Try four no-sweat ways to put life back into an old but much-loved woolly jumper. Turn to page 109 of March's The Simple Things for the DIY Heart jumper tutorial above, or try one of these ideas.
GET NIFTY WITH A NEEDLE
Embroidery doesn’t have to be limited to a sampler. A few colourful stitches can also brighten the neckline of a grey sweatshirt. This gorgeous embellishment was created by Donna Bramhall. There’s more fashion and fabric inspiration from around the world on her blog, Haute Culture, www.hauteculturefashion.wordpress.com.
ADD SPARKLE WITH SEQUINS
Give your poor, worn-out elbows a Strictly-style makeover with this tutorial from Cathy at the Trinkets in Bloom blog (a great source of fashionable DIYs). Sequined patches are a simple no-sew way to add a bit of sparkle to a sweater. Cathy’s blog is at www.trinketsinbloom.com.
PERK IT UP WITH PAINT
Why restrict your doodles to paper? Fabric paints and transfers mean you can proudly show off your talents on your sweater. Laura from Wrapped Up In Rainbows created herself a ‘lucky house-hunting jumper’. See her site at www.wrappedupinrainbows.blogspot.com.