My latest DIY was a re-fashion of a plain crew neck sweatshirt into a super cute lace front sweatshirt. It was pretty simple and super cheap. I started with a plain grey crew neck sweatshirt from Old Navy. I scored it for around $15! A similar version can be found here. The lace I used was actually an old curtain I found at my local Volunteers of America retail store ($4.99 for 2) and the rest of the materials I already had.
For this project you’ll need:
– lace material
– Heat and Bond Lite (Can be found here.)
– scissors (both paper and fabric ones)
-Fabric marking pen
I originally got my inspiration for this project from seeing sweatshirts like these online. (That one actually used a contrasting thread color which would be a great next project for me.) I decided I could just make my own version of this trend at about half the cost.
I started by removing the ruffle from the lace curtain and laying it out over the front of the sweatshirt. I used a Mark-B-Gone/Disappearing Ink pen to draw the shape of the front along the neckline and sides. I then cut it out and trimmed accordingly. I then used Heat N’ Bond Lite on the sweatshirt to make the lace stick to the sweatshirt with out having to sew it throughout the middle of the shirt. I then stitched all the way around the lace to secure it and keep the lace from fraying. Voila! Cute little sweatshirt!
I really enjoyed this project, I can’t wait to tackle a few more like these. I love the re-fashion/repurposing of clothing and fabrics into new, useable and oh-so-wearable items. (Especially if it saves me a buck or two!)