. . . for Lauren and Lauren: DIY Heart Sweater

February 12, 2012

DIY Heart Sweater


Have you seen this sweater? 
Well it cost $88 from J.Crew.  
I'm pretty sure I've never spent $88 dollars on an item of clothing before, and would definitely not spend that much on a sweater like this.  
I spent a few weeks searching online for a knock off version because I really liked it, but no luck.  


Not sure why I didn't think about making one sooner!  I found a tutorial on pinterest about painting a heart on a sweater but I didn't want it to be shiny like the one I saw.  
I decided to sew a heart on and it couldn't have been easier or cheaper! 


I found this grey sweater for $7 and a black piece of felt for $0.50.  
I cut a heart out of paper first and then out of the black felt.  
Then I pinned the felt onto the sweater. 
(I tried it on first to make sure that is where I wanted it.) 


I used my sewing machine to sew it on. 
That is it! 
So happy to have spent less than $8 rather than $88!









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38 comments:

Miss Honey and Nutmeg said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Wow good job! I love this. Have you seen the sweater heart elbows on pinterest?

Felicity said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Wow, you look awesome in your new sweater! I love the grey as well! :) Good work!

- Felicity. x

Michelle P said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Cute! I love this idea

Alana Christine said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Cute!! Good idea!

Kerrie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

cute! I love DIY clothes! Especially when people ask where you got it! ;)

Whitney@Keeping Up with the Cyperts said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love it!! I have been wanting a heart sweater too but they are so dang expensive! I wish I had a sewing machine or knew how to sew.

Breanna Hohenstein said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such a cute idea :) Love it!

Olivia Grace said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Super cute idea!!! I love it!

Elisha(: said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

cutiiiiee!!

g*rated said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

so cute!!!
-marie

witha said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Super cute!!

Katie {katie lately} said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This is SO cute!! I am definitely copying you!!

diary of this girl - megan said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

what a great idea! i would not spend $88 either... yuck. i need to make one!!

Annie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

It is SO cute Katie - way to be crafty - I love it :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such a cute idea! I wouldn't spend $88 on a sweater either :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Bethany Reine' said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

love it! way to just make it yourself. you go!

Angie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love that sweater too! Yours tuned out great, def my the best diy one I have seen.

The Sweet Life said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I adore this sweater!!!! I'm so jealous and I wish I had made one! I might still try to find the time tonight!! Love this!!! Thanks for sharing. I def can't afford to sped $88 on one article of clothing!

The Sweet Life said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I adore this sweater!!!! I'm so jealous and I wish I had made one! I might still try to find the time tonight!! Love this!!! Thanks for sharing. I def can't afford to sped $88 on one article of clothing!

Christal Kay said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Adorbs!

xo,

C.

http:christalkay.blogspot.com

jas said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

love your sweater!

http://forallthatjas.blogspot.com/

Redheaded Daybook said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

this is such a cute idea!!! love it.

and im your newest follower via hollietakesnotes :)

Meg {henninglove} said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

great job on that heart sweater!! it is so cute and perfect for tomorrow!

Tracey said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This looks fab :)

Pippa said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

SO in love with this!!! Well done lady :)

Sara Shoemaker said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Isn't it incredible how much stores think they can charge for something as simple as a heart sewn onto a sweater?! Always boggles my mind. Yours is definitely just as cute! Way to not give in and save your money! This inspired me :)


The House of Shoes

Drew {Coral Cafe} said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Just perfect!! What a steal of a deal on a DIY sweater!!

Lauren said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You so crafty.

Rebecca from See Me Rwar said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a great DIY! It looks so cute!

See Me Rwar

Special K said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That is Fantastic!!! such a fun easy way to make a cute sweater!!! Brilliant and a must try =)
Thank you so much for sharing.. I love the inspiration!

Jill said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

How resourceful! I love it.

Justine said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Stopping by from the Anything Goes Linky! http://queenofsavings.com

Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You make this look wayyy too easy!!! I love it!

Erin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

SO cute and easy! Definitely gonna try this :)

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You amaze me!! I love this. Now I need to find a Olson sweatshirt. So cute.

Rebecca @ Herons Crafts said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This looks great ! What a simple and effective refashion! I Love it!
Have a great weekend!
Rebecca
www.heronscrafts.blogspot.com

If Youve Seen My Mind...Id Love It Back said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Great idea! I'm always falling in love with J. Crew's embellished shirts and sweaters, but can't bear the thought of throwing down almost $100 bucks for it. Thanks for sharing! I just discovered your blog...and look forward to reading more.

Amanda said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Found this on Pinterest .. I never saw this post Katie. Love this and am going to try to make this :)