Bling Sweater

Bring some zing to an ordinary sweater when you bling it out using hot fix crystals from Create Your Style with Swarovski Elements™. The hot fix crystal tool makes it a snap to adhere these crystals to fabric of all kinds.
 
 

Craft Time: 30-60 minutes

Uses Recycled Items: No

Keywords: may2013, C_35298, bling sweater, hot fix, hotfix, crystal, rhinestone, create your style, cys, swarovski, elements

Materials

  • Sweater -- Your Style of Choice
  • Create Your Style with Swarovski Elements™ Hot Fix Rhinestones Combo Pack (Sizes 5mm, 4mm, 3mm) – White/Clear (3 Pkgs.)
  • Create Your Style with Swarovski Elements™ Hot Fix Crystal Tool
  • Cardboard Sheet
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Instructions

Step 1
Lay the sweater out on a flat surface. Insert the sheet of cardboard between the front and back of the sweater and brush out any wrinkles with your hand.

Step 2
Place a 5mm crystal along the shoulder of the sweater, and use the hotfix tool to adhere it in place, following the tool instructions. Be sure to leave the tool on the crystal for about 25 seconds.

Step 3
Continue to adhere one 5mm crystal at a time in a straight line across shoulder of sweater, using the hotfix tool.

Step 4
Repeat this process to make a second row of 5mm crystals next to the first line, shorter than line 1.

Step 5
Repeat Steps 1 and 2, alternating lengths of lines and crystal sizes, until shoulder is covered in a sunburst pattern (as shown), or to your desire.

Step 4
When your design is complete and the sweater has cooled, check crystals for security. Re-heat, using tool if necessary.

Tips

Don't forget to insert the sheet of cardboard between the front and back of the sweater. This will keep the crystal's adhesive from melting through the front of the sweater and gluing the two layers together.