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DIY Bow Shoulder Sweater

Bow Shoulder Sweater

Make it Monday is happening today since most people I talked to today thought it was Monday anyway with the holidays falling in the middle of the week. We’ll be recreating this much sought after sold out bow shoulder sweater because your old pullover needs and upgrade and you have gift ribbons galore thanks to Santa. This is a simple, no mess DIY project perfect for champagne sipping during a snow storm, and when you’re all done, pop it right on over a vintage slip for a cozy sexy date night in look.

Bow Shoulder Sweater

image via Fancy.com

Wanna make one? You’ll need:

1 pair of scissors
13″ of hem tape
1 Crew or jewel neck sweater
4″ of ribbon
1 clothing iron

Project pairs well with: Champagne to celebrate the new year or just because it’s Thursday. Or Friday.

1. Turn your sweater inside out and identify the shoulder seams. Cut along them making sure you leave the seam that faces the front of the sweater in tact, extending the cut about 2″ past where the arms are sewn onto the arm holes.

DIY Bow Shoulder Sweater

2. If your ribbon is wrinkled, turn on your iron and slip it slowly underneath it to gently smooth it out.

DIY Bow Shoulder Sweater

3. Align the hem tape along the cuts you just made on both sides and cut them to fit. Leave a little extra (always better to have more than not enough).

DIY Bow Shoulder Sweater

4. Cut your ribbon into two 12″ pieces. Line up the first two pieces with the cuts and the hem tape so that about 1-1.5″ are on the inside of the sweater and roll the edges inward, tucking in the piece of ribbon and iron on the wool or high setting starting on the first inside area of the sweater (note that you must be working on each side while the sweater is inside out).

DIY Bow Shoulder Sweater

5. Continue this process until the whole section is rolled under and stuck together by ironing the area without leaving the hot side of the iron on the sweater for longer than 20 seconds (that will burn it). If you need to, hold sections in place while hot by placing the iron on it’s rear end with the hot side facing away from you. Be sure to secure the corner as well, and repeat on the other side (while inside out).

DIY Bow Shoulder Sweater

6. Once you’ve finished both sides on the one shoulder, let them dry for about five minutes. Put the sweater on, and tie the ribbons in a bow.

Bow Shoulder Sweater

Done!

xo BB

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