This is a sneak peak into our guest post for Jen at Tatertots & Jell-o Friday, but I just couldn’t wait to share!
Not too long ago, I discovered some fabulous sweater flowers made by Linda over at Craftaholics Anonymous, and thought I would give them a go.
First, you will need some old sweaters. I found mine at a thrift store for a few dollars, I just couldn’t stomach cutting up my sweaters knowing how much I paid for them.
Take the sleeve of the sweater and cut roughly a 4 to 5 inch section off.
I double thread a regular sewing needle and tie a knot at the end. Fold the sweater round in half, right sides out.
Hand sew a basting stitch along the bottom 1/4 of the sweater round, making sure to catch both layers of sweater.
I like to pull the thread while I continue the basting stich. I find it’s much easier to gather, and it lessens the likelihood of the thread breaking.
Once you have completed the basting stitch, tie a knot to secure.
Flip the flower over.
Now you can embellish the flower center however you like.
With a button…
…or another type of fabric flower. This is a twisted muslin flower. Aren’t they fun!!!
The ideas are limitless!! I have visions of a Sweater Flower Christmas Wreath in my future!!74