Thursday, November 13, 2008

Easy Fall Sweatshirt

For an easy custom sweatshirt, add grosgrain ribbon and mini-ball fringe to the band and finish the design with embroidery. First, measure the band of the sweatshirt to determine how much ribbon you will need. Because this fabric may stretch as you sew, allow for this by adding a few inches to your ribbon measurement. Sew mini-ball fringe to the underside of the grosgrain ribbon. Then stitch the ribbon to the band of the sweatshirt, using the seam between the shirt and the band as your guide. Add a monogram or applique design to complete your one-of-a-kind sweatshirt.


19 comments:

Gramma 2 Many said...

I have been out of the Country for a month and am now trying to catch up with some of my favorite bloggers. As usual, you are such an inspiration, creatively and spiritually. I always feel so happy after I have visited with you for a while.
Think I will go make a few sweatshirts now.
Thanks.

pink green & southern said...

I do the same thing for Pinkie--I love customizing sweatshirts and t-shirts for her! The one on your daughter is precious. THanks for the inspiration. My husband loves that I have my own embroidery machine now so that he doesn't have to pay $15/monogram any more! AS always, beautiful pictures!!! Your daughter reminds me so much of my friend Ashley at that age.

Tina Foster said...

My sister and her embroidery machine are going to have to get busy helping me with this cute sweatshirt! Thanks and be blessed today!

Kellie Patton said...

Do you sell them? Love them, but don't sew!

Melissa Lester said...

Hmmm, Kellie, I would have to think about that ... .

Sandy Toes said...

Oh my goodness..that could not be any cuter!! Do you make them?
-sandy toes

Kellie Patton said...

Please let me know!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

This sweatshirt is SOOO cute! Time for me to dust off my embroidery/sewing machine and get to work! :)

Blessings,
Stacey

Live.Love.Eat said...

Easy huh? For a goddess like you, yes! :) It's beautiful!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

So cute!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Miss Janice said...

Absolutely darling--the little girl and the sweatshirt!

sweeter and the bubbas said...

The sweatshirt is darling, but the model is even cuter! :-)

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

How adorable! And Mary Ashley looks like a professional model!

odomfamilyfun said...

Love it! I will have to make one for Caroline tonight! Can't wait :)Thanks for the great idea.

Me said...

too cute!! and what a precious model :)

Felicia Eis said...

Oooo love it!!!

Heidi said...

Great idea. I have done something similar. Trying to get my monogrammer working before Lily's party so I can have the aprons monogrammed for all the girls.

Also, I saw the sweetest onsie at a little shoppe in Peppertree the other day. It had grosgain(sp?) ribbon sewn like a package down and across from top to bottom and a big bow in center like a big present and then in that back on the bottom it had a tiny bow and words: good things come in small packages. Sooooo sweet.
You Can do the same thing for big girls on shirt or even on a-line dress. I have done both for Lily before. (without words part)

Debbie said...

I am squealing with delight right now!! My neighbor has one of those embrodiery businesses and asked me to do some "sewing on of the ribbon"...I need to show this to her...she can add it to her collection. They are beautiful!

Lindsay said...

I was wondering, how do you make those adorable collages? I am thinking I will do some framed ones for Christmas presents. Thank you!

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