Thursday, 4 July 2013

"I Wear My Heart On My Sleeve" Jumper


I love this jumper - it's just a thin wool one I picked up on sale a few years ago - but it seems it's been attacked by silverfish while sitting in my cupboard since last winter.... what to do....

Some cute little patches to freshen it up and it's a new top!

To make this I simply cut out 2 hearts from a furnishing fabric sample I had.

To attach the hearts to the jumper you can either hand sew with a button hole stitch, running stitch or machine sew with a tight zig-zag or satin stitch.

I'd recommend using some flisofix or similar to attach the hearts to the sleeves first to make sure they are really secure.

I hand-sewed a buttonhole stitch around mine for 2 reasons:

1. I wanted to watch Offspring while I made it

2. I was too lazy to get the sewing machine out!

Happy sewing!

Caity x

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