Tools and materials:
- Old sweater
- Fusible fleece
- Flower patches
- Pearl beads
- Needle and thread
- Fabric glue
Roses and other patches are very in this season! You can see this style in-store or on the runway. I took an old sweater and made it fashionable again by adding some beautiful rose and pearl embroidery. The added detail really brought this sweater back to life!
The patches I was working with were a little too soft, so to start off, I added some fusible fleece to the back of the patches. I cut the fleece to fit the roses making sure no fleece was sticking out.
I then gently pressed the fusible fleece to activate the glue.
After I had added the fleece to all of my rose patches, I started playing around with their placement on my sweater. In the end, I decided to place them at the top along the shoulder seams.
Using my measuring tape, I measured to make sure that my patches were at an equal distance from the shoulder seams.
To prevent the patches from shifting, I used a little bit of fabric glue to stick them down.
I gave the glue a few minutes to set and then I started hand sewing the patches on. I made sure to use matching thread for the different parts of the patches so that the sweater would look perfect and professional.
To give the sweater a little bit more interest, I hand sewed some pearls that I had from an old necklace. You can skip this step if you prefer just having patches on your piece.
This super quick and easy upcycle has made this sweater one of my most worn pieces! How would you place the roses and pearl embroidery? Let me know in the comments below?
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