This cute maternity shirt lets you show off your bump with stylish Swarovski crystals. It's perfect for a shower gift and takes no time to make! Just choose a plain maternity shirt to decorate.
Step one: Choose your desired font to type the words "Baby Bump." Size it to fit your shirt and decide where it will sit. Find a small footprint design to use as a template that correlates with your chosen font as well. Print out your pieces to use as a reference later. Measure the height and width of your text and use light-adhering masking tape to create a frame around the desired area you will bejewel. This will serve as a guideline for the height and width of your image on the shirt. Place a barrier behind the shirt to keep the area smooth and prevent the heat from going through. We recommend using parchment paper or something thicker such as a fabric cutting board.
Step two: Position the Swarovski hotfix XILION rose flatbacks in Light Sapphire on your shirt to spell out the words. You may use various sizes to fit appropriately until you are happy with the arrangement. Use your BeJeweler® to affix your rhinestones to the shirt. We recommend doing the first letter and last letter of each word to get started. For help using a BeJeweler® Pro visit the Handy Tips section of our Learning Center.
Step three: Place your foot templates onto your shirt just to the left of your words. Lay your Swarovski Hotfix flatbacks in Air Blue Opal to fill in each foot shape in a random fashion. We used a SS34 flatback for the big toe, SS16 flatbacks for the three middle toes and an SS10 flatback for each little toe on the end. Bejewel each foot.
Estimated time: Less than 4 hours Difficulty level: Beginner
Tools and Supplies Used: Knotting Tweezers (TOOL-112) BeJeweler® Pro Ergonomic (BEJEWELER-P)
List of Components: Swarovski H2028 SS16 Hotfix XILION Rose Flatback Light Sapphire (H2028-SAPLT16, qty 17) Swarovski H2028 SS12 Hotfix XILION Rose Flatback Light Sapphire (H2028-SAPLT12, qty 47) Swarovski H2038 SS10 Hotfix XILION Rose Flatback Light Sapphire (H2038-LSP10, qty 55) Swarovski H2028 SS8 Hotfix XILION Rose Flatback Light Sapphire (H2028-SAPLT8, qty 117) Swarovski H2028 SS34 Hotfix XILION Rose Flatback Air Blue Opal (H2028-ABO34, qty 2) Swarovski H2028 SS20 Hotfix XILION Rose Flatback Air Blue Opal (H2028-ABO20, qty 2) Swarovski H2028 SS16 Hotfix XILION Rose Flatback Air Blue Opal (H2028-ABO16, qty 12) Swarovski H2028 SS12 Hotfix XILION Rose Flatback Air Blue Opal (H2028-ABO12, qty 52) Swarovski H2028 SS10 Hotfix XILION Rose Flatback Air Blue Opal (H2028-ABO10, qty 8) Swarovski H2028 SS8 Hotfix XILION Rose Flatback Air Blue Opal (H2028-ABO8, qty 16)
Alternate Components: These are fun alternatives to those listed above: Swarovski 2028 SS16 XILION Rose Flatback Tanzanite (2058-TAN16) Swarovski 2028 SS34 XILION Rose Flatback Light Rose (2028-ROLT34) Swarovski 2028 SS7 XILION Rose Flatback Cyclamen Opal (2028-CYO7)