Monday, February 13, 2012

{she made it} jersey weave sweatshirt


did you all have a good weekend? we pretty much got snowed in so during nap time I thought
i'd scratch this little diy off my to-do list...


This was the inspiration for this diy. i've had it pinned on pinterest for an eternity. so when I came across $3 sweatshirts at wal-mart the other day i felt like it was just meant to be. i resisted grabbing more than two (i am so bad when it comes to good deals) brought them home and gave them both a good wash and dry. the other one is white and i already have something in mind for it...



i had some gray and yellow jersey fabric on hand already. jersey fabric won't fray on the edges. you can also cut up an old t-shirt and use it. i folded the fabric a few times and cut 4 - 2" wide strips. they were pretty long and i went back and forth about 3-4 times with each one. i cut off the collar and the cuffs. then i marked my first row of holes with a fabric marker that washes out. make sure to cut teeny tiny holes and keep them about 1/2" apart. then i just started weaving my fabric strips through the holes. when you come to the end of each row remember to reverse the up and down weaving motion going the other way so that you're alternating the gray from the sweater and your fabric. as you go down just cut less holes or make your own pattern as you please. when you're all done turn the sweatshirt inside out, tie all the loose ends together and weave them in. you're done.





































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66 comments:

  1. this is amazinggg!!! i love it! especially the colors you chose. i'm lazy though... i would rather just pay you to make me one :)

    ...seriously though, think about it.

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  2. This is such a cool way to jazz up a boring old sweatshirt. I love it!

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  3. Oh wow...I am in love with this! I actually like yours better than the inspiration pic! (I'm a little obsessed with grey + yellow lately). So cool!

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  4. I really really like this! If you are successful I want you to show me how to make my own!

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  5. I didn't realize at first this was your shirt! Great job!!!

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  6. love this idea!

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  7. This is a fabulous idea and turned out great! Must try!

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  8. umm in LOVE! Fabulous job, Miss Sophie!!

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  9. wowie!! what an amazing idea... now to find the perfect sweater for me to use!! :)

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  10. thats adorable!
    its going on my to do list all i need to do is find a t-shirt to use!

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  11. I want, I want!...love this tutorial and the end result! New to your blog and glad I found your creative space on the web:D Would like to invite you to linkup with me on Wednesday's and share your personal style, something handmade, crafted, thrifted, or good to eat.

    Chandra
    www.astylishlittlelady.blogspot.com

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  12. So wonderful! I'm going to have to give this a go soon :)

    Julie

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  13. Sophie das sieht toll aus, eine schöne Idee! Wird definitiv gemerkt für's nächste planlos herumliegende Sweatshirt...

    Liebe Grüße
    Swenja

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  14. Cute cute cute! Love the relaxed neckline and rolled up sleeves. Total upstyle!

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  16. Oh, this would look so cute with pink strips weaved in to look like a heart! Now to find an old sweatshirt to try this with...

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  17. super cute!! found you on pinterest and i'm totally pinning it too! i have a bin of old tshirts waiting to be used for something like this.

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  18. LOVE- AMO !!!! So bilngually crazy about this idea!!!!
    clau
    http://handmadeconamor.blogspot.com

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  19. Lovely! Cute! Wow! Love it!!!! <3
    'Ciao' from Italy!
    C.

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  20. I absolutely love this! What a great idea.

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  21. Ciao!
    I did it!!! Your versione is so lovely and cute... my version is quite "strange" but it was fun to do it.
    http://pinterest.com/pin/140526450843046702/
    I love your blog!
    A presto!
    Cristiana
    (From Italy with love <3)

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  22. So creative! I love it! What a great idea

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  23. Wow! Thanks for sharing! I will try to make one like this! :-)

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  24. this is a great sweat shirt I loved it so much I had to make one for myself, thanks for a great tutorial

    check it out on my blog http://morefromthecountry.blogspot.co.uk/

    I'm seriously considering making another one I just can't decide on the colour!!

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  25. Love it! Awesome way to spice up an old sweatshirt! Definitely going to try this with one of my old sweatshirts!

    Rachel
    mommaonfire.blogspot.com

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  26. Very stylish shirt. Great idea. Thanks ;) cheap cigarettes

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  27. Love love love the idea.... and your piece is very very awesome

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  28. Thank you so much for sharing. I would love to try this. :) This is awesome!

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  29. First visit. Such an adorable DIY!

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  30. I absolutely adore this tutorial and your sweatshirt! I hope you will consider uploading a photo of this into SewSet! SewSet is a new on-line sewing pattern & tutorial search engine for independent designers, where users can see, search, find, save & sew the thing they love. This would be a fantastic addition!

    Thank you so much for sharing!
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    MeSewCrazy.com

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  31. I love that idea, looks so great and a fantastic way to re-use old shirts.
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  32. LOVE IT! i got a sweatshirt on sale too for a couple dollars for a DIY! it's so hard to find the time. that's great that you can balance your creative outlets with the babe! good for you!

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  33. Love!! Possibly hitting up a thrift store today so I can make these for my roommate and I :)

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  34. I really loved this DIY, so I tried it first for myself. Here is my post about it: http://emeraldcut.blogspot.com/2012/10/jersey-weave-sweatshirt.html
    Your version, with the hip cut collar and sleeves, is to be my sister's holiday gift. Thanks, Sophie! :)

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  35. This so does not look like it came from Walmart! I love make overs like this one so much! Great job, can't wait to see what you plan next for the blog!

    Emily
    emilyp711.wordpress.com

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  36. Its truly very cute. I am loving it. Really amazing.. :)
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  37. this is amazing! I love this!
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  38. I'd just sew the ends together underneath, instead of tying, to cut the bulk and make it more comfortable to wear! You could also use chunky yarn, the kind with sparkles or fur. What a cute idea!

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  40. Mind = blown! This is awesome, cute shirt!

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  41. That is so beutiful! I just have to do this sometime! Thank you for the instructions!

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