Can you believe Embellish Your Knits Month is nearly over?! Only THREE MORE DAYS! Phew. I have a lot of other projects I've left on the backburner so part of me is glad that I'll be done but part of me is going to really miss all these great new cardigans for so little $$$$.For this knit I took a long sleeved tee shirt for $1. See the before. And turned it into a cardigan. I then bought a couple 50 cent tee shirts at the Salvation Army and cut them up to make the embellishments.
I got the idea from this tutorial on Blue Cricket Design. And making the flowers were SOOO EASY!! I did it all white watching How I Met Your Mother last night.
1. First I turned the long sleeved tee into a cardigan. See this tutorial for a reference on how to do that.
Then I took the 50 cent tees I bought at the Salvation Army and folded them into 5" wide strips and cut these shapes out of the strips so that I cut four at once.
2. I then took the shapes and gathered them down the center with a gathering stitch on my sewing machine.
3. For some of them I sewed two together and them separated them for a fuller look.
4. I then pinned them to the front of the cardigan where I wanted them to go and sewed them on with my sewing machine.