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J Crew inspired French hen sweater for way less
I just love that J Crew French hen sweater, it's so quirky and cute! Since it’s out of my league, I decided to DIY one for myself. But because I don’t have knitting skills, I used felt and my sewing machine.

Posted by kittenhood from Berlin, Berlin, Germany • Published See kittenhood's 13 projects »
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You Will Need

  • How to make a sweater / jumper. Diy French Hen Sweater - Step 1
    Step 1

    What you need:

    a plain sweater;
    felt (or better yet fleece!) in 2-3 colors – one large and the others tiny;
    paper and pencil;
    scissors;
    thick thread and needle;
    tailor’s chalk or old soap bar;
    (optional) sewing machine

  • How to make a sweater / jumper. Diy French Hen Sweater - Step 2
    Step 2

    First thing you need to do is trace the bird on a piece of paper. Then cut out the hen shape and pin it onto your larger piece of felt. Cut your felt hen and pin it to the sweater.

  • How to make a sweater / jumper. Diy French Hen Sweater - Step 3
    Step 3

    Sew the hen to the sweater, either by hand or by machine. Once you got that done, place the sweater on a flat surface and use a tailor’s chalk to trace the legs and wing of the hen. You can use thick thread to embroider them afterwards. I used white for the legs and black for the wing, for contrast.

  • How to make a sweater / jumper. Diy French Hen Sweater - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut out an oval piece of felt in a different color and stitch it as a beret. Use a tiny triangular piece of felt for the beak. That’s it! Enjoy your J Crew knockoff!

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Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
I keep chickens, and I recently made a t-shirt with a chicken silhouette on it (the easiest ever!)
thanks for this idea! its so cool!!

and you look like a model!! Happy
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kittenhood
kittenhood · Berlin, Berlin, DE · 18 projects
oh, you're to sweet! I'm glad you found this inspirational!
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Hdoddles
Hdoddles · 46 projects
fabulous I love it Happy
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