I recently was cleaning out my closets and found this plain gray sweater, and decided it was time for a makeover. May Arts new eyelet ribbon is 100% cotton, so I knew it would be a great choice not only for style, but also for comfort.
Leave the ribbon uncut, and pin a small section in place, to the inside of the sweater, starting on the lower right hand side. Make small stitches , with a thread that coordinates with the sweater color. As you get a section finished, move your pin up and secure the next section. Continue in this manner until you have added eyelet around the entire front opening. Cut the lace and tie off.
Cut a length of eyelet about 1.5 – 2 yards long. Thread another length of thread, and knot the end. Make running stitches along the entire length of the ribbon and gather as you go.
Tie off with a knot after the gathering is complete. Swirl around to form a flower. Tack into place on the pocket.
Blog post by: Gini Williams Cagle
May Arts Ribbons Used:
- 447 5/8″ Eyelet Trim
Other Supplies Used:
- Needle and thread
- Cardigan Sweater to alter