DIY Pearl Hoodie Sweatshirt Inspired by Chiara Ferragni

I was scrolling through my Instagram feed last Thursday or Friday and Chiara (creator of The Blond Salad) popped up in this adorable pearled hoodeie sweatshirt which is from her 2017/2018 collection… and I immediately thought I HAVE TO MAKE THIS. I don’t think hers is available for purchase yet and mine most probably does not compare (for instance, mine is a a little looser/sloppier and doesn’t have her eye logo), BUT it’s still really cute and gives this old hooded sweatshirt brand new life.


Chiara Ferragni collection / Pearl Hooded Sweatshirt ~ DIY

P H O T O | Chiara Ferragni Collection via Instagram

S H O P | Chiara Ferragni shoes

S H O P | Chiara Ferragni Collection

What You’ll Need…

pearl hooded sweatshirt DIY

  • Loose-fitting but heavy/thick hooded sweatshirt (without stretch in the hood)
  • Large craft pearls… and small
  • Matching thread & Needle
  • Scissors


pearl hooded sweatshirt

PS. This is a REALLY simple DIY… though a bit time consuming.

  • Begin at the top/center of your hood and work down each side to ensure your pearls line up correctly.
  • Thread your needle, run it through the near-edge of the fabric of your hoodie (about 1/8″ in), string a large pearl, stitch it into place. Knot your thread to secure each pearl.
  • Continue each individual pearl, spacing them appropriately.
  • You may choose to keep the pearls a little loose OR string them tightly so they don’t move. I created mine somewhere in between.
  • NOTE: I ran out of large pearls, so I used smaller ones near the bottom, though I think it actually worked out nicely.

And… Voila!

DIY pearl hooded sweatshirt

pearl hooded sweatshirt

pearl hooded sweatshirt

pearl hooded sweatshirt

pearl hooded sweatshirt

Have Fun!

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Shilpa Shetty

    February 21, 2017 | Reply

    Waaw,.. this pearl hoodie sweatshirt looks awesome,.. Thank you

  • Anna

    February 21, 2017 | Reply

    I like this hoodeie sweatshirt very much. Will do the same for myself.

  • Mariana

    February 24, 2017 | Reply

    Very cute and simple! And I particularly prefer the slopier effect of the mixed sized pearls! Thanks!

  • Sara Johnson

    April 4, 2017 | Reply

    Hey there! I just came to say thank you. I tried this tutorial yesterday and it turned out amazing! Much easier than I thought! Wish I could share a pic. Love it!

    • Maegan Tintari

      April 5, 2017 | Reply

      Yay! I’m so glad! <3

  • Asumpta

    April 18, 2017 | Reply

    This looks really good. I love it.

  • Eb

    January 14, 2018 | Reply

    Love this!

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