Step 1: Get the Sweater That Needs Repair
What to do???? I set it aside, and found more sweaters that had small holes. So... inspiration time! I went onto my Sweater Surgery board on Pinterest and my Sweet Home Alabama Chanin board on Pinterest. Brain blast!!!!! Reverse applique coming up!!!
Step 2: Gather Supplies
Mark-B-Gone Marking Pen
Super-Sharp Scissors 5" long
Stitch Witchery Fusible Web
Gray Embroidery Floss
Step 3: Mark Out the Shape and Cut It
Here it is, with the star cut out.
Step 4: Prepare Patch
Here's the square and the star after being cut out.
I grabbed my roll of fusible web. I cut the pieces of the fusible web, so that the strips go around the edges of the square.
Step 5: Apply Patch
Then, the same process on the outside.
Step 6: Embroider the Gray Star Outline to Complete the Reverse Applique
Then, I used a darning needle with a length of embroidery floss. I did not separate any of the strands, because I needed something durable for my embroidery. I embroidered around the outside of the star, in the style of Alabama Chanin. I really admire their work, but I can't afford it...
Step 7: Enjoy the Repaired Sweater
This is what it looks like on. It's back to be a soft, warm and cozy sweater, but now it has a funky new flair.