Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Accidental Sweater Fix

 I say accidental because all I was going to do was sew buttons on this cream-colored sweater I got at Target.  All the buttons fell off the first time I wore it...why does that always happen?

I kept forgetting to take the sweater with me to the store, so I bought the wrong sized buttons...twice.  (Am I the only one who doesn't have a huge bag of buttons around the house?)  Too big and then too small. 

So while we were watching Celebrity Apprentice Sunday night, I started thinking about the cream colored ribbon I'd just bought for another project and wondered how I could make buttons out of it.  Then I started gluing the ribbon on over the button holes and did that on both sides.

Next, I twisted the ribbon into flowers and "sewed" the ribbon into place every once in a while to hold it together.  (If you want to make actual rolled fabric roses, this is a great tutorial!)

I think I'm going to put a button behind the flowers to I can button that very top button when I wear it (so that the button faces in and you can't see it).

Linked to Transformation Thursday, Today's Creative Blog

5 comments:

Julia said...

That is too cute! way to be crafty!!

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

That's great! what a good idea. Thanks for sharing. :)

Tricia Rose said...

That is really pretty - understated and elegant. Well done (of course it's the way you wear it...)

Tiffany said...

Great idea! I will definitely borrow this idea in the future.

Dustin & Melanie said...

That is adorable, much better than a plain old sweater!