Resurrected Sweater

Save a Sweaterawwww, don’t throw out your poor sweater just because it has a hole in it. Rather than end its life, let it start a new life with a quick patch job.

I actually have to credit this project to my husband. I showed him the hole disappointedly and he said (jokingly), “Why don’t you just slap a patch over it?”

I’m sure he wishes I would just laugh at his jokes. Instead, I take them very seriously.

On the bright side, I called him a genius and left him alone for an hour while I worked on this.

Here is the sad state of the sweater before…

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First I sewed along the edges of the hole just to clean it up a bit. I don’t know if this was really necessary, but it felt like the right thing to do.

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Next, I cut a circle out of red felt just large enough to cover the hole and pinned it in place.

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With a zig-zag stitch on my sewing machine, I sewed around the edge of the red patch (twice for good measure) and that was it.

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Since the patch is on the back of the sweater, it definitely is a different look, but I like it.

You could also do this with clothes that have a stain that won’t come out. Just cover the stain with a patch and sew it on in the same manner.

Now go grab your Goodwill bag and see what you can resurrect!

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19 thoughts on “Resurrected Sweater

  1. Pingback: Save A Stained Shirt | Maggie May's

  2. Fantastic idea! I have a few favorites that I can’t bear to get rid of, but don’t wear because they have issues…..this could bring them back into the wearable wardrobe. Thanks!

  3. I love this! My mother and I did this with a top that I had…it got ripped, pretty badly, but we tarted it up with some fabric pieces. I’m not sure I would have felt confident about trying it with a sweater, because I would have assumed it would have been tricky, but after seeing how cute yours turned out I would ABSOLUTELY give it a try! I especially love that you went bright red to make it very purposeful. Right on! πŸ™‚

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