Tuesday, December 8, 2015

DIY Embellished Beret


I recently noticed that somehow I had two plaid black beret hats in my closet. Seeing as I had no need for two plain black berets, I decided I would embellish one with some embroidery and sequins. This is a super easy DIY project that can really jazz up a regular beret!


I decided on a space/star field motif for the black beret, and conveniently I had some star shaped sequins at the ready!

Materials include:
-Embroidery floss
-Needles
-Sequins or beads (optional)
-A beret!



To make the larger stars I used a simple lazy daisy (chain) stitch in a set of four stitches for each star. For variation, I made smaller stars with the full thickness of embroidery floss (6 strands), then made the stretched out larger stars with half the thickness (3 strands). I used the same thread to attach the sequins, both in the centers of the stars and dotted in clusters of threes. I didn't plan where each star would go, I simply created them as I went along, filling in blank spaces until it seemed to look right. For the smallest of stitched stars I simply used two single stitches crossed with a third tiny stitch across the center of X to hold the star in place. The same lazy daisy stitch could be used with more "petals" for a daisy or flower motif as well.




I'm really happy with how this little embroidery project worked out! It was a nice break from the Outlander stomacher embroidery project which has been taking ages to finish. Little berets like this one are pretty inexpensive at Target, and a brighter colored beret with white daises would be so cute! I hope some of you give a similar project a try :)


18 comments:

  1. Love the result, it's really cute!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Replies
    1. Thanks Siri! It was a surprisingly fun little project!

      Delete
  3. Fabulous tutorial Bianca! I've seen some gorgeous embellished berets out in vintage land and definitely want to try my hand at embellishing one for myself. This is very inspiring! ❤

    xox,
    bonita of Lavender & Twill

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Bonita! it is definitely both easy and fun, and who doesn't love a few sequins now and again right? :)

      Delete
  4. This looks so cute! I love the end result, and may have a go myself! Perfect for the new Star Wars film, and perfect in general. :D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Ellie! I am so ridiculously excited to see the new film next week, I am a huge Star Wars nerd! Perhaps if it is a chilly day I shall don my new hat :)

      Delete
  5. This looks lovely! I keep meaning to pick myself a few of these berets so maybe I will have to now, so I can embellish one.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Helen! They really do a good job of keeping you a little warmer in the wintertime :)

      Delete
  6. So cute! I adore berets and wear one almost daily while I'm tutoring (or when I don't have time to do my hair). I will have to pick up an extra one and embellish it!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Kate! It's such a simple project, totally worth doing to have a "fancy" beret in your collection!

      Delete
  7. Ooohh, this is so fabulously pretty! Star print, themed and embellished garments and accessories are some of my favourite wearables ever. Thank you for sharing this great how-to with us. Bookmarked big time!

    ♥ Jessica

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Jessica! I totally agree, I love me some star or space prints! <3

      Delete
  8. This is so lovely and has quite a 1930s feel about it. The stars are perfect for this time of year and would work lovely on a midnight blue velvet beret or cap as an evening piece. Your embroidery projects are really inspiring me to do something, I just need to be brave and get started.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Such a good idea! It looks really cute!

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...