Sweater weather

codegreenbysoamado (5)2So finally it seems like winter is upon us. The degrees have fallen below 0 in the couple of days and the first snow has arrived. The need for warm sweaters, hot tea, blankets and flickering candles is real ❤

So since the latest wool sweater I bought had been attacked by moths, I thought it needed some extra love. So I decided it should have a upgrade and a pinch of color. (I need color, all grey just makes me sad)

I will show you a super easy way you can upgrade your sweaters, and seriously it doesn’t take that long either 😉

What you need

  • Patch in your preferred design
  • Iron
  • Iron-board (or use a towel)
  • Pins
  • Cloth (to cover the patch)
  • Needle
  • Yarn for embroidery
  • Scissors

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Iron on the patch

  1. Start with placing your patch. To be sure of the placement, pin it in place and try on the sweater so you know it looks alright.
  2. Then set your iron to cotton (low) with no steam. To make the glue set you need a high temperature even if the fabric is much gentler, like wool. Cover the patch and the sweater with a cloth and iron it for 30 sec to 1 min. let it cool and check if it stuck to the fabric. If not repeat the process.
  3. turn the sweater inside out, cover with a cloth. Then iron the back of the patch.

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Sew loop hem around neckline

  1. Cut off around 50-70 cm from the yarn. Prepare the thread by making a knot on the end. Thread the yarn into the needle.
  2. Decide where you want to start the hem. I recommend that you start in the V on the V-neck or on the shoulder seam if you have a round-neck sweater.
  3. Pull the needle through the fabric, fasten the thread by pulling the thread until it stops by the knot. Then put the needle back in the same hole back through the fabric. Pull the thread until you get a little loop. Decide the length of the stitch, mine is approx 4 mm, and make sure your thread goes through the loop. Pull the thread so the stitch sits naturally on the fabric.
  4. Next, you make a loop again by putting the needle back in the same hole as the tread. Repeat until you have sewn around the neckline. Fasten the tread with making a knot on the back of the fabric.

Then it is d.o.n.e!  It doesn’t have to be much to make a piece of clothing unique and personal.

Thx for reading and enjoy my goofy looking face. The sweater turned out pretty good though.  ❤ This one will definitely be a good friend this winter.

 

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