Fashion fix: new life for a moth-eaten wool sweater

by Ladulsatina
Fashion fix: new life for a moth-eaten wool sweater

This Filippo’s moth-eaten wool sweater has needed to be repaired for a while and I decided to do it last week finally. The sweater was full of holes everywhere, both small and very big. Given that I don’t like patches very much, I came up with this solution: I used some Xs to cover the holes and to renew the sweater at the same time.

Ladulsatina sewing and DIY fashion blog - Moth-eaten wool sweater - Fashion Fix
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Everyone can make this easy fashion fix, even if you’re a beginner or you don’t have a sewing machine.

It’s very easy…First of all, I mended the holes by hand on the wrong side of the sweater.Ladulsatina sewing and DIY fashion blog - Moth-eaten wool sweater - Fashion Fix - before

Ladulsatina sewing and DIY fashion blog - Moth-eaten wool sweater - Fashion Fix - after

I used a black cotton ribbon, 0.6 cm high, that I already had in my stash and I cut some small strips. Then I folded and pressed the strip’s ends.

Ladulsatina sewing and DIY fashion blog - Moth-eaten wool sweater - Fashion Fix - ribbon

I basted the ribbon on the sweater (I put it over the hole in order to hide it) and I sewed it with my sewing machine using a zigzag stitch (if you don’t have a sewing machine, you can sew it by hand).

Ladulsatina sewing and DIY fashion blog - Moth-eaten wool sweater - Fashion Fix - basting

Then I basted the second small ribbon to created the X and I sewed it with a zigzag stitch.

Ladulsatina sewing and DIY fashion blog - Moth-eaten wool sweater - Fashion Fix - details

I sewed a X on every hole and I added some other Xs to decorate the sweater.

Ladulsatina sewing and DIY fashion blog - Moth-eaten wool sweater - Fashion Fix - front details

I managed to revitalize a beautiful wool sweater thanks to this easy mending!

Ladulsatina sewing and DIY fashion blog - Moth-eaten wool sweater - Fashion Fix

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5 comments

Clare 4 Ottobre 2017 - 0:55

Clever and creative! Thats such a great idea.

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Beth (SunnyGal Studio) 4 Ottobre 2017 - 17:53

that is such a great idea – I am going to try this!

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Mary 5 Ottobre 2017 - 10:47

Great idea!

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saki 7 Ottobre 2017 - 12:18

That’s so clever, and super clean looking too. I might steal this for one of my own sweaters… :)

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poppykettle 9 Ottobre 2017 - 0:37

Such a great idea! I love how it turned out. I have a favourite old jumper that I was going to take apart and make a small jumper for my daughter due to the moth holes… but after seeing this I may just keep it for myself!

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