Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Sweater Re-do

What you'll need:
Lace or seam binding in assorted colors, thread to match your lace, pins and needles, buttons and scissors!

Step 1. Cut 4 strips of each color lace/seam binding to desired lengths, you may want to vary the lengths to add some character to your flowers. I'm adding five flowers, so I have 20 pieces of lace.
Step 2. Sew one end of a piece of lace to the sweater where you'd like a petal of your flower to go.
Step 3.Continue with the other three pieces of lace for that flower, placing them in a half circle.
Step 4.Take the other end of the first piece you attached  and continue your circle. so that the lace is spanning the circle loosely. continue with the remaining ends of the lace and complete your circle. ( you can sew on both ends at the same time, this is just the way I did it, because I
didn't want to have to keep cutting and re knotting my thread).
Step 5. Sew a button to the center of your lace flower making sure all of the petals are sort of fluffed in the same way.

Step 6. Repeat steps 2-5 until you have all the flowers you want. If preferred make some multi-colored flowers.

This is my finished product : 
I hope you like this and maybe even use it. 

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