Jenny Brownlees | Contributing Writer | Sunday, 7 June 2015

DIY Patchwork Sweatshirt

DIY Patchwork Your Sweatshirt Without Any Sewing For Just £5

The Debrief: It's basically a whole new jumper for a fiver

Hands up if any of the below apply to you:
A.  You’ve got a grey marl jumper lying around that you can’t bear to chuck out, but it needs a little TLC.
B.  You bought a sassy slogan sweat last year, love the jumper, but aren’t feeling the message any longer.
C. You won’t part with your school/uni sweat, would love to wear it again sans badge, but it just sits in the back of your cupboard.
D. You spilled red wine on your top and are hoping, by some miracle, it’ll come out in the 14th wash.
E. All of the above

Step forward, for this DIY.

We were inspired by Christopher Kane’s Resort ’15 applique sweat. It’s a super-easy, no-sew DIY, and the geometric shaped pattern is ideal for covering a multitude of sins.

 

DIY Patchwork Sweatshirt

We used this bargain of a jumper, the perfect cropped grey marl, £6 from Primark.

DIY Patchwork Sweatshirt

When using fabric to be glued onto a jumper for an easy no-sew, it’s important to pick a material that won’t fray, and that you can cut to a nice sharp edge with fabric scissors. Felt, is perfect. As is this gorge glittered fabric.

DIY Patchwork Sweatshirt

We cut out some fun shapes. It’s easy to make a perfect triangle by folding over the corner of the edge of your fabric. We freehanded a pop art-esque star, and used a glass to trace the perfect circle.

DIY Patchwork Sweatshirt

Arrange your shapes in any way you see fit, or, to cover a badge/stain/logo!

DIY Patchwork Sweatshirt

You only need a tiny bit of glue to stick down each shape, this stuff is amazing for fabric, and if used very sparingly, won’t show through the felt. 

DIY Patchwork Sweatshirt

Leave to dry, we even put a heavy book on top of our design to ensure it was firmly in place. Say hello to your new jumper!

DIY Patchwork Sweatshirt

 Like this? Then you may also be interested in:

DIY A Trophy Jacket And Look Just Like Cara Delevigne 

How To DIY Your Own Lace Triangle Bra 

DIY Coconut And Honey Hair Mask

Follow Jenny on Twitter @JennyBrownlees

Tags: DIY