Yep, another DIY! I've had all these wonderful ideas running through my head and I want to share them with y'all. This one was inspired by all the hearts going around for Valentine's Day, and the best part is they will be cute all year round!
Here is what you will need:
- An old sweater/cardigan
- 1/2 yard of felt (any color you wish!)
- Thread and a needle
- Sewing pins
I chose this sweater I got from Urban Outfitters last year. Although it's super comfy and a wonderful tan color it has been less than inspiring for me lately. What better way to vamp it up then dark brown elbow pads? I bought 1/2 a yard of felt, which is probably way more than you will actually need. Just better to be safe than sorry!
Next I pulled on the sweater and used a washable marker to show were my elbows hit. I realized it would have been much easier to just use pins to mark it because I tried it on again and my elbows were in a different place! Like my daddy says, measure twice cut once, so make sure you pull it off and then back on again and make sure the mark is still where you want it. After getting the correct elbow placement I measured the width of the sleeve where my mark was, 14 centimeters.
Now, for cutting the hearts I took the felt and folded it over. I put a pin at 7 inches (half the width of the sleeve). The pin is to ensure I didn't cut my heart wider than the sleeve is.
Here is what your heart should look like after you cut it out. Doing the halfway heart trick ensures that both sides are perfectly even.
I put the heart on the sleeve to make sure it was the size I wanted.
To cut the second heart just trace cut around the first heart.
Next you pin the hearts over the elbow mark you made earlier. Then I measured from the bottom of the heart to the end of the sleeve. You want this measurement to be even on both sides.
(my kitty trying to help!)
Lastly you are going to stitch on the hearts! The reason I hand stitched is because I don't know how to use a sewing machine properly. Plus I think the little hand stitches are more cute anyway! :)
After you finish sewing you run outside and take cute outfit pictures:
I want to quickly mention that Star Wars 3-D was amazing. I hope they do it with the other ones too! Also that I have probably consumed more than two pounds of chocolate this week, seriously one of the best chocolate holidays. Zach, on top of all the chocolate, bought me flowers and a really cute teddy bear. The best part though, were these adorable little handmade coupons. One is for a 20 minute back scratch and another is for outfit photos, etc.. Hehe, was so sweet. I bought him a really gnarly snake book, which he absolutely adored. Have I mentioned my boyfriend has a snake addiction?
Sorry for not posting all week, really I did go out and take outfit pictures twice, but the background didn't match my outfit and the lighting was bad and blah. Didn't like them!
Have a great weekend!