For this week’s refashion, I started out with this pullover hooded sweatshirt.
I actually like this sweatshirt, but I don’t like having to pull it on and off over my head.
I figured this would be a quick fix…WRONG!
Let me explain…
First I cut a slit down the front of the sweatshirt.
I needed some red material to cover the raw edges that I just made by cutting that slit.
This will do nicely…
This t-shirt was mixed in with some hand-me-downs that was given to my youngest son. (So sweet!)
The thing is, this shirt is a man’s XL, and my youngest son is about a child’s size 6!
Since nobody in our household went to Ferris State, I had no problem using it in my little refashion.
I just cut two strips out of the back…
Then folded in the sides and pressed them…
Then pinned the strips around the raw edges of the front of my sweatshirt…
…and began to sew.
Now here’s where I started to have problems.
As I began stitching everything in place, my darn machine started acting up! GRRR!
After messing with the tension and switching out my needle, and making sure the bobbin was wound correctly, it was still giving me trouble.
The bottom stitches kept snagging and breaking every few stitches and it didn’t look too pretty when I finally finished, but at least it’s stitched down.
Rather than trying to add a zipper with a machine that wasn’t behaving, I decided to put in the zipper by hand.
Which took FOREVER!!!
But I finally finished!
Now I have a comfy sweatshirt that’s much easier to put on and take off! 🙂
What do you think?
If you look closely you can tell that some of the stitches look all wonky, but once I get my sewing machine spruced up, I’ll go over it again.
Hopefully I won’t have to do a bunch of no-sew or hand-sew refashions in the upcoming weeks. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
If any of you have any troubleshooting tips I’d appreciate it! 😉
Anyway here’s a recap…
Not bad for 49-cents!
Have a great Memorial weekend everyone!