Sequined Heart Appliqué Hoodie | Jalie 3355

Sequined Heart Appliqué Hoodie | Jalie 3355

DIY Sequin Heart Appliqué | SewsNBows

A sequined heart appliqué hoodie, just in time for Valentine’s Day!

Sequined Heart Appliqué Hoodie | Jalie 3355

I made this hoodie with Jalie 3355. Well, I made half of it; then found out I had 2 days instead of 2 weeks to move. So I finished it here at the farm. This is the first sewing project I’ve completed in my new sewing room:)

Sequined Heart Appliqué Hoodie | Jalie 3355

I have a strict policy about finishing one project before starting another. I know myself real well…if I ever get a WIP pile it will never die. So I don’t even let it start!

Sequined Heart Appliqué Hoodie | Jalie 3355

I started this hoodie with a lace kangaroo pocket but it looked weird. When I took it off it was too boyish. I added a traditional pocket out of suede; but it wasn’t right either. So we ended up with this fun sequined heart appliqué.

Sequined Heart Appliqué Hoodie | Jalie 3355

We chose an unidentified scrap of pale pink whatever, and added a lace overlay. The lace is a part of an old tablecloth that I’ve used for countless projects; yet still remains in my scrap bin. I didn’t trim around the edges of the lace much, I’ll see how it washes first. The decorative stitches are brown; mostly because I didn’t want to change the thread.

Sequined Heart Appliqué Hoodie | Jalie 3355

I hand sewed the sequins on with invisible thread. I spent an hour sewing on just the few sequins you see. Hand sewing isn’t my talent, but doing it with invisible thread was incredibly tedious and annoying.

I wanted to start the next project already!

Sequined Heart Appliqué Hoodie | Jalie 3355

Pattern: Jalie 3355, Fabric: Girl Charlee

I’m sure some of you have caught on that I sew the same patterns over and over. I have enough patterns to never sew the same thing twice, but I tend to stick to what I know works. I do the same thing in restaurants. Is your style to be adventurous, or tried and true?

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Amy Mayen

Hello. I'm Amy and I'm addicted to sewing. I borderline-hoard fabric, buttons, & patterns. Sometimes I wish I could pile my fabric up on the floor and just roll in it!


  1. Karly Nelson

    It looks perfect! I hear you on the hand sewing and sticking with what works. The shirt is darling!
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  2. Gina

    Adorable sweatshirt and it looks so cozy!!! The sequined heart is the perfect detail to give the sweatshirt a little sass :). Sewing sequins can be tedious but sometimes it has to be done. I tried sewing sequins with my machine one time and the sequins split. There is only 1pattern I have made more than once and that is the O&S roller skate dress because it is my daughters favorite. I usually like to try to make new projects and try new techniques. I have so many want to sew things on my list if I started repeating them I would never get down the list. Yay for breaking in the new sewing room and glad you guys are settling in at the farm!!!

  3. Annie

    That is the perfect addition to the hoodie! I love the lace and decorative stitch applique. I am not making anything valentine specific, but I think I need to do that lace applique!
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  4. Michele

    Adorable!!! Love adding hearts to tops and yours is super sweet! Pinned
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  5. Amy of While Wearing Heels

    Love the new backdrop of the pictures. You picked the perfect place to move :). I’m a huge fan of hearts…love this sweet addition to the hoodie. Also impressed to know you hand sew occasionally too.
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  6. Pam @Threading My Way

    I’m a mix of adventurous and tried and true. Great idea to add decorative stitching to the applique. I’ve never thought to do that. It works so well. As a dancing mum, I’ve sewn on plenty of sequins over the years. I never liked it. They’re a great addition to the applique with the lace.
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