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Spring Sweater Refashion 2011 {#3}

  Welcome to the next installment in my quest to refashion my wardrobe :)
My third sweater refashion started off with a plain white cardigan from Target.
Add a few chiffon flowers and you have a sweater refashion that is super easy, fast and requires no sewing machine. 
To make this easy sweater refashion, all you need is: 
  •  Chiffon fabric for the flowers.
  • a Candle
  • Buttons
  • Needle and Thread
  • Fabric Glue {optional}
  • Take your chiffon fabric and cut out four different sizes of circles.  I cut mine out as a 3 inch, 2 inch, 1.5 inch and 1 inch circles. You can use a circle template if you want a perfect circle.
  • Light a candle and burn the edges of the circles. Rotate the material slowly all the way around each circle.
  • Once the circle edges are burned, lay the circles on the sweater in the place you want them. I arranged the circles 2-3 circles per flower.
  • Then pin the flowers on the sweater.
  • Now sew the buttons in the circle of each flower. 
  • The last thing to do is put a circle of fabric glue under some the edges where the flowers are droopy. Or you can put a quick stitch through the material.
Voila — you are done!! 
{total project time = 30 minutes}
Now you have a sweater with some personality!! 
I added the flowers around the back for a little fun.
Now – go find some old sweaters and create make some new creations!!!!
Thanks for stopping by!
And if you do make a sweater refashion, let me know. I’d love to see it!!!PS — I am linking up to these fun parties. Check them out!!

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  1. nadane75 says:

    I was wondering if you can still throw this in the washer? I make the flowers for my girls' hair, and I've been wanting to put them on clothes, but I'm afraid they will get destroyed in the washer.

  2. Shabby Soul says:

    Your cardigan is beautiful! I love the polka dots, too! You are gonna look cute sporting around with that sweater on!

  3. Alicia @ littlesprinklesoffun says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!! It is even cuter on!!!!

  4. MommieDawn says:

    I LOVE THIS! Now, I need to lost a bazillion pounds to wear it. lol

  5. Heather at Dragonfly Designs says:

    I freaking love it! Thanks for sharing ~ please stop by and say hi sometime!

  6. Jen,
    Luv luv it,

    would luv for you to add it to our linking party this week.

  7. The sweater turned out great. you will have quite an assortment of pretty spring sweaters.


  8. I love your cute polka dot flowers! Perfect way to dress up a sweater!

  9. This is adorable! I love those simple target cardigans! I have to give those flowers a try also, too cute!

  10. andiadams.org says:

    I love it! You are so inspiring! Definitely going to add this to my To Do List! :)

  11. Jen-CraftOManiac says:

    Your fashion rocks, love you! xo-jen

  12. ohmipiaci says:

    This is adorable! I'm definitely going to have to try this one on my own. :)

  13. MadWoman says:

    I just wanted to say thank you for your beautiful blog. I love your thoughts on refashioning and life.

  14. SUPER CUTE!!!! I love it so much, I want one NOW!

  15. So simple yet beautiful. Thanks for the tut.

  16. Fun!!

  17. I just did a sweater re-fashion! I'm super excited to do more. Keep the ideas coming because they are fabulous!

  18. Tiffany Meagan says:

    I've been waiting for something kinda like this! I have a super cute white cardigan and my ever so sweet husband washed it with the darks.. It now has blue stains in two spots. This should do the trick!!

  19. That's really, really cute!

  20. jennykate77 says:

    I've seen a few tutorials for the flowers around in blogland. I kinda think I might be able to do that. They are SO cute!!

    I LOVE the sweater!! I need one! I think it would be so cute done in springy colors.

    Hope you're having a good week so far!!

    P.S. I'm having a $40 CSN giveaway this week on my blog!

  21. Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com says:

    Oooh – this one is super cute too!! Looks like I need to head to Target. 😉
    I love the fabric too – the tiny checks are so cute!

  22. Sue (Someone's Mom) says:

    Isn't it amazing what a difference the flowers make? So pretty!

  23. melody-mae says:

    LOVE this and especially the darling polka dot fabric you used for the flowers!!! darling…

  24. cylelewis says:

    Cool idea.. I especially loved the candle part!

  25. Kaitlin says:

    Very cute! Now if only I could convince my husband to let me buy more sweaters… I definitely want to try the burnt edge flowers sometime!

  26. Valerie says:

    I HAVE THAT SWEATER! And it is in the Goodwill bag!! I am pulling that baby out and putting on chiffon flowers! Thanks for the inspiration!

  27. I have a couple sweaters I need to do this too!

  28. Mom of 2 Cuties @ Sprinkles of Joy and Laughter says:

    So Clever! I'm so doing this..what a happy spring look!! Thanks for sharing.

  29. michele says:

    So cute!! Your ideas are inspiring!

  30. Denissa says:

    Love it! I love the flowers on the back :) so CUTE!!

  31. I am looking for some ideas for a baby boy shower. I have never given a baby shower for a boy only girls.

  32. Super cute!! Thanks for sharing this quick & easy project!

  33. Courtney @ A Diamond in the Stuff says:

    My favorite yet! I especially like the no new part, except for the buttons of course!

  34. This is adorable. I must, I must, I must try this. Thanks for sharing.

  35. Vivienne @ the V Spot says:

    You had me at No-Sew. I love this one! This might be my favorite one yet!

  36. Nancy's Couture says:

    So pretty! I love the chiffon fabric you used and the flowers on the back!

  37. That sweater is just darling! You are so clever! I might have to attempt a revamp of a cardy. Thanks for sharing…..

  38. gnee @ Singing With Birds says:

    Cute, cute, cute! Thanks for the FB feature too last week.

  39. so pretty! love the flowers-they add just the right touch to dress up the sweater-what a great idea and thanks for sharing!

  40. reasonstoskipthehousework says:

    Jen, this is super cute! I just bought some cheap fabric from the "toss away" bin at Hobby Lobby so I could make some flowers and refashion some of my own Target and Old Navy wardrobe that I never wear!


  41. I was wondering about fraying, and then you mentioned candle in the materials needed – genius :) So pretty! I'm going to make me one of these :)

  42. Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} says:

    Super cute, Jen! I love the material you used for the flowers. Such a fun pattern! Love the classic black and white of the entire sweater!

  43. You always have the best ideas! A candle! Who would have thought? Love it.

  44. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    You could open your own little sweater boutique, Jen! :) Love the little black flowers.

  45. ⊰OCDesign⊱ says:

    looks like you bought it that way! love it!!

  46. Mandy @ Sugar Bee Craft Edition says:

    I think I have that exact white sweater – guess it's time to refashion it!

  47. V. Furnas says:

    Oh that is cute!

  48. Football Wife says:

    Oh I really love this one. This is right up my alley, seeing as though I don't have a sewing machine to make some of the other beauties. I can't wait to try this!

  49. so cute!!!

  50. loved the sweater you showed last week, i think it was, now this is also adorable.

  51. Mallory says:

    Cute! Love that the flowers are polka dots! I want to try this but I have a feeling I'd catch myself on fire! 😉

  52. This is really cute, I like the flowers on the back, too!