Heart-Felt Sweatshirt - The Surznick Common Room

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Heart-Felt Sweatshirt


Okay, to tell you the truth I was going to do this project months ago, like when it was actually still cold out. It just got away from me and before I knew it, it was 90 degrees and I knew I wasn't going to be wearing long sleeves for months. But Nick and I are heading to San Francisco next week (woop, woop!) and the one thing I've been hearing over and over again is, "Dress warm, it's going to be chilly there!" So I decided alrighty then, I'm going to make this now so I have a cute sweatshirt to throw on in San Fran!

I purchased this plain dark grey/blue sweatshirt from Old Navy on clearance for about $3 and thought it would be cute to spruce up with some heart-shaped elbow patches. This is a super easy DIY you can accomplish in an afternoon! Want to make your own?


Here's what you need!
- Sweatshirt/sweater
- Chalk (or something to mark your sweater)
- Felt
- Embroidery floss
- Hand-sewing needle
- Scissors
- Paper
- Pen and/or Sharpie
- Pins/Stitch Witchery/Iron (optional)

Here's what you do!
- Put on your sweatshirt or sweater and use chalk to mark where you want your patches to be.


- Fold a piece of paper in half and draw half a heart along the crease in the paper. Use scissors to cut out your folded heart (which will be symmetrical when unfolded).
- Check the shape and size of your heart on the sweatshirt. If you're satisfied, use the paper as a guide to trace two hearts on your felt. Use scissors to cut them out.
- Attach your felt hearts to your sweatshirt with pins or stitch witchery (if you have leftover Sharpie marks, place them facedown). I used two small pieces of stitch witchery and my iron to attach my felt to my sweatshirt. This will help keep the hearts in place when you're sewing.


- Using your embroidery floss and a needle, sew your felt heart onto your sweatshirt sleeve. Knot tightly once finished.


This project was super quick and easy (despite it taking me months to get around to). It was also cheap! I'm definitely ready to start sewing felt hearts onto everything. Maybe throw pillows next time? You guys know I love a good pillow project.

Sarah & Nick

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