Sunday

Revamped Sweater DIY

 I've found quite a few new sweaters this season, but most of them are a very basic base. This tutorial's all about taking a plain jane sweater and making it your own. Here's how I did it...

Supplies: fabric scraps, (particularly upholstery) sweater or cardigan, sewing machine, scissors. 

Begin by cutting out different patterns to stitch onto the sweater. I created eight arrow ends, 2x7 inches, and one diamond shape for each side. Once you've cut out the pieces, pin them in a pattern onto the sweater. Lastly, top stitch them in place. A top stitch will give it a very messy look, allowing the ends to fray.

Hope your weekend ends on a lovely note. 

52 comments:

  1. What a cute idea! Thanks for posting this!!

    http://theoccasionalindulgence.blogspot.com/

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  2. LOVE! So easy and so adorable. Kinsey, you could put Anthropologie out of business ;).

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  3. love it! it's absolutely gorgeous!

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  4. I love this! Can't wait to make one of my own :)

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  5. love it! it adds much more taste and style to an otherwise plain outfit without getting rid of the comfort and easiness! thank you so much for this

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  6. so pretty! this is for sure my favorite diy you have posted. You are so creative :)

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  7. Love! Your DIY's are the best.

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  8. That sweater is so cute! Love it.

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  9. Seriously, how do you come up with all of these adorable ideas? xoxo

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  10. WOW. I'm definitely doing this!!

    Valentina
    http://valentinaduracinsky.blogspot.com/

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  11. This is actually awesome. You are so talented!!

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  12. Kinsey you have the best and cutest DIYs ever. Love it. Now I just need to learn to sew
    Carlee
    Almost Endearing

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  13. Love this!! Such an awesome DIY idea! Great job :)

    XOXO,
    Alexa
    44thandlex.com

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  14. Such an adorable idea! I really need to try that over break. Thanks for the inspiration!

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  15. This is genius, I love it!

    www.therecordologist.blogspot.com

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  16. I love the patchwork look.

    http://girlsnextbestfriend.blogspot.com

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  17. ooh, I want to do this! it's so pretty. most of my sweaters are pretty boring :P

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  18. That is so cute!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  19. That's amazing! I want one like that!!

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  20. looks so much better than half the sweaters I've seen in the mall lately :)

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  21. Every sweater would be so unique! Love this!

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  22. That looks like so much fun. I do lean toward plain items and I love to embellish.

    Vintagehoneybee.blogspot.com

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  23. This is genuis! Especially the fact that you used upholstery fabric. Love it! The sweater looks so unique and I can easily see myself picking that up at an Urban Outfitters :)

    Kathleen of whenjmetk.com

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  24. That's a WONDERFUL sweater!
    http://nauticalowl.blogspot.com/

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  25. Love it! Will be on the look out for a nice thrifted sweater to try this on :)

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  26. Such a great DIY! Can't wait to try it :)

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  27. Gorgeous sweater ! I would like to invite you to my Christmas giveaway of animal print Furla Bag. Thank you so much for your time.


    XX Luba

    :: Well Living Blog :: GIVEAWAY :: FURLA BAG :: SORTEO

    http://very-well-living.blogspot.com/2012/12/christmas-giveaway-furla-bag-sorteo.html

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  28. This is my favorite DIY I've seen you do! Love the whole idea. I will definitely keep this one in my back pocket.

    www.domesticatedworkingwoman.blogspot.com

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  29. Gorgeous!! What an awesome idea!!

    Mackenzie
    www.birdfriend.tumblr.com

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  30. you are so rad. have i told you that yet?

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  31. Wow how pretty!! I can't imagine how much a sweater like that would actually cost! Great DIY! =)

    Ergo - Blog

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  32. I have so many dull cardigans that are just waiting to get revamped
    thanks for sharing!

    N|D
    http://rainbowsandtress.blogspot.com/

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  33. this is amazing! you really turned the frump into fabulous! gorgeous.
    http://www.bekanicolee.blogspot.com

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  34. Where are you brown boots from? I love them!

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    1. I picked it up at a local thrift store!

      Kinsey

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  36. Um Kinsey this sweater is amazing! Leave it to you to turn scraps into this!

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  37. Wow! This is so simple & easy! It really adds a lot to a plain sweater & love that mustard yellow! Gonna have to try this :)

    xoxo,
    Shio

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  38. Wow! I absolutely adore this sweater. This may just inspire me to really learn how to sew! And you look stunning in it - beautiful pictures.

    -Ariel-
    Unordinary Love

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  39. Great DIY, although now in Summer here in Australia I think I might try something like that with a lighter top. Love your work!!!

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  40. This is great!!! Now in summer here in Australia I might try this with a lighter top or vest. Love your work!!!

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  41. Goodness. Please tell me you have a twin who loves Jesus too.

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  42. i love this sweater!
    greets from Poland ;)

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  43. Hi Kinsley!
    I've appreciated your creation so much: simple, linear but really fashion... so I've featured it on my blog in a Sweater Refashion RoundUp!
    Hugs from Italy,
    MammaNene @ SergerPepper.com
    (newest follower fb, bloglovin' and pinterest!)

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  44. Hi Kindsey,
    Thanks for this tutorial. I've put it on my blog http://blog.refashiongallery.com.
    Best,
    Irma

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