Heart sweater D.I.Y

I like hearts. I like sweaters. But I LOVE heart sweaters. So I decided to turn one of my overly basic sweaters into my new favorite sweater. This D.I.Y project was really easy, and it could be done on any top you wish to transform in your closet.

 A few things you will need: Sweater (or any top you decide to use), Fabric (Size I used: 11″x9″, You can make it bigger or smaller depending on the size you prefer), scissors, pins, embroidery thread and embroidery needle.

Step 1: You will need to cut your fabric into a heart. You can use a piece of cardboard as a stencil if you’d like. 

Step 2: Place the heart on the upper part of your sweater, and put pins on it to keep your heart from moving. 

 Step 3: You will need quite a bit of thread to get around the whole heart. So make sure you have enough thread on your needle before you start.

Step 4: Knot your thread on the end, and start stitching your way around the heart. You can also do this on a sewing machine. If you’re going for a more handmade look, hand sewing it is the way to go.

 Step 5:  Once you have stitched all around the heart, make sure that the stitching will stay in tact by creating another knot. Now you’re all done!

Here’s the finished product! I felt like I was wearing a brand new sweater! I love the print of the fabric I decided to use as well! I have all of my favorite things in this outfit: bows, polka dots, chevrons, and hearts. Another thing I thought would be really awesome for this project is if metallic embroidery thread was used. I’ve seen this thread at craft stores like Joann and Micheal’s. If you end up transforming one of your sweaters, I would love to see it! Link it to the comments or tag me on IG (@littleredbowtique)!

 Outfit Details: Sweater- Forever 21, Fabric on heart- Joann, Skirt- Forever 21, Shoes- Franco Sarto, Bow- American Apparel

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