Hotfix Rhinestone Pocket Jeans Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
What girl doesn't want a little sparkle in her world? With the addition of the Swarovski Hotfix flatback rhinestones and a Hot Fix applicator, we have made it easy to embellish all of your favorite clothing, bags, and even shoes, to your heart's content! This example is made on a child's jeans, however we DO NOT recommend that young children use the applicator, as it can get extremely hot.
Step one: Plug in your Hot Fix applicator and allow it to heat up for at least 7 minutes. DO NOT touch the tip to see if it is hot. Trust us, it is! Lay your clean, wrinkle free, jeans on a flat firm surface. For best results, draw your pattern ahead of time using a quilting pen or other disappearing ink.
Step two: Begin at the center of the starburst with a hexagon flower of six size SS16 Crystal Hotfix rhinestones. In an outer circle add six more of the same stones. They should line up between the others and slightly outside of them. Between the stones in the outer circle, add six SS8 padparadscha rhinestones.
Step three: As you like, add size SS10 crystal rhinestones in curving lines that lead out from the center flower. Between those lines, create others using the SS8 crystal. Our designer began with even lines, but as she continued she filled in extra lines as she pleased. It is hard to make a mistake when you are dealing with sparkles, so let go of that inner critic and have fun! You will know when the pattern is complete! Once you get the hang of using a Hot Fix applicator, you will find it quite quick and easy. However, when getting started, there are some typical snags that people can run into. Save yourself some time and hassle, by reading a bit first and being prepared for a few snags. Then have fun!
Estimated Time: Less than 1 1/2 hours Difficulty Level: Beginner