DIY ribbon sweaterFebruary 22, 2017
Place your ribbon into your chosen word. I find a short, simple word works best. You don't want to work too small otherwise the loops and folds of the ribbon can get a bit complicated and difficult to read.
I chose 'hello' as I'm planning on wearing this sweater to The Lady Project Summit (which you should totally come to!) as I want it to be an easy conversation starter for all that networking and friend making!
Some other words that would work really well are:
It's easier to work with shorter lengths of thread than try and affix the whole word with one continuous line of stitches. I always use a double thread to add strength to my sewing, it also means the thread doesn't slip out of the needle.
Thread the needle and pull the end of the thread until it's inline with the other end. Hold the thread together and tie them in a double knot.
Secure your final stitch by sewing over it a couple of time on the inside of the shirt, then tying the thread into a tight knot.
TO care for your shirt, wash on a gentle cycle and spot treat any stains rather than washing your sweater on a heavy cycle- be gentle with your ribbon!