Here it is the Tutorial to the Miu Miu embellished tights I’m wearing HERE

What you will need for this tutorial;

Computer/Printer/Copy Machine
Transfer Iron-on sheets
Fabric, a meter/yard or half a meter/yard of cotton or in my case a blush/soft pink silk sateen
Tights, sheer nude
Sew-on Jewels
Needle and Thread

As for the stones, I used tear shaped (plastic) Crystals, round glass Crystals beads and two sizes of acrylic sew-on jewels. You can find the jewels in most (online) hobby, art and craft stores, if you find a link to the tear shaped crystals you can maybe leave the link in the comments for others to see…

You will need to print the Swallows on Transfer Iron-on Paper, You can find and download my high res Swallow Print HERE

Best way to print THE SWALLOWS would be of course to do it professionally, but “iron-on transfer sheets” for fabrics are a cool alternative, another alternative can be to draw your own swallows on the fabric directly, There are a lot of brands and different sheets for different printers and color of fabric, you will find instructions on how to use it included in the package.

here you can find some HP transfer papers to get an idea (I actually use a very cheap unknown brand) HP transfer papers

Follow the instructions (as much as possible) you got with your Transfer Paper and Iron on the Swallows.

It will prob come down to the same; the sheets are for cotton fabrics since the print is only transferred with heat, I ironed them on silk fabric anyway causing some birds to burn but most came out okay. I Ironed the birds on the matte side of the silk sateen and went for a light pink/blush fabric color, light blue would be amazing too.

The sheets will (almost) always give you a plastic-y stiff layer which I liked because it made my birds more solid and steady to sew on.

Cut the Birds out of your sheets, leaving some space around them and try to make as much as rounded edges as possible, you can cut all around the birds too, making it truly hellish to sew them on plus the look is somehow less attractive..

After cutting out the Swallows you are ready to start to sew them on the tights, I always wear the tights while sewing them on, you can use whatever stitch you want, when placing the birds try to use them in different angles/ rotate the swallows to find the best look and play with it, you can lay them out on a paper first to see and test placement if you want to practice a bit first.

My golden rule about placement would be;

Place them Irregular, never work with placing them horizontal or vertical under or next to each other but work in a Vertical line between the birds if you must, spy for placement HERE if you look closely you can see the vertical lines of placement.

I always first place all the birds before I start to sew on the jewels, and the tights look amazing without the jewels too so you might decide to skip the Crystals.

I placed the Jewels in little clusters and made sure they were absolutely solid attached.

e voila πŸ™‚ Hope you like it πŸ™‚

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94 Comments on DIY miu miu tights TUTORIAL

  1. ezra
    March 30, 2010 at 9:40 pm (10 years ago)

    these are sooooo cool how did you figure out how to make thesse???

  2. Marla Singer
    March 30, 2010 at 9:43 pm (10 years ago)

    super great tutorial! i have to try this sometime! thank you so much for the golden inspiration, Chantal <33

  3. Clare
    March 30, 2010 at 10:15 pm (10 years ago)

    This is awesome, thanks so much for posting! It’s nice to see you going back to your blogger roots!

    tweet tweet tweet


  4. dory
    March 30, 2010 at 10:37 pm (10 years ago)

    Great, great great post!!!

  5. Anonymous
    March 30, 2010 at 10:43 pm (10 years ago)

    Thank you so much for this!

  6. K.
    March 30, 2010 at 10:43 pm (10 years ago)

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  7. Lucy Calico
    March 30, 2010 at 10:47 pm (10 years ago)

    Really cool and inspiring. Love your blog!

  8. Angela
    March 30, 2010 at 10:57 pm (10 years ago)

    Amazing tutorial..thank you for this it’s so lovely!!

  9. Michele
    March 30, 2010 at 11:17 pm (10 years ago)

    Wow! Echt zo gaaf, ik ga het ook eens proberen!

  10. josΓ©phine
    March 30, 2010 at 11:22 pm (10 years ago)

    looks so amazing, i love it!

  11. orsola
    March 30, 2010 at 11:47 pm (10 years ago)

    chantal you are a genius! so kind to share this with us. whenever i’ll feel particularly patient i’ll try it too πŸ™‚
    hugs from italy

  12. selena
    March 31, 2010 at 12:37 am (10 years ago)

    these are so amazing i can’t even believe it! well done!


  13. Jess β™‘
    March 31, 2010 at 12:56 am (10 years ago)

    Stunning… I’m awe-struck as to how GENIUS these are. Definitely need to try my hand at making a pair! Thank you so much <3 xo

  14. Jess β™‘
    March 31, 2010 at 12:56 am (10 years ago)

    Stunning… I’m awe-struck as to how GENIUS these are. Definitely need to try my hand at making a pair! Thank you so much <3 xo

  15. Davina
    March 31, 2010 at 2:30 am (10 years ago)

    That’s brilliant!! Bravo on your creativity! πŸ™‚

  16. dv
    March 31, 2010 at 3:17 am (10 years ago)

    thats so awesome

  17. Fuji Files
    March 31, 2010 at 4:01 am (10 years ago)

    BRILLIANT! This would like fantastic on black, baby blue, red tights, with various MiuMiu-like animals. Needless to say, I’m inspired!

  18. Taylor Sterling
    March 31, 2010 at 4:05 am (10 years ago)

    amazing I don’t think I could do it!!

  19. thehautepursuit
    March 31, 2010 at 5:39 am (10 years ago)

    another winning DIY!!!!!! reminds me of the earliest rodarte-esque stockings that you made πŸ™‚

  20. Nika Chic
    March 31, 2010 at 5:47 am (10 years ago)

    You have really good ideas with diy things! I like it. Have a great day πŸ™‚

  21. inkarlcerating
    March 31, 2010 at 6:24 am (10 years ago)

    thanks for sharing this.. you have a golden heart

  22. Luna :
    March 31, 2010 at 7:35 am (10 years ago)

    wow these are incredibly beautiful, probably the best DIY i’ve seen in a long time!

  23. Lucy
    March 31, 2010 at 10:43 am (10 years ago)

    This is such an amazing idea!! I would like to see more DIY from you :)!!

  24. diamondsinchampagne
    March 31, 2010 at 11:13 am (10 years ago)

    You are one talented lady. They look ferosh… absolutley adore them.

  25. Fashion Tidbits
    March 31, 2010 at 1:21 pm (10 years ago)

    gosh you are unbelievely nifty with a needle!!! fab tights! thanks for sharing with us

  26. annamargrete
    March 31, 2010 at 1:24 pm (10 years ago)

    That looks so great! I think I’ll try it πŸ™‚

  27. ToniH
    March 31, 2010 at 1:45 pm (10 years ago)

    yeah, u’ve got it

  28. style baro
    March 31, 2010 at 2:05 pm (10 years ago)

    Oh my God! I love it so much!


  29. Alice
    March 31, 2010 at 3:01 pm (10 years ago)

    Amazing ;]

  30. anotherwomanbyrose
    March 31, 2010 at 4:41 pm (10 years ago)

    wowwww….no words…


    another woman by rose

  31. Lenka James
    March 31, 2010 at 4:45 pm (10 years ago)

    Wow thats great!!! You are so talented, maybe in summer I will try to do it on a dress or something like that ^^

  32. Soooali
    March 31, 2010 at 5:30 pm (10 years ago)

    Utter genius!

  33. behindblueeyes
    March 31, 2010 at 6:57 pm (10 years ago)

    Tights are amazing, original and so beautiful ;DDD

  34. Patty
    March 31, 2010 at 8:03 pm (10 years ago)

    Wow that is a LOT of work but the end result is gorgeous!

  35. Patty
    March 31, 2010 at 8:03 pm (10 years ago)

    Wow that is a LOT of work but the end result is gorgeous!

  36. sof and em
    April 1, 2010 at 1:35 am (10 years ago)

    i LOVE these tights! thanks for the tutorial πŸ™‚

  37. Joyce
    April 1, 2010 at 5:57 am (10 years ago)

    eeee! you did a great job on the tutorial as well as the tights =) thanks!

    Endless Nights.

  38. Sandy Label
    April 1, 2010 at 10:44 am (10 years ago)

    great idea! it looks so beautiful!

  39. 'Lee
    April 1, 2010 at 2:04 pm (10 years ago)

    Love them!
    by the way I’m featuring you in one of posts which I will post tomorrow, hope you dont mind πŸ™‚

    Theory of a fashion victim

  40. Chiho
    April 1, 2010 at 2:08 pm (10 years ago)

    super cool! you are soooooo great!

  41. Lady Moriarty
    April 1, 2010 at 2:45 pm (10 years ago)

    Super idea ! Thanks a lot, it gave me thousand ideas !

    PS : the good writing is “et voilà” !

    see U !

  42. Circe
    April 1, 2010 at 3:37 pm (10 years ago)

    GREAT idea!
    Love your blog πŸ™‚

  43. Stef
    April 1, 2010 at 4:54 pm (10 years ago)

    But I’d probably just snag them as soon as I put them on :/
    But it’s definately given me some good DIY ideas! :]

  44. becka
    April 1, 2010 at 9:30 pm (10 years ago)

    beautiful!!! tnx for share it !

  45. Matilda
    April 2, 2010 at 3:57 am (10 years ago)

    These are really cool. Very ingenious. My only question was how would you go about washing them? I mean, in a way so all the pieces would stay on. Very nice nonetheless

  46. High School Freaks
    April 2, 2010 at 12:41 pm (10 years ago)

    So inspirational, gorgeous! Love your blog so much, hope you have time to come check out the blog my friends and I made πŸ™‚

  47. Unravelled Threads
    April 2, 2010 at 1:57 pm (10 years ago)

    What a clever idea. I don’t think I’d have the patience to hand sew all those on to tights, but they do look gorgeous!

  48. Juliet
    April 2, 2010 at 2:46 pm (10 years ago)

    Very amazing! Thank you for this so much!

    juliet xxx

  49. Jen
    April 2, 2010 at 9:05 pm (10 years ago)

    these are beyond fantastic!! πŸ™‚

  50. Dian Prad
    April 3, 2010 at 1:46 pm (10 years ago)

    I think u are GENIUS
    Super Tutorial!!
    how did u find the graphic bird, thats exactly same on the miu miu’s

    Dian Prad

    p.s. I followed you
    Forever and Ever By Dian Prad
    Comment-Follow- exchange Link ?

  51. gih
    April 4, 2010 at 3:41 pm (10 years ago)

    Great works. It’s a nice bracelet design made easy. πŸ™‚

  52. apparellel
    April 5, 2010 at 3:19 am (10 years ago)

    these are so great. you are so ultra talented!


  53. Mariona
    April 5, 2010 at 8:10 am (10 years ago)

    I am completely shocked, you’re fabulous, I love stockings, artist.

  54. rossovelvet
    April 6, 2010 at 1:36 pm (10 years ago)

    What a patience !!! And divine inspiration besides ! Thank you SO much for sharing…
    I wanted to try to DIY the shoes…. and now I’m even more motivated !

  55. gifitting
    April 7, 2010 at 5:33 pm (10 years ago)

    The best DIY seen ever! Congrats!

  56. Fashion & DIY
    April 10, 2010 at 2:43 pm (10 years ago)

    I love your blog so much!!! I did a post about your DIY tights on my blog!!:)

  57. Marlena
    April 11, 2010 at 8:16 am (10 years ago)

    Thanks tons for the tutorial! <3 <3

  58. Kazuko
    April 13, 2010 at 6:41 am (10 years ago)

    lovely! and also funny: i think i’ve never seen/read so many DIY instructions as for the current miu miu collection πŸ™‚

  59. Cocoon & cie.
    April 15, 2010 at 3:14 pm (10 years ago)

    Hello !
    I love your style and I published an article with one of your pix. I hope it does not bother you. If you want me to remove, send me a message. πŸ™‚


  60. Cocoon & cie.
    April 15, 2010 at 3:14 pm (10 years ago)

    Hello !
    I love your style and I published an article with one of your pix. I hope it does not bother you. If you want me to remove, send me a message. πŸ™‚


  61. Fiamma
    April 17, 2010 at 8:25 pm (10 years ago)

    Great tutorial! thanks for sharing πŸ™‚ I should try it πŸ™‚ love doing such stuff and making my own clothes even! right now I am working on the miu miu jewelry socks πŸ™‚

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    April 19, 2010 at 11:11 am (10 years ago)


  63. Elisa
    April 24, 2010 at 10:02 am (10 years ago)


  64. Blue is in Fashion this Year
    April 30, 2010 at 8:55 am (10 years ago)

    Hi, I’ve just made a collage with a lot of Bloggers MIU MIU DIY. You’re also on it and I have linked to this post.
    You can find my post HERE

  65. Fashion Style Blog
    May 22, 2010 at 7:37 am (10 years ago)

    thanks for this – we referred to you from our miu miu article

  66. rosiemusic
    October 31, 2010 at 5:36 pm (9 years ago)

    Love for fashion + Crafty Spirit = Amazingness!
    Greetings from sunny Mexico City

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