a strong hold glue.)

Our sequin trim came from Walmart and it was less than $3 for a spool. I've also seen it at JoAnn's for a similar price, and I believe they had other colors as well! You probably need a pair in every color. You can also buy suspender clips at JoAnn's, but we got ours off of some old man suspenders at the thrift store. 

The process is so easy, it will blow your mind:

  • Measure across your child's shoulder and add 2'' then cut two lengths of trim. Fold each end around the loop of a suspender clip.

  • Sew across with your machine or by hand. Crisscross them in the back (while worn for best results) and put a few stitches there as well.

  • Or cheat and use a glue gun. I hot glued the pink pair and they seem to be holding up great!

  • (Optional) Cut two felt or leather/vinyl hearts for each clip and stitch them together back to back with embroidery thread. (Or regular thread doubled up a couple of times.)

  • Glue to the top of the suspender clip. Unfortunately, hot glue won't cut it for this step, as it doesn't adhere to metal very well. So you'll want to use a strong hold glue like E6000 or something similar. Hold it in place with a clothespin until dry.


  • And then just look amazing:




I'm pretty sure your darling will love them. And btw, you might need a pair for yourself...maybe in black?


Happy Valentine's Day tomorrow!! I hope you have a great day celebrating love. :o)


LOVE,

Disney




24 comments:

  1. Disney, you are a flippin genius. I've used that sequin elastic for a flapper headband, bracelet, even trim around a skirt, but never would've thought of suspenders. This is why they pay you the big bucks. ;)

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    1. Thanks!! Haha, yes, when is that check going to get here? It's been like three and a half years... :o)

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  2. ADORABLE!!! Happy Valentine's Day to you and Paige.

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  3. Hmm. I don't know...black might be the smart choice for a "grown up" but I'm digging those gold ones!! So cute!

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  4. Are you kiddin me? Paige is the coolest kid ever. I'm gonna need to do this.

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    1. Yay! Let me know if you try, I'd love to see your version!

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  5. Wildly adorable! Love the whole pink ensemble!

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  6. These are SO cute! I am dying over the picture of Paige in a tutu! What a fantastic idea to use up leftover sequin trim (which, oddly enough, my mom has a ton of leftover from making costumes for a musical). :)

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  7. Those suspenders are so stinkin' cute! I love them, especially with the tutu. Way to keep Paige stylin'!

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  8. These are lovely! The idea is simply great. You always do this for us - you show us something and we see a whole lot more possibilities :)

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  9. You are flat out a crafting genius miss!! My dad wears suspenders, i wonder if i could convince him to wear sequin ones?!?! Lol. Thank you for sharing all your creative goodness, you truly are AMAZING mama

    Xo the rebel

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  10. Disney - I am pretty sure I am a little bit in love with you. Ha! These are fantastic! Seriously, I love them! Amazing - as always :)

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  11. From the size difference in the first photo I would have sworn the pink pair was for you :) lol I was so surprised to see them on Paige instead. She looks great.

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    1. I'm not gonna, lie, I totally tried the pink ones on. But actually they're for Paige's older friend Lexi! I would have had her come over and model them, but then I would have had to wait to post it. And I don't like to wait.... :O)

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  12. Oh this is such a fun idea! I love the second look with the tutu ;)

    xo
    summer

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  13. Soooo cute! I think my son would love a pair of these in sparkly blue as well. What a good idea - the kids could even help me make them!

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  14. I already commented on Instagram but now that I see all the photos I need to say it again - COOOL! I love it and I am pretty sure I have two little ladies here that would too.....off to the sewing store....okay, not exactly NOW since I am in my pyjamas and they would be closed....but you know what I mean ;-)

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  15. Ooh, now I need to make my daughter a gold pair with green shamrocks for St. Patrick's Day. Thanks for adding to my project list. ;). Oh well, at least its a quick and cheap project (my fave).

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  16. Oh these are so adorable! I've been thinking of new ideas for all of our sequin goodies!!

    Kayboutique.com

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  17. Oh my goodness! These are fab, fab, fab. Thanks for the tutorial...I don't think I will be able to make just one pair lol Someone is going to be a very sparkly girl :) Cheers, Bec.

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