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Sunday, 17 January 2016

DIY Heart Embroidered Sweater

So in the spirit and upkeep of New Year's Resolutions we have decided to do more DIYs/crafty things. Got an ugly/boring jumper? Pimp it out with embroidery. Because some of us may not have the skills to make a couture dress or structured jacket, this is a simple and easy way to customise your clothes and make them look pretty original, so without further ado, here's the tutorial...
 You will need...
  • Jumper/Top
  • Needles and Thread
  • Pen/Pencil
  • Design
  • Embroidery Wheel (optional)

 1. (Optional) Attach your fabric to the embroidery wheel. You should make sure that this is tight/firmly adjusted to it so that it is easy to draw on your pattern/design.
 2. Find a design. Whilst we went for something a bit more anatomical, you can also use your own drawings and pictures (we highly recommend Tumblr as your source of inspiration...).
 3. Draw on your design lightly with a thin pen or pencil.
 4. Start embroidering :) If you do no know how to do this, the easiest way to to follow the pattern you have drawn with a backstitch (see below).

 4. If you have (like us) done an anatomical heart, use blue and red thread to sew on the veins. You can use diagrams and images form online as a reference, but we pretty much made it up.
Voila! We also customised a pair of jeans, which you can see above...
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27 comments:

  1. Love this stitching! It's cute but not too cutesy. Thanks for sharing with us!

    Chelsea
    Chow Down USA
    Bloglovin

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  2. This is such a cool idea, i'm assuming it would require patience, something I do not have aha xx

    www.adaliascloset.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. This is awesome and I'll definitely try this DIY soon! :)

    ninety-8ight.blogspot.com

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  4. Love this DIY! It's very 'tumblr.' Really great post! Thanks for sharing. Just followed! Would love for you to stop by my blog! :)
    ~Moll

    www.mollymac13.blogspot.com

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  5. It's so cute!


    S.
    http://subhamrai.blogspot.com/

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  6. I think this is something that I need to try myself, great idea!

    Remi x

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  7. his is a really cool way to remake your sweater and jeans!
    www.samanthamariko.com

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  8. Such interesting post ! thanks for sharing :)

    http://chicglamstyle.com

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  9. This looks so good, you'd pay about £38 for something like this in urban outfitters so such a great tutorial to do it yourself
    The Lipstick, The Girl and Her Wardrobe

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  10. Wonderful stitching job! This is a great way to revive an old sweater!

    http://yourownqueen.blogspot.com

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  11. This is a real unique and pretty post! Love what you ladies do on this blog, so original!

    LOVE IT!

    xoxo, Lauren | The Dazzle Guide

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  12. Wow! This is super cool. I hadn't really thought to embroider anything, but it gives it such a unique feel. :]

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  13. Looks so cute!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Photographe Gil Zetbase
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  14. This is amazing, so amazing. Need to try this, I keep meaning to do more crafty projects. Love your nail colour too! x

    VanessaVonJames | Fashion Blog

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  15. Love what you've done with those jeans, they look great! I think embroidery is really going to be big this year, especially embroidered jeans - I've seen a few pairs kicking around Topshop recently. Great post very creative :) Want to follow each other on Bloglovin' so we can keep up with eachother? Love your blog.
    -Ruby Xx

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  16. Those look so incredibly cute! Amazing <3
    xx Ama

    PHUCKITFASHION

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  17. Really enjoyed this DIY! I am planning to do rework some denim too. I love what you did with yours.

    <3,
    Chariza M. | LE-VISUALISTE.COM

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  18. I love your nail polish

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  19. Nice choice of customisation! This looks really great :-)
    xoxo
    http://gingersnaphattie.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. Cute! I love the idea, never thought of it myself!

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  21. This is such a cute idea and your nail colour is fab >.<

    Pingkan x | lifeofpingkan.blogspot.co.uk

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