I just love cutting up clothes
Now that the coffee is brewing, I can sit down and write a good old fashioned crafting post. I still haven’t had any yet, mind you, so don’t expect me to be coherent. This is actually a project I started awhile ago, so this post will encompass part one. Today we’re taking a pull-over sweater (which I hate), and turning it into a normal sweater that opens in the front. All pull over sweaters do is ruin your hair and create the possibility that you’ll flash someone, which is why I don’t wear them. For this part of the project you’ll need a sweater to cut open, basic sewing supplies, and ribbon to finish the edge. For part 2, my plan is to embroider an octopus on the back, but we’ll see if that ever happens, or if I die of frustration first.
Step one: cut the sweater open! You should probably use a ruler or something to make sure you do it relatively straight. Here’s a close up to show how I sewed the edges of the sweater. I didn’t quite hem it, since I didn’t want to lose that much width on the sweater. Once that was done, I lined up the ribbon along the edge, and folded it over, then pinned it in place.
Here you can see the completed project!
And this is what happens if you ask Hubby to take a picture of you, but you aren’t specific about what you want: