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DIY Embellished Sweater

Supplies: old sweater, appliqué


I decided I wasn't making a New Year's project but since the day was so relaxing I made a last minute sweater. Took me a good 5 minutes and was one of my favorites thus far. 


 I was saving this appliqué for something special and turned out lovely for our low key New Year's evening. 


Before: husband's old sweater


Added the appliqué by hand sewing around the outside edges and then cut the remainder on the inside.  
You could hot glue it as well since it was hard to sew around the beading. Really it was that simple, but finding the embellishment will be the hard part. 

Happy New Year all…
 


35 comments:

  1. That's beautiful! Nice find through Pinterest :)
    cheers Maria
    http://ecopunkcouture.blogspot.co.nz/
    http://fibreoflife.blogspot.co.nz/

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  2. Really lovely restyle. The applique you chose for this sweater (and found to begin with!) definitely makes this project. I posted the second finished photo down and a link back to you on my blog.

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  3. That's amazing idea! If only I knew where to find that embellishment...

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  4. Wow, that looks beautiful! It definitely doesn't look like a diy project.

    Xo

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  5. Husbands old shirt? Oh this does give me some ideas... Thanks for giving me a fun reason to clean out closets!

    Cory
    www.TinyTipis.blogspot.com

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  6. Hey, I was wondering if you could tell me about how many yards of the appliqué you used? I wanted to make this but I don't really want to have to make another trip out to buy more trim.

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  7. I'm so happy I found your website. Your ideas are inspiring and I love when my inbox says there is a new post from you. I need to take more creative risks like this, it's an awesome project!!

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  8. That is fabulous! Love the relaxed yet sexy skin look. Great job!

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  9. That's lovely! I'd want to try this if I had an old sweater, just got rid of a bunch. :\

    <3 Rubiiee

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  10. This is fantastic! Strong work girl! I might just have to make one similar and link the pics back to this. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  11. That is the MOST beautiful sweater I've ever seen!! Gorgeous applique!!

    xxxx

    http://quirkyengineer.blogspot.in

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  12. This looks like a super expensive designer sweater! I couldn't believe it when I saw it on IG, congratulations!!

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  13. Wow this is stunning! I have to try it someday :)

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  14. so cute....
    Noemi
    look my blog for more inspiration..
    http://noxcreare.blogspot.it

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  15. Wow that's amazing! So beautiful. Your sewing skills are fantastic.
    Liz
    http://liz-makes.blogspot.com/

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  16. I LOVED this! I'm definitely thinking about doing something like this myself. I actually liked this post so much that I featured it on my blog! Here's the link if you want to check it out! http://yourworkistodiscoveryourworld.blogspot.com/2013/01/monday-blogg-madness-05.html

    Anestazia @ Eccentric Delirium

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  17. You're right, the hard part of this project is finding the beaded piece. I'm going to try this using a piece of crochet, spray paint it with metallic paint and then follow your tute. Thank you for the brilliant idea!

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  18. I love this! Where did you find the applique?

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  19. I love this project!
    It inspired me to embellish my own sweater, making the appliqué myself. I'd love for you to check it out:

    http://thisblogisnotforyou.com/embellished-sweater-diy/

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  20. I find it very very nice !! congratulations !
    The most difficult thing is to find applique, or to créate it.
    Very nice ...
    Sandy
    http://pausecouture.unblog.fr

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  21. This could be the coolest sweater upgrade I've ever seen!
    Definitely your newest follower! ;-)
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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  22. Where did you find the applique?

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  23. Amazing!!! Love this!!! Where did you get this applique?

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  24. Love it. Will try it in some other old shirts ;)

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