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Lea's First Day of School - Jacket

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Lea's First Day of School - Jacket Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

This summer the owner of was lucky enough to have her family visit from halfway around the world. Her adorable niece Lea is heading off to kindergarten this year, and we just couldn't resist making her some back to school clothes!

We found this darling jacket at our local mall and embellished it with Swarovski hotfix rhinestones. It had some detailing on it already in pink, purple and silver so we chose to accentuate those colors with coordinating rhinestones. Use our jacket for inspiration but choose colors and quantities to suit your project.

Step one: Put something behind the area where you will be applying the rhinestones. When heated, the adhesive on the back of the rhinestones melts and can seep through the fabric.

Step two: Arrange the rhinestones. When you are happy with the placement of the stones, use a Hot Fix applicator to attach the rhinestones to the fabric.

Step three: Use a #11 short beading needle and Silamide white thread to sew buttons onto the waistband.
Estimated time: 2 to 3 hours
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools Used:
Dazzle-It Hot Fix Applicator (TOOL-0194)
Knotting tweezers (TOOL-112)
#11 short beading needles 12-pack (NEED-10)
Silamide 40-yard card white (SIL-WHT)
List of Components:
3017 10mm square button light amethyst (3017-LAM10, qty 2)
Silver and rhinestone dragonfly button (BTN-002, qty 1)
H238 hotfix flatbacks ss10 crystal (H2038-CRY10, qty 1)
H2038 hotfix flatbacks ss12 crystal (H2038-CRY12, qty 13)
H2038 hotfix flatbacks ss16 crystal (H2038-CRY16, qty 7)
H2038 hotfix flatbacks ss20 crystal (H2038-CRY20, qty 2)
H2028 hotfix flatbacks ss12 rose (H2028-RO12, qty 66)
H2038 hotfix flatbacks ss16 fuchsia (H2038-FUS16, qty 38)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 3017 10mm Square Button Light Amethyst
Code: 3017-LAM10
Length 10mm, Width 10mm, Total Height 3mm 
$1.50 $1.12$1.41 $1.05$1.33 $0.99
Swarovski H2038 SS10 Hotfix Xilion Rose Flatback Crystal
Code: H2038-CRY10
Diameter 2.7-2.9mm, Total Height 1.25mm 
$0.09 $0.06$0.08 $0.06$0.07 $0.05
Swarovski H2038 SS12 Hotfix Xilion Rose Flatback Crystal
Code: H2038-CRY12
Diameter 3-3.2mm, Total Height 1.5mm 
$0.09 $0.06$0.08 $0.06$0.07 $0.05
Swarovski H2038 SS20 Hotfix Xilion Rose Flatback Crystal
Code: H2038-CRY20
Diameter 4.6-4.8mm, Total Height 2mm 
$0.16 $0.12$0.15 $0.11$0.13 $0.09

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Dazzle-It Hot Fix Applicator
Code: TOOL-0194
Sale Price: $14.39
Price: $15.99
Knotting Tweezers
Code: TOOL-112
4.5 Inches 
Sale Price: $3.94
Price: $4.59
The Beadsmith Silamide 40-Yard Card White
Silamide A, Approx. 40 yards 
Sale Price: $1.13
Price: $1.49

NOTE:This idea uses Swarovski crystal componentswhich currently do not meet the requirements as set out in the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).

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