DIY: Cut Out Sweatshirt With Flowers

by Maria

I love to DIY sweaters, they are an ideal basic to customize and have many possibilities. On my DIY section you can find projects with tops, for example, the sweater with the geometric leather pieces and the one with mix of prints. When I saw Christopher Kane's jewelled sweatshirt from ss14 pret-a-porter collection, I knew I needed to create my own version of it. Instead of using embellisehd flowers to decorate the shoulder cut out, I've created leather flowers. An affordable and cute version to feel the spring on us. Let's put our hand on this project. Read more to follow the instructions.

Materials: Soft colour sweatshirt, leather (or faux leather) pieces of different colours, scissors, card, pen or pencil, needle and thread.

Set the sweater on the table with the front part looking at you. The sleeves are folded so when cutting out the shoulder it will be symmetric. Mark the area to cut in pencil and cut up.

Now is time to draw the flower shapes on a piece of card to create the templates to cut the leather flowers. The ones on the pictures are the ones I created. Cut the templates and use them to draw the flowers in the reverse of the leather pieces. I've used faux leather from precious DIYs and leather pieces of old boots and bags that I tend to cut and keep for possible future projects like this one.

When all the flowers are cut, sew them all over the edge of the shoulder hole; a cross-shaped stitch in the centre of each flower is enough. Add to every flower a scalloped circle in the centre to create a nice composition. This project is easy but it requires patience because it takes time to cut all the flowers and sew them. Anyway, the result is beautiful and worths it.

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  • Walter Walter on Nov 05, 2021

    Peccato che sia scritto in Inglese si prega tradurre in Italiano dopo posso commentare. Grazie

  • Leslie Leslie on Nov 05, 2021

    Very pretty and well done thank you for sharing :). I have one question please, and you are probably going to laugh but what is the name of your top / sweatshirt. I can find the sweatshirts in heavier material but not the lighter weight ones like yours. I have looked online but not sure what kind of material for the sweatshirt to look for. Even a link to the sweater (s) you use would be helpful. I hope that was not as clear as mud. Thank you for taking the time to answer.

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    • Leslie Leslie on Nov 19, 2021

      Hi Diane, thank you so much and thank you for the tip on sizing! Yes I am very familiar with Ebay I do a lot of shopping there. Hope you and family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.