Lisa Com­fort cus­tomises it!

Got a plain sweat­shirt that’s a bit blah? Give it a bit of ta-da with a nee­dle and thread!

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Give a plain sweat­shirt a bit of piz­zazz with a nee­dle and thread

All the stitches on this sweat­shirt are es­sen­tially sim­ple run­ning/tack­ing stitches, or vari­a­tions of them. You can choose to copy my de­sign or have fun with your own – go for it! The key is to keep your stitches evenly sized and spaced, and the same along each row of stitches, so that the sweat­shirt looks chic once fin­ished.

THE Steps

❶ Start­ing at the top, sew a row of sim­ple run­ning stitches along the edge of the col­lar. I stopped at the shoul­der seams, but you can con­tinue all the way around the neck­line, if you pre­fer.

❷ For my se­cond row, I stitched lit­tle up­side down V shapes in a vari­a­tion of back­stitches. Start by com­ing up from in­side the sweat­shirt and sew a di­ag­o­nal stitch, tak­ing the thread back in­side.

❸ Come up on the other side of the V, level with where you started, and take the thread back down again at the point of the V. Re­peat to com­plete the row.

❹ The third stitch I used was a cross-stitch. To cre­ate one, sim­ply sew two di­ag­o­nal stitches over each other, one af­ter the other.

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