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1.27.2012

DIY ~ How to Sew a Heart on Your Sweater

You know how you sometimes buy that sweater because it's on super sale & it's hot pink & it's really cute & it's hot pink & it kind of looks vintage-y & it's got the perfect v-neck & it's hot pink!!! Then 2 years later you're looking through your closet & you see said sweater & it still has the tags on it. What!  Now the only problem is- besides the pretty color- it's seems kind of boring... So with Valentines around the corner why not put a ♥ on It!


    What you will need
     sweater
     scissors 
     paper
     pencil
     fusible interfacing
     scrap of fun fabric- preferably cotton weight
    {not pictured- seam ripper}


 1~ cut out your heart- I cheated & used a paper heart stamp cut out 
{if you are going to draw your heart, it's a good idea to fold your paper in half & draw half a 
heart then cut the half heart out & open the paper to get two even sides to your heart- although an uneven 
heart would also be pretty cute}

 2 ~ trace your heart onto your fun fabric. you won't see the marker so use 
black sharpie if you want- then cut it out


3 ~ set the heart on top of your fusible interfacing & cut out duplicate heart 
{make sure shiny side of fusible interfacing is touching wrong side of your fabric- use directions that 
come with your fusible interfacing if you need to}

4 ~ Iron together- using medium heat- this will keep your edges from fraying as 
well as keeping your heart from from wrinkling

5 ~ pin it to your sweater - one pin in the center will work
{go look in a mirror to see where you like it best- yes this is a different paper heart. 
I had my friend Amy take this picture while she was over for a play date}

6 ~ turn your sweater inside out & push on the heart so you can see the 
outline of your heart

7 ~ place your fused heart fabric side down using the outline of the heart on the 
other side as reference for where to put it

8 ~ use a pencil & draw little dots around the heart
9 ~ unpin the heart on the other side 
{pencil mark doesn't need to be too dark}

 10 ~ pin your heart on starting with a center pin- using the 
pencil marks as a guide 

11 ~ sew it on! 
{I sewed my seam close to the edge of the heart & sewed around the heart twice}

12 ~ turn your sweater right side out. take your seam ripper & carefully 
put a hole in your sweater 
{being careful not to go through your cotton heart}

can you see the yellow polka dots peeking through- now you have a hole 
ready for your scissors to start cutting away

13 ~ cut as close to the seam as possible going around the entire heart 

wha la-  cute eh? 


 here's a mirror pic so you can see the cute polka dots a little better- I flipped the pic so 
you all didn't get confused by the heart being on the wrong side- 
{no I don't think you are dumb- I just didn't want you to be confused}

* check out some of my other Valentines Day diy's here, here, here, here, here

4 comments:

Courtney Snowden said...

Super cute! I have the unused stuff in a bag problem too....usually craft related! Like 10 Roberts/michaels/hobby lobby bags buried beneath all sorts of other junk. Then I end up re-buying it all because i forgot i had it already!!!! Uggg! Organize your craft room...#1367 resolution for the year :)

Alison said...

this is genius! you are genius. and THANK YOU for the Stuart Smalley quote! let's bring that back, shall we?

elsa bags said...

A we shall!

C- one of my only resolutions that has to come true or I will never be able to sew in there again!

Jade@How to Sew said...

Learning how to sew is not complicated. The only tricky part in learning this skill is drafting patterns. But once you have learned the techniques in pattern making, it is quite easy to learn how to sew.

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