Sunday, April 28, 2013

Sweater Refashion

I am unstoppable and at it again with the sewing machine!  This one may have just changed my life.  I was poking around in my craft room and found Heat-n-bond adhesive.  I immediately thought of the tutorials here and here as well as an old sweater.  10 minutes later (seriously), I have a "new" cardigan to rock at work!  This gives thrift stores a whole new meaning for me!

On a sad note, I tried to make a second one.  The sweater was a lovely lavender Loft sweater with roses made from sweater material on the shoulder.  There was an unfortunate scissor accident.  I am blaming it on the adrenaline rush I had from making this first one.  I should have used the tailor's chalk like they had in the tutorial.  Fortunately, I think the adorable sweater flowers are salvageable.  Maybe for a wreath?  Any other ideas?

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  1. Hi Kady, This is Brenda Chronister, aka, one of your Mom's Ladybug friends from your past. Your website or blog or whatever you call this is very interesting. I enjoy seeing the crafts you are making. Did you cut the front of a regular knit sweater down the middle and just use the heat tape on both sides to create the seam on each side of the sweater to make it a cardigan? Great idea. I have done that with sweatshirts, but never a sweater. How does it NOT ravel?

    1. Hi Brenda! Glad you stopped by! :) I cut the front down the middle and then used the heat tape of each side. This one did not ravel at all. It has since been washed and dried several times and has done fine!