Up-cycling Sweatshirts #1
Thanks to a particularly nasty encounter with a flu bug I’ve been under the weather and very limited in creative energy. In fact, for a number of days, I existed on fluids and slept. Now hubby is dealing with it.
However, a bit of hand work did manage to get completed and here is the first of my up-cycled sweatshirts finished. Complete with pockets, it is sure to become a favorite!
As the instructions I worked from didn’t have images, I assumed that the folded fabric lacing would be ‘whipped’ around the folded edge of the sweatshirt. However, straight lacing around the back of the neckline and the sleeves demonstrated that it could be equally appealing ‘straight’ stitched. It was a struggle to get the folded fabric through the holes created by the awl. Using the awl, fewer threads were broken and should have less impact on the long-term durability of the sweater than cutting the fabric as suggested in the guidelines for my second project (next post).
I removed the lower ribbing but left the ribbing at neckline and sleeves. I knew from experience that this was my preference but I could have removed both. All in all, I feel it was a success.