Friday, January 24, 2014

DIY: Letter Sweater

It's Friday night! Are you staying in?

No shame about it! I like staying in. Don't have to get out of my sweats, watch a movie, veg out, catch up on TV, curl up with a good book OR do a DIY project. Yep - another one! I am kind of on a roll which is a good thing for you of course.

I was online window shopping (just looking, I promised!) Checking out what's new, seeing new trends, and searching for inspiration. I found some!

I saw these two sweaters on Nasty Gal for $68 each.

Bullshit. I am sorry. However if you do wish to purchse them though check them out here & here.

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But for me personal - this is waaaaay too much money for something so simple. So you know me - I made a cheaper and more personal version. This is also great way to re-vamp any shirt or sweater. Not to mention a good way to use up any iron on letters you have laying around like I did.

This is also *NO SEW DIY* (I realize not everyone has access to a sewing machine so I am trying to carter to both.)

Supplies needed:
 iron x iron on letters (any color) x sweater (any color - but cotton)

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This sweater was $0.99 at Goodwill in the men's section (small)

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All you need to do is peel on the letters and arrange them as you wish, with the iron on the cotton setting, press hard, and wait. Repeat until all letters are on the sweater.

I kind of went with a cluster look and then spread the letters out.

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But really - it's that simple. And yes, that cheap. The iron letters were like $5 or something.

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Now my favorite favorite step - wear it & share it! I went for white letters because I had a lot left over from other DIY projects and I really liked how the white on grey worked out.

You don't notice it right away but once you see it - it's really cool.

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Play around with this DIY. Change the color of the sweater, the color of the letters, use bigger iron ons, or even numbers! I am thinking about maybe trying this on a pair of shorts. Letters are ideal for a cool graphic design so have fun!

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