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Topic: Old Navy Crewneck Sweater felted into SUPER CUTE Sweater!  (Read 3051 times)
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courtlet
« on: October 18, 2007 09:53:43 AM »

My first (successful) felting project:



I should have taken a before picture but it was a basic charcoal grey crewneck sweater from Old Navy. The thing was shapeless and made me look like a boy (well, with the obvious female parts). So I felted it and made a cute girly sweater that makes me look like a girl. Imagine that!

Right now it is fastened with 3 safety pins embellished with little black bows. I didn't want to make any rash decisions and end up with snaps or buttonholes I abhor so I figured this would buy me some time and creative energy. 

One problem (which I hope you all can help to solve!): I shortened the sleeves but it seems they did not felt as solidly and I am afraid they might unravel more when washed. Any ideas? A simple hem? Blanket stitching? Can you felt just one area of a peice? Or am I just plain screwed and will never be able to wash it? Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2007 11:20:33 AM »

That is really cute! I love it Smiley

Sorry, I don't have any information as to your questions Wink
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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2007 12:01:26 PM »

Hi! Cute sweater! When I felt my sweaters, sometimes I have to re-felt parts by dipping them in super hot water with a little soap.  Agitate the water with a spoon or something and make sure the water is very hot. The little soap and the agitation are what felts the sweater.  I have some felted cashmere sweater recons on the board somewhere. 
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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2007 12:02:38 PM »

i would suggest to do either a simple hem or blanket stitch for some detail*  all is not lost** Grin
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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2007 02:14:42 PM »

For tiny areas of felting, you  can dip the sleeves in hot soapy water, rub at them vigorously with gloved hands and then rinse them in really cold water. That will shock the fabric and help felt the areas.
Or you could do a bit of blanket stitch but I find blanket stitch doesn't always prevent fraying.
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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2007 02:50:15 PM »

I love the little bows! It makes it looks so cute and fem. Good job
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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2007 02:38:37 PM »

Thank you for your advice! I am so happy to know that it is possible to re-felt parts of a project!!! I will have to try it...
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« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2007 04:24:36 PM »

That is super cute!
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« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2007 06:44:50 PM »

Ooh, I like that.
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