Sunday, December 20, 2009

Sweater Posies

It's my week to do the Tip & Technique over at Noel Mignon and here is what I came up with. :)

See this sweater? I love it, but it has definitely seen it's day. The color has faded a bit and there are three holes in it where I caught it on something. Time to throw it out . . . or is it?! :D



Cut several graduating circles out of a thinner sweater (something with an open weave or too bumpy of a texture will get caught in your sewing machine during the next step).



Load your sewing machine up with a similar colored thread and zig zag around the edges of the circle. As you sew, stretch and pull at the sweater fabric . . . don't worry, you can't mess this up. Don't worry about being too perfect about it because you won't really see your stitches with the same colored thread.



The sweater circle's edges will curl up naturally as you work with it, but you can also use your fingers to twist and bend the edges into place if you would like. :)


Now layer the circles together, add a button and you have a darling Sweater Posie to add to your page.



Check out this one where I layered two different colors together. Fun, right?! :D :D :D



And this is how it will look on your page.





Page created with The Merry Days of Christmas collection by My Mind's Eye.

Have fun!
Jana

11 comments:

Diana Fisher said...

Great page, and I love that tip!! I have to resist the urge to destroy my closet in the name of creativity!

Jessica said...

love it!!

Aphra said...

NO WAY....a sweater! No more Goodwill donations for me. I LOVE this!!! And your layout just pops with all those fun colors and layers. Please do a tutorial on how you get your black/white photos to be so beautiful. LOL

Danielle said...

what an awesome idea. loooove it. you are so creative, I love your work!!!

Carmen said...

Love that idea! The flowers turned out so nice and the one on the page looks adorable!

Anabelle said...

Awesome page and what an awesome technique! Can't wait to try it!!!

Charlene said...

What a fun technique!!!! Thanks for sharing!!

I hope ypu and your family have the merriest of Christmas's!!!

Melanie said...

What a fun way to recycle an old sweater! Thanks for the great idea--love your creativity :)

Star Rork said...

Great idea!

Nathalie said...

Love the flower! Thanks for the tutorial!

Diana said...

I LOVE this!! Thanks for the tut

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