Add Embroidery to Sweaters (Upcycle and Refashion)

Posted by on Oct 23, 2022

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This wearable embroidery project from Lauren at Thrift Flip is cute and classy, adding flair in an unexpected place. Whether or not you've even been interested in shoulder pads, you've got to appreciate these shoulder petal embroidered onto a sweater for fall. Choose embroidery thread and a thin-knit sweater, or upgrade to yarn or crochet thread for a thicker knit. This sweater makeover works best with a basic embroidery hoop, sewing the design to one shoulder at a time. If you're feeling extra ambitious, you may just wish to knit your own sweater for the project, in which case you can check out these free sweater patterns.
Watch the video below to get ideas for upcycling and refashioning your sweaters.


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  • by zarajon
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    Embellishing sweaters with embroidery is a creative way to upcycle and refashion old garments, breathing new life into vintage 80s clothing them with personalized flair. Whether it's intricate floral motifs or quirky designs, embroidery adds a unique touch, transforming mundane sweaters into fashion statements. It's a sustainable and stylish approach to revamping your wardrobe, turning forgotten pieces into cherished favorites.