The studs I picked were different than the studs most other DIY tutorials used. I got them from this Etsy
shop. They lock together.
I thought these would be better since there’s not much of a chance for these to go anywhere or come unbent.
FIRST, I played with the layout to decide how I wanted to arrange the studs across the pockets. I used my ruler to do my best to make them even.
SECOND, once I decided on the arrangement, I removed one at a time and made a light mark with the pencil on the fabric so I knew where to punch the hole.
THIRD, I used a combination of the grilling fork, scissors, and the belt hole puncher to punch holes. The grilling fork was my main tool (go figure). It made nice, clean holes, slightly smaller than what I needed, which is key. I used the scissors and belt hole puncher for the seams and thicker portions of fabric.
FOURTH, I affixed the the studs using a bit of super glue in the dome part and clicked it together with the bottom. I repeated it until I was finished!
FIFTH, I used my needle and thread to sew the pockets closed, since the studs were heavy and pulled the pocket down a little. I also added some to the collar.
I’ve loved wearing this top this past winter! After adding the studs, I’ve hand washed the top only. They have great staying power. It was definitely a learning process as I went. Having a heavier weight flannel would have made this easier.
Let me know if you try this! What do you think about the studs trend?