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!
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.
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.