Though I'm pretty sure that many fashion bloggers would make it look fly, this particular piece was clearly not headed for this girl's closet. However, I knew that it would make a good raw material for something else, and I had a comfy but soporific black sweater in need of updating. Thus, this easy and sewing machine-optional revamp:
- Sweater, sweatshirt, or whatever top you want to use as the main garment
- Fabric - here, another top
- Sewing machine or needle/thread
- Fabric glue (optional)
1. Cut out 2 triangles from your fabric, leaving an extra 1/2" as an allowance on each diagonal side. If you're cutting the triangles from a top, the side seam should run down the center of each triangle. My triangles measured 13.5" (sides) x 15" (base) x 11.5" (height).
2. Along the sides of each triangle, fold down the extra 1/2" allowance towards the underside of the fabric. Press. Because the fabric I was using was synthetic and difficult to press effectively, I used fabric glue to secure the allowance.
3. Arrange each triangle so that the middle is aligned with the side seams of the main garment - this is easy to do if you cut the triangles out of another top, since you can just match up the side seams of the main garment and triangles.
4. Hand- or machine-stitch the triangles in place. Again, I attached the triangles to the sweatshirt using just a bit of fabric glue to keep everything tidy before sewing.
Easy projects like these, using thrifted pieces and/or pieces from your current wardrobe, are so damn satisfying! I'm an addict for sure.