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


Julia said...

That is too cute! way to be crafty!!

Beverly @ said...

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

Anonymous 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!