So, I had this beautiful oatmeal colored turtleneck.
The problem is, I never wore it!
If I got hot, it wasn't easy to just pull off...not only would
it wreck my hair, but wearing something underneath
that was presentable alone just looked too bulky
underneath it. So, it laid in my closet unused.
I much prefer a sweater than I can take on and off
throughout the day!
I saw on Pinterest how to turn a turtleneck into a cardigan HERE
and how to add elbow patches to a sweater HERE, so I
thought I'd play around with this and see how it turned out!
I cut straight down the middle and the neck opened up into a nice collar!
There wasn't any unravelling since I cut right between the stitch rows.
Just a little part on the corners needed a dab of Fray Check.
So, the collar was fine as is, but the front edges looked unfinished,
as you can see in the center photo, below.
I used some Heat-n-Bond tape to roll the raw edges of
the front and then did a quick slip stitch underneath to hold it in
place. This worked great on this sweater because the cuffs
and bottom were already made to roll as the finished edge.
I cut out a heart pattern and used it to cut two layers of felt,
one slightly smaller than the other and bonded them together with
spray adhesive. After pinning and making sure they were in the
right spots, I attached them to the sleeves with embroidery
floss, using a blanket stitch.
I think it turned out pretty well!
And you know what? The heat-n-bond, felt,
and embroidery floss all came from the auction trash.
I know! Crazy the way that trash supplies my home. ha.
This was a fun afternoon project!
I just might try another one!