- Sweater or sweatshirt
- Assortment of rhinestones in a variety of colors (for a more luxurious feel, use some rhinestones that are in metal settings)
- Needle & thread in the color of the sweater
- Ruler (I improvised and used cardboard:) and pen.
- Gather all materials.
- Using the ruler, measure the width and length of the sweater and calculate how many clusters are needed and the distance between the clusters. (I made four rows and half of the rows had three clusters and half had two clusters.) Make sure to make where each cluster will go, the large rhinestones will cover the markings.
- Assemble the large rhinestones and see if the placement is symmetrical and desirable. (It will not be perfect, but the flaws give the design character!) After placing the large clear rhinestones, I decided I wanted more color and added the cranberry stones in between each clear stone.
- Create a cluster around the large rhinestone. I didn’t have enough rhinestones to make one consistent cluster throughout, so I used two different clusters. Be creative!!
- Sew each cluster into place. This was tedious and the end product wasn’t entirely balanced, but I still loved it!
Tomorrow I am going to style my revived sweater a few different ways. Be sure to keep an eye out for that post!
Stay warm on this cold winter week!