Saturday, 19 May 2012

DIY: Screw Back Studs

I bought some screw back studs on ebay a few weeks ago and they finally arrived today! So I thought I'd show you what I studded and give a quick step-by-step guide on how I did it.
The ebay store I bought them from is HERE They were £4.09, you might be able to find some cheaper ones if you looked carefully. However, they were a perfect height at just under 1cm.

These are the two items I studded:

A pair of Topshop shorts from the outlet last summer

And the collar on a chiffon shirt (from New Look)

To show the process I took pictures of how I studded the shirt collar

These are the studs, they come with the screws bagged separately which I thought was very useful, saved a lot of messing around!

I used a crochet hook to make the holes as it was the perfect size and not too sharp so I couldn't harm myself. You could aslo use a very small screw driver or anything with a pointed end. Needless to say if you are under 16, get someone's assistance with this as it can be tricky!

This was the collar before studding
In hindsight I should have marked with chalk where I wanted to pierce the holes, it is tricky getting them perfect if you do not do so.

Gently poke your needle/hook through where you want to make a hole, I did mine on the carpet so I didn't damage anything, I would recommend this rather than on a piece of furniture.

Push the screw through the back of the hole then attach the front of the stud, screw it in well and use a screwdriver to tighten it

One down, 11 to go...

5 down...

The finished collar

I also studded the pocket of the shorts, which were surprisingly easy to stud with the needle

I used exactly the same technique for these!
Let me know if you try this too,  I definitely want to do more DIY posts through the summer :)


  1. I have a few studs with the backs that you have to bend down, I wish I had these as the other type can scratch, love the effect on the collar x

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  3. these both look gorgeous, so effective on the shirt!

  4. wow that turned out so well!! Im so glad to have found your blog as you are so beautiful! I love all the pastel colours. awesome sauce.


    rebecca x

  5. Love this post! I know what I'll be doing with my weekend :)

  6. Thanks for the rad idea. Can't wait to try it on the collar of my new jean jacket.