I’m not a girl that is into matching her outfit with the holiday. I am not keen on Christmas sweaters, Easter dresses, red white and blue shorts, or turkey brooches. I like to say Merry Christmas, Happy 4th, or whatever with my words; not my clothes screaming at you. I’m more about a capsule wardrobe and simplicity. But, a little hint to the holiday is sweet and lovely. And, that’s what I do by adding heart patches to a cardigan. A sweet and lovely Valentine’s Day Cardigan.
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Cardigan that needs love. (One you might not love, but that you want to improve.)
Fabric cut into heart patches. (You know how you can fold paper in half and then cut half a heart, open it, and you have a full heart? Do that. But with fabric.)
Thread and needle. (Honestly, you aren’t going to be wearing this terribly much, it’s seasonal. So there isn’t a need to get terribly complicated and perfect)
Pin the patches on your cardie in their desired location. Stitch those babies on. If you are like me and not the quickest stitcher, then watch a movie at the same time. Be patient! Or below, in the materials shopping list, I included an iron-on heart patch for the easiest way possible to add heart patches. I, personally, don’t like these because they tend to be quite stiff on the elbows. But they are a super easy option!
Now your cardigan looks Valentine’s Day friendly. And won’t scare people when you wear it in April. You are cool, collected, trendy, and full of love and cheer!
So, let’s hear it. Are you a holiday sweater, turkey brooch, Easter bunny wearer? And loud and proud? Or, are you restrained in your wardrobe’s holiday cheer?
Here is a materials list which includes a cute top that already has a patch on the elbow. And best yet, I’ve added the link for an iron-on heart patch. If you want to skip the sewing part…
What is the strongest stitch by hand?
The backstitch, apparently. Don’t ask me how to do it. I’m not good at sewing. But you can do what I do and look up some Youtube videos on how to do it.
What’s the difference between a sweater and a cardigan?
A sweater is a general term for a knitted, long sleeve type shirt. A cardigan is a sweater with a zipper or buttons on the front.
Can I put patches on a sweater?
Of course! Honestly, you could do this on anything long-sleeved.