I have photographed my effort, and shown how I went about it. I have another knitted jumper to work on next, it's going to be teapot themed (what a surprise!)
|My finished jumper|
- A jumper/sweatshirt/cardigan/t-shirt that you want to make pretty
- Some nice fabric
- Tracing paper or Bondaweb
- A picture or template to base your design on
- Needle, thread and pins
I used Bondaweb to stiffen up rather floppy fabric, but you can just use tracing paper to transfer your design. Trace your design on to desired paper. I traced it straight off the computer screen. I like short cuts!
|Trace your design|
Transfer the design on to your chosen fabric.
I ironed the Bondaweb on to the fabric, then cut round the pencil line. I used an old t-shirt I never wear for the fabric. You don't have to spend a lot, use something lying round!
|T-shirt I'm using as fabric|
|Fabric cut into shape|
Prepare your item of clothing and pin the design in place.
I'm using a jumper (originally from Next) that I found in a charity shop.
After pinning the design down, try on the jumper. It can look totally different when your body is inside the clothing. I changed mine a few times before I got it perfect.
Then sew down the design.
|Nice button detail on the back|
Decide if your jumper needs anything else.
I decided to add some elbow pads to mine. Annoyingly I'd ran out of Bondaweb, so it wasn't as easy to sew down.
Show off what you've made!