August 15, 2012

DIY Monday: Cardigan

DIY Monday: now with extra Wednesday!

I took my Mom shopping last week, and we bought matching cardigans (’cause we’re cool like that!).

However.  I knew when I bought it that it was destined for DIY Monday!  It’s a plain Target teal cardigan:

Plain Jane!

So it needed a little something to jazz it up.  I was thinking about beads, or sequins, or something… and I spotted this beautiful velvet ribbon with little teal studs, in the exact same color as my plain jane cardi.  It was destiny!

Step one was dividing the ribbon so I would have a set of thirds.  This was made substantially easier by the fact that I could just count the studs instead of measuring.  Genius!  Then I pinned the ribbon onto the cardigan:

Then I popped it into my sewing maching and stitched up both sides.  There’s not a lot of space on the edges, so the needle kept sliding off the studs, but that didn’t seem to bother my machine. (which is an awesome Huskystar my mom bought me for Christmas about ten years ago, btw)  I also put a little fabric glue at the ends of the ribbon to keep them from raveling.

And Voila!  New awesome stud detailed cardigan:

True Facts:  I wear cardis almost every day at work because it is so friggin’ cold there!


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