DIY: Sequined Cat Sweater

Today I’ve teamed up with Honestly WTF for another sparkly DIY.  We’ve both been incredibly inspired by Markus Lupfer’s graphic sequined sweaters and decided to tackle our own versions… two very different ways.  Erica opted for a cartoon-esque bunny ear version, whereas I went in a completely (semi crazy?) different direction – taking a bright pastel sweater and adding a sequined cat.  It’s nothing like Lupfer’s original (though I tried my best to copy his overall pattern) but it’s so me.  I absolutely love how it turned out and have already worn it several times.  Read on for the (surprisingly easy) tutorial, and then be sure to stop by Honestly WTF to see how they did their version… trust me it’s good.

 {My sweater is a bit more fitted than ML’s version, but you could very easily do this on a slouchier sweater.}

Materials / Where to Buy:  Sweater // Jewel It Glue // Assorted Sequins // Sharpie Marker

  Start by drawing your design onto the sweater.  You’ll cover this up later with sequins, so don’t worry too much about being precise.  I find that it’s easiest to start in the center (in this case, the nose of the cat,) and work outwards.

 Slowly begin covering small sections with glue and filling in with sequins.  Think of it as a paint by number.

Continue along, slowly adding your sequins… use tweezers where necessary (I found it really helped when tackling the whiskers!)

Don’t forget to stop by Honestly WTF to see how Erica’s amazing bunny ear sweater turned out!

P.S.  Though Jewel-It is washable, I still recommend taking this guy to the dry cleaner for cleanings… you just don’t want to risk it.  If you must machine wash, do so on the delicate cycle, and throw your sweater in a pillow case (knotting the end of the pillow case.)

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  1. This is so far beyond what I’m capable of, but I love it! 🙂

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  2. Grace, this turned out amazing. What a fun collaboration, and can’t wait to see Erica’s version.
    Have a wonderful day~

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  3. omg this is great! Thanks for the DIY share!

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  4. So cute!  I want to try this with a big leopard head!  (or a fox!)

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  5. MEOW!

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  6. So cute! Cats and fashion are my two favorite things, basically.

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  7. Ok, you are too cute. I think it’s time you start selling this stuff. I would seriously buy!

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  8. MEOW!!! Can’t wait for more DIY fun with you! xx

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  9. Viviana Carmona:

    I love it!!! Markus Lupfer sweaters are amazing but do cost a fortune so this is brilliant.

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  10. Love it! I am going to make one for sure!

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  11. Smash:

    So cute. I’m dying to try one. 

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  12. Um this is paw-fect! sorry i had to. 🙂

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  13. tanya_caines:

    How cute!

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  14. i mean… this is probably the cutest thing ive ever seen. just saying.

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  15. Lisa Harrold:

    Adorable! I love Erica’s version too.

    Sweaters and sequins – it’s a winning combination

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  16. This is so amazing it’s RIDICULOUS! And you FREE-HANDED that cat?!?!  That’s where this project would fall apart for me, which is why I’ll be trying the same technique with a simple heart (that will end up looking like an abstract amoeba). 😉 XOXO

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  17. Cute!! Looks like the DIY sequin sweaters are catching on. Erica’s sweater is so cute too! Now we all match 🙂

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  18. Jamie:

    Oh my gosh this is SO cute! What a great DIY!


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