Easy Sweatshirt Refashion

So, let’s discuss…how was your Thanksgiving? Did the turkey brown properly and the pie set up like it should? Mine was a thankful one indeed, I completely escaped having to pretend like I know how to cook large fowls by acting as guest elsewhere. Friends are wonderful blessings indeed! Now, in light of the fact that we are all having to face the post holiday week ahead, I have just the thing to cheer you on your way. Cute clothes for way cheap is always a cheerful subject. Take these $5 sweatshirts I got this last week available at your friendly neighborhood super store for instance. Bland, boring, and obviously at a $5 fashion level…use a bit of persuasive power via the sewing machine, and voila! Five dollars has just landed you a cute new sweatshirt!

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Hmm why yes,  I could have actually ironed the thing at some point, but that would have been entirely too unrealistic…I don’t iron. Ever. Now then, this one was super simple. First I cut out the neck, ’cause nothing says style like a plain old ribbed neck, right?

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Hem it all pretty. Grab some scrap fabric of a non-fraying nature (knits, lace, or leather will work great) and cut out a simple shape. Pin it securely in place.

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Using a narrow zigzag stitch sew the shape to the shirt. Easiest sewing job ever!

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I used leather circles I cut out of scraps to do the polka dots on this grey sweatshirt.

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I sewed “x”s through the circles to sew them onto the sweatshirt. Nothing to it! With a project as simple as that, you’ll have time and money left over to take a bang at that Christmas “to-do” list…something I’m avoiding heavily this year. I don’t suppose my kids will actually care if I wait until Christmas Eve to shop for them?

2 Samuel 22:33   God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect.

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I'm a mom, blogger, and shop owner. I love all things creative, especially sewing! Follow along at www.chapterthirtyseven.com
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One Response to Easy Sweatshirt Refashion

  1. Marie says:

    Love it! I have some sweatshirts I bought on clearance last year I can do this to.

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