DIY embellished pearl collar tutorial

Recently I blogged about DIY ideas using pearls, and I was inspired to embellish a shirt collar with some pearl beads I had in my stash. I’ve seen several versions of this DIY, some with many additional elements, but I wanted to keep it pretty simple. I used two slightly different colors of pearl beads, plus some metallic silver beads, to create a pearl gradient.

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Images all found on Pinterest.

Materials:
Shirt to embellish
Pearl beads
Thread
Needle
Scissors

DIY embellished pearl collar tutorial

Methods:
1. Place some of the pearl beads on your shirt to decide how you’d like to arrange them. I decided to go with a gradient, but you may want to cluster them or completely cover the collar.
DIY embellished pearl collar tutorial
2. Starting with the tip of the collar, begin sewing on the beads. Try to sew the beads onto just the top fabric layer of the collar, so no threads will show on the underside.
DIY embellished pearl collar tutorial
DIY embellished pearl collar tutorial
DIY embellished pearl collar tutorial
3. Continue sewing on the beads, gradually decreasing the density. I just eyeballed everything, but you might want to use a piece of chalk or fabric marker to help you arrange your beads.
DIY embellished pearl collar tutorial
DIY embellished pearl collar tutorial
4. Repeat on the other side of the collar.
DIY embellished pearl collar tutorial

DIY embellished pearl collar tutorial

DIY embellished pearl collar tutorial

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13 Responses to Tutorial: Pearled Shirt Collar

  1. Jorina says:

    Amazing, what a good idea!

  2. Pam says:

    Beautiful!! I LOVE it!

  3. mcgrawshaw says:

    This looks like what I have been looking for thank you

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  5. Tammy T says:

    Just picked up the shirt to do this on! Can’t wait to try it, though I may have to chose different beads than the ones I have on hand since they are so small! Hope to start soon! Yours looks amazing!

    Tammy

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  9. Rocio Villanueva says:

    This is so beautiful!

  10. Amy West says:

    Very pretty and incredibly creative. Thank you for the tutorial.

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