Jersey Weave Sweatshirt DIY

Hello! did you all have a good weekend? we pretty much got snowed in so during nap time I thought
i’d scratch this little diy off my to-do list…

This was the inspiration for this diy. i’ve had it pinned on pinterest for an eternity. so when I came across $3 sweatshirts at wal-mart the other day i felt like it was just meant to be. i resisted grabbing more than two (i am so bad when it comes to good deals) brought them home and gave them both a good wash and dry. the other one is white and i already have something in mind for it…

i had some gray and yellow jersey fabric on hand already. jersey fabric won’t fray on the edges. you can also cut up an old t-shirt and use it. i folded the fabric a few times and cut 4 – 2″ wide strips. they were pretty long and i went back and forth about 3-4 times with each one. i cut off the collar and the cuffs. then i marked my first row of holes with a fabric marker that washes out. make sure to cut teeny tiny holes and keep them about 1/2″ apart. then i just started weaving my fabric strips through the holes. when you come to the end of each row remember to reverse the up and down weaving motion going the other way so that you’re alternating the gray from the sweater and your fabric. as you go down just cut less holes or make your own pattern as you please. when you’re all done turn the sweatshirt inside out, tie all the loose ends together and weave them in. you’re done.


Let me know if you make one too, I’d love to see!

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    yay! I’m so excited to have my first contributor post up here with the adorable Brittany and to be exposed to her lovely readers :)
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    This is so fun. I am going to have to try to make this. It would be really cute to make one for my daughter too!
    PS – you should sell these ;)

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    Just popped over from Brassy Apple link party – this is amazing. Totally digging it and everything else about your sweet little blog!

    Kelly @ herringbone lane

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    This is so simple but a great way to jazz up a sweatshirt

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    I love this. Thanks for sharing

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    How fun is this! And super easy; I think that I may even be able to handle it. Thanks for sharing, glad to see you here Sohpie! :)

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      Thanks Katie :) I am so excited to be featured here twice a month. Make sure to stop back because these next posts will be all new and never before published on my own blog.

  7. 10

    love this! thanks for linking up and sharing on the Make it Monday!

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    like this idea, have to try it, Thanks

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    What a great way to glam up a sweatshirt! I love that it’s a non-seamstress’ dream come true. Great work.

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    This looks great! I have a few old sweat shirts that are just begging to be made over! Thanks for sharing! :)

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