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refashion your plain old cardigan!
I was inspired by the many varsity cardigans that I have been seeing online lately. Also, I currently into geek fashion. Remember my Geeky glasses DIY and knitted Pencil Scarf? So I though of that plain, boring (and cheap) cardigan that has been lying in a lonely corner of my wardrobe, and decided to make varsity cardigan out of it!

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Posted by gwenstella from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia • Published See gwenstella's 41 projects »
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  • How to embellish an applique sweater. Diy: Varsity Cardigan - Step 1
    Step 1

    1. Get your cardigan and make sure it's clean.

  • How to embellish an applique sweater. Diy: Varsity Cardigan - Step 2
    Step 2

    2. Prepare your materials.

    Note: The colours of the ribbon and the iron-on patches should be similar and complementary to the colour of your cardigan :)

  • How to embellish an applique sweater. Diy: Varsity Cardigan - Step 3
    Step 3

    3. Cut your ribbon according to the diameter of the sleeves and pin them in position. You can position them according to your own liking, but I think it looks the best when it is placed near the armhole. You can also make 3 stripes instead of 2!

  • How to embellish an applique sweater. Diy: Varsity Cardigan - Step 4
    Step 4

    4. Fold the ribbon inwards to create a neat joint. I positioned the joint at the same place where the seam of the sleeves is for a neat finish.

  • How to embellish an applique sweater. Diy: Varsity Cardigan - Step 5
    Step 5

    5. Sew the ribbon along its 2 sides. I used black thread because my iron-on patches have black borders as well.
    OR
    Stick the ribbon in place using Heat N Bond! I wished I had some... but it's all right because the sewing actually gave the stripes an added effect as well. So it's really up to you.

  • How to embellish an applique sweater. Diy: Varsity Cardigan - Step 6
    Step 6

    6. Iron on the numbers/letters of the OTHER side of the cardigan. Hang your varsity cardigan up and admire it.

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Lovette'sz-xoxo
Lovette'sz-xoxo · 15 projects
ooooooh *high pitches squeal*
i like Happy
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PinkWeeds
PinkWeeds · Omaha, Nebraska, US · 207 projects
super cute!
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