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There are clothes you suddenly lose interest in. These clothes seek your attention while they are hidden beneath many clothes. Imagine their sigh of relief when you finally shower them with the care they need, by wearing them and hitting the streets. Rather than abandoning them you can choose to spice your outfit with rhinestones/crystals. Rhinestones are imitation diamonds usually used in cheap jewellery and also to enhance your outfits’ looks.


  • Fabric pen,
  • Fabric glues,
  • Rhinestones(those decorative stones you find at your tailor’s shop, you can also buy in stores)
  • Needle and thread.
  • Desired Fabrics.


Ensure your item of clothing is free from wrinkles by laying it out on a smooth surface. Check the stones for cleanliness. Put the stone on the piece of cloth to choose the desired look you want. With your fabric pen, mark the layout you want on your cloth or the pattern you so desire.  Use a fabric glue  To test the fabric glue, select a scrap piece of the cloth. If it is not available, try to find an unseen section of the material used, where you can carry out the test without worry of destroying the final product. Apply an appropriate dose of adhesive to the cloth or to the stones. Apply gentle pressure by pressing the stone onto a drop of adhesive placed on the fabric. Allow the fabric glue to set in. Your item of clothing is ready to wear.  Use a needle and a thread.  Sewing the stones to your clothes is also very easy. Simply push the needle through the cloth from the inside of the cloth. Just go around the stone with the needle going in and out of the fabric. Push the needle back through the thread, make a tight knot like in simple sewing mechanic. Cut the remaining thread.

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This article was first published on 27th September 2017


Adepeju Adenuga is a writer (considering where you are reading this, makes perfect sense). She holds a Masters Degree in Literature in English from the University of Lagos.

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  • Bee

    This is a nice piece. Btw the beauty of some clothes is the sparkle.

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