A simple way to repair a cashmere sweater. Here's how I did it...
Step 1: Get the sweater that needs repair
Ah, cooler weather... time to change up the wardrobe. Well, I discovered something when unpacking my sweaters: HOLES! One of my favorites is a "cheapie" I bought a couple years ago at the Atlantic City NJ Old Navy Outlet. It is 100% cashmere, and I bought it on sale for under $10. It was so nice..... soft, warm, cozy.
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
I prowled the internet, and found this pattern for a Classic Play Wand by Katie Lewis, of The Red Kitchen. She made a guest post on U Create With Kids. I thought that star pattern would be a perfect template for my sweater hole problem. I printed out that pattern and gathered my 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
I cut out the star, and traced it with the marking pen. This is what it looked like after I removed the pattern. The star covers the holes.
Here it is, with the star cut out.
Step 4: Prepare Patch
I placed that star on top of my "donor" grey cashmere sweater, and cut out a square of it that covered the star space.
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
I got a cool, damp cloth after flipped the patch onto the inside of the sweater, and steamed it on the "wool" setting.
Then, the same process on the outside.