One of the things on Annabel’s school supply list is a sweater/sweatshirt that she needs to keep in her backpack in case she gets cold(I guess sometimes the classrooms get over-air conditioned). I bought her a cheap, simple grey sweatshirt, but when she saw it she said, “It’s not pretty enough.” I honestly should have seen that coming. It’s been a few weeks since I’ve used my needles, so I thought I’d use some embroidery floss to quickly “pretty” up her sweatshirt. The whole thing took me about 15 minutes!
First, I marked my pattern with a disappearing ink fabric pen. I love using the disappearing ink because if I make a mistake, the ink comes right off with a little bit of water.
I used a backstitch to sew my pattern. This is the best how-to I’ve found on how to backstitch – it’s seriously so easy.
I liked the simple X pattern – clean and cute!
After I finished around the collar, I decided to add some embellishments around the front pocket.
All done! The metallic threads in the embroidery floss sparkle in the light.
I even sewed a little heart on the sleeve, since that’s where Annabel usually wears hers.
Annabel said the beautification was a success, and thanked me profusely for “making my sweatshirt sooooo much better.” It’s now all folded up and ready to go in her backpack for KINDERGARTEN TODAY OMG.
Any questions, let me know. Have fun!