Triple Panel Sequin T-Shirt DIY

Sewphilia Studio
by Sewphilia Studio
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1 Hour

I had a bunch of leftover sequined fabric that is just so beautiful, and I really wanted to do something with it. I found a cool idea on Pinterest to create a shirt with panels of different fabrics in the front and decided to use the sequined fabric for one of the panels. I am essentially combining two shirts--a plain, white tee and a cute pink snakeskin shirt--and adding the sequined panel to add some fashion and flair. This easy sequin t-shirt is so cute and fun, I’m sure you’re going to love it, so let’s get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Sequined fabric
  • White t-shirt
  • Patterned t-shirt
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Fabric chalk
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine
DIY sequin t-shirt

Measure and pin

On both t-shirts, I measured 2 inches down from the armholes and put pins in to mark those spots. 

Make a sequin t-shirt

Rip the seam

Using a seam ripper, I opened both sides seams until the pins. 

Easy sequin t-shirt


I decided to work on the white shirt first. I cut across the front panel of the shirt in a straight line, from pin to pin.

Basic sequin t-shirt

Measure, mark, and cut

I measured 6 inches of the sequined fabric and marked it with fabric chalk. I used the panel I removed from the white shirt to measure the width, cutting around it on the sequined fabric, leaving about ½ an inch around the edges for seam allowance.

How to make a sequin t-shirt

Measure and cut

I placed the sequined fabric in place on the white shirt and measured how much more fabric I would need from the sequined panel to the bottom of the shirt. 

T-shirt with sequins

Then I cut that amount (which was 9 inches for me) from the front panel of the snakeskin shirt.

T-shirt with sequin accents

Pin and sew

I pinned the panels together across the front of the shirt, with a ½-inch seam allowance, and sewed them all together. Then I pinned up the side seams and sewed them down. To finish it off, I zigzag stitched all the raw edges to prevent fraying. 

I love the results!

I used the panel I removed from the white shirt, another strip of sequined fabric, and the top and back of the snakeskin shirt to make a second shirt in the same style. 

Wow! I’m so happy with how these t-shirts turned out! If you use this tutorial, remember that you don’t have to make a sequin t-shirt. You can use any contrasting materials and patterns to create an interesting paneled top. Let me know what you think of this DIY sequin t-shirt tutorial!

Suggested materials:
  • Sequin fabric
  • White t=shirt
  • Patterned t-shirt
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